Guess which newspaper…

…is currently running this advert, via a talent agency

A national newspaper wants your story and will pay hundreds of pounds to the right person.

Write a few lines about how computer games turned you to crime and if it’s something we like, we’ll call you straight back.

Payment details: paid role

Created: 27 March 2008
Applications accepted until: 1 May 2008
Application criteria: Males & Females aged 0 to 60 from UK

Unless anyone fancies replying to the ad with a convincing line of bullshit, I guess we’ll have to wait until May to see which one runs the ‘computer games turned me into a criminal’ puff piece, so we can drag this one out for another airing.
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  • They have a long, long way to go before they can beat the “greatest” Daily Mail bollocks story about teenagers of all time:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=400953&in_page_id=1770

  • My Chemical Romance led a chorus of “Fuck the Daily Mail” at one of the festivals in response to that article.

  • john gibson

    I don’t have any writting talent but surely one of you bloggers can come up with some good bullshit to wind them up with.
    Regards John Gibson

  • The funny thing is, septicisle, I like classic rock, certain metal bands, and old-school blues like Robert Johnson, so I very strongly dislike things like emo. I’m sort of torn as to whose side I’m on between MCR and the Hate Mail. Shame they can’t both lose the battle šŸ˜€

  • I like MCR purely on the grounds of not taking them and their overblown entirety seriously. Treat them as a joke that makes occasionally catchy tunes and they’re fine.

  • A contemporary band that I do appreciate is Kings Of Leon. I think they’ve got something going on there šŸ™‚