The Best Jobs In The World. Yes – Better Than Your Job.
August 10, 2008 in Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Doug Harvey, Guy Lafleur, Jacques Plante, Jean Beliveau, Maurice Richard, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Toe Blake Tags: Abbey Road, Beatles, Bernie Geoffrion, Boston, Carnegie Hall, Chicago, Doug Harvey, famous retired race horses, George Martin, Guy Lafleur, hockey, Jean Beliveau, Larry Robinson, Maurice Richard, Montreal, Montreal Canadiens, NHL, Northern Dancer, Phil Pritchard, Playboy photographer, poker, Red Fisher, Rocket Richard, Secretariat, Serge Savard, Stanley Cup, Symphony Orchestras, train
1. Retired Famous Race Horse. You were Northern Dancer and Secretariat, and you were the toast of the town. You retired on top of the world and were given a fancy stable and told to get out into the field and make love to the finest fillies out there. Whenever you feel like it. Every day.
2. Guy Who Crashes Cymbals In A Symphony Orchestra. You’re in Carnegie Hall, and the horns and violins are working their way up to big crescendo. The crowd is enthralled, and then, at the precise moment, you crash your cymbals.
That’s it! And for this you get to wear an expensive tuxedo, make lots of money, and probably even sign a few programs!
3. Red Fisher. Play poker with the Rocket, Beliveau, Harvey, and Geoffrion on trains to Chicago, Boston, and the rest. Go for a cold one after the game with Lafleur, Savard, and Robinson, and talk shop. Cover the Montreal Canadiens and become just one of the boys for nearly fifty years. HE MAKES ME SICK.
4. George Martin. He’d put on his cardigan sweater, jump into a limo to take him to studios like Abbey Road, and help the Beatles weave their magic on their recordings. He was there almost from the start, and he also made zillions doing it.
5. Playboy photographer. Do I really need to explain this one?
6. Phil Pritchard. Phil’s job is to babysit the Stanley Cup, 12 months a year. He takes it all over North America and Europe so players from the winning team can show it off where they live. He brings it out onto the ice with his white gloves on when a team wins it in the final game. He’s practically married to it, and it never talks back.