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06-13-08, 11:58 PM #1Banned
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Who's the most famous person you've met?
Who is the most famous person you've met?
One summer when growing up on eastern Long Island, NY Dr. Albert Einstein rented a summer cottage less than a mile from where we lived. I saw him many times that summer taking evening walks down to our place, out sailing on the bay, Etc. Also, I've been kicking myself in the butt ever since for not getting his autograph. But, that's a child for you, as in my eyes he was just another old man with long gray hair.
06-14-08, 12:02 AM #2
no one really. I met Matt Kenseth. The NASCAR driver.. I know WOOP WOOP. haha.May you rest in peace Daddy and may you never hurt again. I love you and miss you and can't wait to see you again.
06-14-08, 12:26 AM #3
I've met a few famous people, though not too many that are "famous" famous.
Kenny Roger....a real jerk,
Charlie Daniels....real nice guy,
George Thoroughgood, ....real nice guy,
Ann and Nancy Wilson, (Heart)...2-overaged hippies
Jeffrey Dahmer......a shame he was killed in prison.For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
06-14-08, 01:31 AM #4
06-14-08, 03:01 AM #5
Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK), Joe Montana, Kirby Puckett, Jessica Simpson, The Dahm Triplets (Playboy models from MN), Kelly Clarkson, Prince, Teemu Selanne & Paul Kariya (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)...and other local less-known athletes.
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06-14-08, 04:03 AM #6
Adam Sandler. Swear to God.
I thought he was a shoplifter.
It all started when (kind of a long story) I was working private security before I got into Law Enforcement. I was appointed by the boss to work at HMV records in Atlanta (Lenox Mall- the mall in the rich area of Atlanta). I see two guys walk in and immediately split up.
One was a big guy with a ponytail, the other was a short guy with a "jew-fro", sunglasses (I HATE when people where sunglasses inside) and had an unlit cigar in mouth.
The fact they split up was very suspicious. The short guy was walking around smiling at everyone saying "how ya doin?" Mr. Ponytail looked like he was trying not to be noticed.
Shorty walks up to me and says "Hey, how ya doin?" I tell im I'm doing okay, how about you? "Not bad." he says.
Then the two of them leave. After the left one of the clerks comes running up to me. "Dude, you know how that was?"
"No." I expected him to say "That's the guy that ripped us off the other day" or something similar.
"That was Adam Sandler."
The information had to process for a minute. But I remember his face, his voice.
Fuck. It was Adam Sandler. I didn't expect him to be so short.
Seemed like a decent enough guy, though. Except for the sunglasses thing.
And that's my Adam Sandler story."If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
06-14-08, 04:17 AM #7
Sonny Barger, Jane Fonda, Paul McCartney, Paul Orfalea, and Hillary Clinton.
They all did book signings at our local book store.I'm your huckleberry...
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06-14-08, 04:49 AM #8
Richard Marcinko (I've been to Rogue Manor several times.)
Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman
My father is friend's with Buzz Aldrin and I'm trying to work that angle to meet him.
There's a few more in there but I can't remember right now.Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.
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06-14-08, 05:05 AM #9
06-14-08, 05:16 AM #10
Frank Fontaine-Crazy Gugenheim from the old Jackie Gleason Show
My dad, I miss him every day.
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06-14-08, 06:44 AM #11
Lot's of Avalanche and Nuggets players...I used to work loss prevention/security at a very ritzy department store here in Denver. Most of the Av's and Nuggets used to come in on a regular basis to get suits, etc. Our head seamstress, Zora, was a HUGE hockey fan and made it a point to make sure the employees took care of the guys. It was often my job to stand around in a suit while these guys tried on Armani digs or looked at $400K loose diamonds.
Peter Forsberg...nice guy, very quiet.
Joe Sakic..extremely nice guy.
Patrck Roy...seemed like an okay dude, didn't talk to him much.
Adam Foote...nice guy.
John-Michael Liles...not as well known on the Av's, but I went to high school with him for a bit!
Couple others I can't remember, along with a few Nuggets. The only one I remember, however, was Carmelo Anthony after he was just signed. What an ass...walking around the store with his posse of tatted-out, shithead, still-banging junior varsity rejects from the hood. Strutting around like he was king shit. Ugh.
My most favorite memory...not the most famous guy though. When I was a sophomore in high school, Capt. Scott O'Grady (USAF) came to speak at my military school about his ordeal when he was shot down over Bosnia and eluded capture for a week. It was one of the most intense lectures I had ever attended, and he had a great message about courage and dedication to duty. It was truly awe-inspiring. I got my picture taken with him and ended up as a quarter-page front page photo in a newspaper...South Bend Tribune I think."If anything worthwhile comes of this tragedy, it should be the realization by every citizen that often the only thing that stands between them and losing everything they hold dear... is the man wearing a badge." -- Ronald Reagan, in the wake of the deaths of 4 CHP troopers in the Newhall Incident, 1970
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06-14-08, 07:23 AM #12
Growing up in California, I've seen a lot of stars, but as for meeting them, Eve Plumb (Jan Brady) used to ride horses with me. I almost ran into John Lithgow in college -- his wife was a professor there and I was running to class and came to a sliding stop just about an inch or less from smashing into him. I used to see a lot of stars who had children that rode horses at the big horse shows, but I would never approach them. I would have met Tom Cruise if I had arrived a day earlier last time I went home to visit. My brother's friend used to tutor his children and he actually came to her birthday party. He seems like a fruit cake, but my brother said he's actually a nice guy and very down-to-earth (in a fruitcake way, maybe?). And, I got bumped for a table at a restaurant by Tori Spelling. GRRRR.
06-14-08, 08:18 AM #13
In my little corner of hell, not only do tourists not come here, but neither do famous people.
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06-14-08, 10:23 AM #14
Barry Alvarez (escorted him at a football game once)
John Kerry (shook hands with him in NYC, he was running for Pres. and was passing my wife and me on the street going to an event, Holly shit he had a lot of body guards)
Wayne Brady (he was staring on Chicago in NYC, he was entering the theater where my wife and I were standing-Nice Guy)Somebody Please, what the hell is that smell?
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06-14-08, 10:30 AM #15
My wife and I, when we were much younger and before we were married or knew each other, had the chance to meet Steve Young - former San Francisco '49ers and BYU quarterback at a church sponsored fireside one Sunday evening.
I guess one could say that being a Latter-Day Saint (Mormon) has its perks, too.
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06-14-08, 10:53 AM #16
Vice Pres. Dick Cheney (have a picture taken with him laying around here somewhere),
Gen. Wallace M. Greene (at the time was the Commandant of the U. S. Marine Corps and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff),
Morton Andersen (pro football kicker - used to kick for the Saints and Falcons),
Jake Delhomme (quarterback for the Carolina Panthers),
Brian Mitchell (another pro footballer),
Ron Guidry ("Louisiana Lightning" - was THE pitcher for the NY Yankees - lives about five miles from here),
Feliesha Rashad (Bill Cosby's TV wife),
Darryl Gates (former Chief of LAPD - founder of the D.A.R.E. Program and the man who essentially started the concept of S.W.A.T.),
Alan Bean (Lunar astronaut - walked on the moon in November 1969),
and several others whose names escape me at the moment. (The mind is a terrible thing to waste.)
Oh, and my personal hero - my 87 year-old Dad (U.S. Army - 102nd Infantry Division - was at Normandy in WW2, and later involved in the occupation of Germany). Love ya, Dad.
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06-14-08, 11:06 AM #17
Chris Ledoux and his band, Western Underground. In 1995 they did a tour of the small town rodeos he had participated in back in his riding years. He actually wore the buckle he had won in our town during the concert. I started out the day helping to set up the stage in exchange for a chance to meet the man after the show (our school got a donation for providing the cheap labor). I paid tickets for the show and planned to watch from the cheap seats with my girlfriend. 5 minutes till show time Ledoux showed up, shook hands with the organizers and told them he didn't want cops on his stage. They grabbed me and my bestfriend and told us we had just been promoted to security (we were police explorers at the time). Ledoux shook our hands and said, "I don't want any drunks within 10 feet of me." Spent the whole show standing just off stage. Lost the girl, she was pissed that I ditched her. I don't recall her name but I still have the autographed Copenhagen can.
I also met Pat Buchanan and a handfull of US Senators that year.
In '98, working at a Burger King, I sold James Avery (Fresh Prince of Bel Air's Uncle Phil) a #1 with cheese and gave him directions to the auditorium he was speeking at.
A few years ago I worked a truck wreck. The driver claimed to have played bass for The Tokens when they recorded The Lion Sleeps Tonight. I let him autograph my notebook but I don't remember his name or which book it is in."You will learn more with your ears than you will your mouth!"
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06-14-08, 12:33 PM #19
I think the only actor I've met personally is Jeff Daniels, back when Gettysburg came out.
Sat next to some guy on a plane yesterday that looked really familiar, and he was a little older to be accompanied by the absolutely gorgeous 25ish year old blonde he was with. But he could have been an average joe with a really hot daughter also
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06-14-08, 01:12 PM #20
In my old profession as a sports journalist, I used to cover the Dallas Cowboys, so I got to meet an ass-load of NFL players from 2001-2004. The nicest person I ever interacted with during that time frame? Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Not nearly as "big time" as you'd think he'd be. Also, John Lynch (then of the Tampa Bay Bucs) was very, very nice, even 3 minutes before game time when we wer both walking itoward each other and not watching where we were going and we ran into each other.
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