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Question of the Week: Paul Westerberg edition

By 10.Oct.086 Comments

Say you were at a job interview and one of your interviewer’s asked you what was the best 49 cents you ever spent, what would you answer?

My answer is below.

I DID NOT answer 49:00 by Paul Westerberg, because I am a doofus. The interviewer was totally stunned by my speechlessness. He even said, while I wracked my brain for a good answer, I thought this would be easy.

Then he left me off the hook and said, “49:00 by Paul Westerberg.”


I biffed that one, and it made me want the job even more than I had before, if that’s possible.

How awesome of an interview question is that?


I am the queen of the underground, a bad ungrateful bunny.


  • Some Guy says:

    Did you at least tell the interviewer that you are Paul Westerberg?

    That is pretty damn awesome though. The only question I ever get asked at job interviews is “Would you be willing to work for less than that?”

  • Jodi says:

    I tried to tell him that I was Paul Westerberg, and then he was all “great, we got some guitars in the back, let’s go.”

    Well, not really. I did tell him that Paste Magazine thinks I’m Paul Westerberg.

  • dalesmithtx says:

    Ah-HA!!! Caught you, Paul!! Since you in fact ARE PAUL FRIGGITY FREAKIN WESTERBERG, there’s no reason you would have to spend 49 cents ON YOUR OWN ALBUM!!!!

    What do I win?

  • Jodi says:

    You got me. Damn you! I’d have gotten away with it if it weren’t or you meddling kids.

  • jay says:

    how did you botch that?! Sigh

  • Jake says:

    antonymous botch…little Chris mars humor for ya