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July 18, 2006


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Adam Kotsko

I think this is really right -- although perhaps coal mining is more difficult.

Among physical labor jobs, roofing also has a very negative reputation. I always got the impression that the roofers are the guys who just can't get any other job, like it's some kind of punishment.


There have been some hipsters painting my house for the past few weeks. At first I found hipsters painting my house to be cute and funny, but now I just feel sorry for them. It is really really hot out (heat index is at 113 degrees today) and they're still up there on ladders scraping, chipping and painting away. Plus my house was built in the 1880s and so has a century of old paint built up on it. I keep trying to invite them in to sit in front of a fan and have some beers, but they refuse. I don't think houses need paint on them so much anymore.

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