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Old 10-02-2008, 12:37 PM   #121
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I was Strom Thurmond's nurse. I swear that he wasn't going to pass away on my watch. He didn't - and survived for several years afterwards. (I may have broke a HIPPA rule, but who cares?)
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:40 PM   #122
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Drew Carey, Mick Foley (WWE Wrestler), Warrick Dunn (Buc's RB), and that Dave Attell (Comedy Channel) visited my ward in Afghanistan. I was in charge so I talked a lot to each of them and showed them around. Was kind of nervous w/ Drew Carey, for some reason.
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:43 PM   #123
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I've played a round of golf w/ Jerry Seaman (former NFL ref and head of refs for quite awhile) - I took $1 from him on a bet. Also played w/ Beasley Reece, ex-DB for the Bucs, and other NFL teams. Also in our group was a NBC broadcaster for boxing. Its funny when I see him on the TV 15 yrs later and think - "Hey, I played golf w/ that dude!"
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:45 PM   #124
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I went to get my occasional hair cut/financial consult but the lady who cuts my hair wasn't interested in the the market. She just wanted to talk about the customer who came in yesterday, Eddie Fisher. She must be in her 20s, from China, and didn't know who he was but learned very quickly. She kept saying, "he's so old! He's been married five times...." He just turned 80. I asked if he lives in one of those two million dollar condos, she thought, no, he owns the building. I get my hair cut at the same place as Eddie Fisher; he must be LBYMing.
Oh Mein Papa, to me he was so wonderful...

Boy, that must have been the last time any American voiced that sentiment, especially in song.

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Former ABC Evening News Elizabeth Vargas went to my high school and was a classmate for one course. She was a hottie back then - and in a way still is.
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:47 PM   #126
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Once saw Don Meredith at the DFW airport. I was about 12 yrs old back then.
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:49 PM   #127
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My daughter used to study with Joe Montana's daughter occasionally when they were in high school together.
My father designed a transmission for one of Dan Gurney's Indy cars.
My inlaws have a summer cabin next to the cabin of the Oscar-winning director of LA Confidential
My son is in the 8th grade class of Brad Muster's (NFL) son
I played baseball in high school against Clint Howard (Gentle Ben) and his brother Ron (Opie) came to watch the game. People used to tell me all the time that I looked like Ron Howard (actually they said I looked like Richie Cunningham) but no one confused us at that baseball game.
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:57 PM   #128
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I once saw Carlos Santana buying an Ipod at the Apple Store in Columbus, Ohio. That's it.
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:20 PM   #129
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Oh Mein Papa, to me he was so wonderful...

Boy, that must have been the last time any American voiced that sentiment, especially in song.

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Ha, you are too much of a realist.

One summer I worked in the kitchen of a Playboy Club/Resort with a "Bunny of Akron." Playboy was careful to fuzz up their employee's locations, she never worked in Ohio. Bunny jobs were so glamorous I remember them doing menial tasks like preparing the butter dishes.
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:43 PM   #130
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I am not famous (though I am a published author) and I don't know anyone who is.

But I have been within a few yards of some famous people:
Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley (Cannes festival)
Sofia Lauren (Cannes festival)
President Nicolas Sarkozy (actually met him in the 1990's when he was still a mayor).
Gov. Jim Hunt of NC (saw him at the airport in Atlanta, he was on my flight. That was right after 9/11 when they were still conducting random security searches at the gate and he was one of the people chosen to be screened).
Charlie Weis
Oh, and Bill Clinton's motorcade almost ran me over while he was in Europe for a G-8 meeting.
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:05 PM   #131
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I saw Jay Cutler walking through the San Diego airport once. The man's forearms were larger than my head.
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:26 PM   #132
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Funny that there are no famous people here. Just people who met them.
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:27 PM   #133
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Funny that there are no famous people here. Just people who met them.
Hey! I'm kinda famous...in my own mind.
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:01 PM   #134
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No argument here........

Like Dirty Harry used to tell his boss: "You're a legend in your own mind".........
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I am not famous (though I am a published author) and I don't know anyone who is.
Ditto... and aside from one person asking for a signed copy of a book, it hasn't gotten me anything. I did have a beer with Weird Al and I sat next to some athlete at one of the local restaurants (Kevin Garnett? one of the Wolves that traded recently... he was tall and bald). Oh, and one of the Viking wide receivers lives in our old neighborhood. I only met him once but I used to talk to his cousin all of the time.

But, those are all more "hey, I met someone that people know" moments than "hey, I personally know x"
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NFL coach Norm Van Brocklin was a good friend after he retired to a farm next to mine in Georgia.His funeral at his farm was a wild event.I'd never been to one with an open bar and New Orleans Jazz Band.

Heavy Metal Mama Lita Ford used to come over and our kids played together. Stage persona sure can be different than in person. She was a nice lady, but moved off to Turks and Caicos.
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Funny that there are no famous people here.
Somebody famous probably wouldn't admit it to the forum.
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My wife and I had lunch with Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas and his wife. We were all at a hole-in-the-wall El Salvadoran taco place in Alexandria, VA. We didn't talk much since we were at separate tables on opposite corners of the restaurant.

OK, we didn't talk at all - we respected his privacy.

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I once turned down a job working for Melvin Belli who was infamous for firing people but later worked with a team that worked on one of his projects. I spoke with him occasionally on the phone, he had the most brilliant, well organized mind I have ever met. A regular at the coffee shop brought up her brief stink working for him as a housekeeper on his boat during one of his divorces. We got to laughing that almost anyone who lived here during the ‘80s or early ‘90s worked for Belli at one time or another, albeit briefly.

SO and I laugh that to have ever heard of Belli is “a West Coast bias,” so here’s what Wiki has to say about him:

Melvin Belli - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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