Top Five Fictional Careers I Wish I Could Have
Those lovable characters in television and film – such enviable (and often completely absurd) careers they have. Here are the top five I would love to take off their hands…
5.) Vintage Record Store Owner – a la Rob Gordon (John Cusack) in High Fidelity
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could sit around all day doing nothing but listening to your favorite tunes, recommending your favorite artists, and mocking peoples’ horrific taste in music? Plus, having Jack Black serenade you and force you to listen to Katrina and the Waves would certainly be more amusing that most days at my workplace.
4.) Hard-drinking, cussing Viper pilot – a la Kara “Starbuck” Thrace (Katee Sackhoff) in Battlestar Galactica
Let’s face it, no matter what career you choose, people will put up with your crap as long as you are the best in your field. Starbuck is proof of this. Even though it may land her in the brig, she flies fast and shoots straight. Plus, getting to share quality time with Apollo as my wingman wouldn’t be too horrible to put up with, either.
3.) Movie trailer editor – a la “Amanda” (Cameron Diaz) in The Holiday
Okay, this movie stinks royally, but I was mesmerized by the scene showing how Amanda’s character earns her living. I would kill to put together movie trailers. Who do I have to take out to get this job? Sign me up.
2.) Museum curator/treasure hunter – a la Evelyn Carnahan O’Connell in The Mummy
I adore Egyptology, and I wouldn’t mind running after obscure works of legend if it were all in a day’s work. I suppose, if forced, I could deal with Brendan Fraser as a partner in crime.
Who really needs to bother with journalistic ethics when one comes face to face with Ming the Merciless? I’d take this job just for the wardrobe once Dale is imprisoned by Ming on Mongo. Nothing says 1980s sci-fi like orange sequins and headresses that looked like they walked out of a Vegas showroom.