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Old 08-06-2006, 12:42 PM   #21
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I had working relationships with Andy Fastow and the rest of his ilk from Enron fame.* My name appears in the official transcript of the trial for Jeff Skilling and Ken Lay.*
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Re: Are You Kinda Famous Or Know Someone Who Is
Old 08-06-2006, 12:47 PM   #22
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I can't say who the famous person is that I'm related to in a public forum I can't risk people who know me real life to figure out my handle on this site. Not like I said anything bad about my employer or anything....
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I can't say who the famous person is that I'm related to in a public forum*
Yep, that's the problem with this question. If you are even moderately famous or closely related to somebody who is/was famous, you'll think twice before blowing your cover. Especially after posting your income, NW, and other dirty laundry
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Working in L.A. as a kid, I got odd jobs on the edge of the movie business. Back then cell phones were a big deal. Delivered phones on the set of movies for Demi Moore, a couple others.

Hung out at a party with Christian Slater, stuff like that.

Used to think it was cool until I started working at my current job. My lead has met the last four Presidents and Colin Powell. Kind of puts the "I met 6 cast memebers from Star Trek, the next generation" into perspective!
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I went to school with some kids of real famous parents . . . Yasmin Kahn, Chaplin's kids,* Burt Lancaster's son . . . etc.* *I also have a cousin who soloed a balloon around the world (but I still haven't met him).*
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:30 PM   #27
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Yes, but only in my own mind.

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Old 08-06-2006, 03:34 PM   #28
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I met Burt Ward (Robin) about 30 years ago. Fame is fleeting, enjoy those 15 minutes.
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My mom went to high school with a fellow who became President of the US. They both went to the 50th reunion, but he had trouble recognizing people after all that time. Nice guy, though.

With these clues, can you figure out who it was?
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My mom went to high school with a fellow who became President of the US.* They both went to the 50th reunion, but he had trouble recognizing people after all that time.* Nice guy, though.*

With these clues, can you figure out who it was?*
It's Papa Bush
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My mom went to high school with a fellow who became President of the US.* They both went to the 50th reunion, but he had trouble recognizing people after all that time.* Nice guy, though.*

With these clues, can you figure out who it was?*
GWB (But I hear Ford is in bad shape too.)
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Old 08-06-2006, 06:43 PM   #32
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Using the magic "search" button, we find that Ed_the_Gypsy once wrote:

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My mother died at 72.* Pop was only a year or two older.* They were partners and best friends and great people.* We kids thought Pop wouldn't last a year, but he grieved and went on and died at 92.
So it would have to be Ford or someone older.

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GWB * (But I hear Ford is in bad shape too.)
You don't have to be in bad shape to have trouble recognizing 18 year old kids when they are 68*
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GWB (But I hear Ford is in bad shape too.)
GWB=60, graduated HS ~ 1965, "only" 41 years ago, so no way he could have been to his 50th reunion. Even those of us mathematically challenged can figure that one out.

And you're tryin to splain bond funds to us..?

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My mom went to high school with a fellow who became President of the US. They both went to the 50th reunion, but he had trouble recognizing people after all that time. Nice guy, though.

With these clues, can you figure out who it was?
Sounds like Reagan to me!
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* GWB=60, graduated HS ~ 1965, "only" 41 years ago, so no way he could have been to his 50th reunion.* Even those of us mathematically challenged can figure that one out.
I figured anybody who attacked Iraq for terrorism might have trouble finding the right HS reunion.
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OK, I'll admit to one more celeb. Ray Walston (My Favorite Martian). He used to live next door, and I fed snails from his garden to my sister.
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About the closest thing to fame I can claim is that my car was in a movie with Don Cheadle. Last weekend they did some filming for a movie called "Talk To Me" about a local radio talk show host/civil rights activist named Petey Greene. It took place in the 60's, 70's, and 80's, and they needed people with old cars to use as background vehicles.

There's a scene in it that's supposed to take place in 1982, where Don Cheadle is walking along the Mall between the Capitol and the Washington Monument, near the Smithsonian Carousel. In the background you might be able to see my burgundy 1976 LeMans parked at the curb, with a Trans Am, a Firebird, and a Mustang behind it, and a Pinto driving past.

Probably not too representative of 1982, as most people had ditched their bruiser LeMans class cars and guzzling 70's ponycars for more fuel-efficient models. Heck, I remember my Mom ditching a '75 LeMans for a 1980 Malibu, and my grandparents going from a '72 Impala to an '82 Malibu wagon. But I guess for this movie, they had to work with what they had!
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I figured anybody who attacked Iraq for terrorism might have trouble finding the right HS reunion.
OK...but you understand why I'm still gonna be very suspect of your bond fund simulator, right?

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I did go to high school with Sela Ward. She appeared in a couple of tv series and several movies. As kids, she would visit a girl next door and we would all play ping pong. Wish I could say spin the bottle.**

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I'd play doctor with Sela Ward...
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