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February 06, 2007

Video Resume

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

I suspect that most visitors are ahead of me on this, but I've just caught up with the case of Aleksey Vayner, a Yale business student infamous for sending out what has quickly come to be known as "the worst video resume ever." Here's the video, and it is indeed priceless. Aleksey has a considerable entry in Wikipedia, so immortality is his.

Question: What does someone who makes an immense public ass of himself even before leaving school do with the rest of his life?



posted by Michael at February 6, 2007


Hope that people are forgiving of youthful indiscretion.

I also enjoyed the parody of the video by Michael Cera (of Arrested Development fame, one of my favorite TV shows)

Posted by: Ben on February 6, 2007 7:04 PM

I bet there's somewhere this behavior is an asset. Advertising, PR, something like that.

Posted by: ptm on February 6, 2007 9:31 PM

The obvious answer is politics.

Posted by: robert on February 7, 2007 1:58 AM

re: Question: What does someone who makes an immense public ass of himself even before leaving school do with the rest of his life?

Become mayor of San Francisco and have an affair with his campaign manager's wife.

By the way, Paris Hilton seems to do stupid stuff that is posted on the Web almost every other day, and yet seems totally immune to shame or banishment. People still want to hang with her. Part of this, I think, is that as long as she is a rich heiress, she will attract some envy and attention, at least until her looks start to seriously fade.

More seriously, as the Internet matures, I'm sure we will see more examples of stupidity, and people's lives will go on.

Posted by: Alec on February 7, 2007 6:20 AM

Why, become President of the United States, of course.

Either that, or become Danny Bonaduce.

Posted by: annette on February 7, 2007 10:18 AM

Become an astronaut, then try to kill the imagined rival for your would-be lover's affections.

Posted by: Peter L. Winkler on February 8, 2007 1:20 AM

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