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Old 05-07-2019, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by csy man View Post
Buzz Aldrin, he was in First Class on a B-767 I was flying. Had to go back, shake his hand and say hello of course.
Probably a few other celebs, but nobody important.
I met Buzz as well but as a kid in the 70’s. I met John Young a few times through my job. He was a less known astronaut but had among the most accomplishments
Flew on Gemini with Gus Grissom
Walked on the moon Apollo 16
Commanded the first space shuttle launch STS 1

one of the few astronauts to span three major human rated launch systems. He was one of a few humans to walk on the moon and flew the first shuttle which went to space first time manned.

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Ron Jeremy....

And a lot of others that aren't a fun to say.
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GWB

Mitt Romney (I now regret shaking his hand)

Wayne LaPierre

A few governors, senators and congressmen from Ga.

I did some work for Universal Studios in the 90s. I didn't meet but I did see a bunch of famous actors. What a bunch of dwarfs.

I've flown across the Country sitting next Charles Barkley, Jimmy Buffett, Hootie, Steve Harvey .. and a bunch of football players.
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Ran into Buffett a few times, his kid played little league at same field as my son, talked to him about the surf.

Bob Crippen of NASA, Sen Nelson a few times.
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We lived in kind of a celebrity building in NYC for a couple years... "Neighbors" were Bon Jovi, Liam Neeson/Natasha Richardson, Howard Stern, Regis, Jeff Gordon, Tony Danza. I was the wide eyed guy from WI that didn't really "belong at first (and lived in a fraction of the square footage they had)... All were cordial in the elevators etc but Tony Danza was the only one that would really engage in conversation.
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Elkie Sommer
Hulk Hogan
Randy Savage
Vincent Price
Bob Crane
Dawn Wells
Bob Denver
Frankie Avalon
Tony Robbins

Some others I can’t recall just now...
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Ron Jeremy....

And a lot of others that aren't a fun to say.

You a fluffer?
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By "met" I define that as someone you actually had a conversation or more with. So I suppose Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Donald Trump would be my "mosts", but due to the nature of my checkered past, there would be a host of politicians, musicians, actors and athletes. Some of the most interesting and enjoyable "famous" ones to talk to respectively were Jerry Brown and H.R. Haldeman, Keith Richards, Miles Davis and Pete Townsend, Tom Hanks and Warren Beatty (plus a really weird one when I was tres stoned with Charlton Heston like something out of Hunter Thompson story), Reggie Jackson and Ken Stabler. What distinguished guys like this to me (vs say, Reagan and certainly DJT), were they had no 'tude and were really interested in what you had to say about things that had nothing to do with their profession or past. "W" had his moments like that, I have to admit (a company I was an officer of used to sponsor the Rangers when he was part of ownership). And I would be remiss in adding Sam Walton to my all-time favorites.
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Homer Flynn. I think I have said too much.
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Al Worden, command module pilot of Apollo 15 lived next door to me in 1977-78. Very cool stories about going to the moon. I took his daughter on a date to see “Grease.” My wife worked for Jack Nicklaus so we been to his house for Christmas parties. Btw, I don’t give a sh*t about Hollywood stars.
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I never actually met her but Janet Jackson personally kicked me out of a concert.

Also Jake Delhomme, Dustin Poirier, Tim Credeur, Rumble Johnson, Rashad Evans, Dominick Williams (Davis). I know them all personally except Jake but I see him often.
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My mom worked at the Teamsters and I knew Jimmy Hoffa fairly well. I had a drink in O'Hare with Mickey Mantle. I lost a game of 8 Ball to Steve Mizerak and bought him a Gin and Tonic. Then I watched him smoke some golf balls into a driving net. (like scary fast whizzing sound). A lady friend of mine introduced me to Jurgenson and Kilmer when they were the quarterbacks of the Redskins but it was a "hi, how are you doing" thing. She got a kiss and a grope, I was OK with a handshake.
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As a kid I showed dairy cattle at county fairs. One night Fess Parker and Jimmy Dean walked up while I was milking. They hung around for quite a while jawboneing. I was in awe. Just real people
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Drank a beer with Mario and Michael andretti.
Roger Penske
Smokey yunik.
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Got me thinking. Chatted with Paul Newman , he was a bit standoffish and later I learned why.

Raced a rental car (fwd Grand Prix) against all Unser jr at a track, the day after the Goodyear guys rolled theirs (not sure how they explained it on the expense report).

Road around with Rick mears on a track as he was explaining how our last changed impacted the throttle performance. Weird as he slid a fwd rental van around the track....

Chatted with Danny Sullivan the race after his spin and win... Cool as a 24 year old kid!
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Originally Posted by csy man View Post
Buzz Aldrin, he was in First Class on a B-767 I was flying. Had to go back, shake his hand and say hello of course.
Probably a few other celebs, but nobody important.
Celebs, in general, are not really important.
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Originally Posted by caltexflanc View Post
By "met" I define that as someone you actually had a conversation or more with. So I suppose Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Donald Trump would be my "mosts", but due to the nature of my checkered past, there would be a host of politicians, musicians, actors and athletes. Some of the most interesting and enjoyable "famous" ones to talk to respectively were Jerry Brown and H.R. Haldeman, Keith Richards, Miles Davis and Pete Townsend, Tom Hanks and Warren Beatty (plus a really weird one when I was tres stoned with Charlton Heston like something out of Hunter Thompson story), Reggie Jackson and Ken Stabler. What distinguished guys like this to me (vs say, Reagan and certainly DJT), were they had no 'tude and were really interested in what you had to say about things that had nothing to do with their profession or past. "W" had his moments like that, I have to admit (a company I was an officer of used to sponsor the Rangers when he was part of ownership). And I would be remiss in adding Sam Walton to my all-time favorites.
what’s the deal with checkered past
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Linus Pauling. One of only two people ever to win 2 Nobel Prizes.

Celebrities are OK, but I get more joy from the prominent scientists I have known.
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Vince Neil
Charles Barkley
Jason Segel, met him in a restaurant in Savannah while he was filming something, super nice guy.
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Mike Tyson & Suge Knight after a De La Hoya/Bernard Hopkins fight at MGM. Actually ran into them at Club Palms and several other celebs. They weren’t together but were there and feeling good.
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Marion Barry

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