Be A Jobless Hero at the Unemployment Olympics

What is the average New Yorker to do if they find themselves as one of the many Americans who have lost their job as part of the current economic downturn? You can only sleep in with the covers pulled over your head until noon or 1 p.m. at the latest, and there are only so many Starbucks in the city to mill around at during the day.

Unemployment Olympics

Fortunately, there was an event today to give unemployed New Yorkers a break from staring blankly at job listings on Monster.com and looking at online porn. The ASSOCIATED PRESS triumphantly reports on the first-ever Unemployment Olympics, where scores of jobless men and women competed at a New York city park in events such as “Pin The Blame On The Boss” and “Office Phone Skeeball.”

Read more…