If you listen to The Moth Podcast or This American Life, you're familiar with Mike Birbiglia. If you don't well, you should and all you need to know is that he once sleepwalked out of a 2nd story window acting out a dream. Knowing that makes the fact that he's sleeping in a Macy's window for the next 6 days to promote a Downy product seem much more interesting. Follow along on Facebook and Twitter.
Urgent Genius may be the most vague competition our there - the premise: create "content" around a "trending topic" and whoever gets the most "likes" after 7 days "wins." And what you win is even more vague - a mention in a talk at SXSW (possibly delivered by a stranger muttering to himself in the porta-potty) and book (probably produced on Blurb) and they're working on getting the winners "commissions." BUT go ahead and enter anyways, the prize they don't mention is that we'll write you up, which is worth exactly $6.75, according to our tax attorneys.
160over90 in Pittsburgh is looking to hire, and in the process may lose their ECD. They're holding a "Job-A-Thon", during which their ECD, Jim Walls, will interview as many people as he can before he a) collapses or, b) quits, but not before 24 hours have elapsed. Having participated in more than one interview, this sounds both cruel and unusual Those are two things we really like, along with sparkly unicorns.
The waterboarding begins Feb 10th at 6:00AM - even if you don't need a job, it'd be worth the trip to Pittsburgh. Sign up here.