Friday, May 22, 2009
Would you like this job?
General requirements: Requires no intelligence, just a really, really weird idea of what it titillating. Would help, actually, to be mindless. Otherwise a highly developed sense of humour is advised.
Not suitable for: anyone subject to repetitive wrist injury. Might help to be ambidextrous.
Recommendation: Suggested that applicants have a highly developed sense of secrecy. (After all you wouldn't want anyone to know you do this for a living, would you?)
Location: Malaysia. (Specifically: the offices of the Malaysian Censorship Board).
Pay and perks: unknown, but probably includes a pension and medical benefits.
The ability to wield a mean black marker pen so that it totally eradicates all suggestion of what it covers.
Example of the work required: for the month of May 2009: Go through all copies of the National Geographic entering Malaysia and cover all suggestions of erotica from this offensive and pornographic monthly magazine.
p.s. possibly such as this disgusting photo here, (look at the third one on the page), obviously unsuitable for the sensitivities of Malaysian viewing.
(Information about this job taken from letters to the editor p56 The Star newspaper)
Pix from Harry Clarke's Faust see here.