'Dirty Jobs' Star Sells His C.R.A.P. for Charity
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Mike Rowe has spent years doing the most unpleasant jobs imaginable: owl vomit collector, cow bladder cleaner, bone black plant worker. In that time, he's picked up plenty of items — some mundane, some decidedly not — that he's now auctioning on eBay to support his charity, the mikeroweWorks Foundation. The organization helps steer people away from four-year degrees and into less prestigious but often more important and fulfilling careers in trade fields.
Oh, by the way, C.R.A.P. stands for "Collectibles Rare and Precious" — it's not actually ... y'know. Here are a few of the best pieces of C.R.A.P.:
From the San Francisco Zoo: polar bear refuse.
There are a lot of things you could have Mike Rowe sign that would demonstrate your love for the man: T-shirts, posters — you could even have him sign your arm and turn it into a tattoo. But there's probably nothing more appropriate, nothing that resonates with a career of giving dignity to the overlooked and underappreciated, like a big ol' pile of bear dookie.
From World Wide Window Cleaning: hair-eating SRT descender.
Speaking of underappreciated: Documentary camera crews have the worst job in the world. They have to follow adventurous fools all over the world, doing everything they do, only with a 50-pound, vision-obscuring camera on their shoulder. Poor Troy Paff nearly ended up looking like Professor X after an incident filming the high-rise window washing episode. Fortunately, that pain was turned into a charitable gift. And possibly a future of more conservative hairstyles.
From Babcock Ranch: horse ... um, fluid.