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- We have a winner! (And a few Honorable Mentions)
Justina Pape-Sheppard with, "My Eyes Are Up H (Type: photo | Published: 2014-10-29T21:35:23+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: We have a winner! (And a few Honorable Mentions) Justina Pape-Sheppard with, "My Eyes Are Up HERE!" Genius. Thank you Justina. Best Plagiarized Line - "They're real, and they're spectacular." Thanks Steve Lepper - Inspired, and well-remembered. Most Original Line - On this episode of Somebody's Gotta Do It, we neuter a dragon! Thanks Jesse Nolan - Clever. Weird. Delightful. Best Overall Initiative - Watermelon Wedding...Because they Cantaloupe. Thanks Jim Stout - A truly terrible pun, but I love the fact that you made your own meme. You're a true self-starter. Send your addresses to info@mikeroweWORKS.com. Put WATERMELON in the re: line. Signed copies on the way. In the meantime, share the hell out of these with all due speed! Thanks. Mike PS - Even though he didn't win, Donnie Welch got the most votes for last weeks Oyster Orgy. "It's a shell of a job, but Somebody's Gotta Do It." Send me your address to Donnie, and I'll sign your masterpiece as well.Comments:
kathy scott - Sorry about tonight Mike. I'll be watching the Royals win against the Giants. I'll catch your show on the replay sometime later this week.
sharon wolcott - Congratulation to the winners. Those was pretty funny. I gotta say though. The "Watermelon Wedding...Because they Cantaloupe" was one of my favorites for sure. It made me laugh out loud.
crystal dawn bailey - Mike seems a bit meloncholy... Get it?... MELONcholy?! No?...okay
amy cahill - "I carried a watermelon..."
justin sage - Winning these has become a goal now. Love you Mike. This is a lot of fun.
lisa lazar-daigle - Mike, looks like you could use a over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder!!! ;)
zach venable - nice melons...mind if I check the firmness?
sandy mantik - DISH, I want my CNN back.
lisa hills - Nice watermelons, if only I had a DISH that would carry them
connie shields graybeal - LOVE it!!!! good job winners!!!!
mark jones - My cable provider lists this show as "Somebody's Got To Do It With Mike Rowe". I've watched a couple of episodes and it's not what I expected.
val roeder - Guess you didnt see Mike's Hard Melons.
i.t. pack n post - Mike, do an episode on the recently unemployed, hanging around the house with three dogs who demand your attention while you search online for jobs. Meanwhile, you are going nuts cause you have nothing productive to do. You notice that you are starting to smell and your teeth have an inch of fuzz on them. Wait.... How long have I been pairing this pair of underwear????
jason dillard - Mike. The wife, kids, and I greatly enjoy watching all your shows. (You have more reruns then M*A*S*H) and this new show is just as fun as the others. Your vocabulary is about as a tall order as that Water tower you climbed and stood on. Please don't do that again. I about had a heart attack. My fear of heights is next to no other, and your looked up to more than anybody else in show business. So do us a damn favor. Don't get dead.
P.S. Your Dog is a trip.
P.S.S. I got a buddy you should meet. He's a DUI Deputy with the Sheriffs Office. You two together would be an Oscar winning performance. You would do good too! Lol! Come on down have some bbq on us and go do a little Drunk Hunting. I mean Hell, Somebody's gotta do it!
beth wookil - Love the Dragon neutering
nichole nelson - "I carried a watermelon!" -Baby from Dirty Dancing. Lol!
d.j. troy songs'inc - Freaking dudes with watermelons... i should just stick to bingo
mary teal - Best show yet! I really liked the survival training guy.. the spitting of watermelon seeds not so much, but hey! Somebody's gotta like it out there!
jenny blaylock hard - Oh Mike! You make Facebook worth the trouble!
judi fujita - I gotta give a thumbs up to brother Scott Rowe. Sorry, Mike... but he got ya good! LOL
heather-joseph jones - Congrats guys! Sadly have DISH so missing out on these awesome shows. :'(
- Dishing it Out
Brandy Bell Maxwell
Hi Mike. I guess I'm a little slow on the take with the CNN (Type: photo | Published: 2014-10-28T22:14:04+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Dishing it Out Brandy Bell Maxwell Hi Mike. I guess I'm a little slow on the take with the CNN/Dish issue. It hit my husband and I when we sat down tonight and realized your show wasn't recorded that we no longer have CNN And let me tell you, I'm PISSED!!! Romy Shinn Piccolella Mike, I'm so upset that I missed last week's show. Maybe you should call Ted Turner and have a little chat with him? Bryan Garra Mike, Dish Network has removed CNN from our lineup and I'm damn mad!! I love your show...what can I do...more importantly what can YOU do?? They will listen to you!! HELP!! Melanie Doughty Mike, we absolutely LOVE your new show, Somebody's gotta do it. The big problem that we currently have is that we can NO LONGER SEE IT because DISH has dropped CNN from its line up!!! Matthew Jackson Hey Mike, big fan here. I’m UPSET that the dish network no longer carries your new show. Maybe you can have the powers to be give the CEO of dish a call. Just seems like all the stations that have popular shows get dropped and to make matters worse they don't drop the price!!! Let me know what you can get done. Michael S. Harrison Well Mike, I can't watch your show, BECAUSE THE DISH NETWORK TOOK IT OFF... BUT MY BILL FROM DISH REMAINS THE SAME... I WANT CNN BACK....YES I'M YELLING!!!! Greetings Being a savvy observer of the human condition, and a keen monitor of the emotional ebb and flow on my own Facebook page, I have detected a subtle but growing disenchantment with DISH’s decision to drop CNN from it’s current programming lineup. Along with the comments posted above, I’ve received no less than 500 similar remarks over the last week, most of which contain a preponderance of capital letters and exclamation points. People are angry. They want answers, and they want to know who to blame. I just ran into a viewer at the airport who described her feelings as "highly dishsatisfied." What this means for the overall level disappointment among the entire universe of DISH customers is difficult to say, but based on my experience as an imaginary statistician, I can assure you the number is biggish. As for the assignment of blame, it appears that most of the acrimony is leveled at DISH, though CNN is not getting out unscathed. Many are blaming Ted Turner specifically, and seem to believe he’s on a sailboat somewhere, waiting for my call and sage advice. Others have blamed President Obama, Glenn Beck, Bill Maher, my dog, and of course, the Freemasons. Obviously, the drama between DISH and Turner is beyond my pay grade, but let me just say that I share your frustration. Somebody’s Gotta Do It is a really good show, and I want you to see it. Not just for me, but for guys like Mutt Merritt and Don Doughtry, who were featured in last weeks episode. Mutt’s dedicated his life to saving the oyster population in The Chesapeake Bay, and Don runs the best damn Marching Band in the country. These are people worth meeting, and right now, I simply can’t make the introduction. The best I can do is cobble together some behind the scenes footage from earlier episodes. You guys deserve to see something, even it’s just me trying to figure out how to make a TV show. If you like it, I’ll put together more. http://mikerowe.com/2014/10/bts-crew-at-le-reve/ In the meantime, please know that I’ve offered to broker a number of potential resolutions, including a protracted game of “Eenie Meenie Miney Mo,” “Capture The Flag,” and of course, a binding match of no-holds-bared Rochambo. I’ll let you know what happens. As for tomorrows show, I think it's excellent. I learn how to survive in the Mohave, and visit a town in Texas that depends entirely on Watermelons. Fires will be lit, seeds will be spit, and melons will be thumped, all of which you’ll see in vivid high-definition. Unless of course, you have DISH. If that's the case, please resist the urge to smash the dish into tiny pieces, or defile it in any way. Vandalism is common among the Highly Dishsatisfied, but almost never the answer. Instead, why not make a print the attached photo, and send it along to DISH with your next payment? Better yet, print it on the back of your DISH bill. (Just because you’re dishgruntled, doesn’t mean you should waste paper.) Mike PS I'll post some meme photos for tomorrows show later tonight. Thanks.Comments:
dan o'brien - Here's the answer. Ted Turner wanted an all or nothing deal with 5 of his channels, and Dish stood up to his tyranny. You all should stand with Dish Network, as they are trying to save you, the consumer, money. CNN has one good show, and that's Mike's. Is it fair that your bill goes up due to the greed of Ted Turner? No. No it's not. So, direct your anger at Ted Turner, not Dish.
david straka - I suppose one answer might be, follow the money. Maybe CNN is not a money maker. You know, ratings and all that jazz. I believe in my heart of hearts it is time for the Mike Rowe Network. (MRN) There is the possibility of the Friday Freddy Network (FFN)
greg rollins - CNN is not the best channel to have a show on these days. Sorry Mike Rowe! Your new show just happens to be on a sinking ship. :(
curtis schmalenberger - I personally like how DISH is the bad guy for not paying the increased fees that Turner is demanding. And then who gets the blame when your DISH bill goes up? DISH, of course.
nancy l smalley - Mike - WHEN do they repeat the show? If I fall asleep, and haven't taped it, I miss out? CNN used to run repeats in the wee-hours, and when I'd get up to, well, wee, I'd get to see them. Now it's always a CNNI simulcast, that I don't care about. See if you can set them straight on this? I haven't caught one of Anthony's shows yet this season either. Really miss those middle of the night repeats!
tracey jarrard - after being gouged by Dish for over 15 years...last year we went to free tv...miss some of our favorite shows...but don't miss paying over $100 a month for roughly 300 channels of CRAP
gretchen forde - Get a Directv satellite dish. They still have CNN.
kimberly guimond - I wish hulu carried it! I dropped dish and now only have Netflix and hulu
dennis stewart - I haven't watched cnn in years.
matthew b. herlitz - Turner network wants to charge Dish much more than they have in the past. Dish is still trying to negotiate a reasonable price so that it doesn't have to raise prices on its customers.
rory may - That's it! I'm startin an Occupy Dish network movement...I'll bring beer...
tamara balint giudice - Mike, I think you should move the show over to Fox News. That would take care of the issue.
debi deason - Dish stopped carrying all of Ted Turner's channels because they wanted to triple the price to Dish. I really can't blame Dish, especially since (as several people have stated here) CNN isn't exactly the most watched network in their lineup. Seems like Turner is pulling some of his usual craziness.
alex alex s - Dont blame DISH for wanting to keep our bill from going up. We pay a lot less than DirecTV viewers.
sheila rourke finley - As I told DirectTV when they asked why I was switching from Dish, "I can't punish Ted Turner and I can't punish CNN, but I can punish Dish". It's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it.
andy nguyen - Mike, November 15th is the Los Angeles Film School's 5th Annual Salute to Veterans that are currently attending the school here. It would be amazing if you could drop in and say hello to nearly 400 Veterans. Thank you sir!
shawn mcclosky - Call Directv. Ask them what they will give you to switch. Then switch. Then call Dish and tell them to cancel your service because you are a direct subscriber because they have CNN and you can watch Mike's show. It's called voting with your dollars.
douglas huddy - " Being a savvy observer of the human condition, and a keen monitor of the emotional ebb and flow on my own Facebook page, I have detected a subtle but growing disenchantment with DISH’s decision to drop CNN from it’s current programming lineup.. Along with the comments posted above, I’ve received no less than 500 similar remarks over the last week, most of which contain a preponderance of capital letters and exclamation points"
That's about the most literate "This sucks. People are pissed." I've ever had the pleasure of reading.
romy shinn piccolella - Holy Hell, Mike Rowe quoted me! :D
levi vigil - As a fifteen year veteran of home entertainment installation aka dish installer I can say that contract disputes are the fault of both side. Every year broadcast companies like cnn raise the rate at which companies like dish network pay them to display their content.
If said broadcast companies rates are unreasonable then companies like dish have the option to drop the broadcast in an attempt to keep costs to the consumer "reasonable."
It happened a few years ago with AMC. They had some very good shows on and felt that a 45%rate hike was within reason. Comcast which at the time had the best negotiations legs to stand on said "no way." They finally came to terms and AMC was restored.
Everybody always assumes and blames the company they pay like Dish, Comcast, Cable vision and a host of others. This is an incorrect assumption. What they are doing in insuring your costs do spiral out of control. Most of these companies are actually on your side.
jann marie jansen - Damn Freemasons!
- Tomorrows Meme, with your help. The winning caption receives a signed copy. So does the suggest (Type: photo | Published: 2014-10-29T06:45:30+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Tomorrows Meme, with your help. The winning caption receives a signed copy. So does the suggestion with the most likes. Unless they're one and the same. Either way, keep it cleanish. MikeComments:
steve lepper - They're real, and they're spectacular.
john beck - They told me I'd get to grab a pair of melons shooting this episode. I should have inquired further...
chris engel - "I carried a watermelon" Dirty job inspired by Dirty Dancing :)
nathan sheehan - He can lift...but can he separate?
sarah perry - Sometimes you just gotta grow a pair
nick jenkins - I went to a doctor because I was afraid I might have melonoma. He said take two of these and call him in the morning.
casey urman - Do your melons hang Rowe...?
ang shove-ink - Mike Rowe, Melon Inspector
Somebody's Got To Do It!
cj hodges - Mike Rowe and two watermelons walk into a bar....
tim north - If life gives you melons you're probably dyslexic.
jennifer chappell - "Mike Rowe is one in a melon"
"Because, who wouldn't want Mike Rowe handling your melons?"
I'm awful at this lol. When I'm not on the spot I'm 100% hilarious.
christopher schroeder - Finally, Mike does a womans job.
julie mims - In honor of breast cancer awareness month.... Check your melons!
michael brown - "See where Mike put the 3rd watermelon...
Wednesday & 9pm on CNN"
beauxregard howard - Save the melons! Don't slack, check your rack. Support breast cancer research.
corey heitschmidt - Does this angle make my melons look big?
nathan everett - It's ok babies. Gallagher can't hurt you now....
lisa gardiner klann - No one even noticed my new hat. Now I know how women feel.
lisa hjelm schlender - The front hook...offers both support AND quick release.
jennifer diehl - Because these melons don't thump themselves...Somebody's Got to Do It.
john white - That moment I finally realized what Dolly Parton feels like all the time. ;)
- Off The Wall
October 17 at 11:21am · Chandler, AZ ·
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The Real Mike Rowe: Off The Wall Ryan Thompson October 17 at 11:21am · Chandler, AZ · "Hey Mike, love the new show……I watched the last episode with the cranes and the birds suits (little weird….but whatever). One question came to mind though - is that place funded privately or by the government? I kept thinking it's one of those places that costs the tax payers millions each year to keep the doors open." Panier De Fraises October 16 at 9:49am · "You did a disservice to Operation Migration and the whooping crane project on Somebody's Gotta Do It. You came across as bored and disdainful. You say you work for the people who watch you and not the people who pay you --- ok. You're on probation." Hi Panier Fair enough. I’ve been on probation my whole career, and I’ll be grateful to remain there as long as you can tolerate me. But for what it’s worth, you’re mistaken. I was neither bored nor disdainful of anything I saw at The Whooping Crane Facility. In fact, I was genuinely impressed with Dr. French and his team, and glad to give their program some national exposure. Now it’s true - I didn’t swoon in their presence, or behave as though I agreed with every single thing I heard. Dr. French was very clear about why he does what he does - he believes the Whooping Crane has as much right to exist as we do. I doubt that everyone shares that view. Should they? Whooping Cranes were nearly hunted into extinction, and left homeless as their natural environment was systematically eliminated by short-sighted Home Sapiens. Personally, that makes me sad and angry. Thus, I’m happy to shine a light on Dr. French's efforts, and pay some money to see The Whooping Crane survive. But Ryan asks a very fair question. How much? More than the Spotted Owl? Less than the Whales? Should there be a limit on what we spend to save an endangered species? Depending on your worldview, questions like these are annoying. But they are nevertheless important, because we're all in this together. Is the Whooping Crane more valuable than the Snow Leopard? What about the Desert Tortoise? Or The Black Rhino? Exactly how bad are we supposed to feel when a species exits Planet Earth? Is it a tragedy? An ecological disaster? Or just a damn shame? Lot’s of people are currently worried about overfishing - specifically, the depletion of the worlds tuna stocks. Some people are worried because they’re concerned about the rising price of tuna. Others are worried about it's long term viability as a delicious menu item. And others are protesting because they believe it’s morally wrong to eat them. The difference is important, because an individuals worldview will absolutely inform their opinion about basic conservation. According to some other show I just narrated for some other channel, there are approximately 8.7 million species on the planet, give or take 1.3 million. (If a 1.3 million delta seems high, consider that the previous estimate put the number of total species on Earth between 3 million and 100 million, which is somewhat baffling in and of itself.) But here's the most intriguing statistic - of the 8.7 million species now estimated to inhabit the planet, approximately 88% have yet to be discovered, described and cataloged. That strikes me as rather extraordinary. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110823180459.htm Point is, you could fill a library with what we don’t know about biodiversity. And yet, many people have a deep and abiding conviction about the proper way to discuss the plight of endangered animals. You seem offended Panier, because my attitude did not reflect the seriousness that you believe this topic deserves. You weren't alone. But consider - many others were equally offended because I gave a platform to man who believes that all creatures on the planet are entitled to the same right to exist as humans. A lot of people told me that with 7,000 children dying every year from hunger, the plight of the Whooping Crane was not worth my time. Thus, addressing this topic in a light-hearted television show is guaranteed to offend somebody. If you watch the episode again, (assuming I’m still on probation,) I think you’ll see that we tried to focus on the human elements - the simple joy that Dr. French and his team take in their work, and the passion they bring to their job each and every day. Experts call it “congruency,” that rare and wondrous state that occurs when your beliefs and your actions line up perfectly, and net out in a vocation or avocation that you truly love. Dr. French is first and foremost, congruent, and thus, perfectly suited for SGDI. Are his efforts worth the cost? Was I disrespectful? Is there no room for levity? Those are fair questions upon which reasonable people might disagree. But one things for sure - the cranes are damn lucky to have the good Doctor in their corner. And I wish them both every success. MikeComments:
cameron cloud - Mr. Rowe, you are too balanced and make way too much sense for our society. :D Please don't change.
sarah connelly - “It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what." - Stephen Fry.
dan leister - Every time I read a response from Mike Rowe that is both perfectly sane and level headed while explaining why you're freaking out about nothing... I really wish this was the type of man we had in government instead of a bunch of self-serving talking heads. I don't get excited about "celebrities", ever... but given the chance to meet Mike, I'd jump at the chance. Thank you for creating REAL programming and not "reality tv" that is currently plaguing television and regurgitating the same me too, me too garbage.
christopher lloyd iii - I'm as far from a tree hugger as one could probably get... But even with that I love the outdoors. I would rather my tax money go to things such as the rescue of a species that my own species has tried to kill off... Then to some biped that keeps popping out children with no means of support, or to foreign governments that hate our way of life.
ruth mitchell - To answer the question about funding....I can speak for Operation Migration...they are 100% funded by private donations...and are even now in the midst of taking this years class of Chicks from the Marsh in Wisconsin to the Marsh in FLorida....they need $$$$$ to finish funding this years migration!!! If you loved what you saw...come join us at http://operationmigration.org/ and you can watch all the excitement at our migration camera.... http://www.ustream.tv/migratingcranes
sarah connelly - Did you write this way while in school? Your book reports must have been epic.
tonita spillers - My goodness some people need a hobby. Hop off your high horses folks and just enjoy a television program and if you learn something great and if not and that's what your passion is...change the channel.
chris corrigan - Mike, you seem to keep implying in your posts that every issue cannot be easily pigeonholed into "good" or "bad" buckets relative to my preferred binary "worldview team."
I resent your calls for subtlety, nuance, and examination. It would be much easier if you and the topics you discuss would just identify as "with me" or "against me" so I can process you and move on! Don't you know there are cat pictures to click?!
valerie rupe - To all of those who have complained:
First of all, I do not understand why you continue to watch a show that offends you. (well, actually I do understand but the psychology of it is very likely above your pay grade.)
Secondly, if you are so concerned about other causes that you feel the need to be negative about those that you disagree with, perhaps you should donate your time to those causes instead of sitting in front of the television watching shows that upset you.
cheryl james - Mike you seem to try to come across as a goofball. And part of you is and I enjoy that part. I have to say. You deal with the remedial remarks incredibly well. Like you try not to show off your brainiac side. Our family is loving the show and it is nice to find something we all can agree to watch.
jodi linn miller - Maybe you should have a disclaimer before your episode, something like, "if you're a thin-skinned ninny, please change the channel so you don't whine later" LOL.
scott santos - Why do people even try to complain to Mike? How he manages to completely shut them down so eloquently is a thing of beauty.
shelia slider - When people ask why it is important to save a species, I have them look at a clip about wolves being reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park.
Adding, or removing, one species can throw off the entire ecological balance of an area.
janet willis - Being an admin on a page for a lost dog, I read many comments ridiculing the owner for spending time and money on "just a dog." It makes me feel like I'm back in the 5th grade with children who seek out and then berate other children for not "liking what I like." Wouldn't it make more sense to end sentences with "to me!"? Like, "Whooping Cranes are stupid and unimportant, to me." While they aren't stupid or unimportant to me, they also aren't something I would make my life's mission. But, I'm glad it's someone's. If more people had missions aimed a bit higher than berating other's missions, fewer people would be jackasses... to me.
john gagne - I hope Mr. Rowe continues to offend the self righteous... because I absolutely cherish just how articulately he takes them to school.
kelly stoll hespel - Mike Rowe - I too watched the episode and as a fellow Baltimorian, I've been familiar with your work for years. Knowing your personality and your dry sense of humor, I think you did a great job. You gave an otherwise snooze-worthy topic a sense of humor and, I would argue, made people who would normally tune out, tune in. Thanks for being you and keep doing what you do!
nick eugenis - Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
darryl dieffenderfer - Like the guy on the beach throwing washed up starfish back in the water. Someone says "there are so many, one person isn't gonna make a difference" As he picked one up an threw it back...I made a difference for that one, then another,,,and so on......seemed like a good analogy. Rock on Mike.
karen endecott - The problem with the social media is that it has given a voice to the morons in society which is not as easy to ignore as it used to be.
rebecca jacobs - You are absolutely the only person who writes a response this long that I will even read, much less (generally ) totally agree with!! You are awesome..keep up the good work.
tj held - So Mike, how many times does your first line in a response say "What the hell is wrong with you?" Then you delete and start typing this type of response.
- Dear CNN
Good Evening. My name is Freddy. We haven’t met, but I share a room with the biped (Type: photo | Published: 2014-10-22T02:36:37+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Dear CNN Good Evening. My name is Freddy. We haven’t met, but I share a room with the biped who hosts your new hit show, Somebody’s Gotta Do It. If I understand today’s headlines, some sort of mysterious “DISH” has caused CNN to vanish from 17% of American televisions. Consequently, millions of humans - many with Nielsen Boxes, are now unable to watch the highest rated new series on cable news. This is an outrage. Moreover, it’s a mystery. Last I checked, the dish was the thing that holds my nightly gruel. How can a piece of dinnerware take control of a television set? No matter. The problem is real, and something needs be done. A great hew and cry has arisen on The Facebooks, and as I type this, hundreds of disappointed fans are now imploring my biped to “make calls, take action, or personally negotiate” with the dish in question. Obviously, these people have overestimated the influence of a B-list celebrity, but their frustration at not being able to watch their favorite show is understandable. After months of constant promotion, these loyal fans were whipped into a veritable frenzy of anticipation. Now, record numbers of viewers are addicted to the only hour of genuine, unscripted programming on television, but simultaneously held hostage by a stubborn “dish” that’s unwilling to negotiate? Normally, I avoid these kinds of inexplicable spats, but since I know a thing or two about getting what I want, I thought I’d offer my services, and help get this recalcitrant dish back to the table. I know what you’re thinking. “He’s small. He’s young. He doesn't have a last name.” Well, that’s true. But so is this - when it comes to negotiating, I never fail. Ever. I may only weigh ten pounds, but I can persuade a 200 pound man to leap out of his bead at 3am by simply lifting my leg. When I whisper, people come running. When I yell, they scamper even faster. Just yesterday, I sent the Fed Ex man tumbling down the stairs with a single shout. I’m not saying my poop doesn't stink, I’m just saying there’s always someone there to pick it up, and thank me for the privilege. Can your current flock of legal eagles say that? I mean no disrespect. I’m sure your people have all the right pedigrees. But really, do you need another white-shoe, Ivy-League, Wall Street barrister with a blue-chip Rolodex trying to reason with an empty vessel? Hell no. You need an animal. A street fighter. You need a guy who’s not afraid to get dirty. Well look no further, CNN. I’ve dealt with snakes. I’ve tangled with rabid raccoons. I’m pretty sure I can handle a stupid dish. Just one phone call to my personal network, and I’ll have every one of these damned things covered in urine by morning. And that’s just for openers. Wait till you see what I do next... The show must go on gentlemen, and somebody’s gotta make it happen. Just say the word, and I’ll get started. Freddy PS Our neighbor, upon whose DISH I’m poised to pee, has been invited over to watch Somebody’s Gotta Do It tomorrow night. The biped is serving hors d’oeuvres at 7:30, with an open bar till midnight. If you know someone held hostage by one of these nefarious dish-things, you might consider doing the same. PPS As you must know, my motives are not entirely unselfish. Fewer viewers means a higher likelihood of cancellation for the biped, which would ultimately lead to an empty dish for your’s truly. And that would be entirely unacceptable...Comments:
jay saddler - You sir are not a B-list actor. You're an inspiration to hard working men and women everywhere. Love the new show.
august langferman - Mike Rowe, I'm simultaneously concerned for your sanity, impressed by your linguistic skills and jealous of your candid ability to present to the world opinions expressed via your dog. My dog thinks everyone is an asshole. I would never say that though...he does.
brad white - Mike, your dog is on your computer again
melissa moore - celebrities may be liked, they may be loved, they may be worshiped... but you are no "B list celebrity"... you are a beloved activist and motivator toward the hard-working work ethics that our grandparents and great-grandparents saw as being right and normal... that puts you, in my book, well above any hollywood sort.
michael tallman - Never been less than an "A-list" personality in my book, Mike Rowe
robin samsa bettisworth - Hi Freddy, what are you doing posting on a Tuesday? Now I'll have my days all screwed up.
nikke marie bird - How is Mike Rowe not running this country? He loves his dog, he has worked with America's workers that no politician would go near, be seen with, or approach, AND found the good while doing so, he's handsome, has a wonderful voice, and isn't afraid to speak up when needed. President Rowe has a nice ring to it....and Freddy would have a mighty fine dish to eat out of in the White House. :)
jon paul deleon - Mike for president.
terri williams michelsen - Dish says Turner 's demands for paying for viewing rights are insanely high. Come on Turner, shape up! You don't need any more money.
tina evans mckamie - Mike you need to write a children's book with Freddy as the main character! You are a good writer! Besides being adorable and I want to take you both home and spoil you haha
chris demonbrun - Freddy, your grammar is amazing. Please become a high school English teacher and get these youngsters to know the difference between their, there, and they're.
susannah snyder - Dear Freddy......Your owner is the ONLY reason I turn on CNN.....Mike Rowe Rules!
shawn lutz - one word...DirecTV ;)
robert faulkner - Am I the only one who sees him sitting at a laptop, with a top hat and a monocle while writing this? His furry little eyebrow poking over the monocle....
Maybe a little vest.....
sam maynard - After Freddy fixes "DISH", would you turning him loose in congress?
sarah elaine wilson-arend - I work for Dish, and we customer service reps are behind Freddy 100%. The big boys at Dish and Turner Network should rightly tremble at the thought of a small dog's wrath. Go, Freddy!
john patton - Dish people Freddy is speaking and it's not Friday. You should be afraid very afraid!!
bruce goodwin - The only thing I didn't like about this post was the reference to Mike Rowe being a "B-list" celebrity. There are hundreds of Hollywood "A-listers" that will never be as popular and beloved as Mike. I know it was meant as a joke and all in fun but I would like to thank Mr. Rowe for all the years I have enjoyed watching Dirty Jobs and if there is something preventing people from watching the new show then it should be a national priority to fix the problem ASAP. :)
john norris - B-List as in "He B the only one I watch anymore"
mim mckinney winder - Dear Freddy, your use of the English language is beyond calcitrant! Your obstreperous and truculent demeanor is virtually magnanimous and I commend you for this assiduous labor of poignancy to get the message to the masses! Tell your master he is spectacular!!
An appreciative admirer <3
heather johnson menosky - I only watch CNN to see your Biped's show. I think he may be getting the short end of the stick in this one;)
- Caption Contest?
Since you guys are primarily responsible for watching Somebody’s Gotta Do I (Type: photo | Published: 2014-10-22T16:00:00+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Caption Contest? Since you guys are primarily responsible for watching Somebody’s Gotta Do It, as well as programming Somebody’s Gotta Do It, it occurred to me that you might be equally adept at promoting Somebody’s Gotta Do It. Toward that end, please consider this image from tonights show, and suggest a humorous caption. I’ll pick my favorite, create one of those meme things, repost it here, and see if it gets passed around. Thanks in advance for being your usual clever and hysterical selves. Contest ends 3pm, ET. Mike PS. Like most of my “contests,” the prize is modest. I’ll print out a hard copy of the finished photo, suitable for framing. I'll sign it, and send it off to the person who suggests the caption we ultimately use. Along with my eternal gratitude. PPS. Tonights episode is titled "Oyster Orgy." Something to consider...Comments:
donnie welch - Oyster Orgy, it's one shell of a job, But somebody's gotta do it.
cody dumas - "Look at all the shucks I give"
danielle vincent - The shelling continues on Somebody's Gotta Do It. Casualties are shucking unbelievable.
heather schmucker - I don't mount a pile of oysters everyday.... but when I do it's an orgy. <3
laura a mullen - And that's when Mike realized "All You Can Eat Oysters" would come back to haunt him.
jeff bradford - Shameless and Shellfish Plug.
rachel west - It's an oyster orgy and someone's getting shucked
connie shady - Mike Rowe makes oysters horny!
nancy johnson - The cracker goes under the oyster.
maureen ferrara - Look at this 'shelfie'!
shannon barkley - Should have clarified the "million clams" salary in my CNN contract.
diana pratt - I got nothin', but this has to be THE BEST comment thread EVER!!!
nick alder - I laughed so hard at the oyster jokes, I pulled a mussel.
jeff burr - I'm Mike Rowe, and the world is my oyster.
dyanna flynn - SHUBAR--SHucked Up Beyond All Recognition.
christopher reid - At least it's not a mountain of crabs between my legs.
amy mcclelland higgins - Tonight, it's Oyster Orgy, and Mike is on top.
erick eezeedaddy senkmajer - Enjoy the latest, greatest aphrodisiac: Mike Rowe on the half-shell
Wednesday nights, 9PM...
ginny claire ponder - I shucked so many oysters I pulled a mussel. 😜
samantha treloar - That was the day Mike realized he may be a little bivalve curious.
carl nettleton - "Don't be shellfish; Watch Somebody's Gotta' Do It tonight at 9. It won't cost you any clams, and I'm not half-baked."
- We Have a Winner!!!
You guys are unbelievable. 4,000 comments in two hours. In round numbers, (Type: photo | Published: 2014-10-22T19:01:07+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: We Have a Winner!!! You guys are unbelievable. 4,000 comments in two hours. In round numbers, I’d say that 500 were truly inspired, 1000 were excellent, 1500 were very, good, another thousand were decent, and the rest were, well...comments. There can only be one winner though, and that honor goes to Connie Shady, for her profound and prescient observation. “Mike Rowe Makes Oysters Horny.” Connie wins not because she flatters me, but because she accurately describes precisely what I attempt to do on tonights program. If you would be so kind, and feel so inclined, please feel free to share the hell out of this. Connie - someone from my office will be in touch regarding your address. I’ll personally mail this image to you asap. In the meantime, lets do it again next week. You all restore my faith in humanity and bad puns. MikeComments:
andy b. smith - Only one winner, well that's shellfish.....
susan pallotta - I didn't know I was an oyster until just now...
carmelo clandestine - Shucks. I didn't win.
john cannamela - So those oysters were Rowed hard. Be careful if you play with your shellf
jeré itstartswitha k - He does that to me, too!
dan carr jr - Do you really read every single Comment?
brian burwell - If Mike is making oysters horny, hate too see what he is using to shuck them, lol
jessica saul - Sigh. Does everything require a sexual undertone? Or blatant sexualization to be interesting? :(
roberta mccrary - Oh come on, all those truly awesome comments and y'all pick that one? There were so meant that are much punnier..
rachael morford - Connie, I am insanely jealous! LOL
katherine burbules - Mike Rowe: the other aphrodisiac l
mike martino - Mike Rowe time is running out to throw your hat into the 2016 Presidential Race! :)
tom strous - Shucking unbivalvalveable how shellfish some pearlple can be.
dan goward - Whenever I read a post by Mike I feel a little smarter. The way he words the simplest of posts or stories is enough to entertain and educate the simplest minds simultaneously.
Thanks Mike you make FaceBook worth it haha
jon racioppi - I guess I should have went with my original “In an oyster orgy, I'm always on top“ before I deleted it for something more general show appropriate :-p
barbara weber moritz - Mike, I know someone who owns a garnet mine in Mass. That he mines himself. He has had colleges come to his mine to teach and even had the Smithsonian interested in some of his gems. He's a really hard working, talented jeweler/designer as well. This might be right up the SGDI alley.
shane marsell - Mike, I've wondered why so many have wanted you to run for the "Prestigious" job as President, including myself. I think because many of us look at you as a role model of a true American. You seemed to have landed success by hard work, dedication and maybe a little dumb luck. Most can truly respect that. If by some chance you ever do run, you will get my vote (unless your policies really suck) LOL. Thanks for the great shows!
keitha lockhart robinson - "Pass the toilet paper, please. I just shucked myself."
cal christy - Why the Hell are you on Cnn...
angie greiwe ginder - Get in line, oysters.
jamie guinn - At least he ain't got crabs.
- Last week, I gave my watch to Chris Cuomo, who appeared to be coveting it during our interview (Type: photo | Published: 2014-10-24T02:24:39+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Last week, I gave my watch to Chris Cuomo, who appeared to be coveting it during our interview on New Day. He then offered it for sale on-line, and promised to give the proceeds to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation. Well, one thing lead to another, and eventually, my $35 mikeroweWORKS watch was purchased for $4,050.00. That’s four-thousand and fifty US dollars. This kind of generosity never ceases to amaze me, and I just wanted to personally thank everyone who overbid in such a dramatic fashion, especially Tracy Everett, who coughed up the gelt in question. When my office asked Tracy if I could publicly acknowledge her kindness, she wrote this: “I would be honored if Mike mentioned both me and my son Logan on Facebook. Logan is 9 years old and has been a huge fan of Mike's since he was 5. You can let Mike know that his watch will be treasured for many years to come. Bidding for this watch was such an easy decision for me for two reasons. It's going to make a little boy who has been through a lot of major loss in the past 2 years very happy and the money is going to a great charity. Thank you so much for this opportunity.” Tracy - you got class. And since you paid nearly $4,000 more than the watch originally cost, I’m going to include another precious timepiece along with the one you actually purchased. As you can see, this one is truly beat to hell. The band is on the verge of disintegrating, and I suspect the time is only accurate twice a day. Plus, it smells funny. (I believe it was last worn in a septic tank.) Anyway, it’s on it’s way to your arm, or Logan’s, along with my sincere appreciation. Thanks again for your generosity, and for supporting mikeroweWORKS. Mike PS All my C.R.A.P. (Collectibles Rare And Precious,) is sold to benefit the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, and are used most often for Work Ethic Scholarships. Look for more C.R.A.P., just around the corner. PPS I loved last nights show, and hoped you did too. Unfortunately, we got preempted at 9pm on the West Coast by the shooting in Canada, ISIS, Ebola, etc. The plan is to re-air the episode Saturday at 9pm. Assuming of course, we're not in the midst of Armageddon or The Rapture.Comments:
randy stull - You are an incredible American and an even better human being...Thanks Mike
jaimie bosley - You are an awesome guy Mike Rowe! You should auction a picture of you "pawtographed" by Freddy ;)
erik denton - Mike, I wish I had money to donate. I would send it. We own a small remodel business and we should be on your show, but we dont get that dirty all the time. I'm a disabled vet who doesn't believe in sitting on your butt collecting a check. I believe if you can walk you can work. My company is neat in a cool way, we give other disabled people showers and widen door ways so they can get by. Sometimes we don't make much money at this but it's enough to pay the bills. However we have had to crawl under houses with a family of raccoons and brown recluse spiders even the occasional snake. We all love your show and wish there was a way to help. Let us know what we can do.
dan koruna - Saw the show last night. The first time I watched an hour of CNN programming since Desert Storm. Great show.
melissa mc - You are awesome. I love that you read all the posts. And reply to so many. Such a great honour to your fans. :)
angie sutphin clark - You are genuinely the most awesome man in America! Keep our people working! My man is a roofer here in Florida. It's rough work but someone has to do it.
molly hamilton - You're one of the few people left in this world with a kind soul. You're also never afraid of hard work—a class act all around. Bravo!
connie hodges boren - I wish I could have seen your show last night, but I have DISH. Waahhh!
emily johnson spinozzi - Mike, you are an inspiration because you never actively seek recognition, instead always seek to point out the good others are doing. Your humbleness and sense of humor have gotten you far in life. My kids and I love watching your new show, just like we loved watching your old show. My now 12 year old uttered one of his first sentences after watching your old show. He was about 2 and he burst out with "I'm Mike Rowe, and this is my job." Still makes me smile. Thanks for all you do!
zeynep akyol rice - That's awesome! C.R.A.P. what a great idea!
suzie queen - You are the bomb Mike!
dave ogden - Love ya' big Mike!
craig clark - Once an Eagle, always an Eagle. Thank you for giving our Scouts someone to look up to. If you're ever in Delaware look us up. ;-)
sarah day parker-root - Please excuse me while I fangirl for a moment...It's rare to find celebrities as accomplished as yourself remaining as grounded to reality as the day they began their careers. I liked your page this past summer because my brother and I loved Dirty Jobs and I had no idea how awesome your posts would be. Fridays with Freddy, Off the Wall replies that are eloquently put and always treat the critics seriously and respectfully even when the person hasn't been so respectful themselves, and events like this are a true pleasure to read and share with my friends. I'll admit I often wondered as I watched your shows "How scripted is this?" And other cynical thoughts I'm not proud of and wow have you proven me wrong! Your work is so important, the country needs to celebrate those who work under the radar or behind the scenes, those who do tremendously valuable jobs but receive very little thanks or recognition. I can't even begin to list all the careers I've learned about on Dirty Jobs or am still discovering on Somebody's Gotta Do It that I had no idea existed and can now fully appreciate. I know you get glowing comments like this all the time and I'm sure my comment has already been posted many times over in this thread alone, but even though I'm just one of many many fans I wanted to say thanks for doing what you do. I'm sure Tracy and Logan will cherish those watches forever. Okay...fangirl-ing moment is over. Thanks again Mike. :)
craig brown - It looks awful rough. Did you lend it to someone to wear while they were working ?
heidi cappelletti - I love you like a fat kid loves cake!
carol ann - Incidentally, I got into a 'discussion' about skilled labor at my in-laws the other day. It did not really end well. People do not like that I intend to homeschool my children and they really do not like that I am more in favor of skilled labor than college. I have a degree that I have done nothing with. I always wanted to learn a trade, but was talked out of it. I felt it was the wrong decision based on the stigma my inner circle attached to it. I wish I was more humble and down to earth in my late teens and early twenties. If I had picked up a trade I would have been gainfully employed and I would not have started my adult life with a metric crap ton of debt. I will not force my children to go to college that is for sure!
jim cheshire - Tracy and Logan have class, and so does Mike Rowe. I never comment on Mike's posts (until now), but I'm always so encouraged for humanity because of his humility and decency. It's nice to hear about good people, and Mike has always been willing to bring those stories to us. Keep it up!
ann sinclair hamric - That is fantastic.. I think someone needs to hold an auction for a date with you. I know there are plenty of us women out here who would bid and the money could be used for the Works Foundation.
jamie raymer - Mike Rowe for president!!!
shannon wittig - This makes me so happy. Im so glad my son will get to grow up with at least one positive role model to watch on TV.
- Off The Wall
7 hrs · Bakersfield, CA ·
"Hey Mike, what's your take on this (Type: photo | Published: 2014-10-24T23:19:58+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Off The Wall Niccole Bennett 7 hrs · Bakersfield, CA · "Hey Mike, what's your take on this; I keep getting told while looking for work, in this day and age "it doesn't matter your talent or experience but who you know.” I'm trying not to get discouraged, but I'm finding some truth to this." Hi Nicole You can’t change the truth of a thing, but you can always decide if it's relevant. Take today for instance. Today is National Bologna Day. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/24/national-bologna-day-what-is-in_n_4151151.html The truth of this day is undeniable. But so what? Should we make Bologna sandwiches for dinner, and reflect on the history of processed meat? Should we send a thoughtful salami to friends and loved ones? The existence of National Bologna Day is beyond our control, but what we do about it is not. Likewise, you can not control who other people know, or how they use their connections to get a job you want. All you can do is decide if someone else's connections are worth feeling discouraged over. Don't get me wrong - connections matter. When it comes to getting hired, everything matters. Talent matters. Character matters. Punctuality matters. Experience matters. Education matters. Work ethic matters. Luck matters. The way you smell matters. The way you talk matters. Sometimes, things matter that shouldn’t matter. Your complexion. Your weight. The country you’re from. The religion you practice. The gender you are. All of these things - fairly or unfairly - can impact your ability to find work. And of course, they all make excellent excuses when you can not. I just got the numbers for this weeks episode of SGDI. They’re not as good as I'd like, so I immediately blamed The DISH network for dropping CNN. Then I blamed Major League Baseball for putting the World Series against us. Then I blamed CNN for preempting us to cover the shooting in Canada. Finally, I blamed Canada. Point is, no matter how valid, nothing's going to change the fundamental truth that the numbers on this weeks show were lousy. But I’m not discouraged, because I happen to believe that this episode was outstanding. In fact, I think it's the best so far. I have no idea why you're struggling to find work Nicole, but I can tell you this - it's very dangerous to blame circumstances beyond your control. That leads to frustration and discouragement, and those things stink to high heaven, especially during an interview. There's nothing you can do about people who are better connected than you, and there's nothing I can do about the fact that CNN is no longer connected to DISH. All I can do is play the cards I have. That's what I'd encourage you to do as well. Mike PS One more thing - I guraantee the people telling you that talent and experience don’t matter are lacking in both. I suspect they’re telling you the same things they told themselves when things didn’t work out the way they wanted. Ignore them. Better yet, make them a Bologna sandwich and watch this, in honor of the day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYg0gf6ARak&app=desktopComments:
emily george - EVERYTHING matters. I worked hard getting my degree in chemical engineering but I burned a lot of bridges at one of the nation's national labs when I ended my internship early and took a job across the country. I tried to go back when life made me leave the other job and return to my original city. But even though I still had a degree, I now had amazing experience tacked onto that, I could not get hired at the lab. I had interviews, they made excuses with things like they decided not to hire anyone or they found someone internally. I'll never know if any of it was true. What I do know was that I found myself unemployed for 4 months. I ended up taking a job at a call center telling everyone it was temporary. Seven and a half years later I am still with that same company I started with as a phone jockey but now I do financial reporting. I don't blame anyone but myself for not being in my field of study. But I learned a valuable lesson, always be gracious and leave the gasoline and matches at home.
jen devere warner - I'm tired of loving you, Mike! It's ridiculous that you are as awesome as you are! Didn't think I could like you anymore until I read this post. Seriously, you just lay it out there- all the crap, no sugar coating. But somehow you make it sound manageable, possible. Thanks for the humor, the advice, and the education. Your parents did good!
sonja phillips - OMG, he killed Freddie!
matt williams - Blaming Canada seems fair.
jamie beorge lovell - Mike, as always on point. Connections do matter. You can't control the connections others have only what you do to develop meaningful and impactful connections of your own to help yourself and others in the future. Nicole, good luck in your hunt. Determination and attitude make all the difference! Chin up and smile!
alvin braun - Please tell me that is not a suppository cause that would definitely be a Dirty Job.
megan ann van meter - I needed to see this today. I have a masters degree in school counseling and couldn't buy a job here in my area. I started applying for lesser opportunities with benefits and the likes just trying desperately to make ends meet with a new baby at home and husband who farms. I got my "dear Jane" email today from the local electric company where I had a fantastic interview. everything pointed to yes except I wasn't connected to anyone. So here I sit discouraged until I read your post. Talent does matter and so do connections and Nicole, at some point if you throw enough poop against the wall some of it is bound to stick! We're going to find decent employment with perseverance! Thanks Mike
bruce graybeard - From experience the only thing that really matters is your attitude ! I have found work in the worst of times . It maybe wasn't my dream job but it was a job and I could make it better .
monica johnston - I loaf you, Mike...
donna loftus - Good luck Niccole! Sometimes it is who you know...but in the meantime stay busy. There is always SOMETHING to do. While laid off in '08 I couldn't find a job in my field (corporate travel) so I did work from home customer service calls for telemarketing-yes, PX90, nuwave, whatever ;) I also did mystery shops, Dominos, cleaned houses (and churches), waited tables, whatever I could... It was money and I learned a lot! Then I got called back to my old job (that I hated) . In the meantime, I reconnected, while laid off, with an old boss who was at a new company and they had a hiring freeze, but he told me he'd get me hired when they started re-hiring. I stayed in touch. It took 3 years! But here I am in my last place I'll ever work if I have anything to say about it...I love my job, my company and my boss. I work hard, I'm never late, I stay late, I help and volunteer for things that are "not in my job description". I thank them for hiring me. I let everyone I work with (support team) know I appreciate them and I really do. I totally kiss butt because I've been out of work, I've worked sucky jobs, I worked at a place I hated, I've worked where I was not appreciated. I've worked horrible hours for horrible people. But...I've always worked, even when there was "no work". Sincerely, Ex-school bus driver, apple picker, light bulb cleaner, babysitter, used car salesperson, mortgage broker, convenience store worker, newspaper deliverer, etc. etc. :)
james od - Any other famous person writes a two line post- Mike writes an entire letter to his fan base. And don't worry Mike we all blame Canada.
debbi atkins - And Niccole...a few things that many people of your generation no longer do, but that many interviewers still care about: 1.) Dress for the interview. This shows that you care about yourself and that getting the job matters to you. 2.) Do a little research about the company. Whether you are applying for a job as a checker at a grocery story, a waitress, or a lawyer! Show that you know something about the company, obviously this becomes more important when you are applying for a job in a professional capacity. Be prepared to ask a couple of questions relevant to the job you will be doing. Interviewers often ask if you have any questions for them. 3.) Be early for the interview...just a few minutes. It beats being late. Never be late. I always allow plenty of time for things like changing a flat tire, major traffic jams, etc. After I arrive and park, I walk and find the building/suite where I am to report for my interview. Then I take a book and I sit in my car or in a lobby and read so that I don't go into the interview too early and I am relaxed when I go inside. About 10 minutes before my interview I go to a restroom and freshen my makeup, straighten my hair, and go to the interview looking my best. I've been at this for 35 years and have had very good luck over the years. Be confidant and don't give up!
karen mellema - What about going to TLC I hear they dropped Honey BOO BOO there's an open spot.
leah romero - Fantastic advice, Mike. You have once again shown through your example how to approach a matter in a mature and accountable way. You rock!!!!
ima notell - we need to go back to apprenticeships so young teenage kids can develop and learn a marketable skill so they can put food on the table when they are adults. This welfare world is disgusting
linda cox - We need to see a "real-time" pic of Freddy immediately. :)
katherine jay - Yeah, ain't touchin' that.
kathy benvenutti - Hi Mike. I wonder if you've ever thought of being the next "Anne Landers". Like a type of "Dear Mike Rowe" You just have the best answers, advice, and opinions. Plus you really seem to be a great role model with old fashioned values. Just a thought.
larry dykema - Blame Canada, lol. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOR38552MJA
angela mckee - Mike go ahead and blame Dish. I do. My family loves your show and we can't watch it. We have also lost our favorite cartoon channels. My son has been on a four day Minecraft binge as a result. Turner can kiss my butt and so can Dish!
william tidoubleger - I recently helped a friend get a job. He had 0 experience in the line of work but he held his head up and paid attention and did as he was told. He put his "work ethic" to work and has found his dream job. He thanks me every time we talk.
Sometimes it is "who you know" but I've found that most of the time it's "what you know".
So what do you know? Are you college educated? Are you looking for a job that your "over qualified" for? Some businesses see your education as a negative. They think that your only going to be a short term employee while looking for your better job. This causes their turn over rate to be high. When this happens it's all about your personality. You have to "win" them over.
Best advice. Practice your interview skills. Have a friend (someone that's not scared to be a critic or hard ass) interview you. Practice this over and over and build your confidence level up.
Just remember. If your chin is down all your doing is looking at your boobs not the job you want.
- Fridays With Freddy
Cecelia A. Morgan
1 hr · Houston, TX ·
Patiently waiting for you to po (Type: photo | Published: 2014-10-25T01:48:54+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Fridays With Freddy Cecelia A. Morgan 1 hr · Houston, TX · Patiently waiting for you to post Friday's with Freddy! William Barrett Um mike? have you posted "fridays with freddy" yet? Teresa Ann Isaacs Who else thinks that Freddy should have a page of his own?! Maureen Bohan Hey Mike, You're great and all but where's Freddy? I miss my Friday pics of Freddy!!! Mary Lee Smock 8 mins · Jackson Center, OH · Is Freddy on vacation? Nancy Dodd Stifter 30 mins · Kansas City, MO · Where's Freddy? It's Friday! Alex Mackinnon 25 mins · Kitchener, Canada · "Freddie, bite your human and get the keyboard, I need your words of wisdom and not your poop scooper biological robot." Hello Humans What’s more satisfying than rifling through His Majesty’s inbox and seeing the teeming masses clamoring for my weekly words? Not much. But opening his snail mail and finding a giant bottle of something red with a delicious duck on it is a close second. The packing material was delicious, and the possibilities presented by this simple wooden box are intoxicating. The Biological Robot, (good one, Alex,) is at some sort of “big game.” The tickets arrived earlier in a much smaller box than the duck-bottle, and the biped ran out of here with enough speed to leave a hole in the wall that more or less matched his exact form and dimension. Impressive. Alas, I’m afraid I have no particular insight to share this evening. I vented my spleen rather thoroughly on Tuesday, and tonight, I’m resolved to somehow get the cork out of this bottle and see what feathery glories await.Comments:
bronwyn gagne - So now I'm picturing Mike, in a crowded Candlestick...er...AT&T Park, watching Game 3 of the World Series, suddenly turning to his friend and saying, "Wait, what day is it?" "Uh, Friday" comes the confused response. "Oh Crap. My dog has to post on Facebook."
jeremy hess - After the last email from Freddy, which could consider as one of the most well written dog commentaries on the sad affair of a DISH; one could easily understand Freddy's desire just to drink some of the biped's wine.
amanda lessard beck - Freddy doesn't need his own page. Being the guest facebooker (is that a new term?!) on his Biological Robot's page is just perfect :)
kimberly goosman - Fridays With Freddy...always makes my day :)
leslie bednar matthews - I still read Freddy's words in Mike's voice...
cindy corrello hilke - Freddie: Excellent taste you have and I must say that I would also be sticking with the fine vintage of Duckhorn's rather than running to a game where parking is $150, garlic fries are running upwards of $15 and we won't even mention the cost of the tickets. You and I should hang out with a fine slab of steak (yours can even be a bit rarer than mine) and we will pop the cork of Napa's finest and have a fine evening. I will even let you sit on my lap. Yes little dog - you and I know how to have a great evening!!!
darsi arnold grunewald - Dear Freddy, I'm writing to tell you that dogs aren't allowed to stand on the table. My mom and dad will NOT allow me on the table and told me if I did get on the table I would be sent to bed without supper. Wanted to give you fair warning, just in case. Your friend, Coco, the dog.
jason dayton - Looks like a bottle of Duckhorn Cabernet. Good stuff.
jason redlin - Freddie definitely needs his own page/blog. Love your writing and your wit. Always makes the start of the weekend enjoyable.
tina keyser - Freddie, it's one thing to hop on your biped's table to drink the wine while he's gone, but one must never leave photographic evidence. Have we learned nothing from underage college girls??
lebette sale hostetler - The Most Interesting Dog in the World. Stay thirsty, my furry friend.
billy moore - Dear Freddy, I think you should drink the wine, tear up the box, and set that bubble wrap down there inconspicuously in a well used door way, so when the human butler walks through, he'll step on it and jump three feet in the air like a cat. Then you can laugh and bark out "land mine."
lita mitchell eatock - Isn't it funny how we all wait to read the latest from Mike's four-legged better half? After a long hard day at work it gives me a good laugh every time. Thanks, Freddie. You're "the Man!" (Not really, but...you know).
chuck kovan - Freddy, if you insist on standing on the table, put a tie on. Dinner calls for formalities. Unless, of course, it's Sunday. A blazer with an opened collar Oxford blue or white shirt is acceptable.
barb boso - Hey Mike!
You could redo the book series of. "Where' s Waldo ?" and name it "Where 's Freddy ?" Only I want the first autographed copy, ( paw print , of course!) !!!!!
danielle sparks - Freddy,
I think that bottle might be for the human butler. Maybe you should request an actual duck from him. I'm sure he can make that happen. He has plucked and gender identified many water fowl in his days.
cheryl kelso cunningham - Mike Rowe, why do I hear your voice when I read what Freddy has to say?
rena hogan tedrow - Like everyone else, I have come to look forward to 'Friday's with Freddy.' The posts never cease to bring a smile. [Not that I don't enjoy your posts Mr. Rowe.]
jess engle - You're at game three?? Ahhh! Please tell the Giants to pull their bats out of their asses, cause, you know, somebody's gotta do it.
max aviation - Happy Friday Freddy!!
sonya rogers - Hey Freddy. Why not have your human do a show at a humane society. Might help get more cuties like you adopted.
- Off The Wall
There appears to some confusion around my GBA, (Great Bobble-Head Adventure,) as (Type: photo | Published: 2014-10-17T17:38:36+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Off The Wall There appears to some confusion around my GBA, (Great Bobble-Head Adventure,) as well as some consternation. Lots of comments like these are on The Wall. Michael Burman - "Well! This is most unfortunate, as the only bidders who will eventually lay claim to your American made Bobble-head, will be those fortunate enough to have a substantial amount of renumeration!" 11:34 AM, 10/14/14 Robert Slayton - "Since most of us blue collar American fans of yours out here cannot afford to put out the kind of coin it is going to take to obtain one of these....maybe you should give a few away!!!" 11:38 AM, 10/14/14 Jasper Umetsu - "Mike, I am incredibly sad that I will never have your likeness in bobblehead format informing me that "somebody's gotta do it!", "safety third", "proudly made in the USA", or "is this thing on?" My favorite observation came from from Dave Chandler, whose thoughts were accompanied by the charming visual aid pictured above. While I appreciate the fact that Dave successfully cut and pasted the words from my original post, I’m afraid he didn’t actually read them. Nowhere did I say that I have found a US company that’s capable of mass producing a high-quality Bobble-Head at a competitive price. I merely said that I’ve been looking for one. To my knowledge, no such company exists. What I have found, is a company in Georgia called Royal Bobbles that’s willing and able to manufacture a very limited run of my giant noggin. They can NOT however, mass-produce the version I want at a competitive price. The actual cost to manufacture a custom made, high-quality, hand-painted, Bobble-Head is nearly $200. This is indeed, unfortunate. But I’m moving forward anyway, and hoping to accomplish two things in the process. 1. Raise some money for The mikeroweWORKS Foundation. 2. Examine the challenges of domestic manufacturing by illustrating the difficulty of delivering a high-quality, mass produced, competitively priced facsimile of my enormous head, and turning the whole thing into content for SGDI. Here’s what I hope will happen. I hope that those 100 custom pieces that Royal Bobble produces will generate so much interest and so much money for The mikeroweWORKS Foundation, that somebody will sit up and say “Wait a second - we can do this here! Let’s retool the factories! Lets mass produce Mike Rowe’s vast cranium and sell it at retail for a truly affordable price!” But honestly, I don’t think that can happen. China has entire factories filled with really talented artists that do excellent work for a fraction of the cost. That’s important to understand. The stuff coming out of China is not all crap. In fact, it’s pretty much identical to the piece that will be made in Georgia. That means Royal Bobble can outsource a version of my vast cranium of equal quality for roughly one tenth the cost. The question is this - should I care? Should I worry that Michael, Robert, Jasper, and many others can’t afford to buy an American made Bobble Head? Or should I provide a more affordable Chinese-made alternative of equal quality? MikeComments:
jon selzer - You just get beat up about everything, even when you're trying to do good. Sorry to hear that. Keep your head and the job up. Thanks for what you do.
dave peterson - Mike Rowe, I am a manufacturing sourcing expert with 25 years experience. Would you give me the opportunity to locate a suitable US manufacturer for this project? I am convinced we (the USA) can get this right. All I need is the opportunity. Please allow me the chance to PROVE America can still COMPETE!
rich bilney - Tell them to stop bellyaching. Its for charity and there is 100. Its not going to be cheap.
keith baxter - It's actually a Freddie statue with his human bobblehead sidekick.
donna wohltman kennedy - Dear Mr. Michael Burman - "Well! This is most unfortunate, as the only bidders who will eventually lay claim to your American made Bobble-head, will be those fortunate enough to have a substantial amount of renumeration!" 11:34 AM, 10/14/14
I think the word you were looking for, which doesn't really fit well in this sentence is "remuneration". Renumeration means to renumber. :/
Actually, my bad, it's not even a word.
leann wolford - It would be really awesome if you could take this idea to Shark Tank...and oh so ironic if this item ended up on QVC. Do it, do, it, do it! C'mon, Mike Rowe! ;D
michael tallman - Mike - haters gonna hate - 'nuff said. Besides, point #1 is the most important one. No, I can't afford one, but I'm not going to get my knickers in a twist because of it.
chris dowdy - Mike, on behalf of ORCA Coolers, I would love to donate a cooler to raise money for the MikeroweWORKS Foundation. Our coolers are 100% Made in The United States. And come with a Lifetime Warranty. www.orcacoolers.com contact me at email@example.com
jonathon a just - I'll pay more for a quality, American-made item any day of the week.
frank folds phive - Why do idiots feel so entitled to stuff?? This is what's wrong with America!!
Michael / Jasber / Robert are real whiners. You can't afford something you really want for $200? When the poor are walking around with iPhone 6's and iPhone 6 Pluses? Really?
The people just don't deserve someone like Mike Rowe for president, because some of the people are so darn stupid.
millie smedley mchugh - I think it's a wonderful idea to raise funds. You're doing a limited run and those fortunate enough to get them will be proud of them. Raising funds for your Foundation is a good thing, not a "fail". Go for it and stand by it. Everyone reads something into everything! Can't make 'em all happy all of the time. Just keep doing what you're doing!!
denyele kovac - Mike your initial communication was not a fail, it was completely clear. Currently buying USA made products is very expensive because we (AMERICA) have sold our manufacturing to the lowest bidder which is always someone outside of the good ole USA. Keep up the fight Mike Rowe, we stand with you!
richard arnold - I suggest you keep it limited, don't bow to China crap. Let this 2014 model be the beginning of an annual Mike Rowe Bobble Head doll fundraising event (different each year) and I suspect you will break each year's previous record. Also, by making a plan and commitment to do this every year, the GA company can be better prepared to assist you. And who knows, maybe several other quality USA Bobble Head doll companies will want to get a piece of the action. Ergo, it's a WIN-WIN-WIN. Be Prepared as we Scouts like to say ;-)
kimberly smith - Why do people feel so damn entitled? It's too expensive for the average guy to buy? Newsflash cry-babies: LOTS of things are too expensive for the average guy. I'm sure as heck not whining about the fact that I drive an eight year old Honda instead of a Mercedes. So what if you can't pay $200+ for a cute little toy that's just going to collect dust until after you're dead and your grandkids find it and say, "Mike who?", then toss it in the trash...
The whole point is to drum up money for Mike's foundation. So instead of bitchin and moanin, take what you WOULD be willing to pay for this trinket and donate it to mrW.
sonja phillips - When I read Mike's original post about the bobble head, I thought, "Aww, that's so cool!" Do I have even the slightest chance of getting one? No. My doctors won't allow me to work (it's been 14 years) yet I was denied disability. My husband just lost his job. My son is working full time at a minimum wage job and going to school (a trade school!) full time as well. We aren't even sure how we are going to keep the bills paid at this time. However, none of that even entered my mind when I saw Mike's bobble head post. I was excited for him and for the potential winners of the auctions. I was happy for the company to get exposure for their good work on US soil. I was glad Mike was going to get more funding for his great foundation... the very foundation that, if founded a couple of decades ago, my husband could have possibly learned a trade like he so desperately wanted to (but couldn't afford) and not be job hunting at this very moment. Keep up the good work, Mike. The people complaining have their heads up their asses so far, they aren't able to see anything other than their own selfish greed.
margaret moritz - Mike take one or two of them and let people buy $10 tickets. Have a drawing for winners. That way we can all help the foundation and maybe win a Mike Rowe noggin to boot.
sean williams - Mike, I love that you bring up challenging topics *and* that you tackle them head on. You could just lament that American products are not available at a competitive price. Instead you *purchased* American made products to prove the point and raise some money for your foundation at the same time. Point made... even if some missed it. Keep up the good work.
stephen reeves - Totally agree with Mike on this one. As much as i would love to have a desktop Bobble-head, this particular run is more of a collectible than a toy. Sure they are expensive, but that was stated right from the beginning and the intent is to raise money for a great cause that gets people to work here in America. Hopefully it does raise a good chunk of change and the money goes to good use. Love the new show Mike!!!
mick bodine - You know what we should mass produce? Giant sticks with just enough girth and smoothness, to fit up the backsides of a large portion of our permanently aggrieved society. We would make a fortune and possibly improve many moods, since so many people in this country seem to have giant uncomfortable sticks up their asses.
mackenzie case - I thought the whole point was to generate funding for the foundation; therefore, a limited number of BobbleMikes makes the most sense. I think it is awesome.
medea carter - Stick to American Made. Many years ago, just after Sam of WallyWorld passed, I acquired a job with one of his stores. I was there for the transformation from mostly American Made products to rarely found American Made products. It was saddening, disheartening; &, ultimately, a major part of my decision to seek work elsewhere. I have made a point to point out to my children products that are American Made & to teach them that to build our economy, we MUST support producers who live around the corner, rather than around the world. I've often found myself in a store, shopping for this or that (especially clothes), found nothing that was American Made, & walked away, to shop elsewhere. The truth is that by buying a product made overseas, I will save a dollar today; but, the sad result is an eventual lack of jobs, employers, & the increase in unemployed members of society - which results in an increase in taxes to support those who don't, or won't, work.
The Bare Bones truth is, the societal sacrifice we all NEED to make is to pay that little bit more for an American Made product - not always because it is better made; but, because it is better for ALL of us.
- Fridays With Freddy
Not much to report today. Went for a drive and stopped by a mountain lake (Type: photo | Published: 2014-10-18T00:58:27+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Fridays With Freddy Not much to report today. Went for a drive and stopped by a mountain lake. Ate a pinecone, took in the vapors, crashed a private beach. Pretty basic stuff. One interesting note - apparently, I know how to swim. This was a surprise, albeit a pleasant one. I found the mountain water to be positively intoxicating, and feel a bit foolish about my initial reticence. I hate to say it, but once again, the biped knows best. I’ve also determined that life is too short not to smell the pines or hear the breeze sigh through the mighty Redwoods whenever possible. If you’re able, get yourself to the mountains with all due speed, and ye shall be restored. FreddyComments:
gabrielle ringmacher - Love Freddie on top of the sign that says no dogs.
chris linley - Should we look forward to an update on that pine cone that you consumed, Freddy? This too, shall pass.
karen desrochers zelano - " I have a room all to myself; it is nature."
~ Henry David Thoreau
chris compton - How old is Freddy?
krista graham - Do u know what breed Freddy is?
christine kalmey - I had the worst day. Everything went wrong that could have gone wrong. Just miserable. But on my drive home tonight, I smiled because I knew there would be a "Fridays with Freddy" post. You did not disappoint, little pooch and biped!
brian hayes - I pine for the life of Freddy. Sigh.
nancy hilchey bates - "No dogs"? Ur such a rebel! ;)
alex perez - Mr. Mike Rowe,
I know you've probably read and heard this millions of times but as a public figure, celebrity, and icon, the simplicity of your life that you share on Facebook is amazing. Normally many celebrities on here come to brag about things that they do or have which is in much contrast to your page. You understand what it means to live the American dream and to work for the best of not only yourself but the society in general. I've seen your videos about the importance of blue collared workers and how this is a major contributor to the American economy. America was built by hard blue collard workers with blood, sweat, and tears but it's mainly because of the pride we have for this great country. This might be all over the place but I've had a few beers before I have to get to bed, I guess really what I want to say is, thank you for being an American patriot in your own way. The definition of a true American starts with all of us that struggle to make ends meet and do what we have to do to make our country better, or at least try to, and enjoy the small things in life. Thank you for being a representative of us and being the voice.
P.S. Sorry for it being all unorganized.
brittany hethcock - Call me crazy... But Fridays with Freddy are one of the highlights of my week.
resha oliphant - Mike , I found out two weeks ago today that my Doxie Joshua has cancer & has very little time left. They said 2-3 wks. Today came & went & he's still here but my heart is still breaking. Reading about you & Freddie today gave me a smile that I desperately needed. Joshua says "you go Freddie! Live life to the fullest bc one day God will want you back & he'll want to know all about what you Thot of your biped & your world." Thanks for cheering me up Mike.
anne van benschoten - How many 'celebs' write their own statuses, take their own selfies, and reply to comments??! Your page is one of the most entertaining on FB and you're awfully cute. You should tell your biped to let you post more than once a week...
nathan moeller - Hi Mike. With Veterans Day approaching maybe you can spend Freddy's Friday's with veterans. 23 veterans are committing suicide a day Dealing with my own struggles as a veteran I know how easy it is to loose hope. Take care.
heidi sipes - Freddy, please tell me, what was the deciding factor when you adopted Mike Rowe?
gloria joan fatzinger travis - So, Freddie, he threw you in the lake, huh? Well, he has to sleep sometime.
jhenna shelton conway - Love Fridays because I get to read these and am inspired to do our Fridays on the Farm :)
ted schaeffer - Freddy, you need your own spot on the show. It could be called "The View from Down Under - Life from the Furry Perspective"
daniel boyd - Fridays with Freddie. Best read of the week
jeanne merritt kurtz - Why isn't Mike Rowe on Good Morning America or the Today show? He is more entertaining than any of the 'personalities' on those shows!
dee donndelinger hoffman - ...breakin' the law, breakin' the law...
paul thompson - I want a Freddy bobble head.
- Time to thank a few of the “Somebody’s” from Episode 1.
First of all - Dale Hurt - a La (Type: photo | Published: 2014-10-15T19:18:15+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Time to thank a few of the “Somebody’s” from Episode 1. First of all - Dale Hurt - a Las Vegas stagehand without equal. Dale is exactly the kind of person we’re looking to highlight - hard-working, modest, and absolutely driven to do what he does. He’s got the brain of an engineer, the heart of an artist, and the balls of a crab boat Captain. I’ve been around the theater all my life, and I’ve never met a stagehand with so much responsibility, and such a tireless passion for entertaining people. He’s extraordinary. No less important though, was a character no one expected to meet - a PR guy named Richard. I won’t say that Richard stole the show, but his presence made the segment a whole lot more interesting. Why? Because never before in my career has a publicist made a TV show better. Here’s the thing about PR - if I want to shoot behind the scenes at a show like Le Reve, I need access. If that access is granted, it’s because the PR person wants some free publicity. That’s the basic bargain that allows shows like mine to work. But when it comes time to actually shoot the segment, it’s always a little tense, because the kind of access I want is the “unlimited” kind, and the kind that’s usually offered is the “controlled” kind. Thus, the eternal struggle between guys like me, and guys like Richard. On the day of the shoot, Richard was understandably anxious. He hovered behind the cameras, clearly concerned that I was going to trip, fall, drown, or worse - say something irreverent about Le Reve, (The Dream, in French.) Consequently, I had no choice but to ask Dale how often his performers urinated in the pool. This caused Richard to swoon, and quietly vomit into his hands. He then did what any good PR guy would do. He interrupted the scene and suggested I embark upon a new line of questioning. This is where things got interesting. Taylor operates what I call The Truth Cam, and his job is simple - never stop rolling. At this point, The Truth Cam was focused on Richard, so I walked over and made him an offer - I promised to avoid all future references to peeing in the pool, if he agreed to stop running for cover every time we pointed the camera at him. This put Richard in a very unusual position. PR people don’t like to be on camera. Their job is to manage the situation from behind the scenes, and keep their client squarely in the spotlight. But on Somebody’s Gotta Do It, there are no scenes to hide behind. On this show, the spotlight swings all over the place. I told Richard that if he was going to be with us all day, he was going to be on camera. There was no way around it. He demurred, courteously. I insisted, politely. I argued that SGDI relied upon transparency, and Le Reve depended on publicity. In that regard, isn’t Richard another guy whose “gotta do it?” In the end, he didn’t have much of a choice. Taylor stayed with him like gum on your shoe. But as the day wore on, a funny thing happened - Richard lightened up. I think he actually started to trust me, which I appreciate. In the end, Le Reve got some great press, we got a great segment, and the viewer saw firsthand that Richard loves his job as much as Dale loves his. And without both of them being great at what they do, Le Reve really would be nothing but a dream. Finally, Leila Cohoon, sole proprietor of the one and only Hair Museum. There just aren’t enough nice things to say about this most unusual lady. So I’ll just say this - the premise for SGDI is based on my belief that our country is full of anonymous people that are interesting enough to occupy three acts of totally unscripted television. Leila Cohoon confirms that theory in spades. Like many of the people you’ll meet this season, Leila was brought to my attention by a friend of this page. I love that. No casting company in the country could have produced a better custodian of human genealogy through dead people’s hair than Leila. Magnificent. Anyway, a big thanks to all, including the entire cast of Le Reve and Leila's extended family, who artfully wiggled their way into a few frames. You were all delightful. Episode 2 is on tonight. It looks nothing like Episode 1. Among other things, this one involves burkas and neon... Check it out. CNN, 9ish.Comments:
dale hurt - Mike Rowe, having you at Le Reve was a highlight that I, and my 150 person team, will remember forever. Thank you for shedding light on the impactful and important work my team does every day and thank you for being you. I share many of your values, I love getting my hands dirty and avoid being behind my desk whenever possible. You encourage guys like me to do what we do.
an'gel ducote molpus - Richard's horrified reactions to your phone's unread texts, unanswered emails and missed calls were the best!
daniel dale - I actually laughed out loud when he said he was stooping so he wouldn't intimidate you.
amy van riper - SGDI... every time I see that I think of an organization I volunteer for... Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc. They raise and train guide dogs for the blind, as well as other uses like therapy dogs, dogs for military vets, etc ... completely non-profit and without charge to the individuals who receive the dogs. All the pups are raised by volunteers like myself who keep and train them for 12-18 months before giving them up for further training and placement. This organization would be a great subject for you to cover on your show... and the title could be "SGDI: SGDI Edition"! :-) www.guidedogs.org
lynette harper cortez - We watched Episode 1 as a family over dinner the other night and were totally entertained. I'm so glad you clarified that La Reve was not a Cirque du Soleil show cuz I thought it was. Ten years ago I was the company mgr for a professional ballet company for four years (now I'm in medical technology sales... no - there is no correlation...) and this segment brought back a ton of memories. I always said that the show going on BEHIND the curtain was WAY more varied and interesting than what was on stage.
I envy the gift you have of getting paid to do something you obviously love and are extremely good at doing. Your passion for people, creativity, hard work and quality entertainment shines through. Thank you for making a show that our 5-year old can watch without being filtered and yet be vividly entertaining for us adults!
dave liske - Loved Richard, his transformation was amazing. You showed him what a "people person" he really is, regardless of how much of a hard-ass he wants to be. Good on ya', Mike.
sharon roadman ardrey - Favorite line "Mike Rowe Hashtag...Diva!"
luke hess - I'll say this: Seeing the La Reve segment honestly did make me WANT to go see the show, especially since I, myself am a show technician.
beverly crawford - Mike, do you ever stay in touch with people you meet on your shows?
carey knapp - That hair lady was.....interesting.
sharon baker elsberry - Everybody has a story--it's a tragedy that the majority of the ones we hear are about vacuous people who seek notoriety.
I love stories about those who just go about their lives, doing the business of living. Real people. Beautiful people experiencing real life, as messy and odd as it is.
That's truly the stuff of legend.
gail harrison holt - Mike, The best part about both segments was the "goofs" such as a backward water suit and the honest conversation with Leila... I actually made my husband come downstairs and watch it and said... "Doesn't he just seem like someone you would want to be friends with.
christa vicknair - Maybe u'll see this or not. I teach a high school course called Education for Careers. It's required for Juniors/Seniors who have opted out of the 4-year college path. Instead these kids are going to trade/technical school, Junior College, etc. I can't thank u enough for what u are doing. I will be working the Le Reve episode into my class. There's so many unique career paths out there for these kids that don't require a 4 year degree, yet these jobs remain "unknown" to so many. From reading ur posts, blogs, watching interviews, I have gained a great deal of info for my students. Thank u for being a public voice for trades & craftsman. I only wish we could get more apprenticeship programs into gear.
cristie broderick - Haha! You were killing me in that wig! I couldn't look at you without laughing! :)
cheryl dobbs - Excellent show! Made me want to go to Vegas to see the real thing!
sarah dedonatis - It takes a great person who finds interest in many things and who respects people to disarm those around him. You, Mike Rowe, are a master at disarming those around you. Look at all the people on your Facebook page! They feel they have the ability to "talk" to you on here. Coolest thing ever is you respond to us mere mortals.
rebecca roady pennington - Instead of trying to draft Mike for President, I think the next President should appoint him as Secretary of the Labor or Secretary of Commerce - or other cabinet position.
lily hodge wagner - Can you please go to the White House to do a show? WE NEED transparency there too.
sandra crowther combs - Mike, I work for a very interesting man. First he is the largest collector of yoyos and has an amazing collection in a beautiful museum in his home. He ownes the worlds largest yoyo and the oldest and most expensive antique yoyo. I know alot about yoyos now because I helped type is book " Luckys Collectors Guide to Yoyos". This book is a bible to collectors. He lives in Orlando and collectors from around the world visit him. He also is a swimmer and has a cult following for his morning lake swims. Again people from all over include his swims in their vacation stays. On Saturday mornings he can have close to 100 swimmers of all ages and of course a few dogs. One dog in particular swims with his 80 year old owner every weekend. Lucky also ownes a duck who swims with everybody. He also is producing his own Zombie movie and has his own character Doc Ruger. I have worked with him as his nurse and manager for 27 years and can say absolutely he is a character and you would not be dissapointed. Its been a fun and crazy job for me. His name is Lucky Meisenheimer. Check out his website for yoyos,movies,swimming and of course our dermatology practice. Thanks,Sandee
mike harris - Love the new show. It's like an old friend has come back to town.
adam wood - The only thing I don't like about this show is it's on cnn. I hate giving them ratings but I do love me some Mike Rowe so I suppose I'll compromise for now!
- C.R.A.P. is Back! (Sort of)
As some of you know, I sell the crap in my garage to raise money f (Type: photo | Published: 2014-10-16T16:37:46+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: C.R.A.P. is Back! (Sort of) As some of you know, I sell the crap in my garage to raise money for mikeroweWORKS. I’ve been negligent of late, not due to a dearth of C.R.A.P., (Collectibles, Rare And Precious,) but rather, a lack of time. By the end of the year, I hope to resurrect my weekly offerings, and reinvigorate the coffers of the mrW scholarship fund. In the meantime, wanna buy a watch? Last week in NY, while shamelessly plugging SGDI, I found myself on the set of CNN’s New Day. After the interview, Chris Cuomo said he liked my watch, so I gave it to him. (I read once that Frank Sinatra used to do the same thing with his hats.) Unlike Frank’s hats however, my watch was cheap to make and cheap to buy. It was originally sold as a fundraiser. It bears the mikeroweWORKS logo, and sold for $30 at retail. It’s only real value is sentimental. I wore this particular watch everyday for the last two years, and used it on many occasions to confirm my chronic tardiness. Now, they’re out of production, and I’m out of time, as it were. I just learned that Chris is auctioning off my watch and pledging the money back to my foundation. Very nice. Nicer still - the current bid is $500. To my knowledge, this is the first time a $30 time piece, formerly worn by a guy in a sewer and currently worn by a nice man in a respectable suit has been made available for the betterment of mankind. The auction ends tomorrow, and the cause is just. So please consider yourself officially invited to overbid dramatically. http://profoundlydisconnected.com/shop/ Thanks, Mike PS. Normally, I sign all my C.R.A.P., and provide a dubious certificate of authenticity. That didn’t happen here because I didn’t know that Chris was going to get all philanthropic on me. However, if you’re the high bidder, and you desire my John Hancock on the watchband, I’m sure we can make that happen with a little help from Fed Ex.Comments:
elizabeth cooper - You ought to sell Dinner with Mike Rowe for fundraisers...
dusty korbel - Mike Rowe - Frank Sinatra gave his lighter to my dad during a performance at Caesars from the stage. The lady sitting to my dad's left gasped and nearly fainted. My dad lit his cigarette and gave it to her. My stepmother hit him.
sarah dedonatis - Soooo, are socks and other worn items up for bid?
alicia duval - Are you for sale? Rent?
rick graham - You're an American icon, Mike. A good man in a sea of idiots.
corrine brandon - I seriously tell EVERYONE to Like your FB page because reading your posts are the highlights of my day!! (OK....I live a very boring life, but Somebody's Got To Do It!!)
james baldwin - $500 to $3,450 in 44 minutes... Who said Facebook isn't a worthy place to market one self! Or talk about their bowel movements across the Golden Gate... Well played!
mary jane burnett - Mike thank you! My son is 26 and a heavy equipment operator. I must admit when he didn't want to go to college I was disappointed. BUT I am so happy that you have shown me the error of my ways. He is very happy working out doors as he told me being stuck in an office is not the life he wants to lead..
rebecca wade - Wow that guy could be your brother
ladena moss - I thought you lived in an apartment. Whose garage are you pilfering through? ;)
cristi thorne-king - I don't get it. It's like drooling women everywhere in your comments. No offense as you are a decent looking gentleman, but I liken you to a female on a construction site (me). All this whooping and cat calling. Really? A chick up there wants your underwear? I'm sure at times it's flattering for you. But just so you know, I'm a reader and supporter because of your intellect, values, and moral compass. Please don't offer up your underwear or I will be forced to reconsider ;)
ben johnson - Mike, sir, will you please run for president already? You would get votes from republicans and Democrats alike and most likely win. Seriously. We (america) could use the help. Seriously.
tiffany humes - HOLY CRAP!!! It's up to $3,450.00 So far!! YAY for mikeroweWorks!!!
shawn dotseth - Has it finally hit you what a juggernaut you've become? You have the platform and the personality to really be a game changer in this country. Anyone that can turn a $30 watch into an education for someone in a matter of minutes has some real good things going on. Keep up the good work, and please keep using that power wisely.
michelle a utzinger - Now THIS is the type of thing I love seeing on FB! Not politics, not thinly veiled online threats to the "ho that hit on mah boo", not false stories about larvae photoshopped from a flower, not false claims of medications that save lives killing people! Give me things that make me smile! Give me cat videos, funny t-shirts, and stories such as this that display the positive spirits and kindness that is in every single one of us. <3 mike Rowe
ellen bemben - Does Freddie have anything to auction off?
nicole hill - Mike u should auction a date with you!
bobbi olson - I would overbid dramatically, but my pockets are empty and my first born child has yet to be born, or even conceived to give you in lieu of cash. I'll just have to stick with, "Atta boy Mike. Keep up the good work!"
loyd stringer - John Hancock....
It's HERBIE Hancock.... pffff
melissa dooley - Mike you are a blessing in disguise!
Our son, who at the ripe old age of 8, got really upset when he heard his sister (10) talking about going to college to become a veterinarian. He didn't like the idea of having to go to school even longer in order to have a "good" job. He has learning disabilities and several aspects of school are genuinely hard for him. He is brilliant in others, let's just say I'm Not smarter then a 3rd Grader at math and science!
Any who.... We explained to him that he doesn't HAVE to go to college. He can go into the military or follow in Daddy's and Uncle's footsteps and become a Union tradesmen. We explained that the very backbone of this country was made up of men and women who do the back breaking work to build the cities and protect its people. He lit up and the sadness disappeared.
Your mikeroweWORKS creates respect for those people who are the very back bone of this country. After all, without tradesman how will the techies have places to work?
Thank you from a proud Union wife and one day mother.
richard j finch - Speaking of hats mike you own a ton of them got one from every dirty job you were on right ? Auction them !! With your autograph of course then the authenticity is proven as the buyer can refer back to the episode on DVD or Netflix .
Two birds one stone . And a reply to this would be awesome !! Thanks !
- A couple months ago, I suggested that America’s manufacturing challenges were becoming increa (Type: photo | Published: 2014-10-14T17:57:59+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: A couple months ago, I suggested that America’s manufacturing challenges were becoming increasingly dire. This observation was not prompted by any new government data, but rather, the sad realization that our manufacturing sector seemed incapable of capturing my likeness in a high-quality, mass-produced, competitively-priced Bobble-Head. Well, I have some news. A company in Alpharetta, GA called Royal Bobbles has agreed to produce a very limited run of my giant cranium, along with a shockingly accurate reproduction of my dog. Each one is handmade, hand-painted, and constructed of the very best materials, right here in the USA. I know this, because I helped make a few last month with a very talented artist named Rachael, who will personally sign and number each creation. We can only do a hundred - all of which will be auctioned for the benefit of mikeroweWORKS. (Obviously, this one is not yet painted. I’m not that gray in real life.) Also - it just occurred to me that since I make a living running my mouth, my bobble-head should probably talk. Happily, the people at Royal Bobbles can have a chip shoved up my butt, and install a button that when pressed, will result in the exclamation of various sayings and/or proclamations. So - to those of you who might wish to possess one of these things - tell me, what would you like to hear when you press my button? I’ll record the most clever and tasteful submissions tomorrow, and hopefully have the finished product available in time for Christmas. As always, thank you for participating in the weirdness of my life. MikeComments:
solomon may - "I, Mike Rowe, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God."
linda fenske - "I don't see what could possibly go wrong"
jeanne richards - Oh - if only we could shove a chip up every mans butt to say what we want to hear, the world would be a better place.
derek rupp - "So the main objective here is to get the poo from there, to here. And that's where I come in."
ken priest - "375 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor..."
sarah connelly - What fresh hell is this?
heather kinsman - "It might not be the best job, but somebody's gotta do it"
kurt byfield - "I don't see what can possibly go wrong. "
sean mccoy - "That's gonna leave a mark..."
barbara pearlman wells - I'm Mike Rowe..and THIS...is my bobblehead.
jenny cabotage - One of your lines from the beginning of the job where you say something like "Well I am here to get in the way and generally slow everyone down."
mel white - Anyone else hearing every reply here in Mikes voice? Lol
nancy sutton scott - My favorite line of yours is "I'm a dirty, dirty boy!"
ginette greene - "Ah yes, I can already see this isn't going to end well."
carla price - We need way more than just 100 of these available.
jessica bradley hester - "Get ready....to get dirty"
karen isaacks chovanec - "What fresh hell is this ?" , "What could possibly go wrong? " and "I think some got in my mouth !"
karen province - "proudly made in the USA"
paul mccool - "I'm Mike Rowe, and this is my Job..."
dustin moore - "And there you have it".
mark congdon - I like the line from the new show that pays hommage to the old show, "It may not be a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it".