In the current issue of the home town paper "The Okanogan Valley Gazzette", (North Central Washington) there's a story about a colorful fellow who held many jobs over the years from air mech to graphic artist, to traveling salesman, milkman, chef, logger.... typical of the depression years. You did what you could to eat.
George Daly passed away at 96. Claimed his favorite job was working for the Washington Fish and Game department in the 1930s. He was on Lake Washington for the first fish plantings by air - they dropped the fish from aircraft in 5 gallon buckets. They "mostly survived".
Reminds me of WKRP Cincinnati:
"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly"
Any other "DOA" ideas out there?