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  • Mike, since you’re a member of Screen Actors’ Guild February 6, 2009 From the MRW Water Cooler Q: Today I read few articles about the threat of a strike. While I’m reading these articles, the only thing I could say is Are They Kidding? -Maria No Maria, they are not. Unions form for different reasons. Unions strike for different reasons. Not all union action reflects the will of many of its members. In fact, ... read more...
  • Mike, who’s sponsoring mikeroweWORKS? February 6, 2009 From the MRW Water Cooler Q: Hi Mike, Nice place you have here. You’ve been doing some remodeling I see. Now that I understand where I really am and that construction has not quite finished (if ever), I was wondering how expensive it is to run a piece of real estate like mikeroweWORKS? -kelby It ain’t cheap. How does owning real estate in cyberspace ... read more...
  • I feel foolish February 6, 2009 From the MRW Water Cooler Q: Mike, will this be the best place to ask questions about Dirty Jobs? It seems weird to ask it over here rather than over at DJMB, but if you’re going to be spending more time here, then it seems to me a waste of time posting questions over on the DJMB. I realize you don’t have ... read more...
  • Potential and Limits on this “War on Work” February 6, 2009 From the mrW Water Cooler Q: This is my first post ever on a website with my name on it. Hope it works. – Belinda Hi Belinda, First of all, you appear to have a pulse and a computer, which makes you part of the “target audience.” Congratulations. Secondly, I don’t plan to “glorify” work. I only mean to suggest that defining it ... read more...
  • Disdain it…Walk away from it? February 6, 2009 From Mike’s Mud Room on Discovery.com Q: Mike: It seems to me like you absolutely disdain anything Hollywood, or Star Quality, etc. I got that impression from past comments you have made. So what are you gonna do now that you are basically “in it”? I’ve read the following passage that you wrote: “With Dirty Jobs, I simply miscalculated. I didn’t really think ... read more...
  • Passion Can Be Fickle February 6, 2009 From Mike’s Mud Room on Discovery.com Q: It was suggested to me that I make a new thread on this subject. I was puzzled by the first “habit” of never following your passion. Why not? Would you do me the favor of expounding on that and the other six? Thank you. -FruityNut Fruity, Regarding work, careers, and happiness – I think the pat advice to “Follow ... read more...
  • Consider Quitting February 6, 2009 From Mike’s Mud Room on Discovery.com Q: Hi, Mike – You have offered the following advice: Consider quitting. Makes sense. However, having read your bio, various interviews, and your self-authored articles & MB missives, I haven’t found an example of you quitting an ongoing job. There is definitely a lot written about you intentionally taking jobs with questionable futures and, of course, ... read more...
  • A Marriage of Opposites! February 6, 2009 From Mike’s Mud Room on Discovery.com Q: Many of your past arguments have touted logic when it comes to the expectations of your fans and the business you are in. Being famous, whatever the level you see yourself in, is held by a code of your own reasoning that should keep you clear headed and knowing who you are and where ... read more...
  • Under promise, over deliver. February 6, 2009 From Mike’s Mud Room on Discovery.com Dear Mike, I so admire your ability to jump in to any situation and give it your all. You seem so confident, capable, and self-assured. My question to you would be– In your adult life, is there anything you have attempted, or wanted to accomplish, that you have not been able to complete? Thanks so much, Marla (If Mike has ... read more...
  • Okay Mike, now a question about advertising mikeroweWORKS February 6, 2009 From the MRW Water Cooler Q: Hello again Mike, I have found that even though I don’t have much to contribute to most conversations on this site, I am pretty good at asking a lot of questions so I hope you will bear with me. Perhaps this question has come up previously but good lord man, this website is growing by ... read more...
  • What is Brown Before Green? February 6, 2009 Here at mikeroweWORKS, we believe that everything was brown before it was green and that’s where people should start. Or so we think anyway. Watch the video and see what the term “Brown Before Green” actually means. From Mike’s Forum on Discovery: “Human beings are embedded in nature. I think the implications of this run much deeper than our requesting improved pollution ... read more...
  • Warm Planet…Cold Heart? February 6, 2009 From Mike’s Mud Room on Discovery.com Q: But in the grand scheme of things to feel grouchy about, it just seems so very small. –Jeanine Hi Jeanine Small? What if – and I know this sounds nutty – but what if our warming planet has nothing at all to do with fossil fuel and carbon output, or any other man made thing? What if ... read more...
  • Maximists or Minimalists? February 6, 2009 From Mike’s Mud Room on Discovery.com Q: a) If you are a minimalist and don’t want things, what do you perceive as the purpose of having money? Is it to have something to benefit others and to be able to give when needed? Or just to be able to retire at an age when you are still young enough to enjoy ... read more...
  • Mike is not following his passion but taking it with Him! February 6, 2009 From Mike’s Mud Room on Discovery.com Q: Dear Mike Rowe, -Lisa Uh..Oh. I have visited your modest website, mikeroweWORKS. You have a pretty good idea but although your intentions are good ones sir, you are preaching to the choir. I don’t mean to be. If my intent were to reach choir members, I’d have simply used The Mudroom to sound off. Setting up a new ... read more...
  • Immigration Regarding Immigration, both Legal & Illegal February 6, 2009 From the MRW Water Cooler Q:Well, I’ve already posted on unions, which could potentially be a contentious topic. So, I may as well go ahead and step right in it, since I already have my boots on. Another topic that’s been on my mind as I read the posts in this forum is: IMMIGRATION. Actually, I’ve been thinking more about illegal ... read more...