Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Famous People are Great

Yesterday I saw the "meat guy" from Strangers With Candy. He was Jerri Blank’s stepmother’s lover. Other famous people I have seen include Kristen Johnston or Johnson from Third Rock from the Sun, Harvey Keitel from various movies, John Baldisarri from the art world, Ken Fandell – also from the art world. If you are famous and left out of the list but know that I have seen you, please do not take it personally; perhaps I am just not a fan. It is important to me to see famous people or to know people who know famous people or to know people who know people who know famous people. It makes me feel close to greatness. I can regale my friends for minutes with stories like how a friend of a friend walked her dog with Kevin Bacon and his dog.

14 comments:

rr said...

I look a lot like Brad Pitt.

Count it.

SA said...

I saw Dax, whose real name i don't know, from deep space nine, buying gin in myers with a man in a big black SUV.

i know it made me feel important.

belinda said...

i was just in new york and saw moby at teany his tea shop. i also saw rutger howard playing slot machines at the airport in reno (this was right after i had seen ladyhawk, with michelle pfeiffer and matthew broderick), i was very impressed. i have also been in dona fargos's (from hee-haw) dressing room at the mgm (once again in reno, she was my dad's best friends sister) here is her fan club http://www.donnafargo.com. ohh, i also met dolly parton's sisters' husband, he was in a black cadillac suv in mexico. lots of sisters, also a friend of my dad's. i know i am very lucky. i have also met robin williams's mother. she came to the art gallery where i was working, robin's limo driver was having an exhibition of his paintings. she liked my necklace.

jonathan said...

These are all great! Keep 'em comming.

ty said...

I know this guy who just the other day saw the meat guy from Strangers With Candy. It sure was cool to know the guy who saw the guy. You know what I mean?

Anonymous said...

while working at the Gene Siskel Film Center (chicago) I once handed a glass of water to Tippi Hedren during her interview with Roger Ebert a few years ago. I believe it was my finest moment. she was beautiful and elegant and thanked me. lots of famous people came there while I worked there but they've not been very publicized lately so it doesn't do to mention them here.

oh, I also danced with Sandra Bullock at the wrap party for one of her upcoming films. she is a good dancer and loves KC and the Sunshine Band.

(jennie)

Jeanne said...

My score in "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" just skyrocketed.

rr said...

I see Oprah on nearly every magazine I see.

naomi said...

omg! you're not going to believe this, but i work with someone famous.
seriously, f-a-m-o-u-s!
i only see him at work, because when the weekend comes he's always off to the big city, hob-knobbing w/ other famous people.
it's strange to be friends w/ someone famous. there's always a lot of cameras involved. the pictures never stop!
now...if only he had more money...

kirstie said...

I recently had lunch with the brothers from Smoot Valley High. They talked about upcoming shows and bantered back and forth -- they hardly noticed I was there. It was great!

Anonymous said...

Jon, don't forget that you know Bunkum. They are famous, having been broadcast on the radio numerous times. And who's to forget that they were even mentioned in RollingStone magazine?

As for my personal brushes with fame, I once met Kermit the Frog while out on a jog.

Stay Moist...

dmo said...

Jason cold chilled with Robert Conrad(wild wild west & I dare you to knock this battery off my shoulder). See photos at my flickr site:
http://static.flickr.com/27/56426202_181c21d260_b.jpg

And

One time Ad Rock smiled at Kirstie & Me.

And

I won't even go into the time I met Emelio Estevez.

kirstie said...

Yes, dmo -- Ad Rock not only smiled at us, he gave us that happy look like, "you girls know how to rock to the Beasties." (You know the look?). We smiled back. Nay, we practically peed our pants.

Ken said...

Well. The other day Brittany came into town. You know who I am talking about I'm sure, she is like totally famous. Anyway, we went down town to that Indian place. You know, the one run by the guy who published the book of his best known dishes. So we are sitting at the bar, just kind of sitting there you know because neither of us drink, and suddenly I catch the eye of this handsome gentleman passing by. So I say to Brittany, "that's strange, I think that was Mario, but he just kind of smiled and walked right by." So she says "who" and I am like, "you know, Mario. I think he is in town working on his new film Hard Luck." So she is all like "I can't believe he did not stop, I did not even see him."

Anyway, needless to say, I am sure he will be plenty embarrassed when he realizes he did not recognize us.

I guess it is kind of like that time last summer. I was in the hardware store buying fasteners of some sort and Danny was at the counter getting some keys cut. He looked at me long and hard for a second, but then he just took his keys and walked up to the cash register. I could not believe he didn't stop to chew the fat. Perhaps he did not recognize me without the beard. That must have been what it was.