Farewell to Some Old Friends April 14, 2015Time to bid a sad but fond farewell to some old friends. Cash Wiley died on Easter Sunday. Fans of Dirty Jobs will remember Cash as a Salt-of-the Earth guy in Texas who showed me the ins and outs of sedating big animals, and the deceptively complicated business of safely relocating them. He loved all creatures great and small, and ...read more...
Fridays With Freddy: Considerate Waypoints April 11, 2015What the hell is going on in Pacific Heights? Every day this week, someone has left a random mattress lying around on the sidewalk. It’s like the week after New Years, except the discarded trees have been replaced with discarded mattresses. What does it all mean?
At first, I thought the City had organized some sort of Mattress Collection Initiative. This ...read more...
Entrepreneur: Don’t Pursue Your Passion. Chase Opportunity. April 10, 2015Success in business depends on opportunity, not a person’s passion. Whether you agree or disagree, that’s what Dirty Jobs star Mike Rowe believes.
Before you fly off the handle, calling bullshit, let’s allow him to explain. What Rowe means is that when you put your passion first, ahead of opportunity, you often times create obstacles to achieving real success.
“When you follow ...read more...
SOMEBODY’S GOTTA DO IT HAS STRONG RATINGS DEBUT LAST NIGHT April 10, 2015SGDI is Up by Triple-Digits vs. Prior Four Thursdays and is the Only Cable News Program to Grow vs. Last Year at 9pm
According to Nielsen Fast National Data, CNN Original Series Mike Rowe’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It season 2 premiere had a strong ratings performance last night at 9pm, delivering 316k among adult 25-54 viewers. CNN nearly tied Fox news for ...read more...
The Blaze: The Math is Scary April 9, 2015Mike’s Unsettling Prediction on What Will Happen If Work Remains the ‘Enemy’
What will happen when all of the baby boomers in the U.S. retire at age 65 and the “remarkable” advances in medicine keep many of them alive into their 90s or even into triple digits?
It’s a recipe for disaster and the “math is scary,” says Mike Rowe, the star ...read more...
Going Clear April 6, 2015When I was shooting Dirty Jobs, I hired a woman named Spanky Taylor to help me fulfill requests from viewers and fans.
CNN: Job Advice from the Guy who has tried them All April 6, 2015CNN)Mike Rowe is taking the bull by the horns (or, at the very least, trying not to get gored) in the season premiere of “Somebody’s Gotta Do It,” where he tries out niche jobs anywhere from bullfighting to water ballet.
Each week, Rowe will answer your questions about his latest escapades and career advice. To submit a question for the gutsy ...read more...
Visit Baltimore April 3, 2015Mike loves Baltimore and has joined other notable Baltimoreans to show support and promote their hometown. Check out Mike’s featured places, learn about Mike’s and Baltimore’s history and plan your own trip to Visit Baltimore!
Baltimore makes history.
Literally. That’s what I love about this town. Everyone knows we have Poe’s grave and Fort McHenry, home of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” But we ...read more...
Off The Wall: WCW Wrestling? April 2, 2015Teresa Ann Isaacs writes:
“Hey Mike! Remember this? The description said that you did a gig for “WCW” wrestling…… Is that true? Or are my eyes deceiving me.”
Troubling. There’s no doubt this is me. But honestly, I have no recollection of where this happened or what I was doing there. Obviously, I’m impersonating a host, as I’ve been doing for ...read more...
Atlas April 2, 2015Because it’s National Poetry Month, and I’m in touch with my sensitive side.
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Balloonman April 1, 2015in Just-
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
whistles far and wee
and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s
when the world is puddle-wonderful
old balloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing
from hop-scotch and jump-rope and
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