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Old 08-08-2006, 12:20 AM   #81
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Oh! And I hung out with Ton Loc and his "posse" in the airport in Seattle once, he was doing a New Year's gig in Spokane (this was only a few years ago, past his peak popularity). I'll always remember his final words as he walked to the McDonalds down the hall, "Ima get me some a dem cheeseburgers."

The whole group was very gracious and polite, not your typical rapper image.
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Old 08-08-2006, 12:29 AM   #82
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"Ima get me some a dem cheeseburgers."
I'll take "lame things celebs said to me" to block.

We knew the producer of Hollywood Squares, so I got to meet Charlie Weaver (famous only for sitting in a square, I think). He handed me the dead rose from his desk and said, "Plant this, kid, and you'll grow the biggest nothin' you ever saw."

Not the funniest thing I've ever heard, but I'm sure I'll never forget it.
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I just got a letter from Who's Who asking me to complete a questionaire updating my biographical information for their new Global Directory of Who's Who.* I get these requests for one of their publications every other year or so.* Recently, they send me electronic versions of the requests too.* Since I never buy any of these publications, I have no idea whether my information shows up in the books.* I've always suspected that they publish names of people who ask them how to buy the books.*

Since I'm not famous and can't imagine why anyone would use a Who's Who publication to learn about me, I assume that these mailings go out to a lot of people.* *So does anyone else get these requests?* *

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I asked a legitimate reference librarian about this.* She said that (1) there are a number of Who's Whos published by different outfits, (2) most of them are ripoffs, and (3) one publisher in particular is considered to offer a legitimate reference book (the library had several year's worth in its collection).* I think the publisher is Marquis, or something like that.

As I gather from reading your posts, you are indeed famous in a highbrow sort of way.* Multiple journal papers, an IEEE press book, PhD, and so forth.* This makes you an object of curiosity for* people who are interested in intellectual products and productivity.

The Marquis questionaire goes out to people who publish, hold a lot of patents, graduate university with a PhD or Phi Beta Kappa, and so forth (as well as numerous other groups, probably).* If you don't buy the book, they will nevertheless publish your data for a while, but seem inclined to drop you after one or two editions.
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I'm listed in the "Who the f***?" guide... :P
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I'm listed in the "Who the f***?" guide...* :P
I'm depressed - not famous, don't know anybody famous, and as far as I know - nobody famous in the family tree.

Did see a punter(name?) during the Pro Bowl when the Superdome(NO) first opened win a new car by hitting the overhead scoreboard.

Another cup of coffee - and I'll buck up.

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I do not mean to brag but...I receive numerous emails from the brother in law of the Nigerian finance minister, the head of the Nigerian banking commission, and the director of cultural enrichment for the country of Nigeria and his deputy director. I was referred to them by the Swiss Banking Association, with their highest rating.
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Sigh.

I'm so obscure - even the Nigerian's won't talk to me. I could see it when I had my old webtv - but now I are high class with a good used Pentium III Thinkpad.

Perhaps another upgrade to Dell or Walmart will put me in the upper crust - at least with the Nigerian's.

heh heh heh heh heh heh heh - coffee's starting to work!!
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I'm depressed - not famous, don't know anybody famous, and as far as I know - nobody famous in the family tree.
You are not missing much 8)
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... I'm not the least bit famous, not even in my own mind.
You might want to ask R_i_T for a professional opinion, but I think I see the insidious symptoms of low self-esteem. I recommend you increase your daily intake of beer, conveniently available in vending machines where you live and work.

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Since I'm not famous and can't imagine why anyone would use a Who's Who publication to learn about me, I assume that these mailings go out to a lot of people. So does anyone else get these requests?
Yeah, according to the various Who's Who books, I've been the best doctor in the galaxy for the past 32 years. Coincidentally, so have all my colleagues. I guess we just attract one another.

For just $64.99 you can get a leather bound edition (discount since you are listed). What a deal.
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I used to get the who's who invites all the time too. They stopped inviting me. Maybe now I really am a nobody?

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I used to think "nm" meant never mind, but it doesn't seem to here--can someone give me a clue?
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I used to think "nm" meant never mind, but it doesn't seem to here--can someone give me a clue?
"nm" does stand for "never mind". If a poster changes his or her mind and decides that s/he didn't want to post after all, s/he will sometimes delete the original post and replace it with "nm". As in "never mind, nothing to see here".
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I used to think "nm" meant never mind, but it doesn't seem to here--can someone give me a clue?
According to our acronyms page, NM does mean never mind.

http://early-retirement.org/forums/i...p?topic=5392.0

Funny, I thought it meant New Mexico....
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Hm, I feel like we've been through this before?

Ah yes:

http://early-retirement.org/forums/i...p?topic=6745.0
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For just $64.99 you can get a leather bound edition (discount since you are listed). What a deal.
My husband learned that his patent applications were successful by receviing offers for framed certificates...with Real Gold Leaf! he passed.
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. . .As I gather from reading your posts, you are indeed famous in a highbrow sort of way.* Multiple journal papers, an IEEE press book, PhD, and so forth.* This makes you an object of curiosity for* people who are interested in intellectual products and productivity. . .
The kind of fame I get from being an electrical engineer means that if I walk into the right room at the International Microwave Symposium, 50 people recognize me. I'll try not to let it go to my head.
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The kind of fame I get from being an electrical engineer means that if I walk into the right room at the International Microwave Symposium, 50 people recognize me.
Yeah, but only if you're carrying coffee, doughnuts, & beer...
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