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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 15 Jun 22 4.33pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

you know, for every One Wilfried Zaha there are another 99,999 'also-rans' to use a horse-racing terminology.

And so :

1. Professional Footballer

2. Artist , fine art...painting, sculptor etc

3. Pop Star...the toughest industry in the World, especially with some talentless gits hogging the limelight at the top. When did Madonna learn to play an instrument ? She was mainly a Dancer, if i recall correctly. And did Elvis write much of his songs ?

4. Poet....great money to be had, on the dole.

5. Economist....do 99% of people who study this go on to work at a different job ? become an Accountant or stack shelves at Tesco. John Maynard-Keynes had the ear of Presidents & Prime Ministers. Most economists have the ear of a drunk in the pub or park.

What others ?

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Edited by PalazioVecchio (15 Jun 2022 5.16pm)

 


7 points from Manchester last season

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 15 Jun 22 4.41pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

My son got a degree in Musical Theatre ( I know some on here will laugh). Very talented singer/actor but unfortunately if you have the wrong looks or do not know the right people….forget it. Went to audition after audition finally gave up, not through lack of trying but disheartened

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 15 Jun 22 4.51pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Teacher, policeman, nurse.

 


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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 15 Jun 22 5.20pm Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

One of the girls that my daughter went to school with is now doing some form of Photography degree in Uni - it might lead her somewhere in terms of a professional career but it did seem kind of a niche market choice.

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 15 Jun 22 5.34pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

I always wanted to be a statistician, but the wages were bad and the numbers didn't add up.

 


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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 15 Jun 22 6.01pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

I could've been a judge, but I never had the Latin... I never had the Latin to get through the rigorous judging exams. They're very rigorous, the judging exams, very rigorous indeed. They're noted for their rigour. People come out of them saying, "My God, what a rigorous exam!" And so I become a miner instead. I managed to get through the mining exams. They're not very rigorous. There's no rigour involved really. There's a complete lack of rigour involved in the mining exams. They only ask you one question. They say, "Who are you?" And I got 75 percent on that.

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 15 Jun 22 6.02pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Professional racing driver. Talent needed, but money needed more.

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 15 Jun 22 6.14pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

Professional racing driver. Talent needed, but money needed more.

But, but, but Lewis Hamilton but.

 


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He decked a bin dipper - respect.

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 15 Jun 22 10.38pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Prime Minister. Either your party gets voted out or you lose the support of the party and resign. Rarely does a PM leave office as a popular figure with their head held high for a job well-done.?

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 15 Jun 22 11.09pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

you know, for every One Wilfried Zaha there are another 99,999 'also-rans' to use a horse-racing terminology.

And so :

1. Professional Footballer

2. Artist , fine art...painting, sculptor etc

3. Pop Star...the toughest industry in the World, especially with some talentless gits hogging the limelight at the top. When did Madonna learn to play an instrument ? She was mainly a Dancer, if i recall correctly. And did Elvis write much of his songs ?

4. Poet....great money to be had, on the dole.

5. Economist....do 99% of people who study this go on to work at a different job ? become an Accountant or stack shelves at Tesco. John Maynard-Keynes had the ear of Presidents & Prime Ministers. Most economists have the ear of a drunk in the pub or park.

What others ?

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Edited by PalazioVecchio (15 Jun 2022 5.16pm)

Pop music performed by individual artists who can’t play musical instruments doesn’t stop at Madonna. Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, George Michael and Tiffany lol. It then happened with boy and then girl bands. This kind of performance pop music isn’t for ‘musos’, but there are some impressive voices in there. You can listen to some songs you hated years ago, probably because they were played to death for months, but can now appreciate the talent in the voice and maybe the composition of the single/song and how it was evolving back then.

 


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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 15 Jun 22 11.15pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Being a carer. It doesn't set you up as a failure as such as you're helping people, but from what I can see the desire to help often seems to be taken advantage of when you see the woeful wage attached to it.

 

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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 16 Jun 22 6.50am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

Bit like being a football manager then -

Originally posted by Pete53

Prime Minister. Either your party gets voted out or you lose the support of the party and resign. Rarely does a PM leave office as a popular figure with their head held high for a job well-done.?

 

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