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(topcatny @ Mar. 15 2005,09:11) Spoke to Jerry Orbach ...
RIP I shook hands with Prince Charles once. Not in a clothing store, though. Also shook hands with then VP George Bush I. Even more impressive, ate lunch at a table beside Tubby Smith. He chatted a little, too. Saw Dell Harris at an airport.
Not that you are all that fond of him any more, especially seeing where he coaches now, but I have worked with Rick Pitino at a basketball camp. I also received a letter from him after I sought his career advice. I ended up following none of it, but not because it was bad advice. Worked out with Ed Pinckney, dunked on Tim Perry (went to Temple, played for the Suns for a time in the NBA) in his defense he wasn't looking. Met Rollie Massomino, Jay Wright, Rik Smits, Julius Erving, Daryl Dawkins and a few more I can't recollect at different camps I worked.
post #32 of 45
I've had conversations with Salvador Dali at Studio 54. Among others.
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Not that you are all that fond of him any more, especially seeing where he coaches now, but I have worked with Rick Pitino at a basketball camp.  I also received a letter from him after I sought his career advice.  I ended up following none of it, but not because it was bad advice.
Remember, "Success Is a Choice". Cool, that you worked in a basketball camp (and dunked.).
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I rode an elevator with the guy from Home Improvement once.  We exchanged "heys".  He was wearing wraparound sunglasses and the denim tuxedo with cowboy boots.  Not a great look.
You mean Tim Allen, or Bob the Tool Guy?
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I saw Madonna shopping in NYC when I was there. I really didn't care, but when we went up and asked who it was, a paparazzo got all pissy and told us he was trying to work. I also saw Steve Pool, a local weatherman (KOMO) driving a 427 Cobra (don't know if it was real) on the I-5 ship canal bridge. His hair looks like Styrofoam on TV and in person, even at 60 with the top down. And I saw Dan Lewis, a KOMO news anchor, at some stupid mall store. His hair looks like a bristle brush in real life just as on TV. His skin looks exactly the same too. I guess either I don't get out enough, I go to the wrong places, or there are no real celebrities that come through Seattle for me to run into. Though Slim will probably contradict the latter theory.
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Jeez... once upon a time a long, long time ago, I worked at GameWorks Seattle. This was the year it opened, while It could still draw celebrities and stuff. (before they started messing with what worked, and killed the whole vibe of the damn place) We were hosting the Richard Karn all star days celebrity golf tournament (I think it was on an episode of The Real World Seattle or something, if anyone cares) And I was assigned to run a couple of the games that night. I went upstairs to the restaraunt and sat down on a completely empty bench. My hands were splayed out at my sides and I was just starting to relax, staring at the hot waitresses. All of a sudden, someone sits (facing the other direction) on the bench, right next to me, right on top of my spread out hand. He mumbles something like "sorry man." or whatever, but doesn't really move off my hand. I look over - and Its Samuel L. Jackson. I didn't really talk to him much, he was really nervous around all the people I guess... but my roomate came up to me a couple hours later and just happened to mention that SLJ sat on HIS hand too.... hmmm... kinky hand sitting fetish...or coincidence? You decide. I could also tell you that I beat Ice-T at Blitz '99, Howard Stern is really nice (though really ugly), Gary Payton/Ken Griffey Jr. are pretty much dicks, I almost quit my job to go smoke weed with Cyprus Hill one afternoon, The Beastie Boys are nice, but Adrock gets claustrophobic and freaks out about people smoking around him, and Rob Zombie is a germ-a-phobe (strange for a man who doesn't bathe very often and hangs out quite frequently with hookers) Never run into anyone shopping though.
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Tim Allen. Also, Al Pacino stole my salsa partner at a club near the strip one night. You know a guy's cool when he disses you (gave me the "whatever" look as I was left standing there) and all you can think of is "Dude, I was just dissed by Al Pacino ".
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Tim Allen. Also, Al Pacino stole my salsa partner at a club near the strip one night.  You know a guy's cool when he disses you (gave me the "whatever" look as I was left standing there) and all you can think of is "Dude, I was just dissed by Al Pacino ".
look on the bright side, at least you weren't dissed by Al Franken.
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Also, Al Pacino stole my salsa partner at a club near the strip one night.  You know a guy's cool when he disses you (gave me the "whatever" look as I was left standing there) and all you can think of is "Dude, I was just dissed by Al Pacino ".
This is perfectly consistent with salsa club etiquette, right?  There are many men at my neighborhood salsa club who arrive without a partner.  As a result, the male-female ratio is quite lopsided.  The only way for these men to dance is to pluck a woman from off the sidelines or to cut in.  And the men at these salsa clubs are generally much more forward with women they don't know than men at a typical nightclub.
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In L.A., the ratio is lopsided in favor of the men (i.e. there are more women.) I think Al just fancied the one I was dancing with (pretty, and a good dancer) and decided "Hey, I'm Al Pacino.". And yes, in salsa, merengue and swing clubs, men are more forward, because there is a clear pretext for approaching a woman. Hardly any woman will refuse a single dance (although you know your chances are zero if she pleads off from the customary second dance.) Helps if you are a good dancer and have something special. Not necessarily the Magic Stick. Except for Fifty, that doesn't get called out until the end of the night.
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I could play this fun little game if we were talking about "famous people you've run into on airplanes/airports/Admirals Clubs/gym". Long list. But shopping, I come up pretty short handed. I think my only brush with (semi-) fame was Oklahoma congressman/football star JC Watts. Helped him pick out a tie at Harolds in Norman. Governor Keeting and his wife at Harolds in OKC. I guess I don't shop enough. Or in the right places?
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Sold shoes to quite a few over the years - alot of baseball players as a store I worked at years ago in Baltimore sponsored the Orioles post game radio show and we gave $100 gift certificates to players who did post game interviews. Mostly the visiting players got them and hung around the store during the day as it was close to the stadium and closer to the strip clubs. Two of my favorites were Jon Olerud and Lou Pinella. Pinella could tell stories all day long, and always funny. Talked to everyone - even a simple shoe salesman. Also Buck Martinez (+), Robbie Alomar (-), Jefferey Leonard (the guy who used to run around the bases with his arms out like a jet after a homerun ++), Jim Palmer (---), Rick Dempsey (+), Rick Sutcliff (+), and a whole bunch that I can't remember - or would anyone else. Rick Flair (real nice man), Rev. Jesse Jackson (would not talk to me, told his son sitting next to him that a shoe was too tight, too loose, not his style, etc., and the son repeated it to me), John Unitas (+), Joe Jacoby (you never saw more beat up feet than on an offensive lineman+), George Will (---), Larry King (very strange man -), Gary Williams (UofMD bball coach, cool guy++), many un-named former major college bball players (they wear real nice shoes, always payed for by someone else on the telephone ). I always found a couple of stories interesting, though. Had one customer who turned out to be a lawyer (tax) for the Modell family. He came in somewhat drunk one evening and proceeded to spill the beans about the Browns moving to Baltimore - months before it became public knowledge. Said that Art Modell had never transfered any ownership shares to his son, David, and when Art was first diagnosed with cancer he found that they could not pay the estate taxes on willing the team to his son. David moved to Bmore long before anyone had an idea that the Browns would move, and was given ownership shares as pay for his work in setting up the move - income tax was something this guy could handle, not much could be done with estate taxes. For 4 or 5 months, nobody believed me - until they showed up. Fact of the matter is the Browns were moving somewhere, anywhere...so this could work out. That's why the NFL owners did not object - they understood the real reasons. In DC, I worked with a guy who was the 'friend' of the President of the Congressional Bank. He doesn't show up for work for about a week. When he comes back I asked where he had been, and he tells me a story about his 'friend' freaking out and hiding from the government because they were going to kill him. The guy went nuts. Had to be institutionallized. This was immediately after that Congressman died in a plane crash in Africa, and it turned out that he owed alot of people money drawn on his Congressional bank account. Also turns out that MOST of the Senators and Congressman owed alot of people money drawn on their Congressional bank accounts and being payed for by us, the taxpayers. At this time nobody knew that the government had passed a law some years before that said no Senator or Congressman could bounce a check thru their private bank - they were all guaranteed. These guys wrote checks like crazy, and this man saw who they went to and for how much. No problem till something went wrong - like a Congressman dying in a plane crash and therefore losing the backing of the law to back bad checks to people who still were owed more money. Anyway, I told a couple of people this story and they told me how gullable I was until about three months later when the Post exposed the 'Congressional Bank' and it's unlimited checking accounts. Funny what you hear on the fitting stool... Sorry so long - post brings back some memories
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Not that you are all that fond of him any more, especially seeing where he coaches now, but I have worked with Rick Pitino at a basketball camp. I also received a letter from him after I sought his career advice. I ended up following none of it, but not because it was bad advice. Worked out with Ed Pinckney, dunked on Tim Perry (went to Temple, played for the Suns for a time in the NBA) in his defense he wasn't looking. Met Rollie Massomino, Jay Wright, Rik Smits, Julius Erving, Daryl Dawkins and a few more I can't recollect at different camps I worked. Among others.
I pinned Mash in HS. Unfortunatly, this was after the NY Gauchos went up 15 on my 1 for 13 shooting by yours truly. Jerry McCullugh was guarding me. It wasn't pretty, but my block was.
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...Rev. Jesse Jackson (would not talk to me, told his son sitting next to him that a shoe was too tight, too loose, not his style, etc., and the son repeated it to me), ...Gary Williams (UofMD bball coach, cool guy++) ...
You like to see that from a "Rev." I've always liked Gary Williams, especially that he takes no guff from the ACC elite down on Tobacco Road (and regularly sticks it to Duke). His best line was when Roy Williams was moving to Chapel Hill, and he was asked by a reporter what he thought about suddenly being the "other" Williams in the ACC now. His response: "Well, I've got a national championship." Loved it. I'm curious about that (---) on George Will, though.
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I'm curious about that (---) on George Will, though.
Ditto
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