It all started out so well in our Morning Skate, then commenter Dr. Gigawolf changed the whole day with this comment.
Sometimes for fun...
I show non hockey fans pictures of Phil Kessel in street clothes and ask what they think this man does for a living. Here are some of the responses I get:
- "Did he invent some shitty hipster website?"
- "I think I went to high school with that guy. He smelled bad."
- "Professional dog walker?"
- "Adjunct professor of medieval history?"
- "Turtle enthusiast?"
For reference and so you can play at home, this is the picture I most often use:
This one was too good not to share with the world, so I Tweeted the game out to the masses and started collecting answers. This has been a wonderful experience. Here's what we came up with. We got a TON of responses and didn't have space for everything, although you can check out all the submissions at @WingingitMotown's favorites on Twitter.
.@wingingitmotown pic.twitter.com/w81OldQf9Z— Che Fartsmith (@AndrewBurner) October 17, 2014
.@wingingitmotown pic.twitter.com/NBaZF3k2q0— Che Fartsmith (@AndrewBurner) October 17, 2014
In honesty, we got that answer a lot. There's probably two dozen or more responses that say some combination of "kills people" or "serial killer". This was far and away the favorite answer. Computers and video games also factored heavily.
@wingingitmotown Hahahaha pic.twitter.com/jLs5mpD4ci— Erik Gelhausen (@epgelhausen) October 17, 2014
@wingingitmotown yes pic.twitter.com/8A0njM2i72— Tim Kellett (@TimmerKellett) October 17, 2014
"Stand-Up Comedian" was another popular one, although about half of them did specify that he is definitely a bad stand-up.
and "former child actor" is an amazing answer.
@wingingitmotown pic.twitter.com/LkpZPmdpYM— Rocky White (@R0cky10) October 17, 2014
.@wingingitmotown she's not wrong hahah pic.twitter.com/Q43RMLzQ3n— Jake Books (@jakebooks) October 17, 2014
@wingingitmotown My sister's guess pic.twitter.com/ba1v8QHRRb— Megan (@megancapri) October 17, 2014
Hey, she calls it like she sees it.
@wingingitmotown i don't know how to screenshot gchat, but so far the best one I got was "nonprofit management."— Steve Lepore (@stevelepore) October 17, 2014
@wingingitmotown my girlfriend has the right idea pic.twitter.com/TghC3r7Mrm— Jacob Morris (@jmorr17) October 17, 2014
Hahahahaha "HE'S TOO FAT" did it.
@wingingitmotown pic.twitter.com/RtnUqwkruT— Anthrax Bones (@AnthraxJones) October 17, 2014
It's adorable that Anthrax Jones and his dad have emoji conversations.
@wingingitmotown pic.twitter.com/FKDWkWCMNF— Keith Harkins (@kpharkins) October 17, 2014
You cut me deep there, The Jackhammer.
@wingingitmotown either or. pic.twitter.com/c6od6UHTHR— Jeff (@jjhparker) October 17, 2014
Could go either way. You know.
Other answers from my office poll: 1. Auto mechanic (2 people said this in separate offices) 2. Drinks wine & passes out 3. Ebola Czar— Winging It In Motown (@wingingitmotown) October 17, 2014
The first answer I got was "Sells cars." I think Ebola Czar is the perfect answer.
@wingingitmotown The funniest reply yet pic.twitter.com/KiTP2Ny1Wv— Justin Losacco (@justinlosacco) October 17, 2014
That one's just crazy.
Seriously though, I was flooded with amazing replies. Go check out the favorites for @WingingitMotown's feed and see for yourself. Share your favorites in the comments.