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  • Rock Star (lead singer of arena rock back U2 style)

    32 16.16%
  • Indie Rock Star (Lead singer of mid level indie band i.e. TVOTR)

    54 27.27%
  • Movie Star

    15 7.58%
  • Touring Comedian

    12 6.06%
  • DJ (i.e. Tiesto/Oakenfold/MSTRKRFT)

    61 30.81%
  • Doctor

    7 3.54%
  • Lawyer

    4 2.02%
  • Movie Reviewer (i.e. Roger Ebert)

    13 6.57%
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    Default What job would you pick?

    why not

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    Seeing as I already party like a rock star......
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    Default Re: What job would you pick?

    on a side note....I hung out with a traveling comedian a few weeks ago. I was in this tiny little ski town at a hotel. He did a gig at the hotel I was staying at. The comedian has to drive all over US and Canada on his own dime. He drives to small unknown towns and does comedy each night. Apparently he is on the road majority of the year....

    It seemed kinda depressing.
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    Default Re: What job would you pick?

    Well, the assumption on all of these options was that you would be a leader in your field. So if you were a comedian you would be at the least at a Brian Regan level or higher..
    Jim Gaffigan
    Dane Cook
    Chris Rock.

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    I would say that Movie Star gives the highest income with the least amount of work.

    I was going back and forth between Movie Star and Indie Rock Singer. So I pondered these two options:

    Lead singer of Death Cab For Cutie....get to marry Zooey, play shows, probably make 1 million a year.

    Will Smith - make 30-50 million a year, work 6 months a year give or take.


    TOUGH CHOICE.

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    Indie rockstar, baby. Best of all worlds.

    I'd rather have a hundred people love what I do than have a few million "kinda like" it.

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    Roger Ebert has a sweet gig

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    Anyone can be a DJ.

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    Movie reviewer for sure. Get paid to sit at home and watch people entertain you. Nothing is expected from you either. You are the one that decides whats good or bad, not the other way around.

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    Indie Rock star...seriously?

    Shoot for the basement...
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    Yes. I love all the "earn as much as i can with as little effort as possible" type replies. Way to go!
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    well, for all intensive porpoises it is, will sell out within seconds tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheddar's Cousin View Post
    Indie Rock star...seriously?

    Shoot for the basement...
    Sure. Do whatcha love, but stay small enough not to automatically be considered an asshole. I could live with that.
    Last edited by MissingPerson; 02-16-2009 at 01:04 PM.

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    As long as I'm not an asshole...I could live with that.
    Youth, you son of a bitch, where did you go?

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    so I assume you've never been cunt punched at a festival? Well lucky you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissingPerson View Post
    Indie rockstar, baby. Best of all worlds.

    I'd rather have a hundred people love what I do than have a few million "kinda like" it.
    werd

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    Bear Grylls isn't on the list. what gives?
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    Couldn't find Director, so next best thing: DJ.
    Chicken pot, chicken pot, chicken pot piiiieeeeeeeee!

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    I was at a toss for this between Rock Star and Traveling Comedianne...Went for Rock Star thinking I'd end up with a 2 for 1 deal in the end.
    Its like the Infinite Monkey Theorem, if you put X amount of monkeys in a room with a typewriter and ask them to give you Shakespeare 99% of them will fling their shit at you while the other 1% will masturbate in the corner.

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    Henry Rollins or Mick Jagger. Who's funnier?
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    nothing that would take me away from my kids/family for long periods of time...so most of those are out, except for movie reviewer.

    well, maybe a dj. leave for the weekend and make tens of thousands of dollars and still be home to take the kids to school on monday.

    touring fucking sucks.

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    Yeah, it does, but I'm a nomad soul with a flinty antisocial streak.

    Like The Littlest Hobo, but I don't rescue people from seaplanes all the time.

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    I always wanted to live out my failed dreams as a drummer in a mid level indie band.
    2008, 2009, 2011, 2012-2, 2013-1...

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    I am having a hard time making a choice...
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    The Chemical Sisters: featuring Miranda and Feather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeowMixer View Post
    Couldn't find Director, so next best thing: DJ.
    I love your avatar Meowsy.
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    If you're in a relationship that causes Ancestry.com to crash, it's probably inappropriate.

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    I would be in an indie band.
    the name of my band: Pigeon Pancake(out of respect for the pigeon i flatten with my car years ago)
    the name of our first CD: Monkey Platter
    the name of our first single: Freshly squeezed
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    If you're in a relationship that causes Ancestry.com to crash, it's probably inappropriate.

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    Pigeon Pancake already sounds like a band Pitchfork would love.

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    yeah. wouldn't even have to make good music. it's all in the name.
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    I absolutely don't care what Natalie Portman's Shaved Head sound like, they're still awesome.

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    I've done the movie review thing for local and school papers and all you really get is free movie tickets and some spending money. I'd rather make movies but that wasn't a choice, so it would be a tie between indie rockstar and DJ. You get a fan base but won't get recognised as easily on the street.

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    Default Re: What job would you pick?

    On the other hand, I'd say people feel a lot more comfortable approaching/ bothering indie types when they do recognise them, because there's a more immediate perception that they're "one of us".

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