Famous Folk I've Met (Never Known)

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    I don't at all mind old forums being revived -- I rather like it, in fact -- but your post doesn't make sense.
     
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  2. Chrissy Cross

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    I'm thinking he means his brother is famous...google it. If might be a typo. He could also be someone having some fun with us for whatever reason.
     
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    Kevin Mitnick was a famous hacker in the 1990s, and I had assumed that this was who he had in mind when he chose a pseudonym, rather than his own. Given the spelling difference, I hadn't considered an actual relationship.
     
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    Hmmmmmm, interesting!! :)
     
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    good eye! I wonder whatever became of him?
     
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    Yeah, the difference in spelling is what threw Yvonne and I both.
     
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  7. Ken Anderson

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    Okay, I haven't actually met him but I'm friends with Julian Lennon (John Lennon's son) on Facebook, and he has commented on a few of my posts, usually in disagreement. In fact, the only time he has agreed with me was when I had posted something about whenever a person's skin color dictates our feelings about them, whether positive or negative, then we are a racist.
     
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    Is it really him? I've noticed famous people on Facebook that are fakes.

    I'm not saying he is but I've seen a few.
     
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    My daughter knows and is acquainted with Leon Panneta's son Chris who lives in Monterey and is an employment law attorney...my daughter has used him, think he has 3 sons.

    Once when I was visiting, I went with my daughter to his office and I sat out in the waiting room and I think I saw him walking upstairs.

    She also is friends with a good friend of Clint Eastwood...those are my claims to famous people.

    When living in Chicago I did meet Governer Ogilvie at a picnic.

    In Hungary I knew and hobnobbed with some members of their Parliment, even had a party at my house. I also went to Tunesia with the minister of finance and his wife and 2 other couples.

    This was all due to business, I also knew a lot of Russian Mafia...also due to business.

    Ah, the good old days, lol.
     
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    It's him. He hawks both his albums and his liberal causes on Facebook, but posts some normal people stuff as well.
     
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    Neat!!

    I also forgot to mention Sen. Jack Schaffer of Illinois, he lived one street over from us in Cary, Illinois and his son Todd was friends with my son when they were 5-6. I knew his wife Lynn pretty well, they divorced after we moved but I knew they would. He was a nice guy and she played around.
    I looked him up but I don't remember him being 7 years older than me but I guess so. This was in the very early 80's, maybe even 1979.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Schaffer
     
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    just sayin.
    Who do we really know?
     
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    Sometimes at the hotel I work at, I will reconize someone 'famous'.
    Policy is stay away, unless they approach you with a question or to fix a problem.

    Don't have a problem with that.
    Ones I have talked to all seem nice.
    Mostly music people.

    Have to admit, some of the newer artist I'm not familiar with.
    My co-worker usually give me grief for not knowing who 'so and so' is.

    Oh, and in my senior year in high school, O.J. Simpson came over to Hawaii to present a football Scholarship
    to USC for one of our players. He met with our team and shook hands with us.

    Not sure if that one counts anymore.:eek:
     
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    OJ is rather infamous.
     
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    @Kalvin Mitnic
    But nonetheless very good in "Capricorn One". Loved the scene where Hal Holbrook, sneaky and slimy as a politician, quietly told OJ, "You HAVE to do it (fake the Moon shot). Think of your family.....".

    Whereupon OJ grabbed him by the lapels and demanded, "You bastard! What have you done to my family?"
    Frank
     
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    Robert Mitchum ...,, he came into a western store i was working at. He was with a pregnant woman..whom I did not know or recognize.
    Let's just say he is not all that tall- without his boots.
    I saw- didn't meet him- Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys. I was at a sandwich shop, and just as I turned to leave,saw him at a table with
    another guy. Just as i walked past him, he gave that big ole smile of his...it was kinda like an aha moment. I was not going to approach and
    his smile was like a thank you for leaving me alone type thing. Celebrities like to eat without being hounded I am sure.
     
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    During one of my earlier vacation trips to Vegas, we were walking around downtown, looking in windows of what few stores there were, and a tall, thin guy strode up, looked, and I instantly recognized Chill Wills! After moving there in '72, I was waiting at the red light on Las Vegas Boulevard, eastbound, and Tropicana, when a convertible Cadillac, top down, pulled up alongside. The driver was Redd Foxx!
    Frank
     
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