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Old February 17th, 2009, 10:07 PM   #1
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Best Craigslist No Pay Ad Response EVER!

For ages there was an ongoing thread about ridiculous Craigslist ads. I think Chris Hurd was tormented by what it was doing to this forum.

Today I saw this post in the Crew section of Craigslist in response to all the posts asking people to work for no pay.

Great Response. Shows you that even "names" are asked to do this and how one "name" responded!

YouTube - Harlan Ellison -- Pay the Writer

OK, Chris, now you can lock the thread <wink>
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Old February 17th, 2009, 10:16 PM   #2
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Hilarious! I don't know if Chris will lock the thread or not. But it doesn't matter. That'll about cover the writers' opinions; what more need be said?
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Old February 17th, 2009, 10:24 PM   #3
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Fan-friggin-tastic!

I think I'll go to my next freebie job with an eye patch and a tin cup! Gawd that was good.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 04:12 AM   #4
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OMG Brilliant, needed a good laugh and that did it! Thanks for posting that. Im still laughing gonna watch that again.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 06:47 AM   #5
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I saw this about a year ago. Makes some very valid points.

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Old February 18th, 2009, 07:59 AM   #6
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Brilliant! Now tell me how you really feel Mr. Ellison.
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One can't help but wonder how much he got paid for having this interview on YouTube.

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Old February 18th, 2009, 10:12 AM   #8
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One can't help but wonder how much he got paid for having this interview on YouTube.

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Dude, that is so funny! I was thinking almost the same thing: "I wonder if the guy shooting this video for YouTube is getting paid!"
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Old February 18th, 2009, 10:53 AM   #9
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The clip is from a documentary for sale on DVD (taking pre orders on Amazon).
So either they're either getting paid or getting a percentage.

Amazon.com: Harlan Ellison: Dreams with Sharp Teeth: Harlan Ellison, Robin Williams, Neil Gaiman, Erik Nelson: Movies & TV

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Dude, that is so funny! I was thinking almost the same thing: "I wonder if the guy shooting this video for YouTube is getting paid!"
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Old February 18th, 2009, 12:12 PM   #10
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I think I just wet myself!!!

"YOU can go to the store and buy it..."

Thanks for sharing, Craig!
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Old February 18th, 2009, 12:35 PM   #11
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Harlan Ellison - yeah, that's my man.

You know the whole story behind "The Terminator" and the old Outer Limits episode it was based on, written by Harlan Ellison? Called - "The Soldier"... great story, google it up.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 02:02 PM   #12
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One can't help but wonder how much he got paid for having this interview on YouTube.
Ironic, ain't it, that people are re-broadcasting it for free? ;-)


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The clip is from a documentary for sale on DVD (taking pre orders on Amazon).
So either they're either getting paid or getting a percentage.
The person who posted the vid on YouTube isn't associated with the DVD or the production company. I'm not reporting the guy, just savouring the irony. ;-)


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Old February 20th, 2009, 02:12 PM   #14
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Hilarious! I don't know if Chris will lock the thread or not. But it doesn't matter. That'll about cover the writers' opinions; what more need be said?
I always make a point of at least sending myself a DVD whenever I ask myself to write for free.
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Ironic, ain't it, that people are re-broadcasting it for free? ;-)
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He actually does link to the production company selling the DVD. Look on the description to the right. He names the movie, that it's a trailer, the director and links to the production company. Unfortunately it's not a hyperlink so one would have to cut and paste.

BTW to the best of my knowledge factualfactory is a stock footage house so they may have provided some of the stock. We don't know that they did not get permission to promote the trailer. It would be more helpful if the link were clickable though so one could buy the DVD and make sure Harlan gets his sixpence.
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