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Nice Work If You Can Get It: Fighting Faux Mormon Corn

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Fighting Faux Mormon Corn

An occasional survey of jobs both unusual and extraordinary, and the people who make them happen. The company which employs Torbjorn Bruhn keeps this bookish, blond-haired, forty-two year old lawyer hopping –  even though it hasn’t produced a single product in more than thirty years. As the official “copyright bulldog” of the Hearth’s Delight estate,…

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Nice Work If You Can Get It: Blowing Up the Auto Industry?

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Blowing Up the Auto Industry?

An occasional survey of jobs both unusual and extraordinary, and the people who make them happen. It’s an exciting time at Ridley Motors, headquartered in the Howard Street Anchor Architecture and Engineering Building just south of 63rd Ave. And no one knows it better than Departmental Head of Engineering (and great-grandson of Ridley Motors founder…

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Nice Work If You Can Get It: Larger Parking In Rear

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Larger Parking In Rear

An occasional survey of jobs both unusual and extraordinary, and the people who make them happen. Although his business card describes him as merely an engineer, Hank Beck’s assistants and partners have more colorful terms for his area of expertise. “Well,” he says, smiling under his dark, serious eyes, “Some of the interns took to…

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Nice Work If You Can Get It: The Man of a Thousand Theraputic Faces

Nice Work If You Can Get It: The Man of a Thousand Theraputic Faces

An occasional survey of jobs both unusual and extraordinary, and the people who make them happen. Your average celebrity impersonator finds themselves working along the Las Vegas strip or in dinner clubs just outside the theater district, belting out pitch-perfect Lizas or Franks, sweating through motion-for-motion imitations of Rodney Dangerfield or Madonna. Not so for…

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Nice Work If You Can Get It: Having Your Cake And Respecting It In The Morning

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Having Your Cake And Respecting It In The Morning

An occasional survey of jobs both unusual and extraordinary, and the people who make them happen. Theron Wagner remembers his bachelor party vividly – it was the day he realized that he might be in the wrong line of work. “We had it down at Funland Pizza, I got everyone twenty dollars worth of tokens…

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Nice Work If You Can Get It: Otter Popularity

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Otter Popularity

An occasional survey of jobs both unusual and extraordinary, and the people who make them happen. Juan Booth, 53, has the kind of job that makes your mouth water. For almost forty years, Booth has been Chief Flavor Technician at Jel-Sert, the company which produces the world-famous Summertime treat, Otter Pops. “It’s exciting,” says the…

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Nice Work If You Can Get It: The Love Cats That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Nice Work If You Can Get It: The Love Cats That Dare Not Speak Its Name

An occasional survey of jobs both unusual and extraordinary, and the people who make them happen. The national debate on gay marriage has challenged a number of institutions in 21st century America, from churches to municipal governments, from caterers to wedding photographers. Also affected is the business of Lonnie “Luv” Campbell, a 33-year old “Pet…

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Nice Work If You Can Get It: Lettering In Success

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Lettering In Success

An occasional survey of jobs both unusual and extraordinary, and the people who make them happen. “What I do,” describes Jeremiah Zjensen, “In a lot of companies, is just a part of the overall picture. Advertising agencies mostly, but also marketing firms, communications directors, public relations. Everyone does it a little bit, it’s just another…

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