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- Funny thing is, we have the same agent! (Type: photo | Published: 2014-04-11T12:31:53+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 399)
The Real Mike Rowe: Funny thing is, we have the same agent!Comments:
David Crush - I will watch CNN for you Mike but could you bitch slap Wolf Blitzer or Candy Crowley for me in return...Thanks Mike
RM Weidner - I told you two, having Judas Iscariot for an agent is going to be nothing but trouble...but did either of you listen? NO.
Dawn Morris Congdon - Not a CNN fan at all....but I love me some Mike Rowe!! Can't wait for the show!
G Watson Davis - He should run for president its a dirty job now Obama has made sure of that
Sean Piland - look Mike Rowe Blackface is never acceptable.....
Mary Feeler Rogers - Good grief! Can't people just be happy at your news and not have to turn it into a political or religious debate? Who cares what network you're going to be on? I am just happy that you will be there, entertaining us again, in a way that only you can do.
Mark Davies - I think CNN is trying to do damage repair for having blasted and ignored the Christian group for so long. Totally left leaning media. Good luck Mike. Stay true.
Alan Larson - You should have taken Letterman's spot!
Kyle Wallace - Only Mike can make dirty jazz hands look good!
Jacqui Ainsworth - Mike is awesome about not being nasty to any particular party. Too bad so many of his fans haven't picked that up.
I don't have cable but I hope to be able to stream it from somewhere.
James Rushing - Will be the first time in years I have intentionally watched CNN. :)
Bud Laumann - They are actually going to take a break long enough from Flight 370 coverage to have your show?
Karen Liptrap - Mike has more sense than most people, and he doesn't seem to favor party politics. Though this show is not political, it is a good stepping stone for people to see Mike and his intelligence. I wish Mike could replace Obama. At least he understands how things really work. Common sense, how refreshing.
Guido Kasten - Jesus, is doing all the dirty jobs!
Brenda Rene Snell - Apparently, MOST of you didnt read his last post as to why he went with CNN. And if anyone else noticed, he posted this from the Breitbart website.
People, pay attention.
Mike, thank you for gracing us with your presence once more and with your convictions entact. My husband and I will thoroughly enjoy watching you on whatever network you choose to put your name behind. Because in the end, I believe you accomplish what it is that you have set out to do.
I hope that in the end you are given the creative freedoms that have been promised and your show has great success. God bless
John Adamik - Mike is doing a religious show? Oh wait, its not. People can be Christian without shoving it down everyone's throat. Can't wait to watch Mike again on the tv.
Chip Wilson - Maybe now they'll get some ratings!
Sterling Woodruff - Glad to see you're coming back Mike, add another to the list of only watching CNN because of you. I have not tuned in to that channel since prior to 2000.
Derek Price - Here's link about the new CNN series: http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/tv-zone-newsday-blogs-tv-news-guide-updates-1.811968/cnn-shakeup-dirty-jobs-host-mike-rowe-joins-9-p-m-interview-series-dropped-1.7665706
Kevin Mahler - I can't wait to see the new show. I hope my TV still gets CNN. I haven't checked in years.
Shane Adams - Oh okay Tom, its not like CNN, MSNBC, HLN, CBS, NBC, ABC, New York Times, L.A.Times, Chicago Tribune, or the Washington Post are left leaning propaganda machines who doesn't question Obama or dems in general on anything they do.
- I hate to brag, especially about my performance in the bedroom. But I must say that last night (Type: photo | Published: 2014-04-12T19:31:52+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 235)
The Real Mike Rowe: I hate to brag, especially about my performance in the bedroom. But I must say that last night was extraordinary. I have this game on my computer called Bookworm, and when I'm on the road, as is often the case, it's the last thing I do before nodding off. Childish, I know. But it's an old habit, and it helps me relax. Anyway, I've been playing the same game now for quite some time, and last night, I surpassed a hundred million points. Compared to other players, I really have no idea how large my score is. But it looks pretty big to me. Thoughts?Comments:
CarlAmy Bleichner - So what you are saying is that you scored big in bed last night? LOL Love your posts!
Hunter Lenfestey - I can't help but read this in your voice.
Jennifer Tappan - My, what a big....score you have.
Donna le Bête-Noire - I'm pleased to perceive your pleasure in participating in a pastime that provokes your proficiency and perspicacity, as it provides us a peek into your perpetual prodigy. =) (Sorry Mike...after your "P" post...I couldn't resist!! =P )
Athena Bravos-Brackett - I hate to brag but, I can still fit into the earrings I wore in High School.... :P
Cassie Casaday - So this actually the first time I have ever read the comments from Mikes Groupies ;) I was very interested in seeing so many men asking "why do the ladies love Mike Rowe, so? Its easy guys, Mike does 3 things all men should do. It either comes naturally to him, or he learned. Either way everyman should take a lesson from him. 1) hes funny 2) he flirts with every single women on Dirty Jobs and last but not least, he IS a wordsmith,it is easy to imagine Mike using his command and precise execution of the english language to seduce you right outta those Saturday sweatpants. ♥
Scott Rowe - I played this game until a message came up that said "Game Over. You have finished the English language."
Uriel Cantarero - Mike, you're the Tom Jones of Facebook, about every other comment is some lady wanting to hump you, their comments are the new version of throwing bras or panties up on the stage.
Susan Stevens - I like reading the comments on your posts. Entertaining and always includes at least one marriage proposal.
Barbara Elizabeth Bogucki - Sadly, this story was not about what I thought it was going to be about.
Steve Russo - I've noticed that most of the people that follow you on Facebook are women. Hmm...a day in the life of Mike Rowe.
Kathleen M Holland - Jeeezusss, Mike......must you torture poor old gray-haired single ladies like me by making teasing references to your bedchamber exploits? Believe me....I've had it bad where you're concerned for about 9 years now, and it can be challenging to maintain one's dignity and self-respect while suffering from unrequited adoration and besottedness. You start going on about it, and, as you well know, you cause undue scenes to come to mind, and it makes it difficult to sleep, read, write bad songs and/or poetry, yell at my cats, attempt alcoholism, or anything else that is sensible. God, have mercy! It is good, though, to know that you have a nice game to play that makes you happy and fills you with a sense of accomplishment. Such things are of value to us all. I, however, will be spending yet another sleepless night trying to read Dante, instead of swooning off into dreamland. You are merciless! But you are beautifully so.
James Jarrod Tatum - This guy has got to be the most worth while follow on Facebook. The comments are always gold. Women want to ride him crazy, which is impressive
Dona Pearson - I love a man with a big brain. <3
Paula Ann Ray - Your own things always seem bigger...especially when you play with...ummmm.....by...yourself
Tina Smith Fowler - Sexy little wordsmith.
Gina Thebeerslinger - All the ladies want him cause he's hysterical, he's smart, he's genuine, AND he's a do-gooder. Those qualities can make ALMOST any man attractive.
Alisha Kluttz - Excellent! Nothing sexier than a man who knows how to use his...words!
Susan M Farwell Rowe - Well, let's hope your score doesn't get smaller the older you get.
Janene Roch - And all the women swooned…
Cindy Thompson - I must find this game and try it out. And thanks to Mike and some of the commenters for making me snort out loud!!!
- Someone named Fran Moyer Smith just commented on my wall. This is her profile picture. It's the (Type: photo | Published: 2014-04-13T16:55:16+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 44177)
The Real Mike Rowe: Someone named Fran Moyer Smith just commented on my wall. This is her profile picture. It's the first time a profile picture has made me spit coffee back into my cup.Comments:
Fran Moyer Smith - Mike Rowe, happy to help you start your day off right! Love what you do for the working people!
Cathy Naghitorabi - What, those aren't his peeps?
Melissa Cummings-Keith - Hey Mike...how about mine? It's become an annual tradition.
Janine MacAulay - It's a fluff piece about some chick in a peep show.
Lizzie Middleton - I would choke on my coffee if my celebrity of choice mentioned me on Facebook.
Paul Agnew - I can spot the peepetrator!
Jakob Martin Kraft - He's suspected of fowl play.
Di Panek - Mr. Mike Rowe, I like and appreciate that you actually respond on your own profile. Thank you for keeping it real and grounded. You sir, are awesome.
Brandon Moore - Poultry profiling?
Jenifer Seeling - It was the yellow peep in the conservatory with the candlestick.
Ian Wilson - These aren't the peeps you're looking for
Lee Allen Young - Guess who's goin' to peeples court!?
Oliver Hughes - One of the many things I respect about you Mike, you handle your own page and actually read comments. One of a kind, sir.
Damien Romeo - At least you got it in the cup!!! Mine is all over my key board now!!!!
Alan Larsen - @ bobby brown stop trying to be a troll. Mike Rowe supported Walmart because they put 250 BILLION into creating new manufacturing jobs. A cause I can get Into as a young man who chose to learn trades and is trying to make it in the work force, something mike has helped make easier for people like me with his campaigns like mikeroweworks. I have a lot of respect for mike and he's become a role model of mine. A hardworking guy from Baltimore who made it, something I aspire to be.
Florence Moxley - definitely fowl play
Timothy Alan Smith - LOL!!! Tom was charged with "peep"ing.
David Steele - I haven't heard a peep......
Tara Renard - I almost peeped my pants. lol
Steve Pridemore - Mike, I'm glad you are just a regular guy that can post stuff like this.
Tammie Page Ewert - Ha ! Fran is going to spit coffee back at you when she realizes you did this, lol
- This Just In...
So I’m here in New York City, making some new friends at a Network Upfront. (Type: photo | Published: 2014-04-10T14:11:49+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 1871)
The Real Mike Rowe: This Just In... So I’m here in New York City, making some new friends at a Network Upfront. Upfronts are annual events hosted by broadcasters. Their purpose is to formally announce new programs, and give the advertising community an “upfront” look at what’s coming down the pike. If you happen to own a network or buy advertising, upfronts are a pretty big deal. If you don’t, but happen to find yourself in the midst of one anyway, I recommend the bar. All upfronts have a bar. And the bar is always open. Always. Anyway, I’m here because I have some news. Some breaking news, if you will. After a year of nosing around for gainful employment, I’ve finally found a home for my next television project. The official announcement will occur on the upfront stage in about an hour, but I wanted to tell you guys first, since you’re primarily responsible for interrupting my premature retirement. In fact, some of you might recall the conversation that got me to this point. It started with a question posted over a year ago by a guy called Russell: -- Q: Russell Hande: How many of us would pay per episode if Mr. Rowe made his own independent show? Something that picked up where Dirty Jobs left off? I would happily pay to see some “real reality” back on TV. A: Hi Russell. Years ago, I hosted a show in San Francisco called Somebody’s Gotta Do It. That was the most “real” show I ever worked on. We featured regular people on a mission - mad scientists, crazy collectors, bloody-do-gooders...people with passion and purpose who marched to the beat of their own drum. I miss that show, and the honest way we produced it. So yeah - if the people on this page said, "Hey, Mike, here's ten bucks to cover jet fuel and production costs," I’d start shooting "Somebody's Gotta Do It” tomorrow. --- After that post, thousands of you encouraged me to do that very thing. Hundreds more pledged money to help pay for Somebody’s Gotta Do It. That was humbling and initially, pretty exciting. But when it came down to actually taking your money to produce a show with my name in the title, I couldn’t do it. It felt vaguely icky...like inviting friends to my wedding and then charging them for dinner. However, your enthusiasm for a real, unscripted show was duly noted, and last year, I went out to find Somebody’s Gotta Do It a proper home. Well, that little adventure could have been Episode 1. Long story short, I spoke with dozens of producers and network executives who develop unscripted content and reality programming. They were all very nice, and made a point to tell me how much they valued the humor and spontaneity of Dirty Jobs. When I explained that Somebody’s Gotta Do It would include those same qualities, they became even more enthused. But eventually, their questions came around to “plot lines,” “recurring characters,” “stakes,” “dramatic tension,” and the “narrative arc” of each episode. Basically, they wanted to know what was going to happen before we started rolling. A few of them even asked for a script. I’m not kidding. A script, for an unscripted show. It got to the point where I could no longer hear the words “reality” or “unscripted” without hearing Mandy Patinkin’s quiet admonishment to Wallace Shawn in The Princess Bride - “You keep using that word...I do not think it means what you think it means...” When Dirty Jobs debuted ten years ago, “unscripted” meant uncertain. That’s what made it fun, and cheap. There was no real format. We Forrest-Gumped our way around the country and made up a show along the way. Scripted content on the other hand, provides a lot more certainty and a lot more control, but at a much higher price. That's always been the tradeoff. However, by combining real people in real-world settings with a more scripted approach, some very clever producers created a new format called Docu-soaps, or “scripted-reality.” Networks love this format, and obviously, so do viewers. The why the Ducks have a Dynasty. And the Amish have a Mafia. And Honey has a Boo Boo. Don’t get me wrong - I’ve got no beef with docu-soaps. I narrate several good ones, and I’m grateful for the work. But in real life, I’m simply not equipped to appear on camera in the kind of programs currently in vogue. I have no experience hunting for ghosts, digging for gold, or fishing for crab. I’m not a survivalist or a stunt junkie. I don’t like cooking in front of judges, and I’m not qualified to dance with anyone, including The Stars. True - I have spent countless hours both Naked and Afraid, but rarely at the same time, and never for a whole season. Point is, Docu-soaps and competition shows have no need for an Erstwhile Host or a Full Time Apprentice. Today, a truly unscripted show is a very hard sell. Which is why I’m pleased, relieved, and grateful to announce that Somebody’s Gotta Do It is going to premiere on... CNN. Yep. CNN. I suspect some of you will have questions about all this, and I’ll answer as many as I can later. But for now, here’s the headline - of all the networks I spoke with, no one talked about unscripted content and point-of view programming with more passion than CNN. When I described Somebody’s Gotta Do It, they said, “Mike, we get it. We love it. We want it. And we’ll give you an hour in prime-time to make it happen.” Who say’s “no” to that? In a few minutes, this announcement will hit the wire, but I doubt the official press release will acknowledge your collective role in getting me back to work. But rest assured, I’m aware of your contribution, and I appreciate it. The best ideas on Dirty Jobs came from fans of the show, and I’m hoping to continue that tradition here. In fact, I’m counting on it. (I won’t take your money, but I'll take your suggestions all day long.) So consider yourselves back on the programming payroll. Starting now, I’m looking for people on a mission. Regular people who feel compelled to do a particular thing. Dirt is not a pre-requisite, but hard work is still fair-game. So is play. And just about everything else. I’m talking about the guy who built Stonehenge in his backyard, just to prove that I could be done without aliens or modern tools. Or the man I just read about who’s on a quest to change the global reputation of British food. Or the guy who has assumed the identity of Tom Sawyer, and ferries people up and down the Mississippi River on a raft. These are the kind of people I want to meet. And somebody’s gotta help me find them. That would be you. If you have an idea, drop me a line at info@mikeroweWORKS.com. Put SGDI in the RE:line. I appear to have made over 630,000 friends this year. If I can get one decent lead from each one of you, Somebody’s Gotta Do It should remain on the air for the next 254 years. So thanks in advance for that! Gotta run. Anthony Bourdain’s making jello shots for the room. More later - MikeComments:
Rachael McIntosh Taylor - Oh goodness you're going to break Facebook with your topless photo. The ladies they are gonna swoon.
Robin Nice Bjella - YOU are the ONLY reason I'd watch CNN. But count me in! Yay Mike Rowe!
Nancy Klein - Yet another idea! How about a Mike Rowe calendar! Photos of Mike sitting on shores, on chairs, in bars, in cars...all with his shirt off! Damn! The sales of these would skyrocket you into every woman's house, office and perhaps, a bedroom or two.... You could also add one of those buttons like on cards that will allow us to hear you dreamy voice...oh, yeah!! BTW, I'm on Long Beach Island and if you'd like to come down, I'll begin taking those photos now....
Mo Cooper - Okay, this may sound terrible but I have told my children "God forbid anything should happen to your father, but if he should pass early, Mike Rowe will be your new daddy. Oh, and you can get a puppy." Luckily, my husband is healthy and sexy (but the kids are disappointed he's allergic to dogs) and I just wanted to let you know that I think what you do is awesome. The very, very best to you Mike Rowe! You are doing great things. Congratulations on this next big venture!
Mountain Rescue Association - Mike, no better group of bloody-do-gooders and regular people on a mission - than the members of the Mountain Rescue Association. We are people a with passion, to provide professional mountain rescue with groups of highly trained volunteers! PS - We have a rep in NYC right now and a team only a short drive away!
Carley Snarky Kondelka - I'm Pretty sure I'm following you just for the hotness. :/
Amanda Ingraham - Pretty please put it on Netflix or Hulu or Amazon too. Please!
Dave Michaels - Is it bad that the entire time I spent reading all of that, I was hearing it in Mikes voice?
Catherine Posa Smith - ” Naked & Afraid”, laughing out loud - really. And you Princess Bride reference has put you over the top with me! Can not wait for your show!
Carrie Holley Foster - Day with an elementary school teacher. It's not glamorous. Better yet, come hang out with our custodian. Now there's some reality!
Tracey Mannix - You make that beach look good!!!! :)
Skip Gorham - As I was reading I was guessing CNN... seems the same improvisational style of show as Bourdain's. You two should hook up for an episode. That would be TV worth watching!!!
Craig R Nelson - That...is awesome news, Mike. For you and all of us. You're just the right mix of everyday guy, dork and subtle comedic pleasure. And, you appear to be one of the few on today's screens with a sincere personality. I very much look forward to seeing your show again and will start thinking of potential awkward places to send you. Thanks for the heads-up.
Dylan Manning - I agree with some of the other comments. Find a way to get it on Netflix or Hulu along with CNN!
Cally Egan - I'm sorry although I read most of the whole thing I got totally side tracked when you mentioned being naked. I vaguely remember seeing something about CNN but my mind has traveled into the gutter and I am going to enjoy it being there for a few more minutes.
Nancy Klein - I think the key word here is "bar". I loved your show about the history of alcohol. I sincerely believe, from the bottom of my heart (maybe my glass...), that you should continue to do this show, a reality show in the truest sense, from bars around the country. Yes, you could begin by talking to Anthony Bourdain; he's very good at traveling the world talking from bars. Hey! Maybe a partnership!
Jen Kulak - YAYAYAYAYAYA! Congratulations! Now, if you could get yourself and Anderson Cooper to strip down for a mud bath episode, I would be in heaven!
Cathy Indig - THE sexiest man alive!!
Barbara Reynolds - That is awesome! I will keep my eyes open for that show and watch it faithfully that's for sure. I'm sick of so called reality tv I want real tv!
Billy Schwartz - Wow! That's great news, Mike (except for the whole CNN part)! I understand why CNN wants you so badly, since they are struggling with poor ratings, so I'll probably watch your new show, trying to choke back the vomit that watching CNN will undoubtedly cause...
Carl McMinn - How does this show not make it on the Blaze?!?!
Here’s a video that will never go viral. It feat (Type: video | Published: 2014-04-07T17:49:35+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 2063)
The Real Mike Rowe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_L8ItYGiJc Here’s a video that will never go viral. It features no cats, no talking babies, and no grown-ups falling down the stairs. It’s just footage of a few regular guys making a case for welding, and personally thanking me for their mikeroweWORKS Scholarships. Posting it here feels a bit self-serving, but I’m doing it anyway because a) it’s short, b) it’s classy, c) it's important, and d) it wouldn't have happened without you. Like most foundations, mikeroweWORKS raises money and gives it away. If you’ve purchased a copy Profoundly Disconnected, or a Work Smart AND Hard poster, or a S.W.E.A.T. Pledge, or a piece of my C.R.A.P., or a Dirt Shirt from the shop, you’ve helped raise the money I get to give away. I’m grateful for that. And I thought it might be nice to show you where some of that money goes. I must warn you though - watching this video could very likely compel you to support The mikeroweWORKS Foundation in one of the aforementioned ways. If that happens, go here immediately. http://profoundlydisconnected.com/mti-scholarship-recipients-from-2013/ Thanks - MikeComments:
Lindsay Patzer-Hipshier - Hey MIKE! I'm from Express Employment Professionals South Bend/Elkhart and will MAKE this go viral! Just watch me!
Melissa Merlot - I think anything with the name 'Mike Rowe' attached to it has the potential to become a viral sensation. ;) Keep up the good work!
Cory Sceva - The MikeRowe WORKS scholarship was a game changer for me last year. I was working in a truck shop but barely making enough to pay my bills and could not afford the tools that I desperately needed to excel at my job, I was awarded the tool scholarship and spent it wisely and got the maximum amour of tools that I could get for my money. There are still a lot of tools that I need to get but I now have a good base of tools to build off of to make my career as a diesel technician a fulfilling one.
Teri Biebel - I think it's extremely cool that it's not just young kids receiving these scholarships, some of those guys are not fresh out of college, they are older guys who needed help and got it from mikeroweWorks. Very cool indeed.
Karen 'Elewys' Draper Ostheller - So I started thinking...if they can have reality shows where bosses are watched working undercover or famous people researching their family trees, I think it would be great to follow scholarship contenders around and show what they did with their winnings--how your foundation is making a difference in the lives of ordinary hard-working folks.
Michael Okeefe - Bring back Dirty Jobs!
Armando Castillo - Skilled labor allows people to earn a living wage without college. Not everyone can go to college and get an MBA.....skilled labor provides an actual, tangible service...that contributes to our society and economy.....we need skilled labor. Plumbers, Welders, Mechanics, Nurses, Paramedics etc.
Lloye Hayward Pond - My son, Dylan Pond is in the running for a Mike Rowe/MTI scholarship right now!! This is huge for our family...THANK YOU for giving him this opportunity!!
Pamela Warren - As an art major,I never expected to make a living as a welder,but that's exactly what I did for 5 years.It was hard,hot work,but never boring,and it allowed me to buy a home for my daughter,her beautiful children and myself.
Rob Beiter - Mike Rowe we need to get men and women into the appliance service profession. I own a family retail business and I can not hire appliance technicians to save my life. It is becoming a lost art... from a business perspective we need all the skilled workers we can get in our society. there are only so many doctors, lawyers, and pro athlete positions out there to fill. work with your hands and get paid what you are worth!!! Thank you for your efforts.
Ed Masker - Funny thing. It sounds like they are saying "micro scholarship". Mike, maybe you can capitalize on that and start a "Mike Rowe Brewery". Or "Mike Rowe Loans" for small business.
Charles Van - Good Stuff mike.
If i can add a suggestion. When speaking with these guys entering the craft industries please let them know the value of keeping a good log book of the companies and employers they work for, for an accurate timeline of employment. More and more employers are doing background checks and providing an accurate and detailed work history is one of the requirements that people seem to have the most difficulty in providing.
Oh and to keep their noses clean!
James Randolph Sheed - It's impossible to be in danger of a 'self serving' label when one is so selfless and unselfish. You are an incomparable role model Mr Rowe.
Michael Rice - We would be NOWHERE without skilled welders.
Amy Iven Wilson - We're losing the art of welding. Schools push for college degrees and yet the vocational careers are hurting. (And guess what- you can get a AAS degree in welding!!! My husband got one in Diesel. It has served him well).
Jacqueline A Woods-Helton - Thanks Mike. Skilled trades are being looked over. Until they need us.
Linda A. Webb - I believe in your cause and help carry your banner. I bought your autographed hat hoping to help in the scholarships. My son Andrew has Asperger's Syndrome and won't be going to college. But he is a hard worker with a good heart. By my giving to the cause, besides helping others, I hope someone else will pay it forward and help my son when the time comes.
Jeff Belsky - Mike. How can I get you to come visit Pittsburgh Technical Institute in Pittsburgh, PA????? We are doing some great things in the trades and would like to invite you to see what we are doing. We are only 15 minutes from the Greater Pittsburgh Airport and 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. We just build a new Energy Technology Center for HVAC, Welding and Oil And Fas Electronics. Hope you can get back to me. 412-809-5263. Jeff Belsky. www.pti.edu.
Vince Ammendola - Mike is one of the few people who really gets it. I have a year of trade school to go along with a year of college. Building and fixing things is necessary to maintain our infrastructure.
Jeff Davis - Well done, Mike. If universities were responsible for student loans, graduates would be more successful. It's all about responsibility. Raise the bar. Of course, this comment won't even be read:).
EHOVE Career Center - So, Mike. If I make this go viral, will you be in our Class of 2014 Music Video? We just need a clip of you lip syncing a few lines to this year's song. Yeah, that's all. Your website email team has all the details - they turned me down when I asked, despite sweetening the offer with a visit to our campus (to see a bunch of Ohio's future welders, electricians, construction workers, nurses, etc.) and maybe, just maybe, a trip to Cedar Point while you're here.
- On any given day, you never know who is going to walk into mikeroweWORKS World Headquarters, or (Type: photo | Published: 2014-04-05T21:33:37+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 572)
The Real Mike Rowe: On any given day, you never know who is going to walk into mikeroweWORKS World Headquarters, or what they’re going to be holding. Here for instance, is Captain Duncan Smith of The Naval Special Warfare Recruiting Directorate. Captain Smith is a Navy SEAL. He stopped by the other day to present me with an official Navy Seal Flipper. It’s a very nice flipper, studier than most, and made of what appears to be vulcanized rubber. Unlike most other flippers, this one has a plaque on it, thanking me for a small service I was happy to offer the SEALS last year. Pretty cool. And here is Gunnery Sergeant Pete McKinney. Sergeant McKinney arrived shortly after Captain Smith departed. He was on his way back to Twenty-nine Palms from God knows where, and stopped by to give me a ceremonial sword. At least, I think it’s ceremonial. It could be the real thing, which will come in handy around the office. Either way, Gunney McKinney is a US Marine, and he was asked by his officer-in-charge - Captain Mike Ulmer - to present me with a token of gratitude in recognition of a small service I was able to offer the Marines a few months ago. Sadly, I was out of the office for both visits, and missed the opportunity to personally receive my Commemorative Flipper and my Ceremonial Sword. That’s too bad, because in the history of the world, I’m pretty sure no one has ever received both items in the same day. Or for that matter, had the occasion to reference “Commemorative Flipper” and “Ceremonial Sword” in the same sentence. I will nevertheless treasure both, and display them side by side. I’ll also look forward to the next opportunity to be of service in whatever way I can. Thanks guys. It's a privilege and an honor to be of use. See you next time. MikeComments:
Benjamin Tucker - Does anyone else read his words in Mike Rowe's voice.
Shawn De Soto - Mike Rowe, sounds like you should do a "Dirty Jobs Military Edition"!
Jamey Robertson - moral of the story.......stay in your office more Mike!!!!
Robert Wofford - Doesn't it seem funny that Mike has time to get out and roll in the dirt with your average workin Joe, champion CRAP, earn a living and do "small favors" for the Marines and Seals? WTF are our elected officials doing? Keep raising the bar Mike, we are proud of you!
Joe Krecko - Mike, congrats on these, but I must point out, as a US Marine myself, that it is disrespectful to refer to a Marine Gunnery Sergeant simply as a Sergeant. A Sergeant is a separate lower rank than a Gunny. The Army is generally ok with it, but Marines get very defensive about it. I know you didn't mean anything by it, and most likely are unaware of it, but I felt I should point it out. Keep doing the good things you do. I wish Dirty Jobs was still on. Semper-Fi!!
Jim O'Melia - I read that entire thing in your voice and with your inflections. Was 3/4 done before it even dawned on me. I'm still doing it. Help me please
Robert West - Just one flipper..you will be swimming in a circle. ...congrats
Jean Schwartz - I think the question needs to be, "Does anyone NOT read these posts in Mike's voice!" lol
Emily G Stewart - I would like Capt. Smith to have his picture taken with Mike. Because..reasons.
Darren Schell - Reading this helps to brighten one's day. It is great to see positive people recognized for doing positive things. Mike Rowe you are down to the bone good man. Thank you for your courage in the face of negativity and adversity. Godspeed and may God bless you in all your undertakings.
Vintz Hackney - Goddamnit Mike! The way you write always makes me smile like an idiot. Cheers!
Gael Fowler - Sounds like the makings of a new book Mike...."The Flipper, The Sword and the ?".....
David Buchner - That's pretty awesome.
Heather Vincent - Anyone else read this in Mike Rowe's voice?
Tom Houlihan - Well, Mike, I gotta say, not just anyone can impress SEALS and Jarheads all in the same day! You must be doing SOMETHING right! Semper Fi!
Holly Panas - As much heat that you have taken lately for your associations, there are those of us that understand you are a cog in the wheel of life. You hAve been able to show us from so many different views ourselves in all or none of our glory. Through dirty jobs, deadliest catch, voice overs from the vehicles we drive, and others wheels we turn, your voice is something we listen to. Hanging on your every word as if it were the gospel. Know by these service men showing their acknowledge of your contributions, that we all wish we could offer you something precious enough to place on your wall of honor. Your no nonsense approach has shown us that with life there is hard work, disappointment, rewards and sacrifice. Thank you Mike Rowe.
Michael McIntyre - I always hear Mike's voice when I read his posts. Semper Fi
Ryan Finley - Mike Rowe has to be one of the greatest people that has ever been on television. Please America stop watching the kardashians and instead listen to what mike has to say about everything. Get off your lazy asses and work for what you want.
Michelle Baptiste Federico - U.S. Marines and Navy SEALs, you keep pretty darned impressive company Mike Rowe. What a privilege. Thanks for sharing
Karen Blanchard Koenig - I always hear Mike's voice when I read his words. Awesome honors Mike!
Jessica Horton - Ahem.....Sorry Mike, for professional courtesy, that would be "Gunny or Gunnery Sgt McKinney! He's not Army.
- Here’s a picture of me with a lizard on my face. How it got there a pretty straight-forward s (Type: photo | Published: 2014-04-03T21:22:57+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 1065)
The Real Mike Rowe: Here’s a picture of me with a lizard on my face. How it got there a pretty straight-forward story. Why I let it remain is harder to explain. It began with a civilized glass of wine at my favorite bar on Kona. As I watched the sun go down, I discerned a tickling on my left arm. That's when I first noticed the little fella. He reminded of the gecko from Geico, without the insouciance or the funny accent. I immediately named him Simon. Simon seemed curious about the world around him, and in no way intimidated by the wine-swilling giant starring down at him from several stories above. Slowly, he began a journey up my arm that would take the better part of five minutes, pausing every few inches to take stock of his new surroundings, assess the threat potential, and proceed onward toward the high ground. Eventually, as the pictures illustrate, the reptile made it to my shoulder, where we engaged in brief stare-down. He then advanced with confidence up my neck, across my cheek, over the bridge of my nose, and up to the spacious plateau that is my forehead. There he remained till the sun vanished from sight, and my wine disappeared from it's glass. In this way, I managed to drink in relative solitude for most of the evening...Comments:
Lynda Peterson - I love these posts by the way and is it just me, or does anyone else hear these in Mike's voice whilst reading them?
Tom Davidson - Only you could use "insouciance" in a Facebook post! +10 for encouraging vocabulary enhancement via social media, sir!
Kyle Hernstrom - Little funny
A little boy comes down to breakfast. Since they live on a farm, his mother asks if he has done his chores. "Not yet," says the little boy.
His mother tells him no breakfast until he does his chores. Well, he's a little pissed off, so he goes to feed the chickens, and he kicks a chicken. He goes to feed the cows, and he kicks a cow. He goes to feed the pigs, and he kicks a pig. He goes back in for breakfast and his mother gives him a bowl of dry cereal. "How come I don't get any eggs and bacon? Why don't I have any milk in my cereal?" he asks. "Well," his mother says, "I saw you kick a chicken, so you don't get any eggs for a week. I saw you kick the pig, so you don't get any bacon for a week either. I saw you kick the cow so for a week you aren't getting any milk." Just then, his father comes down for breakfast and kicks the pussycat halfway across the kitchen. The little boy looks up at his mother with a smile, and says, "You gonna tell him or should I?"
Many pardons if you don’t see the humor in this….
Marni Major - Some men use cute puppies to attract the ladies....this is a distinct, new angle......
Billie Jean Harper Miller - First time in my life I've been jealous of a lizard ;-)
MeLisa LaShell Edwards - Lol glad he didn't decide to explore your nostril
Michelle Greene - Mike, that looks like Lepidodactylus lugubris (Mourning Gecko). They're cool little lizards, and are actually parthenogenic, meaning they reproduce asexually without the presence of males. There actually aren't any males that anyone has ever been able to find. That one is a baby, probably only a month or two old at the most. =)
Matt Glass - Haha - when he finally got down, I'll bet he swaggered over to his lizard pals and started bragging: "Did you SEE what I just did?!? I stared that beast down and walked all over him. I am the Lizard King!"
Karen Williams - Almost 11,000 people just heard that read that in Mike's voice in their head. :)
Carrie Mobley - Good story Mike. Maybe this is your calling. Your next "job". Entertaining the masses with your wit and wisdom... and experience, over Facebook. Probably won't pay much, but I'm sure your fans will appreciate it. I know I would. You're too cute and funny to disappear.
Sue Sylvester - I totally hear Mike’s voice when reading them! Love this!
Cheryl Liberty Garand - That's funny, I bet while you were thinking he looked like the Geico gecko he was thinking you look just like the guy from Dirty Jobs.
Jennifer Caron Brady - Simon's Bucket List: Climb up a mainlander successfully....check!
John Harrington - Getting lizard faced in Hawaii. How much wine did you have?
Tina Rice - Lucky lizard. Got to watch the sunset with Mike Rowe. Who could ask for a better way to end the day?
John Weber - I read this in his voice
Kimberly Fahringer - The both of you are so freakin cute;)
Jana Kyler Harris-Smith - I just read that and heard your voice narrating :). Miss Dirty Jobs!! One of our favorite shows!
Terri Nelson - Maybe he was doing the lizard version of "Dirty Jobs"?
Deb Gilliland Morrison - But did you save 15% on your car insurance?
Sherri Maki - What a great story and I'm amazed at how many off us could hear your voice in our we read it. Mike Rowe for president!
- ***SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT***
Here’s a book you all should have on your coffee table. If you do (Type: photo | Published: 2014-04-02T18:04:10+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 537)
The Real Mike Rowe: ***SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT*** Here’s a book you all should have on your coffee table. If you don’t have a coffee table, get one. Because this book deserves it. I say this not because I wrote the Foreward, (which actually became the Afterward), and not because the author is a swell guy, (which he is.) I say this because reading 50 Main Street will make you feel good about our country and our species. Piero Ribelli wandered America for years, visiting the same address in different towns over and over again - 50 Main Street. He made it to all 50 states, knocked on hundreds of doors with the same address, and interviewed the occupants. He also took pictures. Lots of really great pictures. Putting them all together in a single book was a stroke of genius. Because the exponential effect of meeting lots of diverse Americans joined by the same address provides a surprisingly powerful and weirdly hopeful experience. Also - I was reminded of Piero last week, when I saw his blog pop up on my google alerts. Here, he comes to my defense over the whole Walmart thing, and shares a perspective that some of you might enjoy. I certainly did. Here’s a link to that. http://pieroribelli.tumblr.com/post/77835487662/mike-rowe-walmart-education-in-america?og=1&fb_action_ids=10151938006463045&fb_action_types=tumblr-feed%3Apost&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%2210151938006463045%22%3A1411292695789395%7D&action_type_map=%7B%2210151938006463045%22%3A%22tumblr-feed%3Apost%22%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D Carry on - MikeComments:
Sally Nonyabis - Not everyone can or even should attend years of unnecessary school. Think of truckers without whom we would have next to nothing to eat unless a farmer local to you grew it. They take a few weeks of classes and are allowed to learn the majority of it as On The Job Training. Some of us learn better by doing rather than reading. We need to stop looking down our noses and looking across at the face and heart of a person.
Mark N Courtney Grauvogl - Thoroughly enjoyed the write up and fully agree with him as well. Thanks for all you do Mike- I'm trying desperately, even though I am a person of "schooling" to spread the word, because I work in a "blue collar industry" and you are right on the money- we need people! So again, thanks Mike! Keep up the good and hard work.
Kevin Fowler - I graduated from HS 37 years ago. A month after graduation I was in a trade school learning the basics to become an electrical lineman. Nine months later I was employed as an apprentice lineman for the same company I work for today. No school debt, contributing to society, supporting myself and eventually my family. I made the move to become an office guy as the safety man at out utility awhile back with no advanced post HS education. Lucky? Probably! Unique? Maybe! Happy? Absolutely! Happy with everything that's happened and comet way. Happy that I work for a company that gives those with the drive an opportunity to move and not base that decision solely on the education of that person. Trades, I can't imagine not working in the trades. Mike thanks so much for your efforts to change the view of having an education in the trades. Every chance I get when I'm in the schools teaching electrical safety to kids I include a soapbox speech about being a line worker. I've since had two look me up and tell me they went into line work because of what they heard me say. It just doesn't get any better than that.
Patricia Dean Peterson - Too bad you couldn't get into the White House and clean up that dirty job.
Tina Rice - Excellent!! I totally agree. My son went to college 1 year. He hated it. So he didn't do well. He took a 72 hr class on precision machinery. He got a job within weeks. Hes doin very well and making good money. We are very proud of him. I wish his high school had offered more information on trade schools and pushed less on going to college. He could have started his career earlier. His life is on track now. I am a very proud momma!
Bob Bartlett - My father never went past 8th grade, yet he was one of the smartest people I know. After military service, he spent the rest of his working life mainly driving truck, with a stint as an iron worker in between. I also remember him every evening sitting reading, novels, how to books, magazine articles, he was always reading. I hope some day to be considered as good a man as I consider him.
Vickie Graves Gilbert - You're the first celebrity to praise trade school rather than college. Good common sense Mike. Keep it up!
Amy Kaufman Graeff - once again, ive read this in mike's voice..
Ingrid Kilmer - It all comes down to the way we view each other as human beings. When we honor and respect someone, it changes our attitude toward that person. Our pride is put aside and we value that person, regardless of his level of education or the job he holds. When we value that person, we can appreciate and be thankful for his contribution to society. Honoring and respecting a person is vital to our success, not only as individuals, but as a nation. Thanks, Mike, for treating folks with honor and respect. You're a class act.
Alice Sneed Miller - My father in law is in the book for his business at 50 Main Street!
Carole Rains - Well I guess I definitely should buy this because I also live at 50 Main St.
Sarah Connelly - Although the article is interesting, did anyone else have the Kansas song, "Carry on my Wayward Son" in their head after reading Mike's closing to his post? If not, I bet you do now.
Maggie Kettlewell - I will read it. Now Mike let's get hitched 😆
Gail Mason - It would certainly be nice to have something to make me feel good about our country rather than depressed.
MaryClare Cullen - You are a common sense man of wisdom.
Linda Rouse Theodore - What an amazing idea for a book! Like the new Taco Bell commercial where all these guys named Ronald McDonald say that "Even Ronald McDonald likes Taco Bell, so clever. I will pick this book ASAP. Thanks Mike!
Craig I - can I have the kids from that woodshop commercial build me said coffee table?
Dave Marsden - No haz coffeetable. Don't tell Kramer
Andrew Christian Elam - See, now that's the stuff. Hard work and dedication shouldn't take a backseat to any type of schooling, because no educational program on earth is worth a damn if the students in question don't apply hard work and dedication to them. Education isn't the arbiter of success in life; hard work and dedication are, be they applied in education, business, or any pursuit.\
Sally Reinhart - I like the way this man thinks. I work at an institution that requires people to have a degree just to answer phones and set appointments (not even joking) but some of these graduates have no people skills, and no life skills...I didn't end up with my degree until 2 years ago (I'm 50 now), and can solve problems rationally, and with common sense, but cannot say the same for our more educated administrators with masters degrees. Parental education, and the school of hard knocks is so important. I am not knocking a good education, but I wouldn't allow the smartest person here to try to change the oil in my car!
Mary Similly Worstell - First of all, mike, I have the biggest crush on your and my husband is well aware! Secondly, I am not only a certified teacher and admittedly happy nerd, but I am a huge proponent of trade schools--my husband is a skilled carpenter, as well as my father, and most of the other men in my family are mechanics--I am the odd man out being the scholar and the only one with a master's degree but the further I went in my education degree, the more important I feel it is that we offer more hands-on "trade" opportunities in school because not everyone is "meant" for college. Our country was founded by hard working, hands on individuals and, in my belief, the state of our country parallels the decline in valuing the trades and "blue collar workers". I could go on....I just want to say how happy I am to hear you promote the same views, as well as Piero Ribelli, because this is the change we need in our country! (Plus it's only deepened my crush on you! Hahaha)
- One of the fun but annoying things about being me is the inability to read a simple headline wi (Type: photo | Published: 2014-04-01T14:20:14+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 1369)
The Real Mike Rowe: One of the fun but annoying things about being me is the inability to read a simple headline without becoming immediately transported to a specific moment on Dirty Jobs. Here for instance, is an article about the men who maintain the Hoover Dam - one of the greatest engineering and architectural wonders of the modern era. Apparently, a big chunk of these men are about to retire. And guess what? There’s no one to replace them! This is potentially unfortunate news for the many millions of Americans currently addicted to the electricity provided by The Hoover Dam. For that reason, I suggest you read the attached, or at least watch the video. It’s illuminating. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/03/31/wave-retirements-hitting-hoover-dam-workforce-as-government-scrambles-to-fill/ However - if you’re me - reading this article will mostly remind you of the endless hours you spent wrapped up like a pretzel in the bowels of a giant turbine, lying in a freezing pool of fetid water and congealed grease, trying desperately to remove a single nut from a single bolt in front of an international television audience. It was a simple task that slowly devolved into a monument of frustration and futility that will forever live in my Top 10 on-camera humiliations. Ultimately, my struggles lead to a fit of giggles so profound, I pulled an intercostal and farted in the middle of the scene, a first for both me and Dirty Jobs. Such was my day at The Rocky Reach Hydroelectric Dam on the Columbia River in the town of Wenatchee. So how is my ignominy in Washington relevant to the situation in Nevada? Well, as I recall, the workers at Rocky Reach were awfully good at what they do, and about the same age as me. But that was five years ago. And five years in the bowels of a turbine takes a toll. So maybe the bosses at Rocky Reach are also feeling the pinch? Maybe the widening skills gap, combined with a crumbling infrastructure and an aging workforce are stalking the banks of the Columbia River, as well as The Colorado? If so, the people of Washington - like the good folks in Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, and California - should think about the handful of skilled workers they’ll never meet but rely upon every day. The men who tend to the turbines. Because without them, the lights go out. And then? Well, obviously - Dirty Jobs reruns will be impossible to watch.Comments:
Jeffrey Alan Johnson - Did anyone else read that in Mike's voice?
MaryRose Lucas Cassell - I'm still waiting for the retraining efforts for those of us "over 40" who got outsourced during the recession and haven't made it back to the actual workforce yet. Keep it up, Mike, and thanks.
Laurie Lynn - One word Mike: Geoduck.
Best episode EVER!
Erin Bisco - I get so very frustrated with the denigration of skilled trades and jobs involving labor of any kind. This focus that all students should attend college, a 4-year, is foolishness. There are a lot of students who do not have the aptitude for a 4-year, they are FAR better suited for a skilled-trades job and NOT because they are stupid! They are hands-on people, it's what draws them and they are GOOD at those jobs.
I am in classes with students that are wracking up $130k in student debt and they don't know what they want to do for a living... All that debt, because they were told, this is what you have to do or you aren't a productive member of society. There is also the factor of recruitment for sports and the like from communities whose parents have never gone to college and the students are completely unprepared for academics, student debts and the like.
Instead of forcing the idea, pounding it ad nauseam at kids and parents, that everyone "deserves" and has a "right" to a 4-year education, why not encourage students to do something they LIKE to do and have an aptitude for? It spares them the belief that they are stupid and inept and useless, it spares them the heavy debt-load, it encourages accomplishments and well-being, it provides NEEDED and VALUABLE jobs that have a shortage of applicants and they are very often times VERY well paying jobs!
Some of them require a longer time in school as an apprentice, which you are being PAID for... not so much in a 4-year. The jobs have a higher life-long earning due to the fact that you aren't paying back $130K+ in student debt. Most of them require a trade-certification or a 2-year Associates degree, which often times is available through a Community College with credits at $75-150/credit hour instead of $500-2000+/credit hour.
And trust me, when my toilet isn't working, I am NOT calling an engineering student or an architect to sort the problem out. I want a plumber. And I want them ASAP.
Zachary Kortz - All too often the management of these places want someone to step right in with the exact skill set of the retiring workers. They don't want to train new people. They also don't have the foresight to alleviate the problem by hiring early and getting a new workforce up to speed. It isn't just the power industry, it is most skilled labor industries.
Debbie Sweet - My Son asked my Husband and I, just the other day, if we would mind if he went to trade school instead of college. We encouraged him to follow his heart and his passion and we would support him in whatever career training he chooses. My Daughter is in college and that's what she wanted to do, but I see my Son's way of looking at his career. Skilled tradesmen are a dying breed and if one doesn't want to go to college, I think trade schools are an excellent choice.
Barry Pope - I own a HVAC residential light commercial installation and service company and we are seeing it now more than ever. Simple service related industries have no talent and no one interested in paid journeyman jobs. It is very sad to think how bad the future is going to be with no simple service providers. I've been at it 27 years and my dad for over 50 and it is almost impossible to pass on our skill set to the next generation when they are too entitled to work.
Joan Kolenic Teare - How about they look into hiring capable and knowledgeable veterans?
Kaitlin Jiggy Morton - Is it just me or did somebody else read that in mike rowes voice? :p
Havareth Allen - I was an electrician, I have tried to find maintance jobs with different companies in the Tennessee area. THe problem I keep running into is that they want a person who is cross trained in everything. Plumbing, electrical, HVAC, metal working, welding and hoisting. If you meet these requirements they want to pay you less than $20 an hour for your skills. I find it an insult that they want this and will not pay properly for it.
Arielle Colasanto - Mike! I am a a 24 year old girl currently working at the USPS. I have a residential electric job and would love to try to find a job in that field since it's my passion. I have been denied by two jobs because "you wouldn't fit in the environment". This has almost broken me but going to your site and try to find more openings has really raised my hopes. But.. and there is always a but, I still can't find someone willing to hire a woman! Especially in New Jersey where you need to know someone to get into the union. Any tips for a young woman?
Carrie Hill - I love that more skilled workers are needed - the thing that makes this maddening is the "requirement" that most applicants for government (state, local, federal, etc) positions have a 4 year degree. It can be a 4 year degree in poison arrow frog mating rituals, but they want that degree. If someone has skills, passion, training, but lacks a piece of paper - they are categorically denied consideration - regardless of the qualifications they DO have.....
Jan Cooper-Moren - My 22 yr old son is at a real crossroads and college didn't work will with his learning style. He's looking into Union apprenticeships right now and I'm really proud of the research and thought processes he's doing. Not everyone is cut out for the classroom or a desk job. We need skilled labor too!
Jim Ed Clark - The apprentice programs in our country are in a shambles with everyone leaving colleges with degrees but no education. Nobody ever mentioned to them that they could have spent the same 4+ years as an apprentice somewhere making a modest income and not face a decade or more of debt for a degree obtained (I'll say it again) without gaining an education.
Bevin Baddorf - Dang it Mike! Get back on TV. The working man needs his hero back!
Debbie Wixtrom - This is yet another reason your work is so important. Mike! You are getting the word out of the critical need for trained workers in many, many fields. The idea that only people with college degrees are important or even able to support their families and themselves is hogwash! Of course, hog washing is also an important job!!
Nick Nixon - An old maintenance man retired. After a time a critical machine began to malfunction. Many "experts" were called but none could figure out the problem. Finally, a young tech said to call the retired maintenance man, he'd been working on the machine for 40 years. Well, the maintenance man came, walked around the machine and put a chalk mark on a certain part. "Replace this", he said. They did and the machine worked. Later, the company got a bill for $250,000 from the maintenance man. Shocked, they demanded he provide a detailed cost breakdown as he'd only looked at the machine for 2 minutes. The maintenance man provided the following: "1. One chalk mark, $1.00. 2. Knowing where to put it, $249,999." The bill was paid.
James N Lisa Franzen - I would like to say that it is not just men they need to replace at the Dam. My mother has been a Hydroelectric Mechanic for about 30 years and is one that is about to retire from Hoover. She has also worked at several Dams in WA. She has worked very hard as a single mother of all girls and has taught us the value of hard work and dirty hands. I don't know they could replace her or her work ethic with the next generation but I'm excited for her to retire soon, she deserves it.
Donna Hoefer - Solution..... bring back vo-tech training in high school.... connect with local construction groups like they did when I was at Widefield and the votech wing offered car repair (class was spent rebuilding a vehicle to give away to a needy family at the end of the year.) CAD and mechanical drawing classes, home building and repairs linked through habitat for humanity....etc... after I graduated, funding was pulled... kids were pushed into Bachelors of something mentality and those kids like myself with practical skills and a mind set to do something with their hands were disparaged or told that we had to fill slots in cubicles and sell our souls to the corporate world to get ahead... it's time to realize that working with your hands is important and not demeaning.
Dean Rasmussen - You're a good man Mike Rowe pointing at the right folks to be inspired by. You were the host, but you really turnned the camera on America. What stays in focus are the values of the people you point to. And even after the show, your message remains consistent. Good Job, stay Dirty!
Donna Hoefer - Open vocational schools for old school skills like metal working, cabinetry etc....for people who have graduated from college but can't find work because their fields are saturated.... re up the apprenticeship mentality that existed in early America.
- A lot of people have requested new episodes of Dirty Jobs. So far, this argument is the most pe (Type: photo | Published: 2014-03-30T18:01:48+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 5524)
The Real Mike Rowe: A lot of people have requested new episodes of Dirty Jobs. So far, this argument is the most persuasive...Comments:
Thomas J. Dudley - Dirty Jobs is one of the best shows on TV. I would love more. It is what reality shows should be. Real people in real situations. It was just a damn good show. You were funny and the people were real and it was just a blast to watch.
Debra Young - We need more Mike Rowe <3
John Glowatz - Mike, you have (had) an excellent way of presenting the show and what you were doing. You give the idea that you do TV part time and once the cameras are off you go to your real job digging wells or farming crops or something. Dirty jobs started when i was still in high school. It gave me a look into the real world. How people make their cash. I never ever saw myself behind a desk (not that there is anything wrong with that of course.) Society tells me that i have to have a big degree and a huge house with a triple digit career and you and that show taught me that as long as i like what i do and it pays the bills that there isn't a goddamn thing wrong with it. I finally found my career on the railroad. I became a Locomotive Engineer for NJ Transit commuter rail in New Jersey. Hey, its not as dirty as i would like to be but my family and i are comfortable and i couldn't imagine life any other way. Mike Rowe, Thank you and keep up the good work.
Denise Ainsworth - Bring back Dirty Jobs!!!!!!
Rebecca Lynn Veach - yes bring back Mike Rowe and Dirty Jobs
Susie Rabatine - hope he wasn't looking for honey - lol
Eric Vick - I think you should have a 5 minute special every night on some nightly news station that focuses on the working man/woman and highlights just how much the blue collar worker is essential to society today. You would be like a columnest in a newspaper only different. Kinda like the "Osgood Files" or "Above the Noise"
Think about it,
A Huge Fan
Michele De Marco - Aw they will Roo the day
Jan Cooper-Moren - There's a Pooh in the Loo :)
Kim Hoppes - I think you should do one with EMTs. Get covered in blood, vomit, and feces while carrying a backboarded patient with blood covered gloves without dropping the patient while cllimbing over steep terrain and not getting killed by a rubber necker more interested in twisted metal and not the safety of the rescuers. Oh, and the unsconscious pt is also oozing poop out of his shorts and onto the backboard and your blood covered gloves while still carrying him to the waiting cot and ambulance. This is also the very moment your nose will start to itch.
Shuwei Mathew Cai - more Dirty Jobs, less Kardashians and Duck Dynasty
Beth Lansing - If there can not be a regular Dirty Jobs series again, how about a series of specials?
Steven Godfrey - I want to see more Dirty Jobs. The show was the best. Your dry humour just made the show better.
Karola Longo - Dirty Jobs around the world!!!
Paula Harman - I would love to see Mike on Dancing with The Stars!
Jim Harper - Bring back Mike Rowe! Lots more dirt out here...
Dan Rodgers - I know this iant the post for it Mike Rowe but I want to thank you for bringing national attention to the building trades protest i n Ottawa ill.
John Kevin Cardinal - LOVED Dirty Jobs! Waaay better than most of the drivel that Discovery Channel seems to favor now.
Reg Klubeck - I was always amazed at how you could strike up a conversation with just anyone, in any walk of life.
Amber Colebaugh Scribner - Why not a dirty jobs out side of the US??
Angela Demo - Dirty Jobs is one of the best shows on tv. I like to hear Mike's comments and his facial expressions are hilarious!!!!! I wish it were still on.
- My neighbor has a cat.
I think. (Type: photo | Published: 2014-03-29T15:44:45+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 1170)
The Real Mike Rowe: My neighbor has a cat. I think.Comments:
John K Winters - Be afraid, be VERY afraid.
Aaron Cummings - Clearly satanic. Whatever is it.
Michael Andre Smith - "Why is it inside out?"
Jen White Balderas - It's looking for it's "precious"!
Eric Olsen - Your neighbor must be Dr. Evil
Lisa Huey Smith - What would you call a flea on a cat like that ? ...............Homeless!
Lisa Poynor Sisson - Mr. Bigglesworth
Lisa Nobles Sneed - It looks like James Carville.
Kirk Lowry - There is no cat. There is only Zuul.
Austin Hemminger - You fed it after midnight didn't you?
Paulette Edmonds - THAT'S A CAT?????
David Guinn Fortenberry - I am pretty sure that is what guards the gates to Hell....
Sandy Haney - I have two and they are so sweet!!! Will never have another breed of cat except this one!!!
Chad Mosier - That's not a cat. That's a Stephen King series...
Tonia Snow - A Sphynx! One of the most amazing breeds of cats ever. :) Your neighbour is lucky. :)
Nathaniel White - Sharon Stone let herself go.
Genice Callaway - Naked cats just need more snuggling ... <3
Shelley Gillis - Well Mike, not all of us are very pretty when we're naked.
Randy Jordan - I for one welcome our alien cat overlords
Rachel Emery - Awwww, I love a Sphynx! Looks mean but I bet he's a sweet kitty.
Christie M. Lyons - Sphinx cats. Kat Von D has one named Piaf.
- Holy C.R.A.P.!!!
I always thought Safety 3rd was catchy, but (Type: photo | Published: 2014-03-26T01:28:15+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 343)
The Real Mike Rowe: Holy C.R.A.P.!!! $3,925?!?!? I'M SHOCKED!!!!! I always thought Safety 3rd was catchy, but based on last weeks C.R.A.P. auction, (Collectibles, Rare And Precious), a reasonable person might assume the “Safety Third” label might catch on. The various items up for bid were all transformed into a ficticious line of safety gear, and raised a pretty penny for the mikeroweWORKS Foundation. Nearly 400,000 pennies, in fact. So please join me in thanking Brandon C. from Chico for over-bidding in dramatic fashion for a great cause. We appreciate it Brandon, very much. As long as I’m thanking people, let me correct an oversight regarding a prior piece of C.R.A.P. purchased several months ago. Pete D. from Florida paid $152.50 for an enormous fake fly, and the accompanying giant fly swatter. In the chaos of the holiday season, I neglected to acknowledge Pete’s generosity. Allow me to rectify that now. Thank you, Pete. I hope the enormous fly and the attendant swatter are occupying a place of prominence in your home. You got quite a deal! While I’m at it, I’d like to acknowledge Thomas N. from Fredericksburg VA, who just bought 17 copies of Profoundly Disconnected for $470, and Stewart M. from Valparaiso, IN, who purchased 5 autographed Work Smart AND Hard posters for $500. The collective support around our Work Ethic Scholarship Program has been overwhelming, and I’m happy to say that we’re quickly approaching our goal of $250,000 for the next disbursement. A few more C.R.A.P.s and we’ll be there! Finally - we had a minor glitch last week in our shipping department. Several people who ordered a copy of Profoundly Disconnected were accidentally sent two copies instead of one. We’ve been getting calls all day from concerned people wanting our address so they can return the extra copy. Those honest souls include Alice H. from Omaha, Nebraska, Brinda A. from Columbus, OH and Eric W. from Springfield, IL, and several others whose names I do not have. Thanks guys - you give us hope for the species. Mike PS I’ll have some more C.R.A.P. for your consideration later this week. Please stand by... PPS Safety 3rd!!!! PPPS Attention Safety Professionals - please read this before sending chastising letters. (We both want the same thing.) http://profoundlydisconnected.com/despite-magnificent-evolution-your-safety-cannot-be-your-employers-top-priority/Comments:
Doug Newsom - My favorite part about reading anything you write is hearing your voice in my head as I read.
Katilyn Monnier - Mike Rowe is one of the sexiest dorks on the planet.
James Jarrod Tatum - Mike, you also give hope for our species
Tim Reed - As a high voltage worker we got a saying "No Glove=No Love".
Katrina Johnsen - It's the quiet honest good folks who give us all hope.. It's those stupid loud mouths who squash it. I'm betting there are more quiet ones than we think! You rock Mike!
Shannon Marie Conley - I like the way you stay grounded Mike.
Annie Bennett - Now if you could only come up with a way to make COMMON SENSE common again instead of the rarity it has become
Andrew Cohen - Mike Rowe for president?
Michele Connelly Morris - You should put yourself on the auction block. A lot of folks would spend a bundle to spend the day with you. You would get even more if it was the night, but I would hate to see the women fight over you. Someone may get hurt. For a man in his 50's you are very blessed to have half the women in the US swooning over you.
Matt Porter - Hey Mike you remind me of Ernest P. Worrell played by Jim Varney in this picture. Maybe they could bring back the Ernest movies starring you. Lol
Tony Degara - Safety Third! I work at refineries, one in particular has 12 Rules. And if you don't follow them, then "you don't want to work for us"... And I just want to get up and leave every time I hear that. I watch their safety films, and they of late have used an incident I witnessed as an example of this 'safety system' and how because they didn't follow it, it got people killed. Not in my estimation, it was PRECISELY BECAUSE OF their system, the segmentation and compartmentalization that puts YOUR safety in the hands of another individual that the incident occurred. It was at this place where something happened that I haven't had happen in 25 years of work: I was lied to about a permit. When I was confronted with my camera in a process area, I was shocked to find that the 'permit holder' did NOT have a permit for me to carry it. Everybody thought I was upset at having to take my camera out of the process area. I had to do the "STOP!" and tell them, I want to see ALL the permits before I progress. Because in their system, that doesn't happen. I was angry because someone who didn't want to go through all the rigmarole of complying with anachronistic documentation policies just told me 'go and do it'... and lied about having a permit. Now, my camera was inspected and cleared to be in the area previously (a permit was issued for the week prior) so I wasn't in danger, nor was anybody else. But the arrogance of their safety people telling others to TRUST THEIR SYSTEM OR YOU WILL END UP DEAD and actually believing it... Flies in the face of what their people did. My bad for not being an ass and insisting on seeing all the permits. Which will never happen again. But it brought home my contention from day one in those briefings: the ONLY person that cares and is responsible about your safety on the job is Y O U ! No matter how arrogant and insistent, and invasive the company's work rules are, THEY WILL NOT PROTECT YOU because in the end, you are an employee, a contractor, and nothing more. Your life will be actuarialized out of a fund, paid off and forgotten. The Safety Program is just window dressing to mitigate any legal repercussions, and nothing more. Anybody in the refinery industry knows who this is just by the processes I described... With their 'reputation' for safety, this would be the LAST place you would expect something like this to happen. And if it can happen there, it can happen anywhere. And that being the case: it's up to YOU. It always has been, and it always will be. If you don't like it, WALK OFF! Better unemployed alive, than dead on the job.
Joann Schamble - Mike Rowe for President !!!! Lol
Val Brady - I would pay $3926 for you Mr. Rowe!!!
Richelle Grover - Dear Mike,
Today is my birthday. As a memoriam to the show Dirty Jobs my family and I watch an episode while enjoying birthday cake. This was the second year in a row that we have done so. Last year it was the Poo pot Maker, this year was the Snake Wrangler. Thanks for all the memories. :-)
DrDan McDougall - Mike, you ever make it up to Traverse City, MI - your money is no good here, I got you covered - you are a total class act, bud, and God bless!
Nick Hawthorne - Mike as a Safety Professional of almost 30 years I agree with your Safety 3rd essay. I have been fortunate to see the progress we have made over the years but we can not guarantee absolute Safety. I am going to use your idea in future training. Thanks!
Tonya Howk - Saw a blurb from the cat engineers earlier, seems Paul Klusman needs to get rid of an old car that doesn't run. A fan suggested he donate to a local trade school so kids can learn on it. Then low and behold the next post I read is all about CRAP. Related topics the way I see it. Maybe mikeroweworks could encourage more people to donate such things to local trade schools and votech schools to benefit future tradesfolk.
Will G Benson - You're on your way to becoming a legend, but being a Hero is also really good!
James Chiselhead Wilson - Mike Rowe, no doubt about it, YOU ARE THE BOMB!!!
David McDonald - Mike, a few years ago back while you were on Dirty Jobs, I was surfing its web site reading your blog and one really stuck out for me. You had responded to a fan who, very kindly, attacked you about not being safe while working in one of your shows.
I served in our Navy for 11years and preached the whole "safety first" but always knew what was really "first" for most organizations. And you had explained this to the fan in your MikeRoweWay, but also put into perspective how I felt about it all along. So long story short, I am very proud to see you expand on this subject and I support all that you stand and work for.
Thanks for everything Mike!!
Sharon Wolcott - So damn sexy even when you're being a goofball LOL!
- Remember that Walmart commercial I narrated called I Am a Factory? The one that had people brea (Type: video | Published: 2014-03-26T19:38:28+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 4276)
The Real Mike Rowe: Remember that Walmart commercial I narrated called I Am a Factory? The one that had people breaking out the torches and pitchforks? Well, we took some liberties with it. This is for the kids at Ottawa Township High who protested the closing of their Building Trades Program, and their recently unemployed instructor, Dave Keely. Give it a look, and if you're so inclined, pass it on... http://profoundlydisconnected.com/i-am-a-wood-shop/Comments:
Dan P Davis - Wood shop has to go because the Educators in Chief can't figure out how to apply common core test standards to a board.
Shawn E Carter - giggle c[__] nice work. Trades should be available to everyone, everywhere. It is the foundation of all of our rising and falling societies, just saying.
Julia Gura - As a parent of one of these suspended students I have to say that you sir rock and this is epic ;)
Michael Finfrock - Quick Story - I am a Journeyman Industrial Electrician. I lost my job a year ago. Terrified about being unemployed in such a tough economy, I wasted no time jumping into the job market. Much to my surprise and delight - There are a boat load of jobs out there for skilled trades workers. The problem with that, as most employers informed me, there aren't enough skilled people. BRING BACK TRADES EDUCATION!
Pamela Tucker Rogers - Thanks for caring about our kids here Ottawa. I know more than a few kids that had got suspedented including my own kids. I know we are only a small town somewhere south of Chicago where president Lincoln held debates and the indians starved but this is problem exists everywhere. I support your cause in informing our Government that to build out futures we must not dismiss our kids and we must teach them that there is no shame in hard dirty work and college is not the only way to make good hard earned money. . Hard work pays off and so do the trades.
Holly Panas - As an educator, I have seen this over the years--the slow closure of functional, lifestyle sustaining workmanship courses. Thrown to the wolves like they weren't necessary. Ask one of my students to make me a simple birdhouse and they would only know to purchase it from a store. No idea how to work a bandsaw. No idea what a jigsaw was for. Let alone a mitre saw. Our society is full of weekend DIY people just like an armchair quarterback-- working off of half the info and pretending things look good. We are not creating a scholastic environment where everyone has an opportunity. Not all kids are college bound. And we need better workmanship for our builders to have for their employees. And it could start young.
Jim Ford - IN the 70's my small high school (500 students) had trades programs of all manner - home construction, auto mechanics, auto body, steel/welding, cosmetology, office skills, etc. Many of those in trades programs were able to hit the streets with a 'sell-able' skill right out of H.S. and several have went on to own thriving companies built upon that early skills training.
Kayla Ashton Pence - As a student in the top half of her class from ottawa township high school, I thank you, mike rowe, for caring so much about our middle of nowhere school. I hope this shows all the work and determination us students havr to bring back our trades!
Lisa Schobert - Am I the only person who got teary eyed listening to this? I learned woodcraft from my father, because I was busy doing the college-prep thing in school. Now, I do my own carpentry, and this "some-college" girl is part owner/admin of a machine shop. The trades do matter. Keep up the good work, Mike, we need you and the people you inspire.
Shannon Marie Conley - Discovering Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe.
5 July 2011 at 15:49
On September 11, 2001, everyone's world changed. I did not know to what extent my world had changed. Falling into a deep depression for several years. Isolating myself to the point of near agoraphobia and not wanting to be around anyone, family included. Somehow I muddled through without any love in my heart. Fear and anxiety settled in and became my best friends. Until, that day. While folding laundry the discovery channel was on. Little did I know my life would never be the same. I came face to face with a man who was standing on The Mighty Macknac Bridge in Michigan. Climbing all the way to the top to replace a light bulb. I was floored! The episode ended and it was him, Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs and he was asking for help to keep him employed. I thought, who is this guy and what am I doing? Never having written a fan letter before in my life, I picked up a pen and piece of paper and began to write. With each letter I wrote my confidence returned. I became sober and quit a 28 year smoking habit. I picked up my tap shoes and got back on stage. My faith restored, I can literally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Because of Mike, my own family has become closer. My life has opened up in ways I never would have dreamed possible. I would never have had the courage to step outside my box had I not seen Michael Rowe standing there, on that bridge, that day. So, every time I hear Save me San francisco, I am reminded of him. Mike became my human angel, my parachute and he stained the front lobe of my left side brain. No matter what the future holds, Faith and Hope have been restored and my heart is full again and I am a better person because of him. With all the Love in my Heart, Shannon Marie Conley
Jeanne Knowlden - From Jeanne's husband, Charles Knowlden: As a Past President of the Technology and Engineering Education Association of PA (formerly Industrial Arts Association of PA) I applaud your efforts. As a retired educator, I have seen the rise and fall of applied technology. There are too many kids coming out of school that can't do anything but they can expound on everything!
Angie N Dave Keely - Mike, I know you have heard it before, but You DA Man!!! Dave Keely, here, OHS Building Trades instructor, currently?!?!?!Thank you for weighing in on this matter in Ottawa, IL. I stated in my presentation to the School Board that they can remove me from the situation, if that is needed, but they should use whatever resources available to save the Building Trades program. I am stating it again. Find a Way! They did not listen at the board meeting, here's hoping they will listen to the community of "working class heroes". I have received a non-stop flow of positive feed-back from former students and parents stating the relevance of a course like this in a student's future, be it in the trades or not. Again, thanks for your time. - Keely
Ron Hebron - Some of us vilified Mike Rowe for the Walmart commercial. I was one who really let him have it on his page before I had really even thought about what he did and more importantly, does. I apologized to him and admitted I had been wrong to base my judgement on an isolated incident. He very graciously responded with tact and class, saying that it was not necessary to apologize for ripping on him. I think what Mike does for workers in his capacity is every bit as important as what we do in our capacity. None of us are perfect. We all seem to want the same thing. The following is from Mike and says it all really:
Thanks for all you do Mike Rowe.
Ron Hebron - UBC LU 156
Elaine Emerson Boswell - When I was a senior it was mandatory for the girls to take shop and the guys to take home economics. I'm 62 and still using some of the things I learned in shop. It's truly a shame so many school have cut out shop, home ec, art, music, etc. The students are the ones who lose; the schools don't save anything.
Frances Fleming - High schools need the following classes for ALL students. Typing because he have 10 fingers not just 2 thumbs. Accounting because your bank account isn't full of money just because the ATM receipt says so. Music, wood shop, autoshop and home economics because these are all things we can't outsource. Take these and you will successful at LiFE
Dean Cunningham - Trades programs in High School are shutting down all over the country. I took shop class in High School and it was something my parents didn't think I should be doing with my time and intellect. My Dad was a Seabee builder so it is sort of ironic. I guess he wanted something different for me. After 15 years in Nursing ( a really dirty job) I am now a metalsmith (another dirty job). I use everything I learned, all the math, science, and what I learned in that shop class. Kids need well rounded educations and that includes Shop.
Chris Keisler - I am a person who has made my living in trades for the last 30 years. There is already a real shortage of skilled trade workers. At 55, I sometimes am the kid on the job site. It's not going fix itself. Right on Mike!
Bubba Scott - I wonder if people will ever learn that not everyone is was created to be an astronomer, a doctor, a lawyer or an Indian chief. Some people were given a gift or a talent to work with their hands, their imagination, and their muscles. It is a shame that our so called edjumacators just don't seem to realize that.
Jerry Branch - As a molecular fusion technician aka welder. I have to say love my job been places and worked on projects few people will get to see and even fewer can say they built. I could have gone to College but decided not to. I wanted to do something different with my life. I also knew then what I do know trades matter in this world. I have never been with out a job. All the trades need young people to step in and fill the shoe of us older guys someday.
Chuck Alderman - I live in Ottawa and am a 67 yo retired Pipe fitter out of LU 597 Chicago. The building Trades needs new blood. thanks Mike.
Dave Brock - We cut the hands-on classes for the jobs that actually exist, then allow college kids to amass enormous debt for majors where virtually no jobs exist.
Sorta backasswards in my opinion.
- Dirty Jobs has been out of production for two years now, but not a day goes by that someone doe (Type: photo | Published: 2014-03-25T01:05:55+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 693)
The Real Mike Rowe: Dirty Jobs has been out of production for two years now, but not a day goes by that someone doesn't ask me, "How did such a disgusting show ever get on the air?" Until now, that's a question I've traditionally deflected. Partly because the answer involves a sewer, a rat, countless condoms, several million roaches, many hundreds of tampons, vomit, urine, and a slow moving river of crap that very nearly swallowed me up. It's also mildly redemptive, as such stories go. And completely true. If you're interested in the truth about the precise circumstances that lead to Dirty Jobs, and the destruction of my prior career, please see my one-page book, Profoundly Disconnected, A True Confession by Mike Rowe. Specifically, look to the Preface. There, I answer this very question with a level of detail that many readers have already called "excessive." But since so many have also requested an oral version of this relatively brief tale, I've recorded an audio version for your edification. http://profoundlydisconnected.com/foundation/book/ If you have ten minutes to kill, check it out. It's free. Unless of course, you listen during your next scheduled meal. In which case, the price will be very steep indeed. Afterwards, should you feel compelled to make a donation to mikeroweWORKS, just look for the Impossible-To-Miss DONATE NOW Button. It's large, red, and impossible to miss. Or better yet, buy the book. All proceeds go to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation. Sales to date have raised nearly $100,000 for work-ethic scholarships. Which is nothing to vomit at... MikeComments:
Charles J Roberts Jr - I loved that show, wish it was still on.
Kevin Carlisle - It needs to still be in production.
James Schneider - We need Dirty Jobs back and need to cancel Naked and Afraid.
Sherman Hogue - My question Mike is .....How the hell did it get OFF the air! Someone needs to get smacked. Let's start shooting it again! I'm a camera man!
Doug Boyd - I think a much better question would be, "why on earth was Dirty Jobs cancelled"?
Patience Williams - I don't know if you Mike Rowe read the comments on these posts, but here is hoping. I am a long haul truck driver interested in getting a copy of your book. My problem is that I work 10+ hours a day which doesn't leave much time or energy for reading. So I am wondering if you would consider turning your book into an AUDIO Book, so people like me could listen to it while driving 3000 miles a week. Thanks for your time.
Jim Rowe - I am (only a little) ashamed to admit that I have benefited from sharing a last name with you. I was getting a room at a rather nice hotel over the phone. When the hotel representative heard my name, he said "Are you related to Mike Rowe?" I told him that a relative had said we were cousins (total fabrication). He promptly upgraded our room for free.
Diane Evans - What a stupid question........"how could such a disgusting show get on the air".........I thought it was very informative and it was hilarious too! Very entertaining! I think everyone that sits in their clean little cubicles all day should appreciate what jobs people have taken on when others wouldn't!! Someone has to do it! I was very impressed by this show.
Bill Sanders - Listened to how Dirty Jobs got started (the preface)... All I could think was ""Gol-darn it, Mike. You use your tongue prettier than a $20 whore." (Where's this from? LOL) I sure miss new Dirty Jobs.
Wish you could start up a different version where you don't HAVE to get DIRTY, but it's about jobs people have to do - like climbing the bridge to change the light bulb... or spraying a hillside to prevent erosion until they can get real grass planted (BTW: How 'bout the guy that MOWS those hillsides? How many times has he rolled the tractor/mower?)... and other jobs that some people consider "menial" and "beneath" them - You could probably use a lot of the footage in commercials for mikeroweWORKS. Hey... We all miss you being in front of the camera with the satirical comments and funny remarks!
Jannet Carwyle Hopper - I want Dirty Jobs back !!! Who do we protest or write to??
Jami Beckham - Your level of respect and commitment to working class men and women is amazing and most appreciated! You deserve all the success and good fortune coming your way. Continue to be blessed!
Jeremy Bird - If it wasn't for Dirty Jobs most of us wouldn't know how these jobs make life possible for the rest of us. Thank you Mile Rowe...
Jeff McDonnell - The question should be how was it allowed to go out of production ?
Yvette Prott - I would be more inclined to ask why such an awesome show with such a fabulous host and crew ever went off the air!?
David Millar - I'd like to know how such a great show left the air. We LOVE watching the reruns.
Lee Swanger - Dirty Jobs was a great show. I always looked forward to watching it, and I miss it like crazy. It was a testimony to good old fashioned hard work.
Stacy Stanley - I really miss that show... and you. Your dry sense of humor made my day. And I liked how you interacted with the crew. That show helped me realize what respect people with the dirty jobs deserve. I wouldn't do those jobs and hats off to those who do what I know I couldn't. Bring it back!!
Robin Ryan - A better question would be how did disgusting shows like "keeping up with the kardshians" and such get on the air...
Christopher Brent Willis - The real question is why is such a great show still not on?
Jaime Jones - totally bad move on DTV for pulling that show and putting all those other dumb shows on like tickle etc, BRING BACK DIRTY JOBS PLEASE....
Chris Beal - Oddly enough, Dirtiest Jobs was some of the cleanest TV programming of its time. Too bad TV has been flushed down the drain since. U the man Mike Rowe. Promoting work ethic and re-establishing the "can do" "can make" attitude in America is a just and noble cause we should ALL rally around.
Some truth in advertising. (Type: photo | Published: 2014-03-23T18:23:59+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 32226)
The Real Mike Rowe: Finally. Some truth in advertising.Comments:
Semone Bedeau - Some people can't handle the truth, though :p
Susan Corey - Wow! That company is here in Michigan! Thanks for posting!
Valarie Henry Murray - I had a sign on my station at a hair salon. It said "I'm a beautician, not a magician. "
Charli Chad - I don't expect a salon to fix a broken heart. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Society's value and expectation of a person's beauty has been set on false pretenses. Everyone expects what Hollywood dishes out and sets as an example of "perfection". There is no such thing. A woman with a presumably ugly face would be the most beautiful judged on her sweet, kind heart. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. Just remember to bathe, wash your hands and don't spread diseases. You may look put together on the outside, but the inside could be another story.
Leanne Manierski Eastman - This place is a mile from my house (Troy, Michigan), they always have something hilarious on their sign.
Rick Lemyre - The last part needs a verb. It should say "You be ugly."
Reginald Palmer - Ugly people make up the majority of the world, so at least im not a Minority :)
Greg Giovinco - is this across the street from the Bada Bing! ?
William Kish - Hey that is in Troy, MI. Awesome!
Skyler Lear - Royalty Davis omg... this is harsh, but kinda funny.
Rita StGeorge OBrien - Boy your on a roll keep them coming I need laughter in my life
Holland Alexander - Magnolia Coronella Carrie-ann Miller
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Post Ronald - The truth will set you free...
Todd Krost - Heather Klag-Shane, I've actually been there for a haircut. It's in the Detroit suburbs.
Auja Green - Kayla Morgan ass ! . Shelby Watkins right ? 😂😂😂😂 !
Kevin Markey - Jonathan Cron i found u a barber...lol
Steve Koncaba - Why does a men's haircut place do facials and manicures?
Jana D. Prevatt - Seriously, someone said that on marquee????? ROFLMAO!!! :-P WOW
Dustin Dengel - Hm wise guy Jonathan Gruetzmacher