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Posts Tagged ‘Harrison Barnes’

SoCal’s Wackiest Job Search Guru Strikes Again

We didn’t think it was possible. But with today’s missive “Ass Face, a Retired Actress and a Horny 41-Year-Old: Respecting Yourself and Your Job,” Harrison Barnes (pictured) has outdone himself.

The Malibu-based founder and CEO of The Employment Research Institute likes to share long, winding daily reams of wisdom with subscribers to various job search websites affiliated with his company. Barnes can always be counted for an unfiltered view of the 21st century workplace and details that often seem like they are straight out of a Hollywood screenplay.

Today’s column is all about three bad hires Barnes made, the lessons he learned and (arguably) the warning signs he ignored:

At some point during the [telemarketing job] interview, Rachael pulled out her cell phone and started showing me various pictures of a tumor that had been removed from her body not too recently. It was giant and grotesque. It had come out of her back and was at least two feet long. It looked like it had a head. It was five pounds and this monster had somehow managed to grow up the entire length of her back. She had a bunch of pictures of it on her IPhone that had been taken from all sorts of angles.

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Yahoo’s Marc Spears is Terrible at Playing Pool

Yahoo Sports reporter Marc Spears often has the inside scoop on all kinds of NBA-related gossip. But he sure is terrible at pool. Good n’ terrible. Yahoo seems to be experimenting with casual multi-media interviews. Which is fine. But whoever decided that Spears and NBA rookie Harrison Barnes should play pool, should have asked Spears if he actually knew how to play pool. Because he clearly doesn’t.

Seriously, watch Spears’ shot at :48. Just awful. And whoever edited this video really must not like him. That was the best closeup shot you could find? Really? You just unabashedly clowned one of the best NBA reporters in the business.

Things don’t get much better from there. Spears appears to only make one shot the entire game–a 12-inch gimme in the corner pocket. The next time Yahoo tries one of these casual video interviews, Spears should try chess, or Playstation, or Settlers of Catan. Anything but pool.

The Rest of the Unemployed Journalist Story

The long, rambling daily blog posts shared via Pasadena-based website JournalismCrossing.com (and many other affiliated URLs) by parent company CEO Harrison Barnes are absolutely priceless. The other day, it was all about a Far East Asian girl connected to the Rambo franchise and how she forcefully dealt with being bullied.

Today, Barnes’ meanderings start from the vantage point of a personal LA abode filled with, he claims, a million dollar’s worth of furniture left behind by previous Australian owners and ends with a couple of tweakers on Las Vegas Blvd. We kid you not.

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