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Worst jobs in history?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 5:25 pm
by Murgen
Has anyone else out there seen the show "Worst jobs in History?"

I found it on the History Channel International, I think. I also think it was a BBC 4 program.

It was a series, looking at the worst jobs in certain time periods. Very funny.

Of course, if I have time, I might make a few vig's of them...

fuller
lime-burner
treadmill worker
leech collector

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 5:33 pm
by Bruce N H
Gong farmer (nor to mention "Son of an illegitimate gong farmer").

Bruce

Re: Worst jobs in history?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 5:35 pm
by Jake, of the Palace Guard
Murgen wrote:Has anyone else out there seen the show "Worst jobs in History?"

I found it on the History Channel International, I think. I also think it was a BBC 4 program.

It was a series, looking at the worst jobs in certain time periods. Very funny.

Of course, if I have time, I might make a few vig's of them...

fuller
lime-burner
treadmill worker
leech collector


yeah, the guy who played Baldrick in Blackadder did it, I've got his book.

I actually have a good idea, we could do it as a group project... :D

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 5:58 pm
by Mike Viper
Shock trooper in an army

mapper

rower on a large ship

That's all I can think of for now.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:44 pm
by ragnarok
First thing that came to my mind was Mell Brooks's movie "History of the World. Part I". There was a guy with a bucket whose position was ...., well ... "piss boy". I guess you get it right. :lol:

The second thing - Black Adder's Baldrick.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:57 am
by Murgen
Yes, Groom of the Stool was listed as a worst job. Essentially the job entials making sure the soverign was clean and tidy after sitting on his / her "throne".

leech collector
wattle and daub applier (aka feces and straw on the wall...)
purple maker (aka smash the crustacean and stew the innards...)
under-sawyer
violin string maker
salt-peter collector (aka Pis* boy)

the possibilities are endless....

PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:07 pm
by Jake, of the Palace Guard
Charcoal burner too, and just being a regualer peasant isn't too nice either... :(

PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:34 pm
by Sir Vincent
What about the whipping boy? Wait some people might like that job...

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:49 pm
by dJOLe_sk8
Well the worst job was every job that had something with sience and knowledge at all...
You've be burned to ashes for that...

Re: Worst jobs in history?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:58 am
by g2
Murgen wrote:..leech collector..


Oh yeah. I love the leech collector. I think that he will be made into a Lego minifig for my town.

Thanks for sharing.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:29 pm
by Legendary_Corsair
Gong Farmer
Bell ringer ( go deaf after a while)

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 3:50 am
by Hob Took
The person who has to remove all of the waste and garbage form the city!

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 6:33 am
by The Blue Knight
He was on "Time Team" a neat show from Britain that showed here in the US on History International.

"Vig-ing" this ourselves would be a cool idea.