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JUMP SHIP – LITERALLY
After an unruly passenger reportedly left him with a cut on his head, JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater announced that he'd had enough and activated the emergency slide to make a quick exit. He now faces charges of reckless endangerment and criminal mischief – but in the countless Facebook pages in his honor, he's a hero of the working man.
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INSULT YOUR BOSS – PUBLICLY
In a hoax that swept the Internet, this wannabe broker (who once appeared on PEOPLE.com as an Angelina Jolie look-alike!) emailed the entire office 33 photos outlining her reasons for quitting – on a dry-erase board. The problem? Her boss: Aside from his bad breath, he apparently called her a "hot piece of a–" and spent nearly 20 hours a week on Farmville. It was a joke – but it was still hilarious.
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DO IT IN 140 CHARACTERS
Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz, an early adopter of social networking, quit the tech company via Twitter ... and via Haiku. "Financial crisis/Stalled too many customers/CEO no more," Schwartz Tweeted.
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MAKE A GAME OF IT
Game developer Jarrad Woods (a.k.a. Farbs) ditched his lucrative gig with 2K Australia by – what else? – developing a game. In his version of Super Mario Bros., Farbs wrote, "My princess is in another castle." The game is still playable online.
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CALL A PRESS CONFERENCE
Amid rumors of a criminal investigation, Sarah Palin gathered the press to announce her resignation as governor of Alaska. She didn't take questions, but between basketball and "dead fish" analogies, Palin ended her speech, well, open-ended: "Take the words of General MacArthur. He said, 'We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.' "