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(Mirror.co.uk)   Good: You get a job as an extra in a huge Hollywood action movie. Better: While simultaneously getting paid time off from work for your bad back. Bad: Your boss likes huge Hollywood action movies too   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 42
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2012-04-06 11:49:33 PM
This is why spies and pros actually try to tell the truth as much as possible. If you get caught in a lie, it looks bad. If you slightly alter the truth by leaving the bit where you're running a con off the end, things look much better and if you're caught everything looks squeaky clean so they can guess but never know.
 
2012-04-07 12:37:46 AM

doglover: This is why spies and pros actually try to tell the truth as much as possible. If you get caught in a lie, it looks bad. If you slightly alter the truth by leaving the bit where you're running a con off the end, things look much better and if you're caught everything looks squeaky clean so they can guess but never know.


I think your post is as ambiguous as the idea you were trying to convey.
 
2012-04-07 05:33:00 AM
I was going to try to side with the guy. He's working with DD adults and probably always wanted to be an actor. He saw his chance and, in a weasley way, took it.

Then I saw his picture.

www.mirror.co.uk

Farking sweatpants? Burn, you bastard. BURN IN HELL!
 
2012-04-07 07:06:05 AM
There's nothing of redeeming value about any of it.

But enough about the film....
 
2012-04-07 07:19:45 AM
So, this dude had no vacation time? The Brits get, what, 5 weeks per year?

Collecting sick pay while working on a film is cheesy, and get you thrown in jail in most places
 
2012-04-07 07:27:28 AM
Hasn't this man been punished enough? I mean, he did appear in "Wrath of the Titans", his acting career is surely dead before it even had a chance to get started!
 
2012-04-07 07:36:36 AM

jaylectricity: doglover: This is why spies and pros actually try to tell the truth as much as possible. If you get caught in a lie, it looks bad. If you slightly alter the truth by leaving the bit where you're running a con off the end, things look much better and if you're caught everything looks squeaky clean so they can guess but never know.

I think your post is as ambiguous as the idea you were trying to convey.


Lies of omission are easier to maintain than elaborate mythical tales
 
2012-04-07 07:44:29 AM

nucal: jaylectricity: doglover: This is why spies and pros actually try to tell the truth as much as possible. If you get caught in a lie, it looks bad. If you slightly alter the truth by leaving the bit where you're running a con off the end, things look much better and if you're caught everything looks squeaky clean so they can guess but never know.

I think your post is as ambiguous as the idea you were trying to convey.

Lies of omission are easier to maintain than elaborate mythical tales


Listen, buster. People don't come here to think.
 
2012-04-07 07:50:57 AM
tx.english-ch.com

Yeah, I'm sure that wrist slap must have burned like hell. Bad boy. Never do that again.
 
2012-04-07 08:01:44 AM
Not nearly as much fun as the woman who filed for total disablity due to a back injury and was then caught on video wrestling another woman in a vat of cole slaw during Sturgis bike week.

I'd love to provide a link, but the returns on googling "disability cole slaw wrestling woman sturgis" are...disturbing.
 
2012-04-07 08:03:05 AM
i.imgur.com
Cole McKay approves.
 
2012-04-07 08:06:19 AM
He should have held out for that Clive Warren/Rebecca DeMornay vehicle that's getting so much buzz.
 
2012-04-07 08:17:03 AM
Someone should make a movie about it... with Tom Cruise.
 
2012-04-07 08:18:28 AM
Mark Preece, you'll never give another enema in this town again.
 
2012-04-07 08:45:07 AM
Coincidentally, I have a fantasy of a nurse catching me bunking off.
 
2012-04-07 08:47:46 AM
bunking off.

Isn't that Rhode Island slang?
 
2012-04-07 08:54:17 AM

MAYORBOB: Mark Preece, you'll never give another enema in this town again.


Alternatively, his only job will be to give enemas to producers...the fat ones.
 
2012-04-07 08:59:51 AM
"I lost my job. Well, I didn't lose it, I know where it is it's just that when I got there someone else was doin' it"

KazamaSmokers: bunking off.

Isn't that Rhode Island slang?


Not the same thing. In RI it includes vigorous hand exercises, while in the UK it refers to a factory that was busted for sleeping on the job, the whole factory. Can't remember which factory but according to the story, there were little closets that had bunks set up for second and third shift to sleep on. One of those well known secret kind of things.
I could be wrong but it was a funny story anyway
 
2012-04-07 09:09:02 AM
Sad part is, some people actually think "Wrath" is an action film
I get it, "Clash" was a remake of the one from 1981 with Harry Hamlin albeit a bit better because of the advancement of special effects (and although I have not watched neither film, sadly I have been known to sneak up behind my unsuspecting wife and kids and in my most gravelly of voice say "Release the Kraken") but they went back to the well for a sequel because enough people liked the first one. What's next?

"You cheered for them in Clash of the Titans, you praised them in Wrath of the Titans, now what will you do when you have a down on his luck Greek God forced to team up with a loose cannon of a cop who has to take in 10 orphans when an errant thunderbolt hits their orphanage?"

/can't think of a title yet but I am pretty sure it would involve Electric Boogaloo.
 
2012-04-07 09:14:48 AM
I don't like it.
 
2012-04-07 09:27:36 AM
Reince Priebus is an extra?
 
2012-04-07 09:31:30 AM

chaddsfarkprefect: Coincidentally, I have a fantasy of a nurse catching me bunking off.


Well since this guy is out of a job, you could give him a call. I am sure he could use the money.
 
2012-04-07 09:38:35 AM

Tsar_Bomba1: Someone should make a movie about it... with Tom Cruise.


OK, but just keep him off the furniture

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2012-04-07 09:43:57 AM
Is this a real story? What kind of farked up place would have names like "Trefil, Blaenau Gwent", "Ebbw Vale", and "Aneurin Bevan"?

It sounds like a god damn nightmare, that's what. No wonder this guy bailed on his government job.
 
2012-04-07 09:47:53 AM
Hell, I'd just tell the boss, Hey I got a part in a freaking movie, I need to take time off, I'll burn my PTO, and then whatever is unpaid I'll eat it.
 
2012-04-07 09:48:00 AM

Meethos: What kind of farked up place would have names like "Trefil, Blaenau Gwent", "Ebbw Vale", and "Aneurin Bevan"?


Obviously, you've never been to Wales. You need half a pint of phlegm in your throat just to pronounce the placenames.

/gadzooks, I hope that not obscure.
 
2012-04-07 09:48:25 AM

MAYORBOB: Mark Preece, you'll never give another enema in this town again.


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Concerned.
 
2012-04-07 09:53:20 AM
The right-wing tabloids are aimed at the "working poor" that are at the most vulnerable to events like layoffs.

These papers seem to love to blow up these types "welfare cheat" stories to reinforce the stereotype of those on disability or welfare as undeserving bums and that the system needs to be far, far tougher to supposedly weed out those supposedly taking advantage.

So they can be softened up to stupidly elect politicians that would make it even tougher for the otherwise hardworking individuals to get needed assistance in the event of layoffs

Damn I hate those "scandal Sheets". Keeping the proles dumb.
 
2012-04-07 09:55:26 AM

PizzaJedi81: Meethos: What kind of farked up place would have names like "Trefil, Blaenau Gwent", "Ebbw Vale", and "Aneurin Bevan"?

Obviously, you've never been to Wales. You need half a pint of phlegm in your throat just to pronounce the placenames.

/gadzooks, I hope that not obscure.


Obscure you say?

upload.wikimedia.org

Seriously though, Welsh is a shiat language and anyone who speaks it should be eaten alive by moles.
 
2012-04-07 09:55:44 AM

indarwinsshadow: [tx.english-ch.com image 300x216]

Yeah, I'm sure that wrist slap must have burned like hell. Bad boy. Never do that again.


FTFA: Caerphilly magistrates ordered him to do 180 hours of unpaid work and to pay £500 costs.

Four and a half weeks of unpaid work? Sounds fair, and a bit more than a wrist slap. Probably hard to replace people for a job like his, a normal boss would've fired his ass.
 
2012-04-07 10:11:25 AM

doglover: This is why spies and pros actually try to tell the truth as much as possible. If you get caught in a lie, it looks bad. If you slightly alter the truth by leaving the bit where you're running a con off the end, things look much better and if you're caught everything looks squeaky clean so they can guess but never know.


I read this in Michael Westen's voice. Now everyone else should too. (Would have been better if it had started with "When you're a spy..." though).
 
2012-04-07 10:15:33 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: The right-wing tabloids are aimed at the "working poor" that are at the most vulnerable to events like layoffs.


The Dail Mirror is traditionally leftwing.
 
2012-04-07 10:44:31 AM

Meethos: Is this a real story? What kind of farked up place would have names like "Trefil, Blaenau Gwent", "Ebbw Vale", and "Aneurin Bevan"?

It sounds like a god damn nightmare, that's what. No wonder this guy bailed on his government job.


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Totally agrees.
 
2012-04-07 11:01:47 AM

nucal: jaylectricity: doglover: This is why spies and pros actually try to tell the truth as much as possible. If you get caught in a lie, it looks bad. If you slightly alter the truth by leaving the bit where you're running a con off the end, things look much better and if you're caught everything looks squeaky clean so they can guess but never know.

I think your post is as ambiguous as the idea you were trying to convey.

Lies of omission are easier to maintain than elaborate mythical tales


Tell that to the bible

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it"
-Newt Gingrich
 
2012-04-07 11:03:31 AM

BigLuca: "Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it"
-Newt Gingrich


Sounds familiar...

All this was inspired by the principle--which is quite true within itself--that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.

/boom, Godwin!
 
2012-04-07 11:23:00 AM
The article says nothing about "Your boss likes huge Hollywood action movies too", but let's just greenlight this bullshiat anyway I guess.
 
2012-04-07 11:41:48 AM
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2012-04-07 11:43:38 AM
I bunked off this morning. But it was totally different
 
2012-04-07 11:56:05 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: The right-wing tabloids are aimed at the "working poor" that are at the most vulnerable to events like layoffs.

These papers seem to love to blow up these types "welfare cheat" stories to reinforce the stereotype of those on disability or welfare as undeserving bums and that the system needs to be far, far tougher to supposedly weed out those supposedly taking advantage.

So they can be softened up to stupidly elect politicians that would make it even tougher for the otherwise hardworking individuals to get needed assistance in the event of layoffs

Damn I hate those "scandal Sheets". Keeping the proles dumb.


9/10
 
2012-04-07 11:58:42 AM
CSB

Worked with a guy at a television staion in the 90's. Good guy, but not one on natures deep thinkers. He did continuity producing, whatever the hell that meant.

Anyway he got a on screen speaking role in a big deal hollywood movie being shot about 50 miles away from the station. So he goes to Dr. Paperpusher and gets a note saying he has chronic back problems and needs3 months off (so he can do the movie and get some r&r from the strain of "continuity producing")

Anyway, his plan is proceeding swimmingly unitl some local reporter finds out that his buddy, our hero, is in in this movie and decids to do a feature article for the local rag, which dumbass gleefully participates in. The local story got picked up by the provincial paper, which gor noticed ny his boss and just about everyone at the station.

Fired his ass and he hasn't had a steady job since.
 
2012-04-07 01:49:40 PM

BigLuca: Lies of omission are easier to maintain than elaborate mythical tales

Tell that to the bible

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it"
-Newt Gingrich


"Ignorance is strength, freedom is slavery."
-Abraham Lincoln
 
2012-04-08 11:30:04 AM
x67.xanga.com

Sympathizes.
 
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