Ragged Claws

Friday, December 25, 2009

It's the season of light coming out of the void

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Things that in no way bring to mind the words "sketchy," "fly-by-night" or "huh?"

The tutoring service that I've been working for over the past semester just sent out an email, saying that the agency now provides both tutoring AND model/talent services. All current tutors are encouraged to apply for jobs such as "male/female model, singer, actor...model bartender, model waitress, golf caddy...'singing telegram' singer...or you can recommend a talent we haven't thought of yet." As it turns out, previous experience as a model is not necessary! Also, if you find your own "sponsor," a portion of that sponsor's "donations" will be given to you. It is not specified why, in that case, the agency should receive any money at all. The email concludes by twisting into a loop of glorious nuttiness: the modeling agency is a nonprofit, so customer donations are "20-40% tax deductible" and will go to fund "cultural arts programs for children" - programs in which the agency's modeling and talent clients may be eligible to work as tutors!

I swear to God that I am not making any of this up.