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Old 04-21-2013, 07:21 PM   #61
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Friday, I went to an early rave in San Francisco, with Timothy Leary. WE demonstrated Virtual Reality to an already high crowd. Leary said the if VR had been around he wouldn't have tried LSD. As an aside Timothy Leary look awful and was not also surprised when we died several years later.
As an aside, I attended UC Santa Cruz during its early experimentation days, and lived in an on-campus apartment my first year. One day I came home from class to find several of my roommates out on our front porch smoking some aromatic substances with none other than Timothy Leary. He was attending a scholarly conference at UCSC called "LSD: Ten Years Later."

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Old 04-21-2013, 08:12 PM   #62
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This IS a fun thread! Y'all have had some great jobs!

In the unique dept, I ran the summer processing factory for the only tea farm in America. We took the green tea leaves from the field, withered them overnight, macerated using very antiquated but functional machines, then oxidized and dried them, a 24 hour process all together.

Hot, dirty, and our hands were always tea-colored. But it was the best summer job because we always managed to have a lot of fun even in a 90% humidity warehouse with a 220 degree gas dryer running!

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Old 04-21-2013, 09:53 PM   #63
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Ran marketing for the company that launched the Wonderbra in 1994. My team put together one of the great marketing campaigns of all time. We had a lot of fun and i was blessed to have some brilliant and creative people working for me. One of the highlights was being in the front row of the Letterman show audience while our Wonderbra model was being interviewed.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:53 PM   #64
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Worked at the busiest beer and wine store in town during college. I was invited to almost every party on campus. It was a very good gig.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:46 AM   #65
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Cab driver in small town, for one year. Felt very alive and free, independent, real. Sounds corny, but is true.

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