Monday, February 12, 2007

Name Dropper.........

That was a wunnerful walk down memory lane, lets all thank the ever-shrinking and very lovely..Signgurl. And a special thanks to another blog icon, the vivacious Manny! It was those two ladies that urged me to recall that pleasant encounter.
I have one more "brush with fame " post planned before this week-end.... But enough allready!
Before I go there again, the G-Man would like to know about my fellow bloggers " brushs with fame". Who was the 1st really famous person, that you can remember seeing and/or meeting?
I'll start.... In the early days of TV in southern-lower Michigan, there was a local morning childrens show host by the name of Sage Brush Shorty. He was a ventrilaquist, and his dummy was a smart-ass named Bronco-Billy Buttons. Our Cub Scout pack all went to see The Outdoor Camping and Fishing show, and he was the star attraction. He stayed after the show and shook hands and signed autographs........OK. I want to hear about you......

53 comments:

Autumn Storm said...

Some are prone to meet celebrities, I think, and some are not. I could count on one hand the people I have met and I hardly recall their names myself, they were that b-list. Seeing someone on a stage in concert doesn't count, I suppose. :-) I'll just sit back and listen everyone else's claims to fame.

Happy Tuesday.

XSChat said...

for me it was Ken Dryden the former golie of the Canadians. He is my uncles cousin and i had NO clue the man was famous until i was older.

..... oh and i shook hands with the queen when i was 9. she was on a train ride across Alberta Canada and she got out at Chipman ( population of 15 + 2 dogs ) and did a meet and greet with everyone.

Indigo xxx

barman said...

I suppose I have two things. I was helping out with providing election night data to a local NBS affiliate back on a previous job and ended up talking with, but only superficially, one of the big local anchors but you know what, I forget his name. He was a nice however.

My one claim to fame, on that very same night, was talking with the Mayor of Detroit, Major Colman Young. Now I did not have any respect for the guy from all the corruption you kept hearing about but you did have to admit he did manage to do some good things for Detroit too. Anyway I was amazed at how intelligent and well connected this man was. I came away from this with a new respect for the man. Of course I only spoke with him for a minute or two and most of the time I was around him was in a group but that is fine with me.

Other than that I have been attending the Kentucky Derby Festival for years now. One of the events is a big parade. The always have big names there. I am only 20 feet away. Does that count?

G-Man said...

Autumn Storm, whenever you visit, thats my brush with beauty...

XS, thats a great queen story, was Freddy Mercury cool?
I loved the Habs, Yvon Cournoyer was my favorite!

G-Man said...

Yes Barman, every brush with fame counts!
Carman Harlan is still hot!

SignGurl said...

Mine was Lee Iacoca. My uncle dated his daughter so my grandparents met with Mr. Iacoca and his wife and brought me along.

Good morning!

G-Man said...

Mornin Jenn,
He is real famous, thats a good brush with fame.
Thanks for the heads up, you rock baby!

lime said...

hhmm...i once swam in a hot spring in yellowstone with christie brinkley's brother. i was with a group of friends and we got talking to him. someone said he looked like he could be CB's brother. he said he was....who knows...

i also met the first lady of trinidad, hazel manning. she urged me to tell the squatters i worked with that they should accept her husband's relocation plan for them. i politely declined stating i also disagreed with the plan.

Top cat said...

I've never had any close encounters, I did see Al Hirt at the airport once.
My wife has been the lucky one, I'm the one who introduced her to some of my favorite performers and she is the one who got to shake Rick Wakeman's hand and Peter Gabriel when we were sitting in the front row at Pine Knob.
We were at a small club in Pontiac to see Fish(a scottish singer former lead singer of Marillion)and she goes to the rest room and tells me she just had a conversation with him at the bar.
geesh! women get all the fun stuff.

G-Man said...

Lime
Your Pathetic!
Although the Trini story was very interesting.
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Oh! Sorry, you are quite the political firebrand there Limey. Think again, you could'nt have been that sheltered.

TC,
Your wifes a groupie?
Her names not Connie is it?

Jodes said...

1st I shall attempt to answer the question you left me in my comments......Was it Kristen? The same one that shot him?

Ok brushes with fame. When I was only 7 or 8 I saw a local lady that did commercials for a car dealership, that was exciting when I was 8.

Actual Celebs.....there have been a few. One I remember quite well and still kick myself in the ass for not acting quicker was at O'hare when I flew home from Texas for Christmas, there I was waiting for my brother to pick me up and Cindy Crawford walked up next to me waited for a car and then got in and drove away and I just stood there....HELLO you dork.....wake up say something, she was like my freaking idol at that time in my life. I was in college studying fashion design and doing some small time modeling and the most famous super model ever walks past me......................ok I had to pause for s sec to kick myself again. That was 13 or so years ago maybe 14.

Then there was the time I was in IHOP in Arlington, Tx where I was going to school and my friend and I are stuffing ourselves and we look over and see Barry Corbin sitting at a table 6 feet way. WOW!!! He lives in Texas. Who can tell me who he is???????? I will come back and give the answer later if no one gets it.

Who else......oh yeah! I used to be addicted to Days of Our Lives...2 summers ago while strolling thru the Famous San Diego Zoo I saw the dude that used to play Phillip K. right now I cannot remember his real name, Kyle something and he was with a chick that had been on MTV's show.....the one with the house and all the people live in it...oh man serious brain lapse....anyway....those are my brushes with fame....I also met Peter White.....anyone know who he is?

pink ginger 珂琳 said...

I met Tweety bird in a shopping mall at the age of 6. (does it count?).

Tweety bird lift me high and spin me around, I was shocked but excited. Since then, I fall in love with Tweety Bird.

You will find Tweety bird printed on my T-shirt, hair clip, pencil case, mug....

Our love never subside after all these years.

G-Man said...

Mornin Jodi,
NO not Kristen.
Good job with Cindy
Yeah that Peter White is kick ass! ( wtf? )


Pink Ginger, " He lift me high, and spin me around".
Why would you say something soooo adorable to an old dude like me?
You've sure brightened up my day already. Thank You so much....Galen

pink ginger 珂琳 said...

Galen, old dude will always has a charm that young men can never deliver.
Only mature woman like me know how to acquire the 'taste'. :)

pink ginger 珂琳 said...

I leave you a reply in my blog, can you please tell us more about the weather forecasting stone?

lime said...

honest, those are the sum total of my brushes with fame. only other thing i can think of kinda sorta is....

in college i knew this very tall, very handsome trini guy. we went out casually once or twice. he was an incredible dancer. he graduated and left. we didn't keep in touch. when i went to trinidad i found out he was some big radio sports announcer on the radio by then. i didn't look him up. i'm sure he would not have remembered me.

Top cat said...

jodes..are you sure it was Cindy Crawford, was the mole on the right side or left side of her face?

I remember...I met Lee Allen when I went to broadcasting school, he was co-owner with Specs Howard at the time and no he didn't have his horn.

Jodes said...

totally positive it was Cindy - she grew up in Dekalb, Il. she was coming home too. no one taking me up on Barry Corbin???

Peter White is a musician, jazz.

barman said...

Jodes the name sounded so familure but I had to cheat and look him up. Now I remember him from Nothern Exposure and a lot of things since then.

Jodes said...

you got it Barman - cept you cheated...for shame :)

G-Man said...

Yes Ginger like a fine wine.
Oh the stone....
I'm not quite certain, that I'm at liberty to divulge the secret of the STONE.
Maybe we should get a second opinion of the stone...Would anyone reading this please visit Pink Gingers site and get back with me on this?


TC, Keep diggin son, Military?
C'mon THINK!

G-Man said...

Lime honey, you've put forth a valiant effort we can ask nothing more. But I like it when you visit cause your so cute.....G

Meg said...

I once, just about, almost, brushed up against Robert Redford...I just couldn't quite catch up to him - he was too fast and too many people around...but I sure tried like hell - LOL

Hey G-Man - hope your having a great day- good news, its suppose to be close to 20 degrees here today - WOOHOO!!!

barefoot_mistress said...

Ahh well, growing up in Los Angeles, there have been quite a few brushes with fame, so to speak.
But I never got used to it, always giggly and acting silly when meeting someone like that...so I will just list a few...
Perry Farrell
Exene Cervenka
Viggo
Alice Cooper
Anthony Keidis
Flea
Henry Rollins
I also met, chatted with for 20 minutes, but didnt know who he was:
Joe Montana....sheesh what a dork I am...


I think you have to sorta live in California or New York to have this often happen, isn't it?

:P

G-Man said...

Meg, I sure hope you are regular visitor the the Jungle, I'm beginning to really like Wisconsin.
Do you like brats?...jildo doesn't.
Only on pizza.

Mistress you are quite multi faceted. A plethora of worldly knowledge. Your visits charm and honor my lowly blog....Thanks..G

Lorna said...

Great blog, Mr Knowitall, I came to visit by way of pink ginger's wonderful blog. I used to be a maid at a Ramada Inn years ago and actually had the privilege (hahahaha) of cleaning several celebrities rooms. Eddie Albert, Charlie Daniels, members of the band Firehouse or was it Icehouse, hhmmmmmmm. Geraldo Rivera and I brushed elbows in an airport and I see Mike Ditka on a regular basis at Chicago Rush AFL games. Gosh, that was quite a comment. LOLOL :-)

buddha_girl said...

I'm not going into my famous meet and greets.

I'm just saying hi. I'm BACK!

G-Man said...

Lorna, Thank you so much for the very kind words. Any friend of Gingers is a friend of the G-Mans.
I hope Eddie remembered to flush!
And I hope Charlie didn't trim his beard in the sink!....Come back..G

G-Man said...

Don't be difficult, do your assignment. Or go stand in the corner!...In the meantime.xoxx

Meg said...

Hey G-man - yes to the brat question. Loaded with lots of kraut, and slathered with ketchup and mustard :) Is there any other way?

Jillie is one of a kind! I won't hold it against her - she's still a trueblue midwestern girl.

G-Man said...

Meg, I wanna buy you a brewski!!

Meg said...

Well, get in your boat and paddle your way across that little pond that seperates us!!

Or, maybe dogsled would be better about now :)

erika said...

I ran into John Sally. He was so tall he didn't even see me.

S E E Quine said...

` Paul Giamatti. That was... oh... four years ago when I was in American Splendor. He's cool.

S E E Quine said...

` BTW, I have a new post, don't despair!

Haint Crabby said...

Der Arnold was in Maui when I was. I didn't meet him.
Valerie Bertinelli was there too. I didn't meet her either.

However, remember that guy from the Nanny? Mr. Sheffield? He was sitting at a table in our hotel and tho I didn't meet him, I did get his attention when I tripped over the steps while staring at him and knocked over a big thing of silverware. Does that count?

PS. wunerful wunerful? Why do I feel the sudden urge to grab a bottle of geritol?

G-Man said...

Meg...I'm a paddlin


Erika, I sure hope you are better. I been missin me some...Pleasure Penguin...Thats a great Michigan story.

G-Man said...

Sequin, I like that guy, he's very funny. Oh I'll be checkin you out Spoonbeam!


Haint Crabby, Hopefully where you are at you won't need Geritol..
That was last post...But you was dyin.....Galen
I never seen the Nanny

Manny said...

I told you...Lucy from Lucy's toyshop. Childrens show from way back.

Also, Archie Griffin er...maybe Griffith...I always get the last name confused, he played for OSU # 45. He came to my work for a charity event and I was Brutus the Buckeye...until I ran into a wall.

Also, I was one of the crash dummies before...yep, that's right, another charitable event at work. They turned me lose in the cafateria and the higher ups were so pleased until...I fell over a table. LMAO True story.

Why do you suppose they always come asking me to do these types of things?

G-Man said...

Archie Griffin Manny. He was the Bucks greatest running back. He never lost to U/M, and his brother Ray also played for the Bucks under Coach Hayes. He was the only 2 time Heisman Trophy winner EVER!

That avatar is smokin hot, very appropriate for The Man-Eater!
Thanks for everything.....

SignGurl said...

I see things didn't slow down here due to my lack of comments.

G-Man said...

You were gone?

Top cat said...

OK folks..boss says to close up shop and send you home due to the bad weather.

of course my blog will remain open, free Coffee and donuts people.
Dancing girls, petting zoo and wet bar are all open.

I will be reciting poetry and singing folks songs with my ukele.
It'll be grand fun, we'll have a blast.

G-Man said...

Are you psychic? Our boss just said to lock and leave..It's 7:15 now, we'll see how long it takes to go 21 miles! ...TTFN!

G-Man said...

Bingo!7:50..Not too bad 52mph most of the way.
Mostly blowing...G

SignGurl said...

Did I say I was gone?

tsduff said...

When I worked at Swensons Ice Cream Parlour in Malibu, I served up a nice Ice Cream Sunday to Steve McQueen (who was sporting a big beard) and his lovely wife Ally McGraw, who ordered a chocolate milkshake. Those were the most famous makings I ever did. What great fun that they actually ate food I prepared with my own hands :-)

Also ran into (literally) Dennis Weaver at the Pumpkin Festival in Calabasas where I grew up... be blew me away because he was wearing purple socks!

BTW, I'm impersonating Typhoid Mary today, so I'll make my quick exit before anyone gets ill. :-)

barman said...

We did not get blasted like others up here in mid Michigan. It did not start until about 1:30. We had a big blow, the temps dropped and the snow went sideways but for the most part not a lot came down. It sure sis drift. The bad stuff is suppose to at right about now. Of course the bad is only 2 to 5 inches total Big whop!

Darn I can not believe I missed the Dancing Girls Petting Zoo. I am bumbed. See what happens when you have to WORK. Darn work. Darn work.

Kristen said...

Happy Valentines Day G-Man

G-Man said...

KJ, your sooooo sweet, thank you.

Terry honey, I'm sorry that your ill. thanks for infesting us first though..I loved Steve Mcqueen

Bryan, Somebodys got to work!

DarkAngel said...

Here's a stupid brush with fame .. I met Kenny Wayne Sheppard and his dad via a radio DJ friend of mine in a japanese steakhouse in Shreveport, LA.

Had no idea who he was. His dad thought I was hot tho'.

DA

G-Man said...

Kenny Wayne is bitchin!
And his dad was right, you are smokin HOT!
I love your visits Angel!

gab said...

Well you know my welk meeting. Next came in 1973-74 the whole MN Twins team when they walked into the reastraunt I was working. I didnt get to really met them as as soon as they came in I was told to go home my shift was over(well I had 1/2 hr left but you know)the next famous person was Bob (cant even spell his last name)He was a football player and now runs (owns) Benchwarmer Bob sports bar. My next enounters was with Buck zumoff a wreastler....I was so in love with that guy.(yeah I was married)I though he was a great wreastler. Huuby meet Andrie the giant on a plan trip together. Andrie sat in first class as did my hubby that trip. They had bumped him from an earlier flight which made him late to school for his company so they put him in first class next flight out and thats who he sat with. They were the only 2 in first class. Hubby said Andrie was a really big guy. Hubbys ring finger size is 13 but Andrie's was much larger. And I always thought hubby had large hands!