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Old 06-28-2013, 11:20 PM   #101
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Just got home from the movie... very funny flick, lots of profanity which is the only source for the R rating. My brotherwas 7 or 8 down from Bullock and his name was listed at the end as well as the start of the movie. This looks like his biggest role so far.
My brush with fame was on an Internet site with the brother of one of Sandra Bullock's costars!

Profanity is good . Can't wait to see the movie.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:21 PM   #102
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When I first started dating my wife, we were making out in the elevator at sunset 5 in LA only to be rudely interrupted by Ben Stiller getting on. He is shorter in person than he seems.
That was a really good movie theater when they first opened. I'd say they were really great throughout the 1990's.

I stood next to Mark Mothersbaugh (from Devo) in those elevators once. I was so surprised that I very nearly said to him, "You're Mark Mothersbaugh!", but realized that the only possible logical response to that statement was, "Yes I am".

Oh yes, I also stood next to Rose McGowan in those elevators. She glared at me because she remembered something I did to her once before, but that's another story.......
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:25 PM   #103
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Shook hands with Golda Meir, took a leak in the CIN/cov airport and Mohammed Ali walked in to the urinal next to me and said Hi, met Arnold Schwartzenegger alone outside a theater opening of Conan the Barbarian and chatted for 10 mins, had dinner with Ted Koppel of nightline when he was visiting my neighbor as a kid....I know there's more but I always seem to end up in these weird situations.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:46 PM   #104
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I grew up alongside I-5 in Washington....Castle Rock. DB Cooper may have landed near me. OK.....I'm reaching a bit.....Nobody likely knows who DB Cooper is anyway
I flew with the copilot of the infamous DB Cooper NWA Flt 305 (1971). He is still alive but the captain passed away in 2001. The airplane went salvage in 1996. How's that for some irreverent trivia.
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I met Joanne Rogers, Fred Rogers's (aka Mister Rogers) wife, at the opening of the Fred Rogers Archive at Saint Vincent College.

I grew up in the same neighborhood with Amy Steel, actress who starred in Friday the 13th Part 2 (she's the one who survived until the end). Waited at the bus stop with her and all the other neighborhood kids. I think I played Kick the Can, Tag, and other childhood games with her.
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Talked with Harry Truman long after he left office after he returned to Independence, Mo. He shopped for groceries at the store where I worked.

I represented my company at a dinner at the hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto and spent an entire evening talking with some of the greatest hockey players of all time. At dinner, I sat between Al Abour and Harry Sinden. They told some great stories about the Summit Series in 1972 between Canada and Russia. These games were vicious and the players developed a real dislike for each other quickly, all that was needed for some great hockey.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:35 AM   #107
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At last year's company Christmas party, Samuel L. Jackson was staying at the hotel we were having it at. He was just chilling in the lobby. A few girls went to take pictures with him. I went to check it out but he looked like he didn't want to be disturbed and I strongly believe in giving celebrities their privacy. But it was totally cool just to see him.

And last year, we went to Vegas and Southern California, and the only celebrity we saw the entire time was Adam Beach, in the Winnipeg (our home) airport. He's from here, so it wasn't that surprising, but it was nicely ironic.

And I did get to be an extra in a film with Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding). But she's also from here, so was visiting family while she worked. She's super sweet and really beautiful in person, but I didn't try to talk to her, though lots of the extras did.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:00 PM   #108
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My brush with fame was on an Internet site with the brother of one of Sandra Bullock's costars!
I hope you like the movie. Melissa McCarthy steals the show.

You can see my bro on TV too. He plays Steve, the sidekick to the main character, Jim Jefferys on a show called "Legit" (a raunchy comedy aired on FX).
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Was in same high school as Neil Young....he was a nice guy!
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:51 PM   #110
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Sold a carton of cigarettes and an ice cream sandwich to Charles Kuralt back in the early '80s.

Took a whiz next to Teller of Penn & Teller about 5 years ago in Vegas at a convention where they were the entertainment. He was talking to the guy on the other side about skydiving.
I thought Teller never spoke?
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:12 PM   #111
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Saw "the Fonz" in the DFW airport a few years back. Everyone was yelling, "hey, there's the Fonz!" and Henry was smiling and waving at everyone. Seemed like a nice guy.
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"Fame" In Our Family

DH: Was at his parents' cabin in the Catskills one summer. A businessman approached him and a buddy to see if they wanted a job parking cars. So he and the friend took the job, but the fields got so packed that they ran out of parking spaces. When crowds started parking along the roads and in ditches, he and the buddy gave up and went to listen to the bands, until it started raining. So they picked up their checks ($50 each.......a lot back then) and headed home. He found out later that the concert was called Woodstock.

Now he wishes he had never cashed the check!

DS: Had a friend in preschool named Benny, whose parents worked as animators for a start-up in the East Bay (we lived in the SF Bay Area at the time). The boys played at each other's houses and went to each other's birthday parties. What seemed a bit odd was that Benny's dad, John, was always asking about what kinds of toys our son liked. For his b-day, Benny brought our son various Disney toys.

Sadly, a few months later, we learned that Benny would be leaving the preschool. I talked to his mom and dad in the parking lot, and they said they'd bought acreage up in Santa Rosa because they (with Steve Jobs) had joined their co. (Pixar) with Disney, to create a movie coming out in a couple years. I said that was great news: what would the movie be about? John said, "Oh, you'll see it. It's about toys."

So we lost touch with Benny and his family. Then in '95 or '96, DS walked by the TV during Academy Awards and called me out of the kitchen. "Hey, Mom! It's Benny's dad. He's on TV!"

So I went and checked it out. Sure enough. There was John Lassiter accepting an Academy Award for "Toy Story." Of course we went to see it ASAP!

Me: Was sent by my school as a teacher rep. to pick up our school's National Blue Ribbon Schools Award at the White House in Oct. '93. About 260 schools from around the country were represented; and, over a period of three days, we kept expecting Pres. Clinton to show up for one of the ceremonies. Well, he never did. Reps. from the schools were fuming.

But word was out that the Pres. was going to speak at the Jefferson Memorial at 8 PM Sat. I told my principal (and the other teacher with us) that somebody from our school needed to shake hands with the President. After all, we had come 3,000 miles, from a cash-strapped district; and our school had jumped through many hoops to win that award. But, by then, the principal and the other teacher had given up, and just wanted to relax with a beer at the hotel bar.

But I got to the Jefferson Memorial by 7pm, went through security, and found a seat in the middle of the front row. Sure enough, by 8 PM the Pres. and Hillary showed up, he gave his speech, then he and she came down into the crowd to shake our hands. When Bill shook mine, I said, "Thanks for coming." He just looked through me like I was a scarecrow.....

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Old 06-29-2013, 09:03 PM   #113
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The three best-looking people I ever met: (40+years ago)?

Bo Derek
Candice Bergen
Gregory Peck

I met (?) Bo Derek at my tailors. I was behind a curtain trying on a pair of pants and when the tailor pulled the curtain open, Bo Derek was just sitting there, waiting for her turn. It immediately occurred to me that Bo Derek and I were not of the same species. I recall making a little snuffling sound as I stared at her. She smiled and nodded her head. I asked her if she liked the pants, she nodded again. Unfortunately, that's where the relationship ended.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:07 PM   #114
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Saw "the Fonz" in the DFW airport a few years back. Everyone was yelling, "hey, there's the Fonz!" and Henry was smiling and waving at everyone. Seemed like a nice guy.
I have a photo of Henry Winkler getting an autograph from Nick Mason (Pink Floyd drummer). One celebrity getting an autograph from another. It was quite a moment when we realized who was in line at the Nick Mason signing!
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Are Nobel Laureates famous enough? A few of my supervisors have won Nobel Prizes after I stopped working with them and later a couple of my former students have won separate Nobel Prizes. Some other Laureates have been friends and neighbors. My name appears a few times at nobelprize.org.

When I think of famous folks, I just imagine them as being just like us. I imagine them brushing their teeth or stepping out of the shower in the morning. Or perhaps shopping for clothes or groceries. Or wondering which health care plan to sign up for. Or figuring out which funds to invest in their 401(k) plan. Or being stuck in the security screening at the airport. Etc.

Remember when economist/head of World Bank Paul Wolfowitz was caught with holes in his socks at a Turkish mosque?
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Are Nobel Laureates famous enough? A few of my supervisors have won Nobel Prizes after I stopped working with them and later a couple of my former students have won separate Nobel Prizes. Some other Laureates have been friends and neighbors. My name appears a few times at nobelprize.org.
To answer your question: Yes, I think Nobel Laureates are famous enough...

especially if they led the NBA in scoring at least two years in a row.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:50 PM   #117
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I met a few people before they became famous. In the mid 60s I was in the Road Knights car club in Cavalier ND. We put on a dance every Saturday night and frequently had bands from Winnipeg play. The Guess Who played their first US gig in Cavalier and Randy Bachman of BTO played there a couple of times.
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Heh! Just recalled. Got my picture taken with Merlin Olsen. DW and I were trudging through our hotel lobby when he came along from the opposite direction. Asked for a quick pic with him and he (I think a bit reluctantly) agreed. Great smile (great beard). Can't believe he's gone.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:39 PM   #119
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Lets see,Eisenhower shook my hand believe I was 2, 1950 or so,Reggie Jackson was a year ahead of me in highschool, saw Eddie Murphy at the casino,table next to mine.

That's it.
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Should I send them copies?

On the very walls of my computer room at home I have pictures of me and Luc Robitaille; me and Ozzie Smith, me and Mark McGuire (with the A's) and me and Tom Hanks.
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