Don Stewart let me know about this weird job notice on the Federal Business Opportunities web site:
The purpose of this announcement is to seek qualified contractors with the capability to provide presentations for The Department of Treasury, Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD), Management Meeting with experience in meeting the objectives as described herein.
The Contractor shall conduct two, 3-hour, Humor in the Workplace programs that will discuss the power of humor in the workplace, the close relationship between humor and stress, and why humor is one of the most important ways that we communicate in business and office life. Participants shall experience demonstrations of cartoons being created on the spot. The contractor shall have the ability to create cartoons on the spot about BPD jobs. The presenter shall refrain from using any foul language during the presentation. This is a business environment and we need the presenter to address a business audience.
Sounds to me like they're in danger of turning up a lot of real live Michael Scott's! Whoever gets it will have to make their presentations in Washington, D.C., and in West Virginia. Here's the entire job offer.
Kirk Creel let me know that the Shelby County Arts Council announced its 1st Annual Juried Art Exhibition, which will start on September 3rd. If you want to submit, you have to get your painting, 2D mixed media work, or photography to them between August 10th and 13th. There's a $35 entry fee, which gives you membership and eligibility to put work up in their online gallery, which is coming soon. And you might win cash prizes or other stuff.
Here's the application, in pdf form. For more info, email susan[at]shelbycountyartscouncil.com, with subject: CALL FOR ART. Or call (205) 669-0044.