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Title: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Thecowgoooesmooo on April 12, 2003, 01:31:47 PM
Have you ever met a movie star!?  :shock:

If so, tell us how you met em.. Directors also count.


chris
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Post by: xerxes on April 12, 2003, 02:04:40 PM
met quite a few of them
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Post by: BonBon85 on April 12, 2003, 04:07:11 PM
I used to work at the theater where George Lucas goes. He was there almost every week. My first week at the job I was serving popcorn when I saw him. I panicked, dropped the bag of popcorn, pointed straight at him and said "it's George Lucas". I was a little too embarrassed to talk to him after that.

Another time Sean Penn took his kids to see a movie. He basically dropped them off and then sat in the lobby through the entire time.
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Post by: Ravi on April 12, 2003, 04:28:03 PM
I shook Jackie Chan's hand when he came to Target a few years ago to sign his latest book.  My communications major studies teacher in 11th and 12th grades used to write for some TV shows in the 80s, including The A-Team and L.A. Law.  The director Istvan Szabo (Mephisto, Sunshine) came to my university in February when they were showing a few of his films, and I talked to him for a little bit.

Interesting story about my teacher who was a writer.  He met with Michael Mann sometime in the 80s when he was doing Miami Vice, and he told Mann that he read an early draft of his script for Red Dragon (Manhunter) and Mann got pissed off because he didn't know copies of the script were floating around.  My teacher showed me a bound copy of the script, with "Red Dragon" on the cover page.
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Post by: snaporaz on April 12, 2003, 04:55:50 PM
harry knowles, tarantino...that's about it.

oh wait. i met a few professional skateboarders a few years ago.
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Post by: MacGuffin on April 12, 2003, 05:07:39 PM
When I worked as an office PA, it was for a TV movie that starred Martin Landau. The offices were at the top floor in the old building on Hollywood and Vine. One night when my shift was done, I got into the elevator and wasn't really paying attention. Someone said, "Wow these elevators are really old" because they creaked when going down. I said, "That's because the have squirrels up there turning the wheels." Small laughter. When I turned around, I found out it was Mr. Landau himself. I knew he was heading the same way to the parking lot, so I walked with him. He was staring at the stars along the boulevard and commented about how many greats there were, when we came upon Cary Grant's star. I said, "I know you worked with him, what was he like?" (The two were in "North By Northwest" together) Mr. Landau seemed a bit shocked, yet pleasantly surprised by my question, like he didn't expect it from a young PA or that I even knew who he was. He continued to tell me about what a great set Hitch ran and Grant was one of the nicest men he's ever met. I'm telling you, it was like the scene in "Ed Wood" when Ed and Bela first meet, except this was about a year before that movie. Never was a walk so short. We finally came to his car. I thanked him and asked him to sign an autograph to my mother. He graciously did, and she still has it. If I ever meet him again, I hope he remembers that 'cause it made an impact on me.
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Post by: RegularKarate on April 12, 2003, 05:51:15 PM
Met a few (who hasn't?)... but my favorite story to tell is this one (even though, "celebrity" might not be the right word here)

I was about 18 or so and my mother had this office picnic that she had dragged me along to.  It was at Frontier City, this trashy theme park in Oklahoma City.  Just like at the Zoo, the have an ampitheater where washed out bands often play.  

That day, it was a double bill.. Nazareth and Blue Oyster Cult.  Nazareth was onstage and I was a little tired of the same shitty roller coaster over and over so I walked by that area for a quick smoke and to take a look.

This guy walks up to me, he's got a backstage pass hanging around his neck, I figured he was a roadie or something.  Anyway, he asked for a light and I gave him one.  He stood there and casually asked how was I doing and did I come for the show?  

"Nah, my mom drug me along for this picnic she's having"

"Oh yeah?  Do you like these guys?"

"Nazareth?  Never really listened to them much"

"What about Blue Oyster Cult?"

"Well, that Don't fear the Reaper song's pretty cool, but most of thier other stuff is pretty boring"

"Cool, thanks for the light man, take it easy"

He walked off and I went to get some chicken.  I came back and BOC was on stage and lo and behold, guess who's playing guitar, that same guy.  I had to get closer to the stage to double check and it sure as hell was him.

Thought it was odd that he didn't try to defend his band or even care that I told him the music was boring.
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Post by: ShanghaiOrange on April 12, 2003, 06:14:56 PM
My uncle is a director and I got to go on the set of one of his movies once. I got to meet (in order of fame) Kiefer Sutherland, Anthony LaPalgia, and Charles Martin Smith. I got to watch "Win Ben Stein's Money" with Charlie Martin Smith. :(
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Post by: bonanzataz on April 13, 2003, 02:11:35 AM
I've met buttloads of famous people, but I think my favorite was a drunk Michelle Rodriguez at the premiere of Girlfight, so it was before she was famous. I'd never heard of her, but I'd just seen the movie and thought she kicked ass and I told her so. She was like, "thanks man!" Little did I know she would be starring alongside the great Vin Diesel in a little film called "The Fast and the Furious" but a few years later. Not to mention "Resident Evil" (which I actually think is a fucking awesome movie).

I met Bill Cosby on the set of a Jell-O pudding commercial. I think that's pretty funny.
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Post by: Pubrick on April 13, 2003, 02:36:54 AM
i havn't met shit.
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Post by: soixante on April 13, 2003, 04:55:56 AM
I saw Joel Schumacher in a bookstore and introduced myself.  I told him I enjoyed "Car Wash" and "Falling Down," and he was very nice and appreciative.  Extremely cool guy.
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Post by: Ernie on April 13, 2003, 10:22:19 AM
Philip Seymour Hoffman baby! Only famous guy I've ever met....but really though, who better than PSH?

Yeah, he grew up in fairport...a town very close to mine and he happened to be in town for this local film festival, like only the 2nd annual one they've done, called The High Falls Film Festival...he was promoting Love Liza with his bro Gordy...and of course he probably wanted to visit the old town. There was an actors seminar and he showed up. My mom said we should go even though we probably wouldn't get in. It ended up not even being sold out, it was great. I was like a fucking teenage girl walking up to him...I was literally trembling. My mom and my sister had to force me into it...turned out to be the nicest guy in the world...signed both sides of my Boogie Nights poster when I had him sign the backwards side by accident (it's one of those double sided originals  8) ). He was fucking great, he even posed for a picture w/ me and my sister...it was one of the best days of my life. He is my favorite actor, no question. I even asked him a question during the seminar about the little fit he has with the phone in PDL when he's talking to Barry, where he sort of twitches with the phone and pulls on it...I asked him if it was improvised or if PTA told him to do that...cause it was one my favorite moments in the movie. Turns out PTA told him to do it after seeing him do it in a previous movie or show...the name of it I do not remember. I was too fucking excited to memorize everything and take it all in....it was fucking cool.

Anyway, I don't care if I never meet another famous person again...PSH is more than enough. Besides, I would convulse, faint and die a painful death if I ever met Audrey Tautou or Zooey Deschanel...or PTA for that matter. I'm surprised I didn't when I met PSH...I definitely came close. The beautiful poster hangs right next to Magnolia and PDL on my wall...the beautiful signature right next to Scotty J with his sunglasses and genius for all to see. It's amazing.
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Post by: Derek on April 13, 2003, 10:28:34 AM
I met Paul Le Mat at a car show where he was there with his American Graffiti car. Everyone was talking about that movie, so he was a little surprised when I got him to sign my Melvin and Howard poster.

We talked for a little bit about the movie, and he pulled out a couple of 8x10's of himself and Jason Robards and signed them for me as well.
Nice guy.
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Post by: Ravi on April 13, 2003, 01:53:33 PM
Quote from: soixante
I saw Joel Schumacher in a bookstore and introduced myself.  I told him I enjoyed "Car Wash" and "Falling Down," and he was very nice and appreciative.  Extremely cool guy.


I would have had him autograph my copy of D.C. Cab, starring Mr. T.
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Post by: aclockworkjj on April 14, 2003, 11:23:46 AM
hahaha....I once met Alice Cooper....very nice guy!  We talked Big Ten Football for about 15 min. or so....

And I also met Luther Campbell (2 Live Crew Fame), at the Miami airport during a lay-over....funny ass guy!
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Post by: cowboykurtis on April 14, 2003, 01:21:40 PM
Quote from: Ravi
Quote from: soixante
I saw Joel Schumacher in a bookstore and introduced myself.  I told him I enjoyed "Car Wash" and "Falling Down," and he was very nice and appreciative.  Extremely cool guy.


I would have had him autograph my copy of D.C. Cab, starring Mr. T.


i sat next to MR T at a bulls game. he's the shit -- whoever can pull off wearing 20 pounds of gold chains around their neck, is the man in my book.
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Post by: BackUpOffMeFoo on April 14, 2003, 03:11:19 PM
I smoked a cigar with Jonathon Loughran once.
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Post by: -dazza- on April 22, 2003, 11:18:14 AM
I met Bono once.

And Donovan lives fairly locally.


We don't get many celebs in Ireland....
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Post by: cowboykurtis on April 22, 2003, 11:25:48 AM
i met soderbergh and george clooney yesterday -- they were sitting outside of the section 8 offices on WBs backlot -- i must say, it was pretty cool.
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Post by: Duck Sauce on April 22, 2003, 03:22:55 PM
Quote from: cowboykurtis
i met soderbergh and george clooney yesterday -- they were sitting outside of the section 8 offices on WBs backlot -- i must say, it was pretty cool.


You always say you are in the backlots, where are you right now?
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Post by: cowboykurtis on April 22, 2003, 04:06:55 PM
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Quote from: cowboykurtis
i met soderbergh and george clooney yesterday -- they were sitting outside of the section 8 offices on WBs backlot -- i must say, it was pretty cool.


You always say you are in the backlots, where are you right now?


burbank
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Post by: Marty McSuperfly on April 24, 2003, 07:52:43 AM
I was at the London Film Festival with my girlfriend and we had tickets to see Punch-Drunk Love at an afternoon showing. We were annoyed because the main show, which PTA was going to be at and introduce the film, was completely sold out. But we figured we'd try and queue on the night for any returned tickets.
So anyway we get outside the cinema about three hours before the film starts and start waiting and waiting (we actually are so early we're in front of folks queuing for returned tickets for the movie show BEFORE PDL!)
Eventually the manager takes pity on us as says some tickets have been returned so we head inside and my girlfriend pays (she's nice like that). While I'm loitering about the counter I notice two PDL postcard sitting next to some other free booklets and stuff. Nice memento, I think, and pick them up.
It's only when we get outside and read the postcard do I see the words: "Revolution Pictures would like to invite you to a pre-screening champagne reception for Punch-Drunk Love" SCORE!
So we head over to this ridiculously expensive hotel (me in scabby jeans and t-shirt, her in hooded top, combats and carrying a plastic shopping bag) and flash the invites and actually get in!!
Champagne is served and the pair of us drink it much to fast while sitting shaking with joy at what is actually happening!
Then Paul walks in and gives hugs to Emily Watson, her husband (I think) and then Daniel Lupi and his family.
I didn't speak to him, even though he was standing about 10 feet from me, cos he was surrounded by filmy types and I was quite frankly too stunned by our good luck to even attempt a coherent sentence.
We sat and just took in the occasion, hearing occasional snippets of his conversations then finished our drinks and made a move to get to the movie.
To top it all off, PTA came on stage, introduced the film then returned to his seat - which happened to be directly across the aisle from me!
An amazing end to perhaps one of the finest cinema outtings I have ever had.
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Post by: UNELLI on April 25, 2003, 12:56:19 AM
Hella cool!
Did I just say hella cool?
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Post by: Duck Sauce on April 25, 2003, 10:29:45 AM
Cool story.... I will never get to meet PTA. Not that Im dying to, but itd be kind of cool, he gets more eccentric by each movie
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Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on April 25, 2003, 11:01:44 AM
That PTA story was fucking great!
I, unlike the earlier post, would sell my mother into prostitution to meet Paul.
I bumped into the lead singer of Semisonic ("Closing Time")....actually backed up into him while waiting for my luggage in Philly Int'l...turned around, said sorry, then did a double take. Very cool guy, very amicable....told him I liked his music, he appreciated the comment... :wink:
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Post by: xerxes on April 25, 2003, 01:35:35 PM
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That PTA story was fucking great!
I, unlike the earlier post, would sell my mother into prostitution to meet Paul.
I bumped into the lead singer of Semisonic ("Closing Time")....actually backed up into him while waiting for my luggage in Philly Int'l...turned around, said sorry, then did a double take. Very cool guy, very amicable....told him I liked his music, he appreciated the comment... :wink:


i bumped into brad pitt once (again, bump of the literal kind). he did not say he was sorry though.  that was also on the same day i met PTA.
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Post by: cowboykurtis on April 25, 2003, 01:59:51 PM
i fucked bill cosby -- very charming man.
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Post by: Ravi on April 25, 2003, 03:32:10 PM
Quote from: cowboykurtis
i fucked bill cosby -- very charming man.


Was any Jell-O involved?


Forgot to mention I met Kids in the Hall.  Mark McKinney kind of looked like Matthew Perry.
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Post by: Mesh on April 25, 2003, 05:01:38 PM
I met Helena Bonham Carter:

(http://www.helena-bonham-carter.konta.waw.pl/galerie/IMAGES/helena-bonham-carter-4.jpg)

...when she purchased some books from me at a Chicago Barnes & Noble.  Right around the time Fight Club came out, I think.

Would you believe she's even hotter in person than above?
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Post by: cine on April 25, 2003, 08:02:44 PM
I don't know who I met that was famous at the time.. more like washed up, I'd say. Mr. T in Toronto. Burt Young (Rocky's brother in "Rocky" and Curly in "Chinatown") in New York - right on the street. But other 'famous' people I met were Sha Na Na, Little Eva, Mark Breslin, Mike MacDonald, and that's about it really.
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Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on April 26, 2003, 12:19:13 PM
Hey, how the fuck did I turn into a fluffer?!?!
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Post by: eward on April 26, 2003, 02:34:33 PM
i met spielberg at a theater in NYC and LATER THAT DAY i saw woody allen in a little cafe in manhattan - i caught a glimpse of shyamalan in LA and i met william h. macy in albany, new york when he was there for "door to door" and i met mamet in a borders in saratoga a few months back
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Post by: Cory Everett on May 08, 2003, 05:31:59 PM
i met Jonathan Demme at a screening for his charade remake TRUTH ABOUT CHARLIE and got him to sign my criterion lambs dvd.  i met Jason Schwartzman when he was shooting a video here in town and got him to sign my criterion rushmore dvd.  i met Bruce Campbell at a book signing and got him to sign my book of the dead dvd.  and goddamnit!  at a screening for solaris i was sitting a few feet away from Steven Soderbergh AND James Cameron taking notes for them but was so completely flabergasted i didnt talk to them.  my ultimate nerdy regret.

*edit: also met Paul Thomas Anderson after a Q and A of PDL.  he signed my dvds of his first three films.
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Post by: aurora on May 08, 2003, 05:47:24 PM
I'm in Australia

I don't get to meet anyone

The only famous person I've met who you guys would know is 'Yeardly Smith' - the chick who does the voice for Lisa Simpson.
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Post by: penfold0101 on May 09, 2003, 06:12:29 AM
Never met or seen any Film people, met a few assorted British TV types only C list celebs in my book.

My school won a competition run by some record company or another in the early 90s and Kylie Minogue was there signing autographs, didn’t really care too much, I was a lot more interested in the guys in Teenage Mutant Ninja turtle outfits, I was only about 8 or 9.
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Post by: USTopGun47 on June 18, 2003, 08:10:35 PM
Quote from: Mesh
I met:

(http://www.j-cinema.net/gossips/helenabonhamcarter/009.jpg)

...when she purchased some books from me at a Chicago Barnes & Noble.  Right around the time Fight Club came out, I think.

Would you believe she's even hotter in person than above?

My god i would give my right arm to meet her.
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Post by: oakmanc234 on June 18, 2003, 09:25:38 PM
I (literally) walked into Eric Bana once. Of coarse back then, I only knew him from 'Chopper'. I remember apologizing and saying something like 'you're that Chopper guy?' (I'm a fuckin' douchbag). He chuckled, 'Yeah mate, yeah'. He asked me if I knew where this stage challenge practise was going on at, I told him where, he said 'Cheers' that was that.

Now he's the freakin' 'Hulk'. That's weird. If that same thing happened today I would be a hell of a lot more nervous.
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Post by: Cory Everett on June 18, 2003, 10:23:01 PM
good thing you ran into him when he was nobody, i bet if you even thought about running into him today, he would HULK OUT before you got the chance if his bodyguards didnt kick your ass first.
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Post by: ©brad on June 19, 2003, 12:36:15 AM
Quote from: eward
i met spielberg at a theater in NYC and LATER THAT DAY i saw woody allen in a little cafe in manhattan - i caught a glimpse of shyamalan in LA and i met william h. macy in albany, new york when he was there for "door to door" and i met mamet in a borders in saratoga a few months back


well i can bench press 23 pounds how much can u bench press? ass.
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Post by: godardian on June 19, 2003, 02:11:17 AM
I've met Ben Stiller and Todd Haynes. Both very intelligent, low-key, and nice.
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Post by: oakmanc234 on June 19, 2003, 03:28:50 AM
You actually met Ben Stiller?! I could kill you!!!!!!!
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Post by: godardian on June 19, 2003, 11:47:05 AM
Quote from: oakmanc234
You actually met Ben Stiller?! I could kill you!!!!!!!


He was in Portland filming Zero Effect. Just met him hanging out at a hotel bar. He was very gracious.  I was shocked by how short he is. I'm not tall, and he is much shorter than I am.

I've also met Gus van Sant. He was nice, too, but very, very passive in demeanor. He definitely affects (?) the Warhol blase thing.
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Post by: jokerspath on June 19, 2003, 11:54:48 AM
Quote from: cowboykurtis
i fucked bill cosby -- very charming man.


The Cos is such a starfucker...

aw
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Post by: Pubrick on June 19, 2003, 12:02:23 PM
Quote from: jokerspath
aw

naw.

(http://www.nappyroots.com/quicktime/img/01-header.gif)
(http://www.nappyroots.com/assets/images/gallery_3_2.jpg)

hell naw, now i gone and done it.
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Post by: eward on June 19, 2003, 07:59:20 PM
i can bench about ten.  ass.
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Post by: Mesh on June 19, 2003, 08:30:20 PM
Pat Healy from Magnolia is my friend's brother.  I've met him twice.

[sarcasm]  :!:  [/sarcasm]
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Post by: MrBurgerKing on June 19, 2003, 08:52:23 PM
Quote from: Mesh
Pat Healy from Magnolia is my friend's brother.  I've met him twice.

[sarcasm]  :!:  [/sarcasm]


Oh yeah? Well I saw Pat Healy's agent walk out of McDonalds and spit on the sidewalk.
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Post by: Mesh on June 19, 2003, 09:13:58 PM
Quote from: MrBurgerKing
Oh yeah? Well I saw Pat Healy's agent walk out of McDonalds and spit on the sidewalk.


Why'd you spit on the sidewalk?
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Post by: MrBurgerKing on June 19, 2003, 09:36:49 PM
Quote from: Mesh
Quote from: MrBurgerKing
Oh yeah? Well I saw Pat Healy's agent walk out of McDonalds and spit on the sidewalk.


Why'd you spit on the sidewalk?


I don't know what's worst, walking out of a McDonalds or being Pat Healy's agent. I'd say walking out of McDonalds is worst, because as we all know, Pat Healy is one of the finest actors of his generation.
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Post by: Mesh on June 19, 2003, 11:42:13 PM
Quote from: MrBurgerKing

I don't know what's worst, walking out of a McDonalds or being Pat Healy's agent. I'd say walking out of McDonalds is worst, because as we all know, Pat Healy is one of the finest actors of his generation.


Or any generation, really.
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Post by: Stringstroker on June 23, 2003, 03:57:37 AM
I used to work for Universal Studios Orlando during the grand Opening of Islands of Adventure.  I was a roller coaster operator for the Hulk.  A week before we opened, we had a celebrity day where Universal Invited a ton of celebrities to go to the park.  It was mixed in with other guests though.  I worked from open to close that day and My job was "celebrity escort."  Just chat with them for a minute and strap them in the coaster.
The list could go on for quite some time, but here are a few highlights:

Michael Douglas
Steven Speilberg (who is creative director for the park.  Met him more than once)
Ron Howard
Eddie Murphy
Jenna Elfman (coolest celebrity I have met)
Patrick Swayze (I was his temporary body guard)
Whitney Houston
Brittney Spears (I am so not lying.  Strapped her in myself.)
All the boy bands
Courtney Cox

The list could go on.  One small story:  Steven Spielberg is deathly afriad of heights, so he didn't ride any of the roller coasters.  But, since the Jurassic Park area is his baby, he had to ride everything.  As you know the River ride has an 85 foot drop at the end.  He rides the ride until right before the drop, stops the ride and climbs down a flight of stairs.
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Post by: oakmanc234 on June 23, 2003, 05:29:40 AM
HOLY FUCK, dude. Stringstroker, you are a lucky son-of-a-beatch.
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Post by: Pubrick on June 23, 2003, 10:22:20 AM
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He rides the ride until right before the drop, stops the ride and climbs down a flight of stairs.

classic.
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Post by: ©brad on June 23, 2003, 10:43:34 AM
Quote from: Stringstroker
I used to work for Universal Studios Orlando during the grand Opening of Islands of Adventure.  I was a roller coaster operator for the Hulk.  A week before we opened, we had a celebrity day where Universal Invited a ton of celebrities to go to the park.  It was mixed in with other guests though.  I worked from open to close that day and My job was "celebrity escort."  Just chat with them for a minute and strap them in the coaster.
The list could go on for quite some time, but here are a few highlights:

Michael Douglas
Steven Speilberg (who is creative director for the park.  Met him more than once)
Ron Howard
Eddie Murphy
Jenna Elfman (coolest celebrity I have met)
Patrick Swayze (I was his temporary body guard)
Whitney Houston
Brittney Spears (I am so not lying.  Strapped her in myself.)
All the boy bands
Courtney Cox

The list could go on.  One small story:  Steven Spielberg is deathly afriad of heights, so he didn't ride any of the roller coasters.  But, since the Jurassic Park area is his baby, he had to ride everything.  As you know the River ride has an 85 foot drop at the end.  He rides the ride until right before the drop, stops the ride and climbs down a flight of stairs.


hahah, no shit. very nice story, feel free to tell more. anything would be better than all these asinine top 10 lists sum ppl seem to luv so much.
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Post by: Cory Everett on June 23, 2003, 11:25:35 AM
Quote from: ©brad
Quote from: Stringstroker
I used to work for Universal Studios Orlando during the grand Opening of Islands of Adventure.  I was a roller coaster operator for the Hulk.  A week before we opened, we had a celebrity day where Universal Invited a ton of celebrities to go to the park.  It was mixed in with other guests though.  I worked from open to close that day and My job was "celebrity escort."  Just chat with them for a minute and strap them in the coaster.
The list could go on for quite some time, but here are the TOP TEN CELEBRITIES THAT I HAVE MET

1. Michael Douglas
2. Steven Speilberg (who is creative director for the park.  Met him more than once)
3. Ron Howard
4. Eddie Murphy
5. Jenna Elfman (coolest celebrity I have met)
6. Patrick Swayze (I was his temporary body guard)
7. Whitney Houston
8. Brittney Spears (I am so not lying.  Strapped her in myself.)
9. All the boy bands
10. Courtney Cox

The list could go on.


hahah, no shit. very nice story, feel free to tell more. anything would be better than all these asinine top 10 lists sum ppl seem to luv so much.


wait a minute....
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Post by: Pas on June 23, 2003, 12:19:30 PM
I met Marie-Josée Croze (the winner of this year's Best Actress in Cannes) last year at a restaurant in Toronto. She went outside to smoke, so I went too. I asked her for a light pretending I didn't know her, and said shit like : "C'est charmant comme resto" (This is a nice restaurant) and she laughed a little saying : Oui, en effet (Indeed).

Met Tom Hanks too, though didn't talk to him. Bruce Willis also shot a scene of The Jackal right at the bottom of a building I was visiting a friend in.
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Post by: cine on October 13, 2003, 01:06:27 PM
I forgot to mention from my April post that I met Shari Lewis when I very young and Jerry Lawler I almost accidentally knocked down in an escalator incident.  Since April, I've met Cuba Gooding Jr and Harvey Fierstein in NYC.
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Post by: Teen Wolf on October 13, 2003, 01:19:33 PM
Eric Estrada.
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Post by: meatball on October 13, 2003, 01:38:29 PM
I met Arnold on the set of End of Days.
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Post by: Cory Everett on October 13, 2003, 01:55:23 PM
did he sexually harass you?  and if so, do you feel better now that he's apologized for doing so?
(http://www.weirdchiefpictures.com/arnoldschwarzenegger.jpg)
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Post by: meatball on October 13, 2003, 07:25:06 PM
Unfortunately, he did not fondle me.  :oops:
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 13, 2003, 07:39:30 PM
Due to your avatar and the given Arnold picture, I have the most gruesome visual of Arnold groping Jack Black now.

GAH!
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Post by: pete on April 27, 2004, 11:42:03 PM
lawrence fishburne, QT, RZA, Sean Penn, Katie Holmes, Robert Downy Jr., Robin Wright Penn, Rob Schnieder, Anna Faris, and Whoopi Goldberg.
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Post by: The Silver Bullet on April 28, 2004, 12:22:37 AM
I've met God. Big wine drinker.
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Post by: Spike on April 28, 2004, 07:39:59 AM
I once met Roman Polanski. When I was in Poland last year (where I actually come from) I was in Krakau and inside a coffee shop he was sitting there, drinking a coffee and reading the newspaper. I wanted to have an autograph, so I just took some sheed of paper, a pencil and went up to him. He's a really nice guy with a soft voice. In his eyes you can really kinda feel what everything happened to him in his life. I just told him that I really love his autobiography and his movies and that I want to become a filmmaker someday. He said I shouldn't give up my dream and fight for it because if you want to be a filmmaker, you can pull it off and become one.

Then when I was at the Hofer Filmtage here in Germany I saw Wim Wenders and Tom Tykwer playing soccer (that's some kind of tradition there I think). I didn't talk to them, I just saw them about 20 meters away from me.

Last but not least I saw Peter Jackson at the Berlin European Premiere of "The Return of the King". Luckily I was in the first row when he passed and everyone around me just wanted to have their LOTR-items signed so he was really surprised when I gave him my "Braindead" and "Bad Taste"-DVDs to sign. He smiled, looked at me and went away.
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Post by: Dottie_Hinkle on April 28, 2004, 12:31:44 PM
I met John Waters a few times at the world premieres of Divine Trash and Pecker.  I also met Lili Taylor there, Edward Furlong, Mink Stole, Susan Lowe and the "I sniff juror's underpants" guy from Serial Mom.  I have a ticket from the show autogtraphed by all  of them.  I also saw Oprah in an airport but didn't meet her.
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Post by: Bruce Lee on April 28, 2004, 04:26:46 PM
I've dinned with Rob Low in June 2003 at the Emirates tent at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.
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Post by: El Duderino on April 28, 2004, 04:30:21 PM
i've met Nora Jane-Noone and Tom Jane
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Post by: cron on April 28, 2004, 04:37:26 PM
My contribution.
I met Vanessa Bauche (the girl who played Susana in Amores Perros') and she was extremely nice. Originally, it was a conference about the Mexican film industry's current state. It was supposed to last an hour and it prolonged, and the room in which she was adressing to us was going to be used  so  when the conference was about to end, she suggested moving to another room, or even the grass...
The talk ended lasting 4 hours,  and she told us about how difficult it is for a woman being in that industry (filled with machism), her experience at the Academy Awards  and how Gael García 'shadowed everyone at the ceremony. They weren't allowed to enter by the red carpet, and they sat next to all the Crouching Tiger crew. She also talked about Salma.
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Post by: pete on April 28, 2004, 06:15:59 PM
oh yeah, I've also met Bruce Campbell and Natalie Portman.
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Post by: cine on April 28, 2004, 09:03:08 PM
Stefen's mom.

If you don't know why she's famous, then you haven't met her.
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Post by: Stefen on April 28, 2004, 09:06:26 PM
Quote from: 50 Centiphile
Stefen's mom.

If you don't know why she's famous, then you haven't met her.


Thank you for not revealing her vixenous identity.
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Post by: meatball on April 28, 2004, 10:05:57 PM
The curly haired geek from Freaks and Geeks. Actually, I just walked behind him on the sidewalk and then he walked into Panda Express.
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Post by: Weak2ndAct on April 29, 2004, 12:34:57 AM
I really think I'm a loser sometimes, but the list convinces me otherwise (for a second or two anyway...)

- Quentin Tarantino (the man)
- Roger Avary (cool)
- Spike Jonze (aloof, but nice)
- Johnny Knoxville (world champion party guy)
- Eli Roth (super cool)
- Matt Dillon (a little weird)
- The Midget, Lucy, and Ben Horne from Twin Peaks (they're all nice, but totally insane)
- Christopher Nolan (humble and nice)
- Mike White (sweetheart)
- Richard Kelly (the man #2)
- Judd Nelson (on coke!)
- Carson Daly (tool)
- John Landis (dick-ish)
- Michael Moore (really nice)

Now looking it over, I guess I'm really a director whore if anything.  Or at least they're more approachable and unsuspecting of pestering if it's in public.  For some reason I find much apprehension of bothering an actor.  That feels so Ohio.
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Post by: LostEraser on April 29, 2004, 01:22:22 AM
Woa, good list Weak2nd act! How did you meet Richard Beymer (Ben Horne)? I used to live at his LA place while he lived in Iowa. Yes, he's very insane. lol! I've been to about 6 twin peaks festivals so I've meet a lot of Twin Peaks actors and am good friends with a lot of them. But I've also met:

Nicholas Cage - film screening
Uma Thurman - film screening
Julianna Moore - Birds Cafe where I used to work. She had trouble finding the bathroom
Chirstina Ricci - again, Birds
Willem Dafoe - film screening
Johnny Knoxville - a couple of times at some sleazy little bars in Hollywood. The Frolic Room and The Burgendy room near Hollywood and Cahunga.
Spike Jonze - film screening and then again just walking down the street. Yes, he was very aloof but very nice. He remembered me.
Keifer Sutherland - A strip club called Crazy Girls. he was VERY drunk and carrying a black leather cane.
Eli Roth - he was actually my friend before he got famous. We met on DavidLynch.com and he came to some of the little DL.com gatherings we would organize. He was the life of the party every time. A really cool guy.  
Quenting Tarantino - at a bunch of film screenings and also just at a regualr showing of Gangs of New York a while ago. He's super cool and, again, he's remembered me the last few times.

And the ultimate one, my personal favorite, is David Lynch. The man himself. I just got lucky and got to meet him because I was an avid DL.com member and chatter and he just invited me up to his studio to talk and hang along with a few other members. I'm very lucky, because he usually just invites girls up. lol! I still have the picture of the two of us together framed. We're both giving the thumbs up sign just like Gordon and Coop.  :-D  :wink: He was very friendly and a real inspiration to meet him. and usually I don't say that about meeting celebs.
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Post by: cine on April 29, 2004, 01:32:33 AM
Quote from: LostEraser
Julianne Moore - Birds Cafe where I used to work. She had trouble finding the bathroom

You should've told her it was far from heaven...
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Post by: LostEraser on April 29, 2004, 01:48:29 AM
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: LostEraser
Julianne Moore - Birds Cafe where I used to work. She had trouble finding the bathroom

You should've told her it was far from heaven...


lol! She actually had trouble figuring out which one to go into. They serve chicken at birds and on the bathrooms doors, instead of one saying "men" and one "women" - because they want to be creative and witty (lol!) - there is a picture of a chicken on one and a picture of a rooster on another. She didn't get it so I had to explain it to her.
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Post by: ono on April 29, 2004, 01:54:04 AM
Aww... she could've been blonde.  Although, it's understandable, being confused by that.  Did you say anything about her work?  Compliment her or something?
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Post by: cine on April 29, 2004, 01:54:55 AM
Quote from: LostEraser
there is a picture of a chicken on one and a picture of a rooster on another. She didn't get it so I had to explain it to her.

That's sad. Next time you see her, please smack her for me. She's a great actress but the rooster thing is.. well.. yeah...
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Post by: MacGuffin on April 29, 2004, 02:00:58 AM
You'd think from working on Boogie Nights, Julianne would know a cock when she sees one.  :yabbse-cheesy:
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Post by: Weak2ndAct on April 29, 2004, 02:26:26 AM
Quote from: LostEraser
How did you meet Richard Beymer (Ben Horne)?
I met all three b/c they were together for someone's b-day.  I have a ridiculous story about subsequent encounters with Kimmy Robertson that is way too long to sum up here.  But I will say: BATSHIT.
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And the ultimate one, my personal favorite, is David Lynch.
That's the one guy who I'd probably have fucking palpatations if I ever saw him in person.  He really was the guy who got my creative juices flowing at a young age and inspired me to be come the wreck I am now.  I mean for God's sake, I sobbed in front of Dino DeLaurentiis while I was thanking him for getting Blue Velvet made (my all time favorite movie), I could only imagine what would happen if we actually met up.
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Post by: cine on April 29, 2004, 02:31:34 AM
Quote from: Weak2ndAct
I could only imagine what would happen if we actually met up.

You can only imagine what?  What you would say? Or what the restraining order would say?
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Post by: grand theft sparrow on April 29, 2004, 09:53:33 AM
Having worked at a few awards shows here and there, I've met Tarantino, Uma, Shyamalan, John Cameron Mitchell, Altman, Harvey Keitel, Jane Campion, Peter Fonda, Garry Shandling, etc. So I won't count them.  Though I saw Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve talking after one of these shows and I was watching them, thinking "This is so cool. When am I going to see that again?"  

Then I saw Tony Scott's The Hunger.   :twisted:  

But the only time I actually went up to a famous person and asked for an autograph was at the Disney Pocahontas premiere in Central Park.  I met Francis Ford Coppola, who was a very nice guy and I'd like to think impressed that someone as young as myself (I was 17) would recognize him.  I just remember thinking, "I'm talking to the man who made Apocalypse Now."
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Post by: El Duderino on April 29, 2004, 06:39:50 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
You'd think from working on Boogie Nights, Julianne would know a cock when she sees one.  :yabbse-cheesy:


classic
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Post by: A Matter Of Chance on April 29, 2004, 07:01:54 PM
Quote from: hacksparrow
I'd like to think [he was] impressed that someone as young as myself (I was 17) would recognize him.


Yeah, I agee, good statement.

Anyway, I met Kelsey Grammer, Sean Connery, Danny DeVito and I saw Spike Lee once in New York, didn't speak to him though.

A friend of mine has spoken to Spike Jonze on many occasions, because he's a big skateboarder and likes Spike's company Girl a lot.
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Post by: NEON MERCURY on April 29, 2004, 10:19:21 PM
Quote from: LostEraser

And the ultimate one, my personal favorite, is David Lynch. The man himself. I just got lucky and got to meet him because I was an avid DL.com member and chatter and he just invited me up to his studio to talk and hang along with a few other members. I'm very lucky, because he usually just invites girls up. lol! I still have the picture of the two of us together framed. We're both giving the thumbs up sign just like Gordon and Coop.  :-D  :wink: He was very friendly and a real inspiration to meet him. and usually I don't say that about meeting celebs.


.............killer......... 8)
i have always heard that he's a super nice guy..........

..........hjow many cigarettes did he smoke when you met him...?...........

EDIT:..oh, my famous person..? i saw the back of sidney poiterie's neck.....serriously,..
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Post by: nix on May 01, 2004, 11:21:22 AM
Louise Fletcher

the actors who played Jim and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird

All of the members of Phantom Planet (including Schwartzman)

All of the members of the band Live (my girlfriend was a big fan)

Andy Dick

Frank Calliendo

Dave Attell

And I guess the biggest one was Chris Rock
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Post by: pete on May 01, 2004, 01:41:04 PM
forgot to add, I went to school with Aaron Stanford (Pyro from X2 and the dude who got it on with Bebe Neuworth in Tadpole.)
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Post by: meatball on May 01, 2004, 11:56:47 PM
Ok, since we aren't talking about 'meeting' but just somehow being in the presence of:

kirsten dunst
david hasselhoff
john goodman
michelle trachtenburg
the olsen twins
frances mcdormand
jack nicholson
amanda peet
diane keaton
michael ballhaus
doogie hauser
brittany or cynthia daniel
actresses from evil dead
rob tapert
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Post by: pete on May 02, 2004, 12:35:58 AM
we aren't?
then people are gonna start counting film festivals and rock concerts and NBA games.
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Post by: El Duderino on May 02, 2004, 01:52:24 AM
i met Julian Casablancas earlier tonight
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Post by: molly on May 02, 2004, 02:24:04 AM
I think Steven Spielberg flew over my house whn he came on a summer holiday few years ago:)
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Post by: Cory Everett on May 02, 2004, 10:03:08 AM
Quote from: El Duderino
i met Julian Casablancas earlier tonight

cool.  that can also go here...

http://xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=2199
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Post by: nix on May 02, 2004, 10:38:01 AM
I either spoke to, or shook the hand of all my people.

And I can't be sure but I think Mr T. broke into my house and ass raped me a few years back. My only clue (besides the sore ass) was a trail of gold and T shaped cerial from my bedroom all the way out to the front yard.

Does that count?
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Post by: pete on May 02, 2004, 11:31:25 AM
haha, remember the Mr. T butt-rape routine in Eddie Murphy's Delirious?
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Post by: grand theft sparrow on May 02, 2004, 12:58:28 PM
Quote from: nix
I either spoke to, or shook the hand of all my people.

And I can't be sure but I think Mr T. broke into my house and ass raped me a few years back. My only clue (besides the sore ass) was a trail of gold and T shaped cerial from my bedroom all the way out to the front yard.

Does that count?


Only if he told you that "you look mighty cute in them jeans."

Quote from: pete
haha, remember the Mr. T butt-rape routine in Eddie Murphy's Delirious?


I've never heard of this.
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Post by: Just Withnail on May 02, 2004, 04:05:00 PM
Quote from: pete
haha, remember the Mr. T butt-rape routine in Eddie Murphy's Delirious?


 :lol: It may be the funniest thing of the whole act.
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Post by: kassius on May 03, 2004, 08:58:29 PM
Nope, never meant a famous person before.  

But a few years ago, a buddy of mine was working in a theatre in town (I live in Richmond, VA), when Christian Slater stopped by with his girlfriend. He was there because he was filming a movie in the area.  I forgot what the movie was, but I'm sure it sucked!!!

Of course, everybody was jumping for joy that he showed up and it just so happened that when Christian left the theatre, he moved behind the lobby with a whole swarm of people, when co-worker of his walked up to my friend and said, "Dude, Christian Slater is here".  He said out loud, "that fool hasn't hasn't done a good movie since Young Guns 2".

Christian heard him and gave him a nasty look.  I'm still laugh my ass off at that one.  8)
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Post by: cine on May 09, 2004, 02:37:43 AM
Uh, yeah, so I met Jaime Pressly (http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols2/jaime.pressly.JPG) tonight. She was at the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls where I work. She went to the club next door later on and was kicked out after because she was "spaced out" as I was informed. We don't generally kick people out unless they're hitting on the waitresses too much or they're being assholes so she must have been gone.

And a side note, this may inspire you guys to post links to naked pictures of her. Don't do it, or I'll fucking snap. That is all.
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Post by: bonanzataz on May 09, 2004, 04:38:35 PM
i just met that dude from cabin fever the other night. joey kern. he's the dude in the beginning of super troopers that's like "we're already pulled over! we can't pull over any further!"
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Post by: cowboykurtis on May 09, 2004, 11:28:19 PM
Quote from: nix
I either spoke to, or shook the hand of all my people.

And I can't be sure but I think Mr T. broke into my house and ass raped me
Does that count?


mr t used to be my neighbour back in teh windy city -- i ate lunch with him a few times and went to a couple bulls games with him -- he chopped down all the trees in his front yard and got fined by the city -- quite amusing guy.
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Post by: SHAFTR on May 09, 2004, 11:30:44 PM
I always wanted to use Jesus Christ as a reference for my Job applications.
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Post by: nix on May 09, 2004, 11:39:14 PM
I did use Jesus as a reference on a job app once.

I found out later that Jesus isn't a good reference to use if you're applying for a job at hot topic.
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Post by: Slick Shoes on January 14, 2005, 03:40:05 PM
Okay, so this is just a celebrity sighting, but twenty minutes ago I saw David Gordon Green. I was driving back from my lunch break, turning right at an intersection, and he was crossing the crosswalk. He was with a lady. Kinda cool...
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Post by: cine on January 14, 2005, 03:44:35 PM
Dude, you should've hit him!
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Post by: Myxo on January 14, 2005, 04:55:24 PM
I met Bill Cosby once..

He was here for the Tournament of the Americas event here in Oregon shortly before the Dream Team set off in 1992 for the Summer Olympics. It wasn't a long conversation. Something like,

"Mr. Cosby, can I have your autograph?"

(wonderful Bill Cosby laugh)

- You don't want my autograph..

I think I also met Charles Barkley, Danny Ainge, Clyde Drexler and John Stockton.
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Post by: Stefen on January 15, 2005, 02:46:12 AM
Be careful with Ainge. HE WILL MESS WITH YOUR BRAIN.
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Post by: Two Lane Blacktop on January 19, 2005, 10:15:48 AM
I saw (didn't talk to her) Sandra Bullock at an ice cream shop in Austin.

Met Elvis Costello here in Atlanta...  I didn't have any of my CDs with me, so I got him to sign a Post-It and then stuck it on my "Armed Forces" CD case.   :roll:

Met the Indigo Girls (I like 'em okay, am not a huge fan).

Met Jane Fonda twice, and Ted Turner several times, when I was working with one of Ted's daughters.  

Also met the Dalai Lama once.  

2LB
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Post by: 03 on January 19, 2005, 11:48:03 AM
i know meg white and bjork :/
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Post by: ono on January 19, 2005, 12:32:25 PM
i know meg ryan and gallagher.  :(
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Post by: RegularKarate on January 19, 2005, 01:59:45 PM
I got Ray Stevens' autograph at the Ray Stevens theatre when I was a kid.

I went home for the holidays and noticed that it had been framed and hung in my old room.
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Post by: cine on January 19, 2005, 02:14:14 PM
Uh, I met Jimmy Fallon a few months ago.
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Post by: bigperm on January 19, 2005, 02:46:23 PM
I've met, Guy Pearce, Natalie Portman, Elliot Smith, Rob Zombie, Willie Nelson
Richard Linklater, Usher, but the best was Forrest Whittaker, who was working on post (sound) for hope floats, I walked outside, he walked outside and we talked for a good fifteen miutes, he's from Texas too, we talked Bird, Color of Money, and platoon and then a woman from a building next door, brought out about six friends and asked for pictures, and that was it.
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Post by: RegularKarate on January 19, 2005, 03:32:20 PM
Ha!

I know a guy who worked on sound for Hope Floats.  He said that Forrest was constantly stoned and losing his chair and forgetting where his stuff was.

He said that after the wrap of the movie they auctioned off a lot of stuff, including an answering machine that Forrest had been using.  Evidently, he forgot to erase all the messages and there was some really crazy woman that kept leaving messages, asking when he was going to call her back after "that night".

I don't know how valid those stories are, of course.

I've met Guiermo Del Torro... had breakfast with him, Harry Knowles, and Ron Perlman.
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Post by: ono on January 20, 2005, 02:20:02 PM
I saw Michael Jordan today.  Didn't say anything, didn't want to bother him.  I'm going to the same school he attended.  I guess he was feeling nostalgic or something.  He used to own a restaurant across the street from where I stayed for a while.  It closed.  He's a better basketball player than he is a restauranteur.
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Post by: Slick Shoes on January 21, 2005, 11:38:32 AM
And last night I saw Spike Jonze at a music store (Amoeba) browsing the aisles with a bunch of CDs in his hands he was gonna buy. He has really long hair at the moment. He was just sort of walking around with his head down or looking through the bins.
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Post by: eward on January 21, 2005, 11:58:16 AM
Quote from: bigperm
...the best was Forrest Whittaker...he walked outside and we talked ...Color of Money...


he very well may be the best part of that movie.  i'm not a big fan of it but his scene was amazing.
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Post by: Cory Everett on January 21, 2005, 03:01:42 PM
Quote from: Slick Shoes
And last night I saw Spike Jonze at a music store (Amoeba) browsing the aisles with a bunch of CDs in his hands he was gonna buy. He has really long hair at the moment. He was just sort of walking around with his head down or looking through the bins.

long hair at the moment, hmmm... there must be something going around.
(http://newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/movies/features/wesanderson041213_175b.jpg) (http://entimg.msn.com/i/150/ce/aug/drussell_150.jpg)
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Post by: Ravi on January 28, 2005, 02:00:46 PM
Peter Engel, the producer of Saved by the Bell and Last Comic Standing, came to one my classes yesterday.  He was giving a lecture later called "Making it in Hollywood," but I think he gave the same speech in my class.  He wasn't terribly enlightening, but it was interesting to see the guy who created SBTB.  He kind of talks like Groucho Marx.
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Post by: mehico on February 01, 2005, 03:26:07 PM
I was an extra on this movie called 'bee season' last year and i gaffawed in the face of one Mr Richard Gere. I also ate my lunch next to Kate Bosworth without even realising.

Oh, and I was looking for a payphone once so i went up to this blonde woman and asked if she knew where there was one. She turned around and it was heather locklear. I almost bit my lip off resisting the temptation of saying "there is a god - heather be thy name sssssccchhhhwwwwiiiinnnnggggggg"
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Post by: pete on February 05, 2005, 06:38:19 PM
yesterday I was hanging out in harvard square and I bumped into this guy, whom Ossie Davis and Howard Zinn and a bunch of people wrote a book on, named Brother Blue (http://groups.msn.com/youusedtobeagenius/greatgreathumanwalterwang.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=159), who is a friend.  And while talking, Noam Chomsky walked by with two other cambridge-type academics.  Brother Blue was like, "hey, I want you to meet a friend of mine" and Noam shook my hand.  It was cool
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Post by: Film Student on March 02, 2005, 03:52:44 AM
I'm bored and can't sleep and this probably officially makes me a tool, but here goes:

I talked to Steven Tyler on the phone several years ago.   My mom used to write for an alternative weekly in Tulsa, and she was supposed to do a by-phone interview with him.  

I was at home by myself, and she hadn't gotten home from work yet, but the phone rings, I pick it up, and hear a raspy voice say

Steven Tyler: "May I speak to Crystal?"
Me: "Um, she's not quite home yet... wait a second, is this Steven Tyler?"
ST: (chuckles) "Yes it is."
Me: (sounding like an over-enthusiastic asshole) "What's up man?! I'm gonna see you at the OKC show next week.  You kick ass."
ST: (laughter) "Thanks.  What's your name?"
Me: "Josh."
ST: "Josh, huh? You sound a little nasally."
Me: "Yeah, I've got chronic allergy problems."
ST: (hard laughter) "You sure you haven't been snorting any of that nose candy?"
Me: (beat, incredulous) "uh, No man. Not today."
ST: "Well that's good to hear.  When should I call back?"
Me: "Probably, in like fifteen minutes."
ST: "Alright, thanks bud."

And that was that.  So no matter what happens in life, I can know that Steven Tyler once asked me if I had been snorting coke.

In addition, I've met Ethan Hawke, Michael Moore, Mark Ruffalo and Danny Glover.   I talked to a famous supermodel (I don't remember her name) when her and her very expensive shrink came down to the office I was working in and asked to borrow a pen so she could write him his check.  That was actually really funny. She was going on to him about how she really thinks she's made a breakthrough but she's still feeling anxiety about this and that and the other and so on.  Stupid neurotic supermodels.

I walked and talked with an old journalist from Life magazine who told me funny stories about Billy Wilder and then let me see his (Wilder's) old office.  I touched Billy Wilder's workdesk.  I thought that was pretty cool.

Me and a buddy were on the roof of the LA Film School across the street from the Catwoman premiere at the Arclight.  When Sharon Stone got out of her limo, my friend yelled "Hey Sharon! Show us your snatch!" And I swear to god she looked up and shot us a dirty look.

Also, I saw PTA in his car at an intersection in Beverly Hills.
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Post by: eward on March 02, 2005, 09:33:33 AM
for all of us obsessed pta fans:

what kind of car was it????
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Post by: Film Student on March 02, 2005, 03:53:02 PM
Quote from: eward

what kind of car was it????


Some sort of Mercedes or VW or Volvo... I don't know shit about cars so I really couldn't tell you.
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Post by: Pwaybloe on March 02, 2005, 03:58:13 PM
Film Student, I vaugely remember the Steven Tyler story.  Did you post that on the C&C boards?
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Post by: Film Student on March 02, 2005, 04:07:12 PM
probably... didn't we have a famous people thread over there?
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Post by: xerxes on March 02, 2005, 06:27:01 PM
Quote from: Film Student
probably... didn't we have a famous people thread over there?


I think i remember one
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Post by: Ultrahip on March 02, 2005, 06:28:43 PM
im friends with noah hutton, son of timothy and debra winger, and his step dad is arnold something or other, private cowboy from full metal jacket. haven't seen noah for a few years, though, but last time his mom cooked us pasta. that was cool, pasta from debra winger.

a separate time, i think, we were in new york and going to a recording studio because noah plays drums and i felt like watching and hadn't seen the band for a while..wait this was the same trip as the pasta time but whatever...and anyhow while driving through nyc some nutty cabman was honking and screaming and pointing at us, then it turned it he was actually "the nicest cab driver in new york" as timothy said, because he was just letting us know we had a flat. the taxi driver did not ask for a gratuity either, which was classy.

also the dad from lizzie maguire came into a sandwhich shop i worked in, as did jerry stiller. both of them ordered sandwhiches. this was on separate occasions.
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Post by: eward on March 02, 2005, 07:29:08 PM
Quote from: Ultrahip
his step dad is arnold something or other, private cowboy from full metal jacket.


isn't that arliss howard?
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Post by: Sara Shagal on March 03, 2005, 02:10:46 AM
Gael Garcia Bernal- Film screening for The Motorcycle Diaries
Jean-Pierre Jeunet- Film screening for A Very Long Engagement
Dustin Hoffman picked me up when I was a baby at Disneyland because he thought I was cute...
Saw Aaron Spelling playing golf at his mansion in Hollywood.

Quote
I once met Roman Polanski. When I was in Poland last year (where I actually come from) I was in Krakau and inside a coffee shop he was sitting there, drinking a coffee and reading the newspaper. I wanted to have an autograph, so I just took some sheed of paper, a pencil and went up to him. He's a really nice guy with a soft voice. In his eyes you can really kinda feel what everything happened to him in his life. I just told him that I really love his autobiography and his movies and that I want to become a filmmaker someday. He said I shouldn't give up my dream and fight for it because if you want to be a filmmaker, you can pull it off and become one.


And I am insanely jealous about that :bravo:
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Post by: Thrindle on March 03, 2005, 12:27:54 PM
Quote from: Sara Shagal
Gael Garcia Bernal- Film screening for The Motorcycle Diaries

This borders on hatred, not jealousy. :yabbse-wink:
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Post by: Cory Everett on July 18, 2005, 11:19:32 PM
i just met Mike Myers and a few weeks ago i met David Cross.  and i saw Heather Graham on the street a few weeks ago shopping alone but didnt say anything.
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Post by: Stefen on July 18, 2005, 11:21:58 PM
Well, were they cool?
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Post by: Cory Everett on July 18, 2005, 11:25:39 PM
yes and yes and i didnt talk to her but she was very hot, so yes.
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Post by: Stefen on July 18, 2005, 11:28:33 PM
I've heard David Cross is really cool. He got stoned with some of my friends. I wasn't there cause I had summer school in the morning.


HAHA, okay...I was there.
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Post by: Bethie on July 18, 2005, 11:39:11 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
i didnt talk to her but she was very hot


typical xixax
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Post by: polkablues on July 18, 2005, 11:52:51 PM
Quote from: Bethie
Quote from: themodernage02
i didnt talk to her but she was very hot


typical xixax


Ouch.  Why you gotta be so reductionist?  I, for one, would have talked to her, and then would have based my observations of the encounter on something deeper than mere physical attractiveness.

Although, to be fair, she is quite hot.

And as far as meeting famous people goes, I met Zach Braff at the Seattle International Film Festival, and he's about the nicest, coolest guy on the planet.  I also met former Seattle Mariner Edgar Martinez, who had his kid's birthday party at this place I used to work.  He was also nice, also cool, and has the most adorable accent.
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Post by: Cory Everett on July 19, 2005, 12:02:07 AM
Braff was at the advance Garden State screening i saw last summer but i didnt talk to him cause i had never seen Scrubs (which i am currently 1/3 of the way into the first season and its pretty good) and had only just seen his movie which i liked 2/3's of.  so i didnt want to be all fake and there were tons of braff girls already mobbing him.

i didnt talk to heather graham cause she was on her phone and cause nobody else was acknowledging her and cause i only really like to bother famous people if i really do like them.  i'm not like a huge fan or something of her, besides her being in Boogie and Twin Peaks and Arrested Development what am I going to talk to her about?  it was funny though cause my girlfriend and i were just walking behind this girl.  and i was looking at her going 'she's probably attractive' and my girlfriend was looking at her skirt going 'that is expensive.  it LOOKS cheap and like casual but its actually really nice' and then we got infront of her and i turned around to look at her face cause i was curious and i was like 'turn around, its heather graham.'   it was odd.  and cool.  she had little makeup on and was still very beautiful in person.  it almost didnt look like her, cause nobody else was recognizing her, but it was her.
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Post by: cine on July 19, 2005, 12:10:51 AM
Quote from: polkablues
Quote from: Bethie
Quote from: themodernage02
i didnt talk to her but she was very hot


typical xixax


Ouch.  Why you gotta be so reductionist?


hey, um, when you left, bethie arrived. and since then shes been the best around here.

so maybe you meant 'awesome'.. i dont know.
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Post by: Ravi on July 19, 2005, 12:44:57 AM
Quote from: themodernage02

i didnt talk to heather graham cause she was on her phone and cause nobody else was acknowledging her and cause i only really like to bother famous people if i really do like them.  i'm not like a huge fan or something of her, besides her being in Boogie and Twin Peaks and Arrested Development what am I going to talk to her about?


Should have told her you loved "Killing Me Softly."
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Post by: polkablues on July 19, 2005, 02:25:06 AM
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: polkablues
Quote from: Bethie
Quote from: themodernage02
i didnt talk to her but she was very hot


typical xixax


Ouch.  Why you gotta be so reductionist?


hey, um, when you left, bethie arrived. and since then shes been the best around here.

so maybe you meant 'awesome'.. i dont know.


Sorry, let me rephrase that.

Awesome.  Why you gotta be so reductionist?
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Post by: cine on July 19, 2005, 02:27:39 AM
hm, work on it. .
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Post by: polkablues on July 19, 2005, 02:38:04 AM
:yabbse-grin:

No worries.  I accept and respect Bethie's awesomeness.  And her arrival coinciding with my disappearance should in no way be construed as meaning that she's Superman and I'm Clark Kent.

Speaking of which (and bringing us neatly back on topic), a friend of mine whom I went to college with is friends with a former roommate of what's-his-name who's playing Superman in "Superman Returns".... placing me, let's see... one, two, three, four degrees from both Parker Posey and Kevin Spacey.
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Post by: Pas on July 19, 2005, 04:57:49 PM
I'm going to Deauville, France in late august, about 24-25th... I am not sure the celebs will have arrived (the festival starts Sept. 1 what do you guys think ?) but I kinda hope because it's better to be around someone famous than someone relatively unknown.
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Post by: samsong on July 19, 2005, 05:25:43 PM
werner herzog
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Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 21, 2005, 08:23:51 AM
Anna Karina. Twice.
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Post by: Just Withnail on July 21, 2005, 05:23:21 PM
No shit?
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Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 22, 2005, 11:49:13 AM
No shit.

She presented two films at two locations.
Vivre ensemble, directed by her (I think) in La Rochelle.
Pierrot le fou in Paris.
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Post by: 72teeth on July 22, 2005, 03:06:39 PM
Just met Kaki King in Berkley last night.
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Post by: rustinglass on July 22, 2005, 03:45:56 PM
Quote from: 72teeth
Just met Kaki King in Berkley last night.


how cool!
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Post by: Pubrick on July 22, 2005, 09:55:52 PM
Quote from: 72teeth
Just met Kaki King in Berkley last night.

did she start tapping u all over the place and playing bongo drums on ur bald head like homer did to mr burns? "he's getting a pretty good sound out of that guy" cos if she did, that's awesome.
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Post by: 72teeth on July 22, 2005, 11:02:10 PM
she did indeed, but got much better sounds out of slapping the lap steel. seriously, she puts on one great fuckin show.
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Post by: Reinhold on August 08, 2005, 09:49:47 AM
I met Desmond Tutu the other day.

He's an amazing man.

I got to ask him a question and shake his hand and give him a t-shirt and some jam and get my picture taken with him and write him a note.

I really admire him... now that I've met him, the two people left on my list are the Dalai Lama and Mr. Rogers.

If i can get out there, i think that I'll be meeting the Dalai Lama and U2 next year in colorado.
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Post by: ono on August 08, 2005, 09:51:55 AM
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
Mr. Rogers.

...you're a couple years late.
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Post by: Pubrick on August 08, 2005, 12:08:49 PM
Quote from: onomataviva
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
Mr. Rogers.

...you're a couple years late.

he knows, that's the fucked up part.
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Post by: SiliasRuby on August 08, 2005, 01:02:13 PM
Quote from: Pubrick
Quote from: onomataviva
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
Mr. Rogers.

...you're a couple years late.

he knows, that's the fucked up part.

Anyone up for some good ol' fashion gravedigging?
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Post by: Brazoliange on August 08, 2005, 01:37:01 PM
I've met Lloyd Kaufman and the Dresden Dolls
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Post by: Reinhold on August 08, 2005, 08:58:54 PM
ordinarily, yes... but this is mr. rogers. that's just not cool.

i don't want to meet him now that he's dead, but i really would have loved to while he was alive. i'd take him over my dad anyday. in either state of living.
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Post by: polkablues on August 08, 2005, 09:28:27 PM
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
ordinarily, yes... but this is mr. rogers. that's just not cool.

i don't want to meet him now that he's dead, but i really would have loved to while he was alive. i'd take him over my dad anyday. in either state of living.


Reinhold's dad:

(http://pbskids.kids.us/images/sub-square-barney.gif)
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Post by: Bethie on August 10, 2005, 02:13:58 AM
haha. that was great.  

8)
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Post by: killafilm on August 10, 2005, 03:08:46 AM
I met this guy, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0811746/, tonight in North Hollywood.  My friend was doing his schtick at an open mic and we met this guy who liked my friends routine.  It was a weird fun night.
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Post by: Bethie on August 10, 2005, 03:13:39 AM
you didnt meet anyone tonight kid. (your link doesn't work)
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Post by: noyes on August 10, 2005, 07:44:04 AM
i met harmony korine in cheap jacks in union square, cross the street from virgin.
he was buying a dirty used cardigan, and i introduced myself. "hey" and "this shit looks good," were the only things he said.
i once told Christina Ricci to get coffee across the street at Cosi, since they didn't have any at United Artists, where i was working at the time.
I met Kieran Culkin there as well. and Chris Parnell. and Chris Rock. and James Wood.
as far as people i haven't met, but have seen, it's endless.
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Post by: Pubrick on August 10, 2005, 09:08:13 AM
Quote from: Bethie
you didnt meet anyone tonight kid. (your link doesn't work)

remove the comma, there:

Quote from: killafilm
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0811746/

i was gonna say that he's still nobody. but apparently he was on dr katz, clip available at his site (which has a really long flash intro) http://www.barrysobel.com/videos/ so he's alrite. and also a heap of other stuff which leads me to believe that u've probably hung out with him urself.
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Post by: Cory Everett on August 10, 2005, 09:38:53 AM
Quote from: killafilm
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0811746/

Ellen Burstyn had a show?!?
Quote from: noyes
i met harmony korine in cheap jacks in union square, cross the street from virgin. he was buying a dirty used cardigan, and i introduced myself. "hey" and "this shit looks good," were the only things he said.

i would just like to point out that 'cheap jacks' is NOT cheap.  they are expensive as hell.  see: selling a vintage coca-cola t-shirt for $175!  

side thought: does it take something away from people you dig to know they pay outrageous amounts of money for thrift store clothes, when you'd rather just think they are so cool they were just born with them or you know, ACTUALLY bought them at a thrift store.  cause i think it makes me a little sad. or maybe just because i cant afford it...
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Post by: noyes on August 11, 2005, 10:54:18 AM
totally.. cheap jacks is crazy expensive. for the most part, which is basically the whole part.
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Post by: Stefen on August 11, 2005, 01:33:22 PM
Anyone who goes out of their way to buy clothes is cheap. I got used clothes, but they were only used by me. I wear them all the time. I'm not gonna spend $30 on a t-shirt cause it has a frickin rainbow and says "gnarly" I'll buy a tshirt from target and make my own gayass rainbow. Shit man, kids these days.
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Post by: Reinhold on August 14, 2005, 12:07:01 AM
one of the girls behind the counter in cheap jacks across from virgin totally looks like rosie the riveter. does she count as somebody famous i've met?

in another mundane almost-, i checked books out to steven soderberg (intentionally no h) today at the library. he's in his 60's, was wearing a straw hat, and hates movies. i can't tell you what he did get cause it's against the confidentiality rules.
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Post by: Bethie on August 14, 2005, 12:50:14 AM
He took the book into the bathroom with him.
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Post by: GoneSavage on August 14, 2005, 01:01:18 AM
John Reis -- my only famous friend (member of Rocket from the Crypt, Hot Snakes, Sultans)
Billy Corgan, D'arcy, James Iha
Scott Lucas, Joe Daniels, Brian St. Clair (from Local H, not famous to any of you)
guy from Semisonic (was famous when I met him)
Nash Kato (Urge Overkill)
Jello Biafra
Chuck D
Kevin Smith
Dave Winfield
David Lapham (comic creator of Stray Bullets, writes Batman now)

and tons of band people who I think are famous but probably won't register here.
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Post by: Ravi on August 14, 2005, 01:11:54 AM
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
in another mundane almost-, i checked books out to steven soderberg (intentionally no h) today at the library. he's in his 60's, was wearing a straw hat, and hates movies. i can't tell you what he did get cause it's against the confidentiality rules.


How did you know he hates movies?
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Post by: Reinhold on August 14, 2005, 12:45:46 PM
Quote from: Ravi
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
in another mundane almost-, i checked books out to steven soderberg (intentionally no h) today at the library. he's in his 60's, was wearing a straw hat, and hates movies. i can't tell you what he did get cause it's against the confidentiality rules.


How did you know he hates movies?


i asked him if he knew who his name looked like. he rolled his eyes and said that he thought it was mildly amusing that people confuse him with a famous person, but it gets annoying cause it happens a lot. then he told me that he doesn't even like movies at all.

he isn't overly impressed with music videos either.
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Post by: MagnoliaFan25 on August 16, 2005, 06:02:19 PM
Has any one ever met a famous person that was mean?
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Post by: picolas on August 16, 2005, 06:16:40 PM
my friend was traumatized by Meat Loaf when she was younger.
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Post by: hedwig on August 16, 2005, 08:40:54 PM
i met fran lebowitz. and shook her hand. it was cold and soft.
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Post by: Figure 8 on August 17, 2005, 12:27:41 AM
I met John Waters when he came to a local record store because they were showing his films at a University.
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Post by: Cory Everett on August 24, 2005, 10:44:57 PM
i just sat in front of Martha Plimpton as she laughed very loudly for Fred Armisen doing a Native American comedian bit at the UCB theatre.  Rob Cordrry was there too.

(http://www.peterweircave.com/mosquito/mp.jpg)
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Post by: Reinhold on August 28, 2005, 11:01:57 PM
i got to hang out with corn mo tonight. he played a show on campus.

i doubt that any of you recall me posting somewhere a long time ago about yelling at a concert and the guy getting pissed off at me. this is the same guy. he remembered me but thought it was funny.

http://www.cornmo.com
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Post by: Stefen on August 29, 2005, 12:06:38 AM
Quote from: modage
i just sat in front of Martha Plimpton as she laughed very loudly for Fred Armisen doing a Native American comedian bit at the UCB theatre.  Rob Cordrry was there too.

(http://www.peterweircave.com/mosquito/mp.jpg)


Did she look old? It always freaked me out how old she was. I think she was 40 in the goonies, and I figured she had died of old age...then I saw her 15 years later in 200 cigarettes playing a 20 something and my head exploded.
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Post by: Slick Shoes on September 02, 2005, 11:46:17 AM
I saw a lot of celebrities yesterday

-chris kattan in best buy. he looked depressed.
-mr. belding. or, the guy who played mr. belding on saved by the bell. he was standing outside a swanky restaurant waiting for valet to bring his car around.
-jason schwartman in tower records.
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Post by: SHAFTR on September 02, 2005, 12:25:01 PM
Natalie Portman...she signed my Kerry Edwards sign.  My friend told me to act like his phone was a cameraphone (which it wasn't), so he could put his arm around her for a "photo"

Talked to Zach Braff and Rachel Bilson on the set of "The Last Kiss", in which I was an extra for.  Braff seems pretty cool, Bilson was unbelievably dumb.  He was trying to show her a card trick, when he was done Rachel turned to my friend and I (different friend from above) and said, "I bet you guys know better tricks".  My friend responded with, "I stopped using card tricks to pick up women 10 years ago."
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Post by: Cory Everett on September 11, 2005, 02:09:51 AM
saw James Iha (of Smashing Pumpkins) and Ric Ocasek (of the Cars) at the Mercury Lounge tonite seperately.  Ocasek we had seen before a few years ago outside Irving Plaza but tonite i think he hit on my girlfriend.  i had to verify it was him cause otherwise id've killed the old creep!  you know, if he hadn't sung in the cars and married a supermodel.  i was like 2 feet away from iha at one point and since smashing pumpkins were my whole world back in high school the temptation was high to just say 'so billy said you broke up the band and now he wants to get back together.'  and wait for a response...  but i left him alone.
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Post by: samsong on September 11, 2005, 02:44:49 AM
john cameron mitchell @ film forum
colin quinn @ kim's video

i love new york
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Post by: hedwig on September 11, 2005, 03:59:56 AM
Quote from: samsong
john cameron mitchell @ film forum


die.
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Post by: Reinhold on September 11, 2005, 11:36:28 AM
i met russell malone last night. ... he's a great jazz guitarist, but not extroardinarily well known outside of jazz fans.

he hit on the girl i was with... they'd met before in france a couple years ago. she used the opportunity to give him a copy of her jazz demo.

it was a fun night and a great show.
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Post by: Gamblour. on September 11, 2005, 12:18:37 PM
Robert Townshend is coming to speak to my class on Tuesday. Sadly, I only know him from Meteor Man. Come to think of it, I think this is a guy that people try to say he's had a career, when he really hasn't.
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Post by: meatwad on September 11, 2005, 12:33:09 PM
Quote from: Gamblour
Come to think of it, I think this is a guy that people try to say he's had a career, when he really hasn't.


you need to watch this
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005BKZL.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
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Post by: hedwig on September 11, 2005, 01:18:54 PM
haha i love that movie.
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Post by: Reinhold on September 12, 2005, 10:39:42 PM
i saw Tom Wilkinson today in the union square virgin.

cheap jacks is out of business now.
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Post by: meatwad on September 13, 2005, 12:33:04 AM
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
cheap jacks is out of business now.


hang a right around the corner on to 3rd ave, and head towards st. marks. there is a vintage clothing place that is basically cheap jacks but smaller. like a block or two before kim's and st. marks books
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Post by: Reinhold on September 13, 2005, 02:25:05 AM
thanks. i was gonna put that in the new york non vacation thread, but cheap jacks was mentioned here before.

crazy enough, i was actually in the place you're talking about today. but i didn't see anybody in there. just a lot of overpriced old clothes.
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Post by: soixante on September 13, 2005, 12:19:34 PM
I met Robert Townsend at a movie theater many years ago.  He was a really nice guy.

I met Paul Le Mat last month at a 50's car show.  He was very nice, too.
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Post by: Slick Shoes on September 13, 2005, 12:38:55 PM
i met richard simmons this morning.
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Post by: Cory Everett on September 13, 2005, 10:41:02 PM
spoke to: Mark Romanek, Jonathan Glazer, Anton Corbijn, Stéphane Sednaoui
saw: Michael Stipe, (pretty sure two members of Arcade Fire)
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Post by: Gamblour. on September 13, 2005, 11:17:10 PM
I feel bad for slightly dissing Townsend. He ended up work shopping a few improvised scenes. Really good, thorough, made sure to tell us what we did wrong. Super nice guy, very insightful.
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Post by: sickfins on September 13, 2005, 11:30:31 PM
rock paper scissored keanu reeves
his rock beat my scissors
 :yabbse-sad:
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Post by: MacGuffin on September 14, 2005, 12:17:33 AM
Met David Manning. He gave me $5.
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Post by: polkablues on September 14, 2005, 01:51:06 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Met David Manning. He gave me $5.


It was the "...Best Celebrity Sighting of the Year So Far!"
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Post by: samsong on September 14, 2005, 04:30:22 PM
i saw jim jarmusch today.
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Post by: Gamblour. on September 14, 2005, 05:37:54 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Met David Manning. He gave me $5.


For your autograph?
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Post by: cine on September 14, 2005, 09:09:22 PM
Quote from: samsong
i saw jim jarmusch today.

stay in your NYU dorm room and dont come out.

i fuckin' mean it, man.
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Post by: Reinhold on September 20, 2005, 09:44:08 PM
met john demme tonight. he's a really cool guy who is very frank about having made a lot of shitty movies for the purpose of making money.
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Post by: samsong on September 30, 2005, 12:16:54 AM
david lynch shook my hand.
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Post by: 72teeth on September 30, 2005, 12:31:20 AM
did it hurt...
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Post by: Cory Everett on September 30, 2005, 10:06:53 AM
Quote from: samsong
david lynch shook my hand.

DUDE!  he doesnt even live here.  this is getting ridiculous.
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Post by: samsong on September 30, 2005, 03:10:20 PM
it was after the lecture at cantor, cuh.  as he was getting into his car, he saw us all sort of waiting around so he came out to say hi.

i saw david schwimmer today.  and molly ringwald last week.
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Post by: Ghostboy on September 30, 2005, 03:35:26 PM
I'll know I've made it when I've met samsong.
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Post by: cine on September 30, 2005, 04:45:59 PM
i bet samsong sings "on the town" alone in his dorm room.
Title: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on September 30, 2005, 07:17:51 PM
P.T. Anderson shook my soul.
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Post by: samsong on October 01, 2005, 12:02:57 AM
Quote from: Cinephile
i bet samsong sings "on the town" alone in his dorm room.


my roommate totally joins in.

another one...
martin scorsese and thelma schoonmaker introduced The Red Shoes.  the print screened was scorsese's personal print.  cool!

if college and being in ny has taught me anything thus far,
it is that
pot
is good.
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Post by: Pubrick on October 01, 2005, 02:24:03 AM
Quote from: samsong
if college and being in ny has taught me anything thus far,
it is that
pot
is good.

oh, samsong.

let me add to ur statement with what the following years will teach you..

pot
is good.
but
it's better to
learn shit.
Title: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Pas on October 01, 2005, 07:02:54 AM
Quote from: samsong
Quote from: Cinephile
i bet samsong sings "on the town" alone in his dorm room.


if college and being in ny has taught me anything thus far,
it is that
pot
is good.


if being alive has taught me anything so far,
it is that
pot
is overrated.
Title: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: nix on October 01, 2005, 02:45:34 PM
But fun in moderation.
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Post by: Reinhold on October 01, 2005, 03:58:00 PM
mitch hedberg met a famous person, once.

he got to smoke fake pot with pete townsend... which is just as good as smoking real pot with a guy who looks like pete townshend, which he's done a lot more.
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Post by: Gamblour. on October 01, 2005, 04:50:06 PM
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
mitch hedberg met a famous person, once.

he got to smoke fake pot with pete townsend... which is just as good as smoking real pot with a guy who looks like pete townshend, which he's done a lot more.


I met mitch hedberg once, a few months before he died. does that mean I've met pete townsend?
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Post by: NEON MERCURY on October 01, 2005, 08:31:25 PM
Quote from: Pas Rap
Quote from: samsong
Quote from: Cinephile
i bet samsong sings "on the town" alone in his dorm room.


if college and being in ny has taught me anything thus far,
it is that
pot
is good.


if being alive has taught me anything so far,
it is that
pot
is overrated.



yeah, pot is gay.  samsong, i you migth wanna lay off that shit.  most peole who smoke pot regularly are douche bags.   and i hate the way they talk.   and they always talk abotu being stoned.  and i hat eit when they start dropping philosophy on me when they is stoned.  there is nothing more annoying than watching lost highway with a group of stoners and during the whole tiem they say shi tlike

"lost highway is the analogy of life...we are all lost souls"

plus if keep that shi tup peopel are going to laugh at you.  to me smoking pot is just as gay as having a poster of fred durst shirtless in your dorm room....
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Post by: Garam on October 01, 2005, 09:28:23 PM
Yah, drunken advice kicks the shit out of stoned philosophy.


I love you, mannnnnnnnn....
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Post by: samsong on October 01, 2005, 09:29:15 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
to me smoking pot is just as gay as having a poster of fred durst shirtless in your dorm room....

i must be pretty gay then because i have both going on.

i get really quiet while high, so no worries.  moderation is key and that's how i'm going about it.  although last night as pretty bad, so i'll stop for a while.
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Post by: pete on October 02, 2005, 02:39:13 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
yeah, pot is gay.  samsong, i you migth wanna lay off that shit.  most peole who smoke pot regularly are douche bags.   and i hate the way they talk.   and they always talk abotu being stoned.  and i hat eit when they start dropping philosophy on me when they is stoned.  there is nothing more annoying than watching lost highway with a group of stoners and during the whole tiem they say shi tlike

"lost highway is the analogy of life...we are all lost souls"

plus if keep that shi tup peopel are going to laugh at you.  to me smoking pot is just as gay as having a poster of fred durst shirtless in your dorm room....


you're stoned.
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Post by: samsong on October 08, 2005, 12:33:13 AM
sidney lumet @ the museum of the moving image

atom egoyan at a screening of Where the Truth Lies.  i, being the bag o' douche that i am, said, "mr. egoyan i just wanted to shake your hand.  Exotica is one of my favorite films."
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Post by: Cory Everett on October 08, 2005, 01:01:40 AM
i was going to go to those too, but i had Beck and Nada Surf.
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Post by: Ghostboy on October 08, 2005, 01:04:57 AM
Quote from: samsong
i, being the bag o' douche that i am, said, "mr. egoyan i just wanted to shake your hand.  Exotica is one of my favorite films."


I can apologize for you when I talk to him next week, if you want.
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Post by: Tictacbk on October 08, 2005, 01:25:34 AM
My friend scored an internship with the cinematographer of Pirates of the Carribean 2&3 and while on set one of the special fx guys asked him if he could take a picture of his armpit to use in an effect where Johnny Depps hand starts to turn black and hairy looking.  Apparently they have similar skin tones.  Why he couldn't take a picture of Depp's armpit i do not know...but that might make him kinda famous?


and by kinda famous i mean not famous in the least, but i thought it was cool and wanted to post it somewhere.
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Post by: samsong on October 17, 2005, 12:43:16 AM
wim wenders attended screenings of Land of Plenty... i went to one.  my friend and i went up to him after.  wim -- we're buddies now -- said he'd seen me before. ???

LOU REED (! ...i thought it was exciting) was sitting next to wim during the film.  my friend and i sat in front of them.  after talking to wenders we got reed's attention and said we were big fans, to which he gave a nonchalant "thank you."

 :yabbse-grin:  :yabbse-thumbup:
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Post by: cine on October 17, 2005, 01:00:48 AM
Quote from: samsong
wim -- we're buddies now -- said he'd seen me before. ???

haha racist.
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Post by: Reinhold on October 17, 2005, 01:29:01 AM
i google image searched samsong because i was wondering if i'd ever met him.

sadly, it appears not.

you do have a groovy line of cell phones, though.
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Post by: Reinhold on October 30, 2005, 12:52:27 PM
i went to see Wu Tang at the student center last night.

before the show, i walked into the backstage area for a little while. hung out, hooked RZA and Killah Priest up with some weed, and then went out to see them do a few songs.

it was really lame, so i left to go watch a screening of the rocky horror picture show put on by the campus GLBTU. that was lame too. not a bad evening, though.
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Post by: mogwai on October 30, 2005, 01:00:05 PM
reinhold, you were such a role model for the kids. *sigh*
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Post by: Reinhold on October 30, 2005, 01:17:41 PM
samsong made me do it.

-----

i walked back there, and killah priest is like "where the love at around here?" ... so i say, "are you talking about chronic?" and he goes "yeah... where the dro at around here?" so i called my friend to come help them out.

killah priest hugged me.
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Post by: noyes on October 31, 2005, 06:19:42 PM
i saw judy greer on the 2 train yesterday and mike d pushing his son's carriage into washington market park outside my school today. just thought that back to back celebrity spotting was weird.
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Post by: w/o horse on November 06, 2005, 12:47:50 PM
(http://static.flickr.com/31/60348226_75f2a1dbb5_m.jpg)
(http://static.flickr.com/24/60348227_4d5f1d3e2f_m.jpg)
I told him hi for you neon.
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Post by: Cory Everett on November 06, 2005, 01:03:06 PM
yep, officially jealous.  did you ask him about Inland Empire?
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Post by: kotte on November 06, 2005, 02:01:53 PM
Old news but...

Anthony Bourdain
(http://members.chello.se/masterkotte/anthony01.jpg)

I don't usually get star-struck but I just love this guy. I was kinda nervous when I met him. A fucking funny man.
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Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 06, 2005, 06:51:25 PM
(http://static.flickr.com/24/60348227_4d5f1d3e2f_m.jpg)
I told him hi for you neon.


 :shock:

that is fucking awesome!!!...you are my new hero :notworthy:


thats why i love lynch...he looks like a gentle and kind guy [like a grandfather]
the guy has more artistic integrity and ability in his drool than spielburgh or any other director in their entire mind/body but yet he seems laid back and genuine.
lynch owns

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Post by: Ravi on November 06, 2005, 07:47:13 PM
Anthony Bourdain

He'll eat anything, won't he?
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Post by: cine on November 06, 2005, 07:53:44 PM
he seems laid back and genuine.

yeah, its too bad LTH skewed the order of the photos to make himself look better. this is what REALLY happened:
posed with LTH
(http://static.flickr.com/24/60348227_4d5f1d3e2f_m.jpg)
(http://static.flickr.com/31/60348226_75f2a1dbb5_m.jpg)
got really bored and fell asleep. (LTH is saying "david, wake up, theres one more picture!")




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Post by: w/o horse on November 06, 2005, 08:37:36 PM

thats why i love lynch...he looks like a gentle and kind guy [like a grandfather]
the guy has more artistic integrity and ability in his drool than spielburgh or any other director in their entire mind/body but yet he seems laid back and genuine.
lynch owns



That's comptetely how he is, I loved it.  One minute he's making this absurdly hillarious Empire State Building consciousness analogy, and the next minute he's making fun of the kid name dropping Allen Ginsberg.  He talks about transcendental meditation and then he's making fun of hippies.  It's all good times with the guy.  The extent of the revelation of his dark side was a brief discussion on Blue Velvet, but it was a beautifully revealing moment.  It went as:  the kid says "You have acheived this pure bliss through your meditation, but yet your films, like Blue Velvet, deal with the dark side of the human soul, how is this?"  Lynch smiles and says, "The human condition, not the human soul.  Meditation allows you to dig more into the darkness without becoming it, it allows you to enter it fully. [sic'd]"  It was defintitely a light-hearted interview session and the crowd was really receptive to jokes (but crowd jokes too, fuck all you 909'ers making your 'Your movie is called Inland Empire but you're not coming to Riverside lol").

Which is why it felt like hanging out with grandpa.  You could tell he was making the jokes but not telling the war stories, you know.
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Post by: killafilm on November 07, 2005, 02:33:53 AM
Did you see him down in Irvine?
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Post by: w/o horse on November 07, 2005, 03:45:08 AM
Yes.  Were you there?
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Post by: matt35mm on November 07, 2005, 05:06:51 AM

thats why i love lynch...he looks like a gentle and kind guy [like a grandfather]
the guy has more artistic integrity and ability in his drool than spielburgh or any other director in their entire mind/body but yet he seems laid back and genuine.
lynch owns



That's comptetely how he is, I loved it.  One minute he's making this absurdly hillarious Empire State Building consciousness analogy, and the next minute he's making fun of the kid name dropping Allen Ginsberg.  He talks about transcendental meditation and then he's making fun of hippies.  It's all good times with the guy.  The extent of the revelation of his dark side was a brief discussion on Blue Velvet, but it was a beautifully revealing moment.  It went as:  the kid says "You have acheived this pure bliss through your meditation, but yet your films, like Blue Velvet, deal with the dark side of the human soul, how is this?"  Lynch smiles and says, "The human condition, not the human soul.  Meditation allows you to dig more into the darkness without becoming it, it allows you to enter it fully. [sic'd]"  It was defintitely a light-hearted interview session and the crowd was really receptive to jokes (but crowd jokes too, fuck all you 909'ers making your 'Your movie is called Inland Empire but you're not coming to Riverside lol").

Which is why it felt like hanging out with grandpa.  You could tell he was making the jokes but not telling the war stories, you know.
Gotta love him.  Dirty rooms in the Empire State Building, and meditation is like going to the lowest floor, activating mini-cleaning robots, which clean the room and release a golden something into the air.  It was definitely worth seeing his Q&A, and it has gotten me re-interested in meditation, but I'm disappointed that in trying to "spread the message," they charge $2500 for learning that specific form of meditation.  (p.s. I didn't see this in Irvine--I saw the live broadcast to UC-Santa Cruz.  We all cheered when he mentioned us.)
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Post by: Pubrick on November 07, 2005, 06:26:15 AM
they charge $2500 for learning that specific form of meditation.

don't be fooled, u can't even write it without adding the ®
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Post by: killafilm on November 07, 2005, 02:41:07 PM
No :cry:

Wanted to be, tried to be, but was not.
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 09, 2005, 11:29:56 AM
(http://static.flickr.com/24/60348227_4d5f1d3e2f_m.jpg)

"Wait till I show my friends at Xixax!"

(http://static.flickr.com/31/60348226_75f2a1dbb5_m.jpg)

"Mr. Lynch, are you ok?"
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Post by: Reinhold on November 20, 2005, 03:28:54 PM
i walked past jim jarmusch on central park south yesterday.
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Post by: samsong on November 30, 2005, 07:20:42 PM
it's been a while, so...

ang lee
carrie fischer
gena rowlands
peter bogdanovich
david cronenberg

yay!
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Post by: Cory Everett on November 30, 2005, 07:32:24 PM
how the fuck did you meet them and why didn't you call me?  you still need to make up for the time you ditched me at A History Of Violence.
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Post by: Reinhold on December 01, 2005, 12:40:51 AM
i hung out with the Slackers before a great show tonight.
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Post by: Slick Shoes on December 30, 2005, 06:33:42 AM
one week ago: saw spike jonze in a store.

yesterday: johnny knoxville and karen o in a bar, playing darts.
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Post by: ©brad on December 30, 2005, 10:53:28 AM
was in a bar in hell's kitchen recently with some friends and saw rachael mcadams and ryan gosling (sp?) there. we all took a shot of jack daniels with them. shook her hand.  :yabbse-grin:

seriously tho, they were completely wasted. i was surprised/impressed to see them both sip on makers mark all night (straight up, no rocks). she was all over him too, kissin' and licking his face and neck. was wild.
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Post by: cron on December 30, 2005, 11:56:45 AM
can somebody explain me what hell's kitchen is? i know it has to do something with new york, but i still don't know what is it exactly.

cool anecdote cbrad
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Post by: ©brad on December 30, 2005, 12:04:32 PM
let's take a look at a good old neighborhood map of NYC, shall we?

(http://www.savorysojourns.com/photos/manhattan2_map.jpg)

as you can see, hell's kitchen is  midtown, west of times square (technically west late 30s to 60s). it used to be one of the seediest neighborhoods in the city (think "Mean Streets" and "Sleepers") but now has become one of the hippest, with new buildings, bars and restaurants popping up by the minute. in fact, they've changed the name to "Clinton" b/c apparently "Hell's Kitchen" is not the most attractive of names (even though i personally think it's the coolest name for a neighborhood you could ask for).

also, FYI-- harlem has cleaned up ALOT. they've changed the name to "Morningside Heights" but no one really calls it that.
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Post by: cron on December 30, 2005, 12:36:52 PM
thanks a lot.  i appreciate that.
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Post by: pete on December 30, 2005, 12:45:38 PM
fyi: "clean up" means "pushing the broke folks into Bronx".  See also: the origin of hip hop.
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Post by: Pubrick on December 30, 2005, 09:56:45 PM
let's take a look at a good old neighborhood map of NYC, shall we?

(http://www.savorysojourns.com/photos/manhattan2_map.jpg)

as you can see, hell's kitchen is  midtown, west of times square (technically west late 30s to 60s). it used to be one of the seediest neighborhoods in the city (think "Mean Streets" and "Sleepers") but now has become one of the hippest, with new buildings, bars and restaurants popping up by the minute. in fact, they've changed the name to "Clinton" b/c apparently "Hell's Kitchen" is not the most attractive of names (even though i personally think it's the coolest name for a neighborhood you could ask for).

also, FYI-- harlem has cleaned up ALOT. they've changed the name to "Morningside Heights" but no one really calls it that.

i keep hearing how all these places used to be seedy and are now hip. i don't know anything about neighbourhoods and shit, so what i wanna know is exactly what part of manhattan ISNT hip now? i mean, even if there are parts which aren't hip, surely that only guarrantees they will be in like a year or whatever, right?
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Post by: Cory Everett on December 30, 2005, 10:56:47 PM
so far really really upper and really really lower isnt that hip.  but yes, eventually everywhere in manhattan will be totally unaffordable.  and i cant wait to live there! 

i almost bumped into Joan Allen tonite after I came out of The New World.  there was a mutual 'excuse me' and then she was gone.
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Post by: samsong on December 31, 2005, 02:42:56 AM
so far really really upper and really really lower isnt that hip.  but yes, eventually everywhere in manhattan will be totally unaffordable.  and i cant wait to live there! 

i almost bumped into Joan Allen tonite after I came out of The New World.  there was a mutual 'excuse me' and then she was gone.

i saw DEBRA WILSON when i went to see The New World.
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Post by: ©brad on December 31, 2005, 11:07:45 AM
i keep hearing how all these places used to be seedy and are now hip. i don't know anything about neighbourhoods and shit, so what i wanna know is exactly what part of manhattan ISNT hip now? i mean, even if there are parts which aren't hip, surely that only guarrantees they will be in like a year or whatever, right?

that's a good point, and i made a similar comment when i first moved up here.

basically what i've learned is that every neighborhood offers something different, so you could make the argument that one neighborhood is just as "hip" as the next. for example, chelsea is very gaycentric. east village is very college/punk-rock-centric. west village is more of a mix of NYU kids and Wall Street yuppies/sex and the city-girls. i guess it's all a matter of taste.

guess that didn't really answer your question, huh. the two neighborhoods that are undeniably the hippest are the west village and the meatpacking district (especially the latter, which is a perfect example of what was once seedy but now trendy). the non-hip parts-- financial district (post- 9/11 everyone cleared out of there, although there is a wave of ppl moving back and you can still get a really good deal around there), upper east side (where all the old people live), and times square (biggest cluster fuck/tourist trap of the city).

so yes, upper east, times square, and financial district are definitely not the hippest in my book. will they be in a year?

times square-- hell no. it's like disney world and it's probably going to stay that way
upper east - some people love it up there but it just ain't for me.
financial district - possibly. if enough ppl move down there it could be fun. it's probably one of the most beautiful parts of the city. bad thing is you can't find a bar or restaurant open passed 9.

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Post by: JG on December 31, 2005, 11:17:06 AM
what's cheap and hip?
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Post by: ©brad on December 31, 2005, 11:21:02 AM
what's cheap and hip?

east village. you can still get a decent deal on a apartment that is actually pretty big (for NY standards). plus, it has the highest concentration of great bars and restaurants that are for the most part considerably cheaper than the rest of the city.
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Post by: MacGuffin on December 31, 2005, 01:54:38 PM
i almost bumped into Joan Allen tonite after I came out of The New World.  there was a mutual 'excuse me' and then she was gone.

She's probably telling her friends she almost bumped into Spike Jonze.
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Post by: cron on December 31, 2005, 02:27:25 PM
the title of this thread should have to do something with new york,

someone come up with something witty please
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Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 31, 2005, 03:55:30 PM
the title of this thread should have to do something with new york,

someone come up with something witty please
Have you ever met someone famous/NY hipster?

Maybe?
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Post by: killafilm on January 01, 2006, 01:34:50 PM
i almost bumped into Joan Allen tonite after I came out of The New World.  there was a mutual 'excuse me' and then she was gone.

She's probably telling her friends she almost bumped into Spike Jonze.

And that he's tall.
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Post by: I Don't Believe in Beatles on January 02, 2006, 03:10:58 AM
I met Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick on Friday night.  They were both in a hurry.
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Post by: Reinhold on February 05, 2006, 02:03:26 AM
i got to talk to owen gleiberman today. he's a phenomenally cool guy, but i wouldn't be surprised in the least to learn that he hasn't the slightest recollection of my name.
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Post by: samsong on February 15, 2006, 12:39:43 AM
met jarmusch at the mutha fuckin WU-TANG CLAN show.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Tictacbk on February 15, 2006, 12:53:51 AM
I met Michael Ian Black at Cornell University last week after he gave a "lecture" which was really basically him doing a solo stand up type deal.  He was really cool and nice, and signed my copy of Wet Hot American Summer.  I'm sort of a huge fan of his and Stella, so it was a lot cooler for me than it sounds.  So cool that i posted about it.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: w/o horse on February 15, 2006, 01:33:34 AM
what's cheap and hip?

east village. you can still get a decent deal on a apartment that is actually pretty big (for NY standards). plus, it has the highest concentration of great bars and restaurants that are for the most part considerably cheaper than the rest of the city.

So this is kind of a short question long answer I imagine, but if you get the time, what are the apartment prices like throughout NYC?  Studios, one bedroom, two bedrooms.

Don't link me because I can find that stuff on the Internet.  I'm asking you because you live there and you know what's real right.  Right.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Reinhold on February 15, 2006, 09:39:13 AM
what's cheap and hip?

east village. you can still get a decent deal on a apartment that is actually pretty big (for NY standards). plus, it has the highest concentration of great bars and restaurants that are for the most part considerably cheaper than the rest of the city.

So this is kind of a short question long answer I imagine, but if you get the time, what are the apartment prices like throughout NYC?  Studios, one bedroom, two bedrooms.

Don't link me because I can find that stuff on the Internet.  I'm asking you because you live there and you know what's real right.  Right.

perhaps this'd be better continued here: http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=8602.0
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: w/o horse on February 15, 2006, 12:38:00 PM
Yeah that thread.  Or he can pm me.  Way interested.

I'll get it back on track by saying that Muhammad Ali lives in Berrien Springs Michigan and I went to college there for a year.  One night I was hanging out in the dorm with some friends and a girl comes back from a gas station (there's like three in the city, it's super small) and says all nonchalant that she saw Ali there.  We head on over hoping that he's still there and he is.

He's with a friend from Kentucky, a real swank red-tanned white guy who's driving Ali around in a blue Mustang, right.  And this is 2002, so Ali's Parkinson's is readily apparent - he doesn't say anything the entire time, walks slow.  It was almost that I wished I hadn't seen him like this you know.  But fuck if he's not awesome.  He's probably as excited that we're excited to see him as we are excited to see him - he poses for pictures, puts our fists against his face and the like.  We're there for twenty minutes or so watching Ali chew bubblegum and take it out of his mouth to show us how big it is, the Kentucky guy going "Hey, look what the Champ's got" when he does this.

It was a weird night.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: hedwig on February 23, 2006, 01:43:58 AM
my former art teacher taught Uma Thurman as a student in high school, so i've met someone who's met someone who would go on to be famous  :!:
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on February 23, 2006, 09:08:36 AM
Well, in that case, my Art History Professor is the daughter (or perhaps Grand-daughter) of Godfrey Quigley (so she tells me), who would go on to play Captain Grogan in Barry Lyndon and the Prison Chaplin in A Clockwork Orange.

Do I win forever? :)
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: samsong on February 23, 2006, 10:08:25 AM
nope. my high school creative writing teacher taught snoop dogg back in the day.  :shock:
he would go on to be in such films as bones and starsky & hutch. yezzir.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Fernando on February 23, 2006, 10:39:47 AM
A few years ago I wrote an email to Katharina Kubrick Hobbs and she did answered.

I win.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on February 27, 2006, 11:41:40 AM
Les Blank just gave a lecture for a class that I am in no way a part of, but attended anyway.

Tomorrow he will give another lecture, a more formal one, and will show excerpts of his films dealing with New Orleans and the folk artist Butch Anthony, to whom I still owe a pizza.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Pubrick on March 01, 2006, 03:12:39 AM
either shit or get off the pot
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Post by: polkablues on March 01, 2006, 06:34:38 PM
Did I just go back in time?  What the fuck just happened there?
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Neil on March 27, 2006, 03:45:57 PM
Does Chris O' Donnell Count?
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: hedwig on March 27, 2006, 03:52:45 PM
Does Chris O' Donnell Count?

this is a question i ask myself every day of my life.
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Post by: Neil on March 27, 2006, 04:08:58 PM
Ha ha ha ha ha ha...Jokes, i love them.


Well here is a story, contents include Kristie Alley (Pre-Trim-spa, or Jenny Craig or whatever),  Chris o Donnell, and john travolta.

For the summer i went to Maine, actually an island off of Maine, called Islesboro.  this is a place where rich people go for the summer to avoid the extreme heat or whatever the fuck really rich people think. Oh yeah, Yachting, i forgot.  Anyways, I'll start with Kristie, i saw her in one out of the two grocery stores on the island, i knew she was there the moment i saw here lime green suburban...As I'm picking up Necessities for the restaurant i work for, i see her, walking down an isle and then she proceeds to pick up a bag of chips, and then open them, and then eat hand-fuls...I'm staring in amazement, and then i give her a head nod, and she looks away.

John Travolta, comes up to my boss and asks him if he can play golf on the course, because he is not a member and figured that he should ask permission.  The whole time I'm thinking A) You're short and B) you're fucking john travolta you could buy this golf course fuck permission.  After my boss (Charles) insists that it is no problem, even though it isn't up to him...John's Wife, who is carrying a an envelope pulls out an autographed picture and gives it to him as a "thank you"

The Chris O Donnell stories, I'll type later, it's too much work right now.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: McfLy on March 28, 2006, 05:48:52 PM
At the Toronto Film Festival a few years back I brushed into some guy, I looked back and it was Pierce Brosnan. I found myself walking next to Dustin Hoffman briefly before his posse enveloped me, and I walked right past Dennis Quiad. I also saw Keanu Reeves from a distance, all these encounters and no words shared.

On the side:
One of my relatives told Prince to go F*ck himself when he wanted to sit at her booth when she went to some upscale restaurant in NY.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: BackUpOffMeFoo on March 30, 2006, 03:43:39 PM
I passed Donnie Osmond on center street last month. We didnt exchange words... But we both had that look like... ur cool... i'm cool... we could probably hang out. 

Checkmate
Bingo
Game set match
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: samsong on April 19, 2006, 10:04:11 PM
i saw david bowie at the bowery ballroom.  :shock:
he's always there but it was cool to be there at the same time as him.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: I Don't Believe in Beatles on April 19, 2006, 10:35:02 PM
i saw david bowie at the bowery ballroom.  :shock:
he's always there but it was cool to be there at the same time as him.

So Bowie was there to see TV on the Radio?  Cool.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: samsong on April 21, 2006, 03:38:08 PM
he loves the hell out of Tv on the Radio.  he's also on one of the tracks of the new album, which i didn't know till today. 
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: MacGuffin on May 14, 2006, 11:10:03 AM
Depp Best, Diaz Worst for Autographs

Johnny Depp has the write stuff when it comes to signing autographs while Cameron Diaz is the worst, according to a new list Friday from Autograph Collector magazine.

Depp, followed by George Clooney, topped the magazine's 14th annual survey of Hollywood's best and worst signers. The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star also was rated best last year.

"Many stars become bad signers once fame and fortune hits, but not Depp. He's even signed autographs for crowds at the airport while carrying luggage," said Steve Cyrkin, editor and publisher of the Santa Ana, Calif.-based magazine.

As for Clooney, "he'll joke as he signs, and make fun of how he looks in photos he's handed to autograph," Cyrkin said.

When it comes to her moniker, however, Diaz gets a flunking grade.

"Cameron Diaz may be a talented actress, but she's persistently a terrible signer. Instead of just turning down a person's autograph request, she'll lecture them about how dumb autographs are," Cyrkin said.

Russell Crowe would have been named as the best of the worst but in recent months he has been much nicer to fans, Cyrkin said in a telephone interview Friday.

Cyrkin said the list, which appears in the magazine's June issue, was based on information from a professional autograph collector and an enthusiastic amateur who is a journalist.

"They're the guys who want to get five or 10 or 12 of everything but they do see people" and know the "track records" of the stars, he said.

"It's looking at the spirit of the way they sign," Cyrkin said. "It's how they treat their fans."

Here is the list of 10 best and 10 worst Hollywood autograph signers for 2006, according to the magazine:

Best

1. Johnny Depp
2. George Clooney
3. Matt Damon
4. Al Pacino
5. Tom Cruise
6. Angelina Jolie
7. Elijah Wood
8. Brittany Murphy
9. Jack Nicholson
10. Clint Eastwood

Worst

1. Cameron Diaz
2. Bruce Willis
3. Demi Moore
4. Tobey Maguire
5. Alan Alda
6. Halle Berry
7. Winona Ryder
8. Teri Hatcher
9. Joaquin Phoenix
10. Russell Crowe
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: mogwai on May 14, 2006, 12:22:29 PM
i heard that russell crowe only signs casts to legs he's broken. anyway, i wasn't surprised by the worst list. i'm only surprised that cruise is in the 5th place in the good list. am i right people?
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: squints on May 14, 2006, 01:01:30 PM
who in the hell wants teri hatcher's autograph anyway?
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Reinhold on May 14, 2006, 10:55:11 PM
who in the hell wants teri hatcher's autograph anyway?

"wow! is that teri hatcher autograph real?"
"it's real. and it's spectacular."
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: polkablues on May 15, 2006, 01:25:43 AM
"Cameron Diaz may be a talented actress, but she's persistently a terrible signer. Instead of just turning down a person's autograph request, she'll lecture them about how dumb autographs are," Cyrkin said.

To be honest, my respect for Cameron Diaz actually bumped up a notch right there.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Gold Trumpet on May 15, 2006, 02:11:12 AM
I'm surprised Bruce Willis is in the worst list. As Michael Wilbon would say, 'he's my boy!'.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Pubrick on May 15, 2006, 04:53:34 AM
"Cameron Diaz may be a talented actress, but she's persistently a terrible signer. Instead of just turning down a person's autograph request, she'll lecture them about how dumb autographs are," Cyrkin said.

To be honest, my respect for Cameron Diaz actually bumped up a notch right there.
why? cos she thinks she's saving the world?

and so the list grows..
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Fernando on May 15, 2006, 12:21:26 PM
i'm only surprised that cruise is in the 5th place in the good list. am i right people?

Is it too high or too low for you? If anything I'd say he's too low, I've only read good things about the guy, he's been in México City two times and in both he's been greeting fans and signing stuff for over two hours before the premier of his flim, so I'm not surprised he's there.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: mogwai on May 15, 2006, 01:25:03 PM
it's too low, baby, it's too low. :yabbse-smiley:
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: polkablues on May 16, 2006, 12:28:32 AM
"Cameron Diaz may be a talented actress, but she's persistently a terrible signer. Instead of just turning down a person's autograph request, she'll lecture them about how dumb autographs are," Cyrkin said.

To be honest, my respect for Cameron Diaz actually bumped up a notch right there.
why? cos she thinks she's saving the world?

No, because autographs are really, really, re-e-e-a-a-a-lllllllllllly dumb.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: hedwig on May 16, 2006, 12:37:54 AM
the dumbness of autographs is beside the point. it's a relatively harmless gesture. cameron's just being really, really, re-e-e-a-a-a-lllllllllllly self-righteous.

when i say really, really, re-e-e-a-a-a-lllllllllllly out loud, i really, really, re-e-e-a-a-a-lllllllllllly sound like jim carrey.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: polkablues on May 16, 2006, 12:54:08 AM
True.  I would prefer that, rather than lecturing, Cammy would just kick people in the shins when they asked for autographs.  It would be quicker, more effective, and fun to watch.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Pubrick on May 16, 2006, 03:32:58 AM
haha, you sound like you've been hounded by the paparazzi or someshit. now that'd be an annoying gesture, the invasion of privacy and all that which comes with being a rich celebrity. she sounds self-righteous and condescending. i'd never ask for an autograph because it's lame, but why is she lecturing people about it? oh right, because she's jesus fucking bono and was on that mtv show where she got sand in her brain. that was funny.
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Post by: polkablues on May 16, 2006, 12:29:10 PM
I just hope that some of these people will have the sudden realization: "My god, I'm being lectured to by the star of The Sweetest Thing... I need to seriously reevaluate my life."
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Reinhold on May 22, 2006, 10:25:47 PM
i saw tim burton on 42nd street today. i said hi, but he didn't say anything to me. i didn't say it very loud, and he probably would've ignored me anyway. meh.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: ©brad on May 23, 2006, 08:21:34 AM
famous or not, people do not say hi to one another on the streets of new york.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Reinhold on May 27, 2006, 09:52:53 PM
famous or not, people do not say hi to one another on the streets of new york.

that's not true. i've found that a lot of people, albeit not most, greet me audibly if we happen to make eye contact.
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Post by: BackUpOffMeFoo on June 04, 2006, 09:53:20 PM
haha, you sound like you've been hounded by the paparazzi or someshit. now that'd be an annoying gesture, the invasion of privacy and all that which comes with being a rich celebrity. she sounds self-righteous and condescending. i'd never ask for an autograph because it's lame, but why is she lecturing people about it? oh right, because she's jesus fucking bono and was on that mtv show where she got sand in her brain. that was funny.

I realize it's a month later... And I'm extemely irrelavent... But I just read this and found it to be the bomb diggity.

See you next fiscal quarter... Much to your Chagrin.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: grand theft sparrow on August 20, 2006, 07:30:02 PM
I was in Bozeman, Montana for a wedding last weekend.  Beautiful part of the country.  Someone in the wedding party got wind that a well known actor and cult figure was in town shooting a movie and doing a book signing the day of the wedding.  So in between the pictures and the ceremony, the whole wedding party ran to the Barnes & Noble to try and get his blessing for the soon-to-be-newlyweds. 

Once we got to the church after this, the woman who "directs" the weddings was pissed.  She didn't know why everyone was late but her only response was, "I hope it was for an honest reason."

(http://static.flickr.com/96/220484681_fdf0b7e51d.jpg)

Doesn't get much more honest than having your picture taken with Henry Winkler.


(http://static.flickr.com/71/220494492_f14139617d.jpg)
By the way, that's me on the far right.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: polkablues on August 20, 2006, 07:39:51 PM
The two greatest things about being a dude: peeing upright and never having to wear bridesmaid dresses.  The third would be: being Henry Winkler.  But that only applies to Henry Winkler.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: pete on August 20, 2006, 08:59:41 PM
dude you were so far from winkler. 
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: grand theft sparrow on August 20, 2006, 09:06:45 PM
True, but A) I didn't want to hog the Winkler facetime since I wasn't the one getting married; and B) I have it on videotape that, when everyone is taking pictures of us all, he points to me to make sure that "this guy" is in the shot.  Henry Winkler acknowledged my existence.  Good enough for me.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: MacGuffin on August 20, 2006, 09:27:15 PM
Once we got to the church after this, the woman who "directs" the weddings was pissed.  She didn't know why everyone was late but her only response was, "I hope it was for an honest reason."

Should have told her the wedding went to go 'jump the shark.'
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: picolas on August 24, 2006, 12:50:15 PM
at the video store

>the weatherman.. that must've been a direct-to-video.
>>no, it had a theatrical run.
(i look up and it's sarah mclachlan)
>but for like a month?
>>pretty much.
>that's what i meant.

Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Cory Everett on August 24, 2006, 02:03:57 PM
bonus points for also belonging in the Stupidest Thing You've Heard Someone Say About A Movie thread.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: pete on August 24, 2006, 02:28:26 PM
I saw richard lewis at the airport last week.  I was whistling, standing on the belt, he was angrily walking through a crowd of people, staring at me, I stopped whistling, he walked by.  it was only like five seconds long the whole thing.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: JG on September 22, 2006, 07:35:28 PM
the other night my friend called me from new york, cause he just made eye contact with vincent gallo.  also, a few weeks earlier he saw haley joel osment at a hooka (sp?) bar, and then later banging his head at an animal collective concert.

 :yabbse-sad: ...i wanna live in the city...
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Ravi on September 23, 2006, 12:17:12 AM
haley joel osment at a hooka (sp?) bar

This (http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/5456/indexhookms1.jpg) kind or this (http://www.modkraft.dk/images/kontradoxa/prostitute.jpg) kind?
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Post by: JG on September 23, 2006, 07:10:22 AM
first one. 
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: polkablues on September 23, 2006, 03:00:30 PM
This is Haley Joel Osment we're talking about, though.  He was probably rolling in the second one by the end of the night.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: RegularKarate on October 20, 2006, 01:17:10 PM
Austin Film Festival is going on and at lunch, I just ran into Sydney Pollack.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: samsong on November 12, 2006, 04:33:04 PM
jamie kennedy was at the museum of the moving image for Celine and Julie Go Boating.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Pubrick on November 13, 2006, 04:04:26 AM
so we'll count that as him meeting you. cos he doesn't qualify for the other category.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on November 17, 2006, 05:50:50 PM
Met John Szarkowski today. He is famous, but I'm not sure how famous outside of the Photo World. But, he was the curator of Photography at the MoMA for nearly 30 years ('62 - '91) and is credited with making photography what it is today. Meaning, as an accepted form of Art in its own right, not as something similar to painting. He also helped to get Eggleston, Arbus, Winogrand (I think), etc some public recognition.
Very nice man, very generous with his knowledge and advice in the student critique, and very personable and humorous.
Basically made me re-think certain conclusions I had reached in photography. Which is all that I could've hoped for.
Each student was only allotted 3 photos to show, I picked two that are in my photo thread here, and another more recent portrait of my friend, Josh. I may eventually put that in the thread, along with others.
He thought my girlfriend was beautiful, and felt that she was a sort of, a generic version of the starlets of Classical Hollywood and recalled the old Production Photos theaters would put up to advertise the stars of the films. It's good, because that's what I was going for, but it was more conceptual and it's really not something he's interested in.
He didn't say anything too negative about them, but left me feeling that I should go in another direction. Which is great.

Anyway, so I met John Szarkowski, it was wonderful, he'll give a lecture tomorrow on Ansel Adams' work at the museum, so I'll see him again. And I didn't mean to go so far on the tangent.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: sheshothim on November 18, 2006, 04:04:27 PM
my mom saw bb king's hand.
beat THAT.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: pete on December 13, 2006, 02:20:49 AM
lucid gave me cream puffs yesterday.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: polkablues on December 15, 2006, 11:53:20 AM
my mom saw bb king's hand.
beat THAT.

My uncle rode on a plane next to BB King, who gave him a guitar pick with his picture on it.  BB's picture, not my uncle's.  That would have been weird.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Bethie on December 16, 2006, 12:00:19 AM
I'll keep this short and vague:  tonight I met Gael Garcia Bernal.  We shook hands and spoke for about ten seconds.  It was wonderful.

what a sweet face he is
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: samsong on December 28, 2006, 10:24:53 PM
saw george lucas today.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: picolas on December 29, 2006, 12:44:16 AM
what was he doing?
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: samsong on December 29, 2006, 12:56:28 AM
sitting in the lobby of the pacific theaters at the grove in LA.  i went there to see Children of Men.  he was there for the same reason.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: pete on December 29, 2006, 10:19:24 AM
Quote
he was there for the same reasonsong.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Reinhold on February 07, 2007, 09:29:21 AM
i met paul schrader a couple weeks ago when he came to speak here.

he didn't actually have much of anything useful to say. he approaches writing screenplays more or less like he's writing books. he did sign my copy of transcendental style in film though.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Bethie on July 08, 2007, 11:52:53 PM
I met Ashley Judd yesterday.
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Post by: 72teeth on October 09, 2007, 01:13:45 AM
i sold weird al a coloring book today.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Pubrick on October 09, 2007, 09:10:31 AM
i sold weird al a coloring book today.

there is not one part of that story i don't like. tell me more. did he spend a long time selecting it? it's probly for his kids, or to lure kids, either way you know he's gonna spend the whole afternoon on that shit..
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: 72teeth on October 09, 2007, 09:57:12 PM
yeah, it was weirdal, he just kinda strolled in with his wife (who was curiously old) and his daughter (who was surprisingly young)... didn't act goofy and looked kinda tired.  it was a train and planes sticker/coloring book that he did seem highly amused in... and trains and planes aren't really something a 3 year little girl/older gray haired woman are going to be into, so I'm sure it was for him... and now i totally have his autograph/credit card receipt/credit card number :wink:... 
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Reinhold on December 11, 2007, 04:58:53 AM
i leaned across lorne michaels tonight without acknowledging him, to talk to maya rudolph while the credits were rolling for CWBB... PTA had been sitting there but wisely jetted "for the bathroom" before the film ended. i ducked security for nothing.

i sat a two rows behind luis guzman which was neat, but i left with my PDL dvd unsigned.
Title: Re: Celebrity meetings
Post by: picolas on September 02, 2010, 03:58:32 AM
i'm pretty sure this isn't the real celebrity meetings thread.. if any other admins remember the title of that thread, please move this to that. thanks. just wanna get this off my chest while it's fresh..

okay. it's my last shift ever at the video store. this guy comes in to pick up some movies for a woman who phoned earlier, but he doesn't have an account or any id on him. just to be absolutely certain he doesn't have an account i ask for his last name.
guy: it's b-l-o-m-k-a-m-p.
[now, this man is clearly not Neill Blomkamp, but Blomkamp is a pretty rare name, and i know Blomkamp lived in Vancouver at least until recently..]
me: you're not related to Neill, are you?
guy: yeah. i'm his brother. he's over there.
*points out the window to guy sitting in car, like a few feet away*
me: :shock: WHAT! THAT'S FANTASTIC! THAT'S ONE OF MY FAVOURITE FILMS OF THE LAST FEW YEARS!
guy:  :yabbse-grin:, *walking backwards out the door, clearly intent on leaving as soon as possible, seems to tell neill*
me: *not sure what to do. i turn away.*

it was almost cruel. he anticipated my fandom and ran like a bullet, but he seemed happy about it too. i  doubt blomkamp gets fan'd a lot by the general public/random people.
Title: Re: Celebrity meetings
Post by: Stefen on September 02, 2010, 04:06:12 AM
Why did you have to geek out? Don't tell him his flick was one of your faves. Tell him you thought it was overrated, but everyone else you know had it in their top 3. He would have stuck around.
Title: Re: Celebrity meetings
Post by: picolas on September 02, 2010, 04:34:31 AM
good principle, but that wouldn't be true. and i have told other celebrities, (namely the guy who plays aaron pierce on 24), that their work (namely the last few seasons) isn't my favourite. i just have enormous, geeky respect for neill blomkamp. and he hasn't made enough things to let me down yet.
Title: Re: Celebrity meetings
Post by: Pubrick on September 02, 2010, 04:39:32 AM
what movies did they get??

(or would that be breaking international dvd renting privacy laws)
Title: Re: Celebrity meetings
Post by: MacGuffin on September 02, 2010, 04:42:17 AM
i'm pretty sure this isn't the real celebrity meetings thread.. if any other admins remember the title of that thread, please move this to that. thanks. just wanna get this off my chest while it's fresh..

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=1135
Title: Re: Celebrity meetings
Post by: picolas on September 02, 2010, 05:03:55 AM
what movies did they get??

(or would that be breaking international dvd renting privacy laws)

i'm almost 100% sure they weren't for him. but

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000TG492.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

and

(http://moviesoftheday.com/upload/covers/46492/the-in-laws-cover-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Stefen on September 02, 2010, 05:08:11 AM
That was his partner.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: matt35mm on June 26, 2011, 10:26:56 AM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/matt35mm/PartyDownShots-1.jpg)

My friends and I had shots with the cast of Party Down last night. They're in town for a marathon screening of the show. Lizzy Caplan, Martin Starr, and Ryan Hansen are in this picture. Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman were also there. RegularKarate was also there.

Good times.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Reelist on June 26, 2011, 10:39:11 AM
sweet. which one's Martin Starr? J/K..
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: polkablues on June 26, 2011, 10:46:05 AM
That is extraordinarily awesome. You need to shave that shit, though. Friend to friend.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Reelist on June 26, 2011, 11:19:15 AM
your face looks like Robin Williams' knuckles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSz1YTpkYxk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSz1YTpkYxk)
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: pete on June 26, 2011, 11:44:13 AM
lizzy caplan is the dream
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: matt35mm on June 26, 2011, 02:50:08 PM
That's not me in the picture. I took the picture.

I'll let my friend know that you all think he's ugly.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Reelist on June 26, 2011, 02:58:56 PM
please do...lol
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: polkablues on June 26, 2011, 06:40:42 PM
Friends don't let friends grow patchy beards, Matt.  That's all I'm trying to say.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: RegularKarate on June 27, 2011, 12:59:03 PM
Yes!  I was also there!  My weekend was full of Party Down.  It was great.

- Ken Marino is one the nicest, coolest, genuine dudes on the planet.  At the marathon after-party, he went out of his way to go and talk to all of the people who had just sat through every episode of the show in a row.  He was INSANELY nice to everyone and insanely funny.  Every time he went up to the stage during the marathon to do one of the three Q&As, he would run through the theater, high-fiving everyone in every row then do the same on the way back.
- I both got ran into by and took a piss next to Adam Scott (didn't check out his dick).
- Martin Star is kind of a dick.  I've always suspected this and still like him as an actor, but he is a lot like his character on Party Down.  (also, he's mostly just a dick compared to all the other insanely nice stars).
- Lizzy Caplan seemed uncomfortable being such a pretty girl around so many nerdy fans.  She seemed to just stick with Martin to hide in the smoke of his jerk-vibe so less people would bug her.
- Nick Offerman and Megan Mulaley get my vote for best Hollywood couple.
- Party Down is really funny and holds up even during marathon viewing (though I now disagree with everyone who says season 2 is better than season 1).
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Ravi on June 27, 2011, 02:08:00 PM
Party Down is really funny and holds up even during marathon viewing (though I now disagree with everyone who says season 2 is better than season 1).

Season 2 sorely missed Jane Lynch. I recently rewatched all the episodes and I thought the football draft pick episode from season 2 was a clunker.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: matt35mm on June 27, 2011, 07:25:56 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/matt35mm/PartyDownShots-1.jpg)

My friends and I had shots with the cast of Party Down last night. They're in town for a marathon screening of the show. Lizzy Caplan, Martin Starr, and Ryan Hansen are in this picture. Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman were also there. RegularKarate was also there.

Good times.

Oh, I forgot to say that she made that face because she doesn't like whiskey. She took the shot and then promptly punched my friend in the chest and yelled something like, "What are you trying to do to me??"
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: polkablues on June 01, 2013, 01:38:50 AM
I met Ghostboy. There's no photo evidence, but I think he would back me up if questioned.

Not coincidentally, I also said "Xixax" out loud for the first time today.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Lottery on June 01, 2013, 01:53:48 AM
I met Ghostboy. There's no photo evidence, but I think he would back me up if questioned.

Not coincidentally, I also said "Xixax" out loud for the first time today.

I would like to say it's pronounced almost like zig-zax but in the Hagen song it's like six-six.

Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: MacGuffin on June 01, 2013, 02:01:05 AM
I met Ghostboy. There's no photo evidence, but I think he would back me up if questioned.

Not coincidentally, I also said "Xixax" out loud for the first time today.

I would like to say it's pronounced almost like zig-zax but in the Hagen song it's like six-six.

Or people thought the film was crap when they heard him call it "Exlax."
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: polkablues on June 01, 2013, 02:15:07 AM
It's possible the people nearby heard that we knew each other from "sick sex," but if so, nobody batted an eye.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Reelist on June 01, 2013, 02:42:16 AM
He must've been so pissed you're not the girl in your avatar. Talk about Catfished
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Ghostboy on June 03, 2013, 12:21:26 AM
This meeting did occur, and it was indeed the first time I'd ever heard the site spoken aloud. In my mind, I always read it as Zy-Zax.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 03, 2013, 12:48:44 AM
Maybe I'm misremembering the Nina Hagen song, but I've always thought it was "zick-zacks."
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: polkablues on June 03, 2013, 12:55:56 AM
Maybe I'm misremembering the Nina Hagen song, but I've always thought it was "zick-zacks."

That's exactly how I pronounced it, so it must be correct.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: mogwai on September 05, 2013, 02:01:08 AM
I saw Barack Obama yesterday visiting Stockholm.

(on the tv set).
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: 03 on October 15, 2014, 06:10:26 PM
theres a film currently being shot in my city called BUS 657 with de niro, morris chestnut, jeffrey dean morgan, kate bosworth, et cetera. i moved this from grapevine because i don't feel the movie has enough info on it yet. so delete that other post, please.

i don't have much information about this film, but it's being filmed in my city and two very close friends of mine are going to be in it, a few of my friends are actually helping shoot it, and I MAY GET A BRIEF PART AS WELL. it looks pretty mindless hollywood stuff but i GOT TO MEET FREAKING DENIRO and it was CRAZY. i saw some other folks from a distance, but that was pretty earth shattering.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: 03 on November 18, 2014, 11:08:46 PM
well the movie is done. i'm just an extra but so many of my close friends are credited and did a really great job and i got to meet people i never thought i'd even see in person. (im not gonna lie, meeting Don Eladio in real life was terrifying)  really cool experience no matter how horrible the movie is most likely going to be.
finally got an imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3276924/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: polkablues on November 19, 2016, 04:26:20 PM
I'm apparently a magnet for slightly famous people right now. Last week I was on a flight with former NBA player/Parks and Rec guest star Detlef Schrempf, and this morning I was having breakfast one table away from Adrianne Palicki from Friday Night Lights at a restaurant down the street from my apartment.

Very curious which celebrity I'm going to see next weekend at this rate.
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on November 19, 2016, 05:50:15 PM
I ran into Tom Wilkinson in a hotel in McDonough, GA of all places.

The exchange went something like this:

Me:  :shock:

Mr. Wilkinson:  :|
Title: Re: Have you ever met a famous person/samsong?
Post by: Reelist on November 19, 2016, 06:03:20 PM
LoL, for some reason the movie "In The Bedroom" has been on my mind all day.. maybe because there's been this talk about "Manchester By The Sea" and I sense a similarity between the two of them.