One unemployed man decided that after losing his job at a Big Four bank in March 2009, and sending out resume after resume and sitting through dozens of interviews without getting a job offer in 15 months, he had only one choice left: to put on a skirt and start dancing for money.
“I haven’t danced at this level in years,” said Aswad, who goes by one name and said he is 46 and lives in Portland. “I have gigantic silk dance skirts that I use when I dance. They’re bigger than Batman’s cape.”
Aswad told HuffPost he’s dancing partly to protest congressional dithering over reauthorizing unemployment benefits, partly to make his rent. He’s uploaded a YouTube video of himself dancing like Michael Jackson while wearing a Utilikilt. He’s asking for $1 donations via PayPal (his blog, http://www.willdanceforrent.blogspot.com, advertises the not-so-modest goal of raising $100,000).
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