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tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 3:00 pm

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day and he said he'd heard that an old friend of his has had one of her songs included in GTA4. This kind of makes her famous (since her track is going to be heard by millions of people) and since this person is "famous", my friend is also, by association, "famous".

(here's her (shudder) myspace http://www.myspace.com/deluka, the song is called "Sleep Is Impossible" BTW)

Anyhow another example...

A photo of my sister's car once appeared in a national newspaper, which makes her "famous".

(she had it parked in Liam Gallagher's drive and some hack found that funny... well I suppose a very clapped out 1984 skoda did look a little out of place in front of a multi million pound pile in London)

So has anyone else got any good tenuous claims to fame. Actually being famous doesn't count, this is anti celebrity people! :lol:
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 3:07 pm

There was a kid at my highschool who, after graduating, wound up on megan's law for downloading kiddie porn on an AOL account of a family he was living with. Nothing comes to mind for me personally though. Unless you count this.
 
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Mon May 19, 2008 3:11 pm

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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 3:12 pm

pete_roth wrote:
There was a kid at my highschool who, after graduating, wound up on megan's law for downloading kiddie porn on an AOL account of a family he was living with. Nothing comes to mind for me personally though. Unless you count this.


hmmm more a tenuous claim to infamy that one... pretty good though!
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 3:25 pm

Two chicks in the grade above me in HS were on two pretty popular shows. One of them played Ralphie's stripper girlfriend on one episode of the Soprano's (the one where he beats her to death at the end of the episode), and the other one was on one of MTV's spring break undercover shows...I think around 2002. Other than that, haven't had any brushes with fame...except for this forum, of course. :wink:
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 3:25 pm

I went to high school with the lead singer for Jacksoul. He was almost killed in an accident about 8 or 9 months ago in Toronto.
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 3:30 pm

Just thought of another one for me!

The guy who fixes my car was the mechanic on the Johnny Depp remake of charlie and the chocolate factory... When the filming finished I asked my girlfriend if she'd like me to try and get her the car with J.Depp's buttock crease in the seat... she said she liked him, but not that much.
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 3:40 pm

I ran into Heidi Klum and Seal in Reykjavik when I went to Iceland a few years back. Seriously, instant stiffie. (induced by her not Seal you asses) :)
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 3:48 pm

The older sister of a guy I knew in high school posed for Playboy (while we were still in high school). Can't remember the month/year, sorry. :p
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 3:50 pm

Kevin wrote:
The older sister of a guy I knew in high school posed for Playboy (while we were still in high school). Can't remember the month/year, sorry. :p
One of the people in my AEM class posed for Playboy. I don't believe she ever had a class with you though.
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 4:20 pm

A girl I went to high school with apparently ended up being a soap opera star of some note. Her name was Stephanie Gatschet.

Oh yeah, and Obama had his arm around me a month ago. I think that's about it though.

Edit: I also played chess once wth Jennifer Shahade at the same school. She's some kind of female chess genius. Yeah, I got destroyed.
 
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 4:31 pm

Glorious wrote:
A girl I went to high school with apparently ended up being a soap opera star of some note. Her name was Stephanie Gatschet.

Oh yeah, and Obama had his arm around me a month ago. I think that's about it though.

Edit: I also played chess once wth Jennifer Shahade at the same school. She's some kind of female chess genius. Yeah, I got destroyed.


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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 4:42 pm

I **** my nappy in front of Princess Anne once, so my parents take pleasure in telling me. It was on a parade of soldiers and their families, apparently she skipped my parents because of the smell.
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 4:55 pm

Adrian Peterson helped my mom at the gas station last week. The attendant was like "do you know who that was?"
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 5:27 pm

My first cousin once removed(or something like that) was married to Dean Roland of Collective Soul.

Jake the Snake's daughter supposedly was supposedly in the same elementary school I was.
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 5:59 pm

Dave Matthews of Dave Matthews Band grew up in the same town as me and went to the same schools.

Someone in my grade used to do a lot of acting and got onto an episode of Law and Order. He also did a bunch of voiceovers for Trix and Goyurt (spelling) commercials).
 
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 6:28 pm

My cousin dated Ted Nugent when they were both in high school.

Our RV made from a school bus gets in the paper once or twice a year.

The porn star Randy West (google him) is an old roommate of mine. His real name is Roland Duane Gaulden III. He must be about 60 now, but is still making movies.

I forgot. I see David Ogden Stiers (Major Winchester in M*A*S*H) a couple of times a year. He lives in a town near me.
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 6:37 pm

My cousin's best friend is one of the subjects of an HBO movie (or miniseries, dunno) & the book it was based on, called _Generation Kill_. He's Josh Person, the obnoxious hyperactive Humvee driver. :wink:
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 7:50 pm

A woman I go to church with did secretarial work for the first President Bush. That's all I got.

My wife hugged Jason Isringhausen at the Cardinal caravan in 2004. Because my mom told her to.

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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 7:52 pm

henry44 wrote:
My cousin dated Ted Nugent when they were both in high school.

Our RV made from a school bus gets in the paper once or twice a year.

The porn star Randy West (google him) is an old roommate of mine. His real name is Roland Duane Gaulden III. He must be about 60 now, but is still making movies.

I use IMDB to see celebrityness

behold. The guy with the most entries on IMDB I know of.
Edit: I didn't realize the names here were so explicit. I guess I should have. IMDB ron jeromy if you want to see it. He's got over 1000 acting credits, and over 100 directing credits.
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 7:59 pm

RJ has really gone downhill since entry number 49. Sad but true.
 
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 8:01 pm

My sister owns the house (just a few doors down from my parents' house, BTW) where David Franzoni grew up. I knew David while growing up, most memorably when he started a small fire in the house while "making candles" (so the story said).

Even more tenuously, I can get to Kevin Bacon in 3 steps. I worked summer camp with a guy who was in one of Ally Sheedy's classes at USC, and she had a cameo (as herself) in She's Having A Baby.
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 8:17 pm

I got my name in Skin & Ink magazine in April this year. It's with a picture of my wife's tattoos, cause I'm the artist.

EDIT: Remembered another. My great uncle Don Kaiser played pro baseball for the Cubs in 56-57.
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 8:28 pm

mattsteg wrote:
My former roommate's brother...

What's that make us?
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Mon May 19, 2008 8:32 pm

I was Lance Johnson's waiter once.
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 8:42 pm

Lesseee...

A friend of mine (remotely) stay in touch periodically:
http://www.taliapaul.com/

My relatives in VA were a big part of this movie, especially since one of them is the Chief, literally. (The Greens) though they rank as "extras".
http://www.newline.com/properties/newworldthe.html

A distant relative wrote the Blue and the Gray. Haven't seen a penny.

This little-known actor grew up near me:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000450/

And I hung out with this guy in Pontillo's Pizza in Penfield a couple of times:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Gramm
Really nice down to earth guy, but he had a tough time with cancer.

And I met
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._Thomas_Golisano
At the local greasy spoon which is down the road from where I worked. Another down to earth guy with a very very generous heart. If I ever get rich, I would be hard-pressed to keep up with his generosity.

My cousin films "Survivor" episodes... though I suppose that doesn't make him famous.

There is someone else, but they don't come to mind.

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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 8:43 pm

My HS classmate made it to the top 12 finalists in the Canadian Idol.
Another classmate's brother was in the band before4
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 8:51 pm

I'm related somehow to this guy:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Chaffee

And I work with this guy:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Clay

edit: heh, Ray's wikipedia entry is wrong, he doesn't work at UIC anymore
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 8:59 pm

Glorious wrote:
A girl I went to high school with apparently ended up being a soap opera star of some note. Her name was Stephanie Gatschet.

Her acting career kind of fizzled, so she became a cop. Now she's Inspector Gatschet.
 
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Re: tenuous claims to fame

Mon May 19, 2008 9:07 pm

This guy sometimes sits behind me where I work (my job has nothing to do with movies or TV): http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0043068/
He was the actor playing a cameraman in the first Superman who said, "What the hell was that?" after Superman changes in the revolving door and flies off.

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