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Stanley Bing
Just a few ways to be profitably and pleasantly (if uselessly) employed, from Stanley Bing's book, "100 Bulls**t Jobs … and How to Get Them" (Harper Collins).
Infomercial spokesperson/celebrity pitchman
Famous example: Master inventor and marketer Ron Popeil
Infomercial spokesperson/celebrity pitchman
Lend personal imprimatur to sell crap in paid programming time.

$$: Millions! Billions! Hundreds of thousands sold! Not available in any store!

The upside: Free stuff, big money, unless you're the nodding dummy tasting the perfectly grilled chicken, then my guess is all you're getting is scale plus perfectly grilled chicken.

The downside: Terminal loss of self-respect.

The dark side: Electric antiwrinkle mask gets wet and sears your face off.
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Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer.

Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.

Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2014 and/or its affiliates.