What's Your Day Job?

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Jerry Harrell
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Jerry Harrell » July 23rd, 2004, 11:37 am

Television horror movie host for the past 28 years. Before that a television children's show host.

Ray Banks
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Ray Banks » July 23rd, 2004, 12:10 pm

OK, I'm an engineer for the Space Shuttle Program. Although my BS is in electrical engineering, my emphasis is television.

I serve as the technical consultant to the Space Shuttle Program Office for television, chair the Shuttle Television Working Group and serve as Executive Producer for "NASA Select", the live TV coverage of shuttle missions.
Pick a card....Any card....NO not THAT card..THIS one!

Ray Banks

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » July 23rd, 2004, 12:49 pm

50/50 Unix Systems administrator / Magician although Bsc in Engineering.

Have been Gas Engineer and Weapons systems engineer.


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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Bob Farmer » July 23rd, 2004, 1:39 pm

I'm Matt Field's parole officer.

Given the number of computer professionals involved here, perhaps someone could tell me if "UNIX" is a bad pun on "EUNUCHS."

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » July 23rd, 2004, 1:42 pm

Working as full partner on every aspect of construction of small resort/hotel, and a real estate develepment to go with it.

One of these days I'll get around to finishing up high-school, and enter university...my day job will revert to student.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby brownbeauty » July 23rd, 2004, 1:46 pm

Owner of a Los Angeles based textile mill specializing in the Hotel industry. Hello "Mithrandir" let's talk!

Randy
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Randy » July 23rd, 2004, 2:41 pm

Commercial insurance producer specializing in workers comp and product liability.

Chris Gillett
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Chris Gillett » July 23rd, 2004, 3:05 pm

Trial lawyer in Texas specializing in insurance defense. Hello Randy, let's talk!

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Pete Biro
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Pete Biro » July 23rd, 2004, 3:41 pm

Doesn't anyone here just sell McDonald's Hamburgers?
Stay tooned.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » July 23rd, 2004, 3:53 pm

Ah, Pete, I think that would be David Blaine.


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Wolfgang
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Wolfgang » July 23rd, 2004, 4:09 pm

Custom fabrication in plexiglas and other plastics, mainly casino supplies, pop (point of sale) displays and collectors display cases.
On the side I try to market some inventions that I have bought from different inventors (a field you really do not want to get into as just the cost for patents are killing a small project).
Used to be full time magic dealer (the magic hands, germany) and still do some side work for the trade.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Stefan Fisher » July 23rd, 2004, 6:29 pm

I'm an actor working for a theatre company that primarily performs for children.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » July 23rd, 2004, 6:31 pm

Sales Manager for B&S Aircraft Accessories providing starter generators, landing gear motors ect. for Bombardier (Lear Jet) Raytheon Corp.(Beechcraft) and Cessna Aircraft Corp. here in Wichita along with FBO's all across the world. If you are into airplanes, then Wichita is the place to live.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » July 23rd, 2004, 8:57 pm

I am a former college music professor and current high school band director. I have 29 years in music teaching from Kindergarten through University. I am also a composer and custom music arranger, and my first composition for symphony orchestra has been performed by professional orchestras in Tennessee and Florida.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby John Pezzullo » July 23rd, 2004, 10:52 pm

I'm an assistant instructor at the Racherbaumer Academy of Vocabulary Development.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby magicam » July 23rd, 2004, 11:30 pm

Former "big firm" real estate attorney, now having wised up, am off the hampster wheel and on my own. Carl M., you may recognize one of my old clients, Health Care Property Investors, Inc.

Bill Mullins
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Bill Mullins » July 23rd, 2004, 11:45 pm

Electrical Engineer for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

We give the troops the tools to break things and hurt people (hopefully, just bad people).

Better living through high explosives and directed energy.

Terry
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Terry » July 24th, 2004, 5:52 am

Television horror movie host for the past 28 years.
Jerry, you weren't the 'Groovy Ghoulie' character out of Cincinnnati years ago were you?

He used to host all of the old B&W (that's black & white for you younger folks) and 60's color horror movies.

Jerry Harrell
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Jerry Harrell » July 24th, 2004, 7:54 am

Sorry Terry, no. Since 1975 I have portrayed Doctor Madblood, primarily in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach market. We were syndicated into New England for awhile in the eighties, but never Ohio. You might try a google search or hit a few of the horror host sites to find your fellow. Good luck.

Erik Hemming
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Erik Hemming » July 24th, 2004, 8:12 am

Buyer/Manager for a large independent bookstore.

I get to read, buy and talk to other people about books for a living....

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Tabman » July 24th, 2004, 8:18 am

Jerry Harrell drawls:
Since 1975 I have portrayed Doctor Madblood, primarily in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach market.
we just added whrv-fm in norfolk to the stations running the public radio program, nashville folk festival on the air that i produce here at my studio in lebanon, tn. actually ive never had a "job" other than the ones ive created for myself. and since i consider myself basically unemployable its fortunate i had the good fortune to have been born both rich and handsome!!! :D
-=tabman

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Adam Brooks » July 24th, 2004, 8:40 am

Day... job?

Full-time musician, composing and playing mostly for theater companies.

Charles Spector
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Charles Spector » July 24th, 2004, 8:46 am

Stand In / Background Actor (movie extra) for the past 9 years. People often ask me if I can make a living at it. I reply "It depends on what your expectations are of living."

Charles Spector

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » July 24th, 2004, 9:18 am

Lol, Brown Beauty the humidity is a bit harsh on textiles down here, but I will need something to throw over the antique Spanish pavers, so, who knows?!

To the fellows that mentioned working with POS, do any of you have contacts in or work for MICROS?

John Clarkson
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby John Clarkson » July 24th, 2004, 10:08 am

I polish my diamonds as I eat bonbons. As long as I don't confuse the two, I consider it a successful day.

I've been known to teach English as a second language (a passion) and to charge inadequate fees for reasonably effective criminal defense.

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Michael Kamen
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Michael Kamen » July 24th, 2004, 10:48 am

Internal consultant with a large medical group, working to ensure their continuing industry status as the quality, service, and access leader, and a world model for a comprehensive, cost-effective, health-care delivery system (hey, someone's got to do it). Background in Industrial Engineering, project management, SAS and Excel programming, and manipulating small objects to model the retreat of limits on what is possible.
Michael Kamen

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » July 24th, 2004, 10:55 am

Magic Shop Owner...
and I too eat Bon Bons...

Adrian Kuiper
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Adrian Kuiper » July 24th, 2004, 1:52 pm

Well....only 3 days a week, but it IS a day job. I'm a retired IT professional who, 3 days a week, travels to my local flea market and opens up my booth where I take folks pictures and put them on Mugs, T-Shirts, Mousepads etc. I also do a bunch of corporate work which is very nice. Lately, I've added license plates to my repertoire.

It's a fun thing...

Adrian

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby dwmagic » July 24th, 2004, 4:16 pm

Director of Broadcast Production for Saatchi & Saatchi advertising. Largest and main client is Toyota.
Have been lucky enough to be able to hire some of our brethren for performance. had the pleasure recently to have Todd Robbins work an unusual piece for our worldwide creative director. And in Cannes in June, Franz Harary did and outstanding job in working with our new directors showcase presentation.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Carl Mercurio » July 24th, 2004, 6:19 pm

Wow! I'm in awe of this impressive group.

Most impressive: Ray Banks, Space Shuttle Engineer

LOL: Bill Mullins, "Better living through high explosives and directed energy."

Most interesting: Jerry Harrell, Dr. Madblood.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » July 24th, 2004, 8:30 pm

Financial Planning Specialist for Smith Barney. Perform in The Comedy Magic of Mike & Chris which specializes in corporate entertainment. Organizer of the Houdini Days Magic Festival in Appleton, Wisconsin - www.houdinidays.com

Sal Perrotta
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Sal Perrotta » July 24th, 2004, 9:08 pm

I have two jobs! :D ...I am the chief financial officer of a private club in midtown Manhattan. We have banquet facilities, meeting rooms AND relatively cheap hotel rooms!!! I am also a professional scenic designer for Off-Broadway and regional theatre...

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » July 24th, 2004, 9:24 pm

In Cincinnati it was the "Cool Ghoul" played by Dick Von Hein. He now is the host of Northern Kentucky Magazine on local cable T.V. there.

I am a Full time Magician.

Jon Elion
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Jon Elion » July 25th, 2004, 4:13 am

I am a semi-retired Cardiologist, still doing occasional work at the hospital. I co-founded a computer software company that does battle (quite successfully!) against GE, Philips and Siemens. We sell large network systems to manage cardiac images and information, now with world-wide distribution.

I am also a former guitar player for Jimmy Buffett (okay, okay, it was only one night, and only one song, but I've still got 10 minutes of fame left).

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Terry » July 25th, 2004, 5:10 am

its fortunate i had the good fortune to have been born both rich and handsome!!!
Careful TC, I've met ya..... :D

Will say you are one heck of a nice guy.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Terry » July 25th, 2004, 5:14 am

In Cincinnati it was the "Cool Ghoul" played by Dick Von Hein.
http://www.larrysmithpuppets.com/coolghoul.html

Sadly we must report the passing of another legend in Cincinnati media, the one and only "Cool Ghoul", Dick Von Hoene. Many of us have fond memories of him as the Ghoul, and many others have memories of him in the numerous other things he did "unmasked". Dick passed away Wednesday, February 4th, 2004. He was a much too young 63.


Wow, more memories of youth gone. He was really funny as he mc'd the various "monster" movies.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » July 25th, 2004, 5:41 am

By day I'm an occupational therapist at a large East Texas hospital. By night...I interrupt people's meals so they can choose playing cards.

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Gord
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Gord » July 25th, 2004, 7:26 pm

I'm just your average boring old factory worker, I tighten two bolts professionally.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Gord » July 25th, 2004, 7:27 pm

I'm just your average boring old factory worker, I tighten two bolts professionally.

Ray Eden
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Ray Eden » July 26th, 2004, 5:41 am

I'm quite fortunate to have my 'day job'. I'm have been living in Finland for almost four years now, and still having a devil'uv'a time with the language. Even so, I was lucky enough to actually have a company call and ask me if I wanted a job! Talk about magic! I've been working for the company now for nearly 4 years. The work is 'modern factory work'. In other words, I sit in front of a computer and collate data and make CDRoms containing operation and maintenance manuals for extremely large surface and underground drilling rigs. One of the biggest personal benefits of the job was learning how to create my own CDRom which I now give to potential clients. The biggest burden of the job is being forced to take five weeks of vacation every year! I'm in the middle of my four week summer vacation now, and I have another week to take during the winter months. :-)

I've been fortunate to get an opening into a few television shows since moving here and get my magic career back into motion.

Ray Eden


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