Odd Jobs: The James Carville of President Impersonators

Dustin Gold is a presidential consultant who demands complete transparency. Perhaps it helps that he advises candidates who don’t actually hold elected office—they just impersonate those who do.

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Odd Jobs: Paranormal Concierge

One of the first times that Lisa Nyhart, 34, stayed overnight at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, she didn’t sleep a wink. It was during her anniversary, and she and her husband had rented a room on the hotel’s infamous fourth floor, which has long been rumored to be haunted.

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Odd Jobs: Lost Airline Luggage Merchant

Some of Brenda Cantrell’s favorite stories from working at the Unclaimed Baggage Center, a 40,000 square foot warehouse in Scottsboro, Ala., that sells lost treasures abandoned by—or never reunited with—airline passengers, are the items that didn’t make it onto the sales floor. Like a shrunken head.

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Odd Jobs: Deer Urine Farmer

“Nobody is talking about how this upcoming election is going to effect small businesses like ours,” says Judi Collora, 61, the co-founder and co-owner of Mrs. Doe Pee’s Buck Lures in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. If Obama is reelected in November, she says, it could wreak havoc on the deer urine industry.

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Odd Jobs: Sky Writing is Just as Hard as You Think It Is

Suzanne Asbury-Oliver, 53, still gets wistful when she talks about her former employer, PepsiCo.

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Odd Jobs: Private Monkey Trainer

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Odd Jobs: Professional Balloon Twister

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