Monday, May 07, 2007

Much less work than that "Parachute" book.

So in moments when I'm feeling "wither me," I'm prone to taking silly self-assessment quizzes. One of my favorite types is the career quiz. I'm eternally hoping something will give me a clue what I should do when I grow up. Here's one that suits my current attention span of about 90 seconds:
My results:

Your Career Personality: Idealistic, Service-Oriented, and Future-Oriented

Your Ideal Careers:

Alternative health practitioner
Environmental lawyer
Magazine editor
Museum curator
Photo journalist

Photojournalist, heh. That reminds me of this joke:

Here's a dilemma for you... With all your honor and dignity what would you do? This test only has one question, but it's a very important one. Please don't answer it without giving it some serious thought. By giving an honest answer you will be able to test where you stand morally.

The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation, where you will have to make a decision one way or the other. Remember that your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous.

Scroll down slowly and consider each line - this is important for the test to work accurately.

You are a photojournalist on assignment, covering hurricane aftermath in a southern coastal city. There is great chaos going on around you, severe flooding and wind damage. There are huge masses of water everywhere, and you are in the middle of this great disaster. The situation is nearly hopeless. You're trying to shoot very impressive photos. There are houses and people floating around you, disappearing into the water. Nature is showing all its destructive power and is ripping everything away with it. Suddenly you see a man in the water, fighting for his life, trying not to be taken away by the masses of water and mud. You move closer. Somehow the man looks familiar.

Suddenly you know who it is -- it's George W. Bush!

At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take him away, forever. You have two options. You can save him or you can take the best photo of your life.

So you can save the life of George W. Bush, or you can shoot a Pulitzer prize winning photo, a unique photo revealing the moments before the death of one of the world's most powerful men.

And here's the question (please give an honest answer):

Do you select color film, or rather go with the classic simplicity of black and white?

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