Not on the list was Mythbusters. I'd love to work for them. Getting to BSU all the time (Blow Stuff Up) and wrecking things ("This is why we can never have anything nice!") all in the name of science. Love it. My dream job.
Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net;
Blog: http://blog.berghold.net Warning: No political correctness allowed.
M, no question. The jobs given out might not be tasteful, pleasant or easy, but you know that they are important. You will be given whatever equipment you need, if it is available. Favours from others will be called in if that will help you. After an initial discussion, you will be left to get on with them in your own way without any back seat driving. You will be protected from interference or criticism from outsiders (although you'd better go to Nomex for some underwear if M thinks you've messed up). Breaking laws, rules and necks will all be forgiven if you get the job done.
Of course, I'm talking about the original M from the books, not the weirdos who appear in the films, some of which I haven't seen.
It would have been fun to have worked with Ty Pennington in the first stage of his Extreme Makeover: Home Edition program, destroying the old house or building in creative ways... crashing cars or trucks, using a chainsaw or blowing it with TNT!
He stung me with his dreams of power and wealth! I work for... Scorpio!
His twisted twin obsessions are his plot to rule the world and his employees' health!
He welcomed me into his lair, like the nobleman welcomes his guest,
With free dental care and a stock plan that helped me invest --
I bewared of his generous pensions, plus three weeks paid vacation each year,
But on Fridays the lunchroom serves hot dogs and burgers and beer!
I love German beer! ♫
Shame that the links point to Simpson wiki pages. I hate the Simpsons.
I chose Satan, not the Simpsons version, as I will then constantly be surprised in that the task at hand will be something completely different than what I would have anticipated after hearing the specs. That is the devil. You'll *never* be unemployed. There will *always* be work.
Clever! :-) But ... the TARDIS, cramped? Seriously? According to Wikipedia, the TARDIS contains:
... living quarters, ... a well-organised study ..., a swimming pool and bathroom, a sick bay, an ancillary power station disguised as an art gallery, and several brick-walled storage areas ...; a “cloister room”, an observatory, a library, a greenhouse, a baby room, a toy room and several squash courts. There is also a wooden-panelled secondary control room, and numerous other rooms .... The Doctor flippantly mentions a karaoke bar ...
In “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS” (2013), the Doctor states that the TARDIS is actually infinite in size.
As for teenage girls — well, Elizabeth Sladen was around 27 when she first played Sarah Jane Smith, and Louise Jameson was around 26 when she first played Leela the savage. But yes, you’re right, middle-aged male Perl programmers probably shouldn’t waste their time applying for the role of the Doctor’s companion. :-)