Unexpected encounters with celebrities

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  1. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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    My point of view is irrelevant because I'm an Aussie, and you're an American? I don't think so.

    I'm honestly not trying to start shit, but I only recognize 1 out of 5 names that are supposed to be celebrity. I realize there are differences with local and cultural celebrities. My point is just because they're known locally, doesn't make them celebrities. Celebrities are famous personalities known around the world, regardless of context.

    How about as consolation, people explain who the celebrity is, like JSC4President did. Even though I know who Frank Miller is, not everyone would. It puts them in context, and you may realize that even though you don't know the name, you know the person's work.


    Your point of view is not irrelevant, but your opinion of what constitutes celebrity is, and not because you are australian but because you are criticizing non-Australians. I think you're idea for the explanation is a good one.

    If you've read the whole thread, a lot of these people aren't necessarily "celebrities" in the world famous sense, but the posters' encounters with them are interesting all the same. If you had met the Aussie PM, he would not be considered a "celebrity" but your anecdote about meeting him would likely be interesting to a lot of people, including me.
     
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    Your point of view is not irrelevant, but your opinion of what constitutes celebrity is, and not because you are australian but because you are criticizing non-Australians. I think you're idea for the explanation is a good one.

    If you've read the whole thread, a lot of these people aren't necessarily "celebrities" in the world famous sense, but the posters' encounters with them are interesting all the same. If you had met the Aussie PM, he would not be considered a "celebrity" but your anecdote about meeting him would likely be interesting to a lot of people, including me.


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    Not exactly a celebrity but Karen Gillibrand was sitting in the row behind me on the shuttle to DC yesterday morning. She has quite an entourage of brown-nosers fighting to be the one to put her stuff in the overhead bin... (I thought of Conne and his future) I played "spot the marshals" on that flight
     
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    I walked by Marisa Tomei the other day. She looked great (and short). Oddly enough, the next person after her was a nun in a full habit.

    Talk about coincidences...I passed by a few nuns in the Mission on Sunday.

    i just had dinner with abe vigoda, troy tulowitzki and rip taylor.

    But, who had the most rhymes?
     
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    [​IMG]

    I'm 6'2". He was actually a lot taller than I expected, but still pretty damn short.


    WoWWWWwwwwWW!!
     
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    Not exactly a celebrity but Karen Gillibrand was sitting in the row behind me on the shuttle to DC yesterday morning. She has quite an entourage of brown-nosers fighting to be the one to put her stuff in the overhead bin... (I thought of Conne and his future) I played "spot the marshals" on that flight

    saw a cartoon while getting a shine that alluded to her having a big mouth/always yapping - is this the case?
     
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    saw a cartoon while getting a shine that alluded to her having a big mouth/always yapping - is this the case?

    I don't know if it was because of her but there wasn't a second without three or 4 person chatter in these two rows.
     
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    i just had dinner with abe vigoda, troy tulowitzki and rip taylor.
    Did he order fish ?
    I walked by Marisa Tomei the other day. She looked great (and short). Oddly enough, the next person after her was a nun in a full habit.
    That was no nun, that was George Costanza
     
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    I walked by J.Lo as she was filming some movie in Tribeca today. The ass is indeed quite fair.
     
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    Not me, but an old co-worker just sent me a photo from tonight. He went out to dinner in Bethesda and ended up next to Lesko. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    Not exactly a celebrity but Karen Gillibrand was sitting in the row behind me on the shuttle to DC yesterday morning. She has quite an entourage of brown-nosers fighting to be the one to put her stuff in the overhead bin... (I thought of Conne and his future) I played "spot the marshals" on that flight
    saw a cartoon while getting a shine that alluded to her having a big mouth/always yapping - is this the case?
    Kirsten, not Karen! She is a bubbly/talkative woman (not a bad thing, IMO). I want to be her brown-noser [​IMG]
     
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    Kirsten, not Karen! She is a bubbly/talkative woman (not a bad thing, IMO).

    I want to be her brown-noser [​IMG]


    You mean that literally, don't you?
     
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    Used to see Ted Turner all the time at the Ted's Montana Grill in downtown Atlanta. One of the waiters told me he lived in the penthouse in the building, but not sure if that's true. Nice enough guy. When I first noticed he was sitting at the table next to me, I guess I caught his eye with my "is that who I think it is" look of recognition, and he cracked a slight smile and went back to eating his bison meatloaf.
     

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