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Travelling through Seattle a good 15 years ago, I remembered an old friend I used to blow up Action Men with. We were bored, nothing to lose , so I looked him up in the phonebook. He was the only one of that name in there. "Come and stay," goes he.

Me and my mates were living in a car at that point so a bed was a novelty. After searching for a while, we rock up to a very posh mansion on Puget Sound with its own Helipad. "Come flying," goes he.

Has your luck held out recently?

(, Thu 14 Sep 2006, 18:43)
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Harry Potter
I used to do voiceovers for things, and, since I was only about 12, £50 for a day's hard work seemed ridiculously high. That was until Electronic Arts employed me for some silly Harry Potter video game or other.

10 lines of voiceover, each 4 times. So altogether about 20 minutes. Then repeated about a week later, another 20 minutes. So far, so good

First pay cheque comes through - £250. Fanbloodytastic i thought. Next week, £250 again, for the second session. Result! I'm the richest 12 year old in the world, surely! Week after, a contract arrives. If I sign and give EA all the rights to use my voice, i get another £500. At this point I think they've got to be joking, but they're as good as their word

The only bad side is that I'll probably never earn £1000 in 40 minutes again. Ever. Ah well, those were the good old days, eh
(, Mon 18 Sep 2006, 10:46, Reply)

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