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Who have you met or spotted, that is famous?

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    #151 3 years ago

    This is a funny thread. About 99% of the "famous" people listed here I have never even heard of.

    #152 3 years ago

    This one is not me, but my son was walking back to his apartment from classes when he passed George Clooney when he was there filming Ides of March in Ann Arbor. My son recognized him immediately and yelled back to him and George turned around and shook his his hand.

    #153 3 years ago

    Eddie Griffin was ogling the ass on my girlfriend at the time. Said something like "Damn! White girls be growin' ass these days!" Lol

    #154 3 years ago
    Quoted from balt:

    I walked by Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters) and his entourage in the parking garage of a Vegas casino in 2016. He was tall and hard to miss. I'm sure my eyes were like saucers. I just grinned and waived. He nodded back.
    One of my favorite authors is Neal Stephenson (Snow Crash, Diamond Age, Cryptonomicon). I went to a reading of Reamde by Neal at Unity Temple in 2011 and got to ask a question and later shake his hand. One of these days, a book of his will be made into a movie/series and more people will know of him.

    Neal Stephenson is way out there, those books are dense! But they are fun to read for sure. I think there are possibilities to convert some of them into stories that will fit a movie medium. It just might be too much for most people, who seem to love all that Marvel garbage.

    #155 3 years ago

    I met Red Skelton in 1989 while he was on one of his last tours. He loved to shop at Kmarts, and I worked there. Word got out that he was in the store, and my dad was a huge fan of his. So I muscled up while he was at the checkout and asked for an autograph for my dad. He asked what character did my dad like the best and I replied Freddie the Freeloader. He gave the autograph.

    I remember most was his wife, who looked like a Brazilian model. Woman like that were rare in Milwaukee.

    #156 3 years ago
    Quoted from JethroP:

    This is a funny thread. About 99% of the "famous" people listed here I have never even heard of.

    None of these? Some are pretty well known...

    Quick edit... your avatar reminded me, back in the 80s my wife (at the time) worked as a waitress in a Mexican restaurant in Huntington Beach, and Buddy Ebsen (who lived in Newport Beach) used to eat there all the time. She said he was a nice guy and always gave a generous tip. I don't make this stuff up!

    George Kennedy
    Robert Wagner
    Jerry Lewis
    Charlton Heston
    Henry Winkler
    Adam West
    Patrick Swayze
    Tom Cruise
    Scarlett Johansson
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Chuck Norris
    Clint Eastwood
    Sylvester Stallone
    Jennifer Aniston
    Robert Redford
    Al Pacino
    Nicolas Cage

    George Lucas
    Steven Spielberg

    Robin Williams
    Jerry Seinfeld
    Eddie Murphy
    John Cleese

    Reggie Jackson
    Hank Aaron
    Joe Theisman
    Joe Frazier
    Mike Tyson
    Tiger Woods
    Hulk Hogan

    Hugh Hefner

    Elton John
    Johnny Cash
    Robert Plant
    Beach Boys
    Taylor Swift
    Wayne Newton
    Kenny Loggins
    Carlos Santana
    Eddie Van Halen

    Neil Armstrong
    Buzz Aldrin

    Ronald Reagan
    Bill Clinton
    George W Bush
    Donald Trump
    Mike Pence
    Clarence Thomas
    Sandra Day O’Connor

    #157 3 years ago

    I wonder when Ted spfxted will post a few , I'm sure he has many !

    #158 3 years ago

    does this count ?

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    #159 3 years ago
    Quoted from luch:

    I wonder when Ted spfxted will post a few , I'm sure he has many !

    I couldn’t find that thread where he unleashed all those photos of him with different people. It was awesome. It’s floating around at Pinside somewhere.

    #160 3 years ago
    Quoted from DCP:

    It's probably stretching this topic a bit to include family members with minor notoriety...that said, here's a little more info about Dad...
    I'm going to have to write my own book someday so I can tell all of the stories I can remember - he's been gone for a few years now.
    My father, William T. Powers, in addition to being an astronomer and UFO investigator, was a serious author, writing numerous books about psychology. His books are currently out of print, although my sisters and I still have the last hundred copies or so of his original book. See description here: amazon.com link » . I'll sell ya one for only $500!
    He published a few sci-fi stories in the 1950s through 1970s...I plan to publish them all as an anthology. He didn't often get mentioned on the magazine cover, but here are two examples where he did: The July 1971 Galaxy magazine is a copy my mother sent to the bindery and had made into a hardcover. The September 1953 Universe Science Fiction magazine is an original copy. Both are in the "family authors" section of my library. I haven't contributed yet, but looking over all the books by my uncles, grandfathers, and "multiple-great"-grandfathers tells me I'd better get busy.
    I'll post some pics later of some other family-authored books, including one by this guy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avery_D._Andrews . He was my great-grandfather on my mother's side. Lots of competing egos on both sides of my family. That's quieted down quite a bit in the past couple of generations!
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    super cool!

    #161 3 years ago

    Jim Otto made my cheeseburger wrong at Burger King. When I was a kid he owned a few franchises in the area, and was in the back making food that day for some reason. I always ordered plain and this burger had everything on it. When I took it back to the counter he saw me and overheard, and I think he felt bad he had screwed up a little kids burger. He personally delivered my plain burger and explained that it was him that messed it up, and gave me an autographed voucher for a free one. Nice guy.

    Clint Walker stopped by my dad's flea market booth one day and shook my hand. I had no idea who he was at the time but my dad sure did, he's a huge western fan. He and my dad talked for a good 20 minutes, wish I would have listened and appreciated it more. I remember he was a huge intimidating looking dude, but super friendly.
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    #162 3 years ago

    Arlen Sanders sat down by us on a train.

    #163 3 years ago

    Meeting Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player was probably one of the best days in my life as they have been lifelong inspirations. Much like my dad who is in the picture next to them. Had a chance to meet Mrs. Nicklaus a few years ago as well when she was watching Jack play during the 3M Championship. She gave me a hi five and a hug when Jack sank a birdie putt. An inspirational and wonderful woman.
    Had a chance to meet quite of few of the golfers that signed a my ball washer. Great meeting each of them.
    Met Peter Jacobsen during a pro am. We shared some very funny stories and laughed a lot. He was a riot.
    Met Rob McClanahan, Neal Broten, John Harrington from the 1980 Olympic Hockey Team at the 2016 Ryder Cup.
    Side note, I flew with Steve Christoff while at Mesaba Airlines. Also on the 1980 Olympic Hockey Team.
    Was surprised by meeting John Goodman once when I flew him from New Orleans to JFK. Almost didn't recognize him until he responded to something I said. Knew his voice immediately. He was a lot of fun.
    A few years ago I flew Speaker of the House John Boehner from DC to Cincinnati. He was a very kind man.
    Met Scott Crossfield, the first person to go 2x the speed of sound. His stories were amazing to listen too.
    Met John Young the first man to pilot the space shuttle. A very gracious man. Actually he is one of two astronauts that have walked on the moon I had a chance to meet. Harrison Schmitt, was the other. Also a very nice man.
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    #164 3 years ago

    I got to meet and hangout with Lemmy and Micky Dee, after a Motörhead show at Kanes in San Diego, Lemmy was a riot, and super generous. Micky was also very cool

    RIP Lemmy, a true gentleman.

    #165 3 years ago

    Define met.
    Having short conversation while getting a paid-for-autograph in a line at a star trek convention; I don't consider that "having met" cause they easily forget... usually as soon as the ink is dry. Can't really blame them.

    I've had a definite conversions with Ed of "Bare Naked Ladies" and personally worked on the pinball machine of Brett Spiner.
    That said; I've had several personal 1on1 conversations with Brett ... nice guy. I hope that Ed remembers me... and Brett remembers me ... when I remind him. I'm sure he sees way too many faces in a year to recognize those he doesn't interact with regularly.

    #166 3 years ago

    Met Sean Connery 15 years ago. Was wearing a bright orange sweater and I kept thinking to myself he looked like a giant pumpkin as he was pretty plump at the time. His security gave him a 10' buffer so he could chat and proceeded to get in the back seat of his awaiting Maybach.

    Natalie Nunn is my neighbor (D list celebrity reality TV celebrity).

    #167 3 years ago

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    Mark Metcalf at a local restaurant- he was the waiter..

    He actually owned the place. Has moved on. There’s some documentary about him now about being typecast..

    #168 3 years ago

    In 1989 at the World Series of Golf at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, my wife and I are watching the tournament on the final day. We decide to just sit by the green of one of the first par 5s on the front 9.

    So we're standing there and we hear people yelling "FORE!" we all duck and a ball comes crashing down and lands inches away from my wife, hits her on the bounce, rolls down the embankment and end up against a tree. It was Sandy Lyle's ball. He drops but has to chip and doesn't do well taking a bogey.

    Next pairing coming down the fairway we heard people yelling "FORE!" again. WTF? We all duck again but this time the ball hits my wife squarely on the back. But this time the ball bounces off her back and up onto the green! We weren't sure who made that shot. When they came closer, we saw it was Greg Norman!

    Greg putts out and gets a birdie on the hole. The entire gallery around the green shouts to him that his ball hit 'that girl' and bounced up on the green. He came over to my wife in the gallery and took her up near the edge of the green, gave her the ball and a kiss! The welt and bruise took a good week to disappear...and she still hasn't washed her face.

    #169 3 years ago

    Used to party with Willard the lead guitar player for the Dr Hook band every weds night back in the early 80 at a county bar north of phx as called The Rusty Nail while he took a break from Touring. Really cool guy, also met and drank with Waylon Jennings Jr at the same bar. Even better was when I dating this chick in Az who’s brother was a limo driver for the “stars” he had a photo album with him on tour buses with the Stones and all the big bands from back then.

    One time he asked me do you want to meet RUSH when they were in town. Heck yeah. He said you buy us tickets and I will get us back stage. Yeah right. So I buy tickets, we get in and he disappears for a bit, comes back with back stage passes. No shit. We watched entire concert from back stage which I got to tell you kind of sucks. Too loud and you really can’t see anything. We went to the RUSH party at a hotel in phx after the concert to hang with the band and they didn’t show up. Heard they went to Mexico??

    He also asked if I want to met to Stevie Nicks who he drove for and has a place in Phx. We went to her place to deliver flowers one night but she was not there. Her “girl friend” knew my girlfriends brother the limo driver and let us in. I actually got to use Stevie Nicks toilet We hung out for 1/2 hr or so and Stevie didn't show up. Was pretty cool tho. Kind of miss that chick that had the cool limo driver brother. She was my best lay ever. The 80’s were fun.

    #170 3 years ago

    I remember one time in about 1973. My aunt and uncle knew bozo the clown personally.

    So one day he shows up without his makeup. It was an odd moment for a seven year old.

    I bet I can shake a picture out of a relative. Of our bozo.

    #171 3 years ago

    It's a black and white memory. No color in the memory. Curious.

    This is a cool guy I was happy to talk to.

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    #172 3 years ago
    Quoted from cartert:

    The 80’s were fun.

    Yes. Yes they were. I'm going back.

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    #173 3 years ago
    Quoted from Azmodeus:

    It's a black and white memory. No color in the memory. Curious.
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    I met JJ a few years ago at his factory/office in NJ. I went there to get two sheets of Invisiglass. The building is a large warehouse with a small sign at the front. Looked vacant. I called the phone number for JJ. His daughter answered the phone and I asked if I could buy some glass. She let me in a side door. We went to the office and I paid for the glass. I saw JJ in the next room. He saw that I recognized him and came over. He took me for a factory tour where they were running DI on the line. The lunch room had WOZ and a non JJ pin. I got a photo of JJ and myself at the line and he signed a "Make Pinball Great Again" hat that he gave to me. Did not expect all that to happen that day!

    #174 3 years ago

    I tutored a bunch of Penn State athletes in the early 90s. The most famous was Kerry Collins. He was pretty smart, as you’d expect for a qb, and just needed a little help in microeconomics (or maybe it was macro).

    The biggest success was John Gerak, who went on to play offensive line for the St Louis Rams. He was a major semester-long project in statistics, and was super-pumped when he passed and gave me the mother of all bear hugs. It was awesome.

    Around then we also saw US attorney general Janet Reno helping her very elderly mother across the street on a quiet DC Sunday morning. We were annoyed she wouldn’t give us an autograph — j/k!

    The funniest was my dad’s story about seeing a pro golfer at a Myrtle Beach strip club in the late 80s. They said ‘hey aren’t you Freddie Couples?’ And he replied ‘not tonight I’m not’

    #175 3 years ago

    Couple more from baseball ...

    I played high school ball in the 80s with Stan Belinda, who went on to be a relief pitcher for the Pirates and other major league teams for years.

    We played one game against Montoursville and Mike Mussina, Yankees hall of fame pitcher. I struck out 3 times and walked then stole second. My buddy struck out 3 times and hit a home run. It was close, I think we lost by one run.

    Everyone knew he was special back then. Stan too. Just so much better than everyone else. Stan was a really supportive teammate and great guy.

    #176 3 years ago

    Mostly horror and cult movie people for me...

    Dan Aykroyd - He was taking photos of cars at a classic car show I was at. I didn't want to bother him, but my friend shouted 'YO, DAN!!' and he turned around, smiled, and waved to us.

    Tom Savini - He used to date a girl that worked across the way from the gaming store where I worked as a teen. He would kill time in our store.

    Jason Mewes (of Jay and Silent Bob fame) - He shopped at the same gaming store during the filming of Dogma. Very cool dude.

    George Romero - At the premier screening of his film Bruiser.

    Gunnar Hansen (The original Leatherface) - At a horror con in 2000. He was a real pleasure to talk with and a hell of a nice guy.

    Bruce Campbell - At the same horror con. He kind of gave me the cold shoulder and wouldn't let me get a photo with him.

    Ken Foree, Scott Rienenger, and David Emge (from the original Dawn of the Dead) - At a tour of the filming locations in the mall. All were great, but especially Ken Foree, who talked to me personally for over 20 minutes about some of his experiences in movies.

    Jean Claude Van Damme - While working as an extra in the crowd in his movie Sudden Death.

    R. Lee Ermy - Also at a classic car show.

    #177 3 years ago
    Quoted from Jigs:

    I spent around 2 hours one time with Prince on the tarmac of a private airport. Just me and him and his bodyguards. It was a strange evening.

    Please, do tell!

    #178 3 years ago

    Ernie Hudson is a super nice guy,met him and lots of other actors at the Hollywood Collector Show.

    #179 3 years ago
    Quoted from Azmodeus:

    That is pretty close to a subject others would read about. Blue book, specifically his relationship with hynek. IMO.

    ===edit: Added video link about Hynek=====
    I'm tagging Azmodeus JohnnyPinball007 JimFNB and jhanley because you were interested in the UFO stuff...
    Here are a couple of books that I inherited from my parents...they were close personal friends of Hynek and Jacques Vallee and their families.
    We played with their kids growing up. These very personal autographs document their friendship, and show Vallee's dry sense of humor! One of Hynek's best-known ideas is the concept of "Close Encounters of the First, Second, and Third Kind". He coined those phrases and defined their meaning. He made a cameo appearance as himself in the movie "Close Encounters". He's the pipe-smoking scientist in the final scene where they see the aliens come out of the ship. About the only thing he didn't do was get his face on the backglass of Gottlieb's Close Encounters of the Third Kind !
    He played a mean accordian at the Christmas parties held at Dearborn Observatory and later, LARC (Lindheimer Astronomical Research Center).
    One of a number of memorable characters whose path I have crossed.
    This first picture is from the web, since my copy is missing the dust jacket. The "Close Encounters" chapter and first autograph is from my copy of that book, "The UFO Experience". It's written to my Dad, Bill Powers, from Dr. J. Allen Hynek, known as "Allen" (or Dr. Hynek ) to his friends. A "must-read" book for any UFO fan.
    "Challenge to Science - The UFO Enigma" by Jacques Vallee came out in 1966, and this is the first edition, signed to Mom and Dad from Jacques and his wife.
    Mr. Vallee is apparently still around at age 81 and lives in San Francisco. I suppose I could look him up, but he wouldn't remember much about me since I was 10 years old at the time...
    Maybe we should start a UFO thread on Pinside...might get interesting, you never know!

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    Skip to 1:10 to see Hynek's scene in "Close Encounters".

    Added over 4 years ago:

    ===Added 12/11/2020: I had forgotten that there is a Pinside UFO thread - this discussion picks up over there: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/so-ufo-s-are-real-now-/page/6#post-6006249

    #180 3 years ago

    I once met Eric Hadley and I was like Woa!

    #181 3 years ago

    I have met Scott Danesi.

    #182 3 years ago

    so im in a hotel elevator in Seattle and Rob Reiner steps in and he's going to the basement parking garage. I get off in the lobby and just as the doors close i whip around and yell "MEATHEAD". The utter look of disgust was priceless. I bet he's herd it before

    #183 3 years ago

    Met Ace Frehley.

    Took care of the following

    John Glen

    Lebron James(dick) when he was a rookie

    Zydrunas Ilgauskas

    Shawn Kemp

    Marion Motley and Brian Brennan(ex Cleveland Browns football players)

    John Kasich(soulless politician)

    Robert Joseph White MD (Cleveland Clinic doctor who did a successful monkey head transplant in the 1960’s)

    Took care of patient who was at D Day and Battle of the bulge and started WWII in Africa in the beginning and missed finishing the war by 6 months because he said he got shrapnel in his ass.

    Also took care of head of radar company at Perl Harbor. Yes he spotted the Japanese and he was told by the brass at a luau they were our planes.

    Walked past Vince Neil when we came back after the meet greet with Ace Frehley to watch Alice Cooper perform back in 2019 in Vegas

    Saw Don King (when he came to the ophthalmology clinic at Cleveland Clinic were I worked)

    #184 3 years ago
    Quoted from trilogybeer:

    I have met Scott Danesi.

    I've slept at Scott Danesi's house!

    #185 3 years ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    I've slept at Scott Danesi's house!

    Nice! Was he home at that time? Or was it like a Goldilocks story? You go into his house play some games, drink some beer and fall asleep. Scott comes home and sees games on and beer bottles everywhere. He is thinking “what the hell?”, and then he finds you there sleeping.

    #186 3 years ago
    Quoted from DCP:

    ===edit: Added video link about Hynek=====
    I'm tagging azmodeus johnnypinball007 jimfnb and jhanley because you were interested in the UFO stuff...
    Here are a couple of books that I inherited from my parents...they were close personal friends of Hynek and Jacques Vallee and their families.
    We played with their kids growing up. These very personal autographs document their friendship, and show Vallee's dry sense of humor! One of Hynek's best-known ideas is the concept of "Close Encounters of the First, Second, and Third Kind". He coined those phrases and defined their meaning. He made a cameo appearance as himself in the movie "Close Encounters". He's the pipe-smoking scientist in the final scene where they see the aliens come out of the ship. About the only thing he didn't do was get his face on the backglass of Gottlieb's Close Encounters of the Third Kind !
    He played a mean accordian at the Christmas parties held at Dearborn Observatory and later, LARC (Lindheimer Astronomical Research Center).
    One of a number of memorable characters whose path I have crossed.
    This first picture is from the web, since my copy is missing the dust jacket. The "Close Encounters" chapter and first autograph is from my copy of that book, "The UFO Experience". It's written to my Dad, Bill Powers, from Dr. J. Allen Hynek, known as "Allen" (or Dr. Hynek ) to his friends. A "must-read" book for any UFO fan.
    "Challenge to Science - The UFO Enigma" by Jacques Vallee came out in 1966, and this is the first edition, signed to Mom and Dad from Jacques and his wife.
    Mr. Vallee is apparently still around at age 81 and lives in San Francisco. I suppose I could look him up, but he wouldn't remember much about me since I was 10 years old at the time...
    Maybe we should start a UFO thread on Pinside...might get interesting, you never know!
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    Skip to 1:10 to see Hynek's scene in "Close Encounters".

    That signed book is like gold to me. I like signed books. Don't ever get rid of that, IMO. I would regret selling it later, but again I think it is gold.

    Thanks for posting.

    #187 3 years ago
    Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

    Met Ace Frehley.

    Took care of patient who was at D Day and Battle of the bulge and started WWII in Africa in the beginning and missed finishing the war by 6 months because he said he got shrapnel in his ass.
    Also took care of head of radar company at Perl Harbor. Yes he spotted the Japanese and he was told by the brass at a luau they were our planes.

    Those are pretty good and got me thinking of this incident. When I was in San Antonio in the USAF (medic), during one of my first rounds on the "check out" ward, was taking care of a dying patient. He was probably 90+ish? Just an enlisted retired Army Solider. As he was dying, a lot of brass came up to pay their last respects. Had no idea what was going on. Later found out this guy rode with the Calvary when they went after Ponca Villa in 1917. He was like 16 or something.

    There was another Officer who I took care of on his dying day. You could tell he was an officer by the way he conducted himself. He had cancer, and his last words to me were "Thank you" as he struggled for breath. He had deep blue eyes, I'll never forget it. We did shifts in wards and rotated a lot, but someone told me he was one of the best test pilots back in the 50's. Never got his name.

    #188 3 years ago

    College golf coach got me a job at Thunderbird CC. Famous people everywhere. Met President Ford. Played alot golf with Oral Roberts there.

    My buddies got jobs at Hillcrest CC in Beverly Hills as golf professionals. More celebrities members than not. I played there most Mondays in late 80s early 90s. Played with Jack Lemon's son Chris alot, who would join us with guys like Andy Garcia. Nicest celebrity was Sidney Poitier. He was really cool. He'd laugh because we would order pizzas delivered and come get a slice from our group. They bring to security (our buddies) who would pay, and then our friends would deliver on the course.

    We were at the course in a golf cart near Jack Nicholson as Michael Jordan and him got into a shouting match near the clubhouse the day of a Laker/Bulls finals game. They were ribbing each other, but kinda seriously. "Magic's gonna kick your..."

    We once politely waited for Jack Lemon to hit a shot out of the area he shouldn't have been in. He hit another horrible shot, turned around and said, "Weeeelll", imitating Judge Smails from Caddyshack. Everyone laughed, including his son who made the comment that his dad would have been great in that movie.

    #189 3 years ago

    thought of a couple more.....

    Met Primus and Babes in Toyland back in the 90s during the first couple Lollapalooza years, I used to work as a cameraman for a local cable company and we did some interviews. Went into Primus' trailer and Les Claypool was banging away on a drum set. All cool people.

    Ran into (literally, almost) Ernie Hudson when he was at Expo a few years ago for the Ghostbusters release. About 1130pm I was heading up to the room for more beers, elevator door opens and there he is. I said "Hi Ernie" and he said hi. It was magical.

    #190 3 years ago

    Me and my wife years ago met Dr Hook at a new years party in town. He was playing at the Red Lion casino here and came over to watch the band at the party. My wife asked if he would sing Sylvias Mother but he said he couldn't without his band. Our previous sheriff here who we know told us a story about him and Dr Hook. When he was a undercover drug cop he got word Dr.Hook had some pot in his hotel room in Jackpot,Nv. He went to the casino to bust him. Dr. Hook was sitting at the bar next to his buddy Bruce Willis having a drink. He told Dr. Hook to come with him. Mr. Willis starts giving him lip service telling him to leave him alone. He asked Mr. Willis if he would like to go to jail with him. He said no.

    #191 3 years ago

    I have met Franco Harris from the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1988, plus met Johnnie Cochran (OJ Simpsons lawyer) in 1999 at the New Orleans airport. Great to see all these people in person. Met almost all the famous pinball designers and artists also at pinball expos

    #192 3 years ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    I've slept at Scott Danesi's house!

    No wonder you look the way you do.

    #193 3 years ago

    McLean Stevenson
    Chad Lowe
    Will Farrell
    Dan Ackroyd

    Brian Johnson.

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    #194 3 years ago

    I met Lita Ford at a Tower Records when the Lita record came out. Talked to Jaime St. James for 5 min at a bar in Utah after a show. Dave Miniketti from Y&T. Not as impressive as some of you guys

    Andrew

    #195 3 years ago
    Quoted from kevmad:

    Please, do tell!

    haha sure

    Long version, short, or just paraphrased?

    #196 3 years ago

    I greeted Patrick Warburton (David Puddy from Seinfeld) at work as he hopped onto my plane. I thought he kinda looked familiar. Then he said, “How’s it going?” And I instantly made the connection.

    Another time my wife freaked out because I helped some woman from The L Word with her luggage. I was like, “Uhh, I have no idea who she is. She just needed help and I’m tall, so...”

    #197 3 years ago
    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    None of these? Some are pretty well known...
    Quick edit... your avatar reminded me, back in the 80s my wife (at the time) worked as a waitress in a Mexican restaurant in Huntington Beach, and Buddy Ebsen (who lived in Newport Beach) used to eat there all the time. She said he was a nice guy and always gave a generous tip. I don't make this stuff up!
    George Kennedy
    Robert Wagner
    Jerry Lewis
    Charlton Heston
    Henry Winkler
    Adam West
    Patrick Swayze
    Tom Cruise
    Scarlett Johansson
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Chuck Norris
    Clint Eastwood
    Sylvester Stallone
    Jennifer Aniston
    Robert Redford
    Al Pacino
    Nicolas Cage
    George Lucas
    Steven Spielberg
    Robin Williams
    Jerry Seinfeld
    Eddie Murphy
    John Cleese
    Reggie Jackson
    Hank Aaron
    Joe Theisman
    Joe Frazier
    Mike Tyson
    Tiger Woods
    Hulk Hogan
    Hugh Hefner
    Elton John
    Johnny Cash
    Robert Plant
    Beach Boys
    Taylor Swift
    Wayne Newton
    Kenny Loggins
    Carlos Santana
    Eddie Van Halen
    Neil Armstrong
    Buzz Aldrin
    Ronald Reagan
    Bill Clinton
    George W Bush
    Donald Trump
    Mike Pence
    Clarence Thomas
    Sandra Day O’Connor

    Big whoop. Who cares.

    #198 3 years ago
    Quoted from Pinhead1982:

    I don’t know who half these people are

    Me neither

    #199 3 years ago

    My better half with Sadi Sink (aka Mad Max) from Stranger things in LAX last summer and Jerry Tillery, DT for the LA Chargers.

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    #200 3 years ago
    Quoted from balt:

    I walked by Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters) and his entourage in the parking garage of a Vegas casino in 2016. He was tall and hard to miss. I'm sure my eyes were like saucers. I just grinned and waived. He nodded back.

    That just reminded me of the time we did go-karting with one of the Foo Fighters. We were in Atlanta for a Sony show and had gone out to Malibu Grand Prix on the outskirts of Atlanta to do their drag racing attraction. After we did that a bunch of times, we wandered over to the go-karting pretty late - I don't know what their closing time was, but it was close to that. We were waiting in line with a couple other guys to get on the track and one of them looked SO familiar, but I could NOT place him.

    We got on the track and my 4 friends and I quickly turned it into Mad Max go-karting. When the familiar-looking guy and his friends saw that, they got in on it, too. We were playing very aggressively with everyone on the track, trash talking and edging people into corners - it was fantastic. The staff eventually shut us down because we were way too rowdy. We left, all smiles, total adrenaline high.

    Next night at the Sony party, Foo Fighters were the entertainment, and then it clicked - the familiar-looking dude that joined our Mad Max go-karts derby was Taylor Hawkins, the drummer.

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