This Sept, 1933 advertisement from Modern Mechanix magazine invites you to learn taxidermy so that you can make lamps, ashtrays and bookends out of "squirrels, rabbits, frogs, etc." Apparently, you can make "BIG profits in spare time" this way. It's like training materials for Buffalo Bill. Link
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.