How to Not fish: The Lousy Laotian Fisherman

As I slackened the last of the line of the net out into the Mekong River, the boat captain cut across the canal making an eclipse.  I sat back, and took a swig of my ice-cold beer Lao (the coveted staple of Laos) as the sun beat down mercilessly on my redden face, eagerly awaiting the bounty that this hardworking …

How I Got Fired from the Job I Invented

UPDATE 06/24/2013: NEW BLOG POST HERE: UPDATE: The video was taken down from youtube, but a reddit user pointed out that it was reposted here. Also, my turner [at] aroundtheworldin80jobs (dot) com email is down, so please use turnerbarr [at] gmail (dot) com. So far, the company has not gotten in touch with me since this post went live. Check back frequently, more news …

Rice Harvesting in Thailand: The Redundant Rice Farmer

Have you ever worked in a place hotter than the sun? I have. It’s called a rice paddy. Forget the AC going out in your cozy office cubicle  This is heat. Real heat. Ever wetted your pallet with some  of that starchy goodness that goes with everything?Anyone who has eyeballs knows just how big rice is in Asia. It’s huge. …