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Perennial lurker.

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Bet this..
Has been done before. But I lack 8,765,765 years to trawl through old posts looking:

(Fri 7th Feb 2003, 0:19, More)

Well I wouldn't buy it

(Fri 8th Mar 2002, 14:39, More)

I don't tend to associate Thatch with kiddies..

That seems far more fitting.
(Fri 1st Feb 2002, 9:19, More)

You can
Almost feel the breeze

(Sun 25th Nov 2001, 14:41, More)

Have we had..
..the token frog yet?

I only have to look at that frog and it cheers me up for the rest of the day.
(Fri 9th Nov 2001, 8:37, More)

Best answers to questions:

» Strange things you've been paid to do

Dinners, sandpapered skin and big brother
A few spring to mind:

-I was a dinner lady on a territorial army camp for 3 summer holidays, serving up 3 meals a day to [mostly] horrible children. Making 500 rounds of spam sandwiches between breakfast (at 6am) and lunch is no fun for 76p per hour. We were in the middle of nowhere too - one camp was 40 miles from the nearest town somewhere in Northumbria, another was slap bang in the middle of Sherwood forest.

-I've had fellow scientists sandpaper my arm until it bled for £100, in the interests if studying the inflammatory reaction afterwards

-Focus groups - easy money, but once you've done a couple, they don't want you anymore. Campaigns that got my input (for £40 a session) included a long-defunct domain names company, Re-designing the packaging for Scan meatballs (the one of the the shelves now is the one our group designed), an internet company who wanted to get people to make bets as presents for their mates, at £10 a go [never saw them come to light], and Amazon. The Amazon one in particular was odd - they had two campaigns they were thinking of running - one centred on "the box" (i.e., the excitement of getting an Amazon box), and the other was to do with their recommendations-based-on-what-you've-bought feature, which unfortunately came across as a deeply sinister Big Brother is watching you scenario.
(Fri 1st Oct 2004, 16:32, More)

» Local Nutters

The shouty Jamaican in Wood Green
Wood Green, North London. There's a elderly Jamaican guy with a full grey beard who either stands outside Safeways, shouting, or wanders around inside Safeways, shouting. He doesn't seem to be shouting at anyone, he just does it to the open air.
I'm also not sure what he's shouting, it could well be patois, but it's not English. He doesn't sound particularly angry, just mildly frantic.
(Fri 17th Sep 2004, 15:36, More)