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45 minutes ago, Rds1983 said:

Even if I was loaded, I think I'd say go on then if someone offered me a hundred odd quid to spend 30 seconds reading a few sentences out loud into my phone. Especially if it was usually something nice or funny and you know it's going to be pleasantly received. It would be like offering one of you lot a fiver to wish someone happy birthday, whilst it wouldn't be life changing money I doubt many would say no. 

It must be an easy way of making money for sure.  I think I would enjoy spending a morning doing that more than a couple of days shooting an advert for some nonsense product. 

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2 hours ago, Davkaus said:

Some people can just never get enough money.

I can never understand multi-millionaires who sell out and take money to do adverts, especially for shit companies.  David Schwimmer has earned hundreds of millions of dollars from Friends, nevermind the rest of his work. Is it really worth being a shill for TSB? I'd be **** ashamed. 

I subscribe to the Bill Hicks philosophy really. Once you take the marketting dollar, you've been bought and paid for, and every word you say is suspect. 

It's that quite annoying thing that American celebs are willing to do embarrassing adverts in the UK for huge money because they know no-one at home - which is all that actually matters - will ever see it. See also Kevin bacon, Harvey keitel, etc. 

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13 minutes ago, HanoiVillan said:

It's that quite annoying thing that American celebs are willing to do embarrassing adverts in the UK for huge money because they know no-one at home - which is all that actually matters - will ever see it. See also Kevin bacon, Harvey keitel, etc. 

Japan used to pay huge sums for American stars to appear in adverts, knowing they would never be seen in the US either. 

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i always thought it was a tax man thing, America has whatever weird set up where they're all doing their own and then getting huge tax bills because they do it wrong and unless you're wesley snipes you have to do a bit of quick work to settle the tab

if you owe the IRS $250,000 you get your agent to get you an advert

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St. Vincent. I'm not buying it. It's pretentious. It's contrived. She's attractive, but I think if she weren't, there wouldn't be a career there. Just underwhelming.

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33 minutes ago, maqroll said:

St. Vincent. I'm not buying it. It's pretentious. It's contrived. She's attractive, but I think if she weren't, there wouldn't be a career there. Just underwhelming.

She’s a seriously excellent guitarist, so I think even if she was “just” a session musician, she’d have a career.

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16 minutes ago, blandy said:

She’s a seriously excellent guitarist, so I think even if she was “just” a session musician, she’d have a career.

World's ugliest guitar though. 

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2 hours ago, maqroll said:

St. Vincent. I'm not buying it. It's pretentious. It's contrived. She's attractive, but I think if she weren't, there wouldn't be a career there. Just underwhelming.

Not only is she absolutely adorable, she's an incredibly talented, creative musician...which makes me think I should enjoy her music—but nope, there's absolutely nothing in there for me. Every time she comes out with a new album, I think to myself, "Oh, well maybe she's stumbled upon something I like this time." But not yet. Not yet.

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11 minutes ago, JamieZ said:

Not only is she absolutely adorable, she's an incredibly talented, creative musician...which makes me think I should enjoy her music—but nope, there's absolutely nothing in there for me. Every time she comes out with a new album, I think to myself, "Oh, well maybe she's stumbled upon something I like this time." But not yet. Not yet.

yes, she seems pleasant in interviews. the music leaves me cold though.

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13 minutes ago, JamieZ said:

She's attractive, but I think if she weren't, there wouldn't be a career there

i realize this comes off as rather sexist. 

sorry, mom

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2 minutes ago, maqroll said:

yes, she seems pleasant in interviews. the music leaves me cold though.

And that's the most frustrating part! I want to like her! When I want to like someone, I can almost always find something in there to grab onto. But nope. She's got no edge, nothing...there's no pulse to it, no substance, nothing pithy. It's just noodling.

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20 minutes ago, maqroll said:

yes, she seems pleasant in interviews. the music leaves me cold though.

Do you know the connection between Annie Clarke (St Vincent) and Dylan Thomas?

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14 minutes ago, HanoiVillan said:

Halfway through this I thought you were insulting a rather obscure nation, and then I was just confused by the other half.

No, we all love the Grenadines!

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4 minutes ago, bickster said:

Do you know the connection between Annie Clarke (St Vincent) and Dylan Thomas?

They're both crap. 

Except Dylan Thomas. 

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