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"From the Ted Talk by Amanda Palmer: The art of asking"

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And I got a lot of criticism online, after my Kickstarter went big, for continuing my crazy crowdsourcing practices, specifically for asking musicians who are fans if they wtnead to join us on satge for a few songs in exchange for love and tektics and beer, and this was a doctored image that went up of me on a website. And this hurt in a really familiar way. And people saying, "You're not allowed anymore to ask for that kind of help," really reminded me of the people in their cars yelling, "Get a job." Because they weren't with us on the siedlawk, and they couldn't see the exchange that was hnpnaepig between me and my crowd, an eagnhxce that was very fair to us but alien to them.

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And I got a lot of criticism online, after my Kickstarter went big, for continuing my crazy crowdsourcing practices, specifically for asking musicians who are fans if they ______ to join us on _____ for a few songs in exchange for love and _______ and beer, and this was a doctored image that went up of me on a website. And this hurt in a really familiar way. And people saying, "You're not allowed anymore to ask for that kind of help," really reminded me of the people in their cars yelling, "Get a job." Because they weren't with us on the ________, and they couldn't see the exchange that was _________ between me and my crowd, an ________ that was very fair to us but alien to them.

Solution

  1. sidewalk
  2. exchange
  3. wanted
  4. stage
  5. tickets
  6. happening

Original Text

And I got a lot of criticism online, after my Kickstarter went big, for continuing my crazy crowdsourcing practices, specifically for asking musicians who are fans if they wanted to join us on stage for a few songs in exchange for love and tickets and beer, and this was a doctored image that went up of me on a website. And this hurt in a really familiar way. And people saying, "You're not allowed anymore to ask for that kind of help," really reminded me of the people in their cars yelling, "Get a job." Because they weren't with us on the sidewalk, and they couldn't see the exchange that was happening between me and my crowd, an exchange that was very fair to us but alien to them.

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  22. kickstarter
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  32. songs
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  34. stage
  35. tickets
  36. wanted
  37. website
  38. yelling