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Other Tell us your claim to fame

Discussion in 'General' started by nescafe, 19 Aug 2010.

  1. Hypnosam

    Hypnosam New Member

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    I've met Sir Stirling Moss, and Pedro de la rosa
     
  2. G0UDG

    G0UDG helping others costs nothing

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    :hehe:I got to walk with Dave Hill of Slade and learned some things about his history other fans dont normally get to hear, also I am lucky enough to have the privilage of being a freind to members of the 1980's NWOBHM rock band Demon and videoing gigs for them. One of my biggest claims to fame is being the only holder of the expert specialist punkbuster kick medal for BF2 due to my bad wireless internet connection causing punkbuster b to fail lol
     
  3. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    Since everyone seems to have done so many amazing things I'll add that I'm a direct descendant of William Grant who founded the Glenfiddich distillery along with the parent company William Grant and Sons.

    Also, I live next door to Noel Ghallager and 'rescued' Mike Oldfield's dog yet I haven't met either of them.
     
  4. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    I'm currently a test pilot for Parajet. Once beat Tony Blair's kids at hockey (at a pre-'97 fundraiser); Dad's got photos with most of the Royal Family, Gorbachev, Clinton etc etc. Been to 10 film premières, in the course of which have chatted to Stephen Fry, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Simon Pegg etc, courtesy of one of Dad's jobs. Also met Orlando Bloom in the gents, and showed Jude Law and son around my school. Grandson of a nuclear submarine captain who won the Birdman of Bognor in an own-design sea-hanglider called 'Tweety' (yeah, he's nuts). Other family members have sailed round the world (collectively also nuts) - one now in the SAS, another in the French Foreign Legion.

    SO JEALOUS
     
  5. nescafe

    nescafe Member

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    loving the parajet puresilver:thumb:
     
  6. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Well - swing by with £50k and I'll give you a flying car. Deal? ;)
     
  7. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    Um.... I have loads of money?
     
  8. nescafe

    nescafe Member

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    Ahhh i remember seeing the documentry about that flying car...Damn the looked scary when he was doing the flights on the beach and almost went in the sea...Awsome though
     
  9. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD New Member

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    Fame is so shallow and meaningless, as are the people who pursue it.
     
  10. nescafe

    nescafe Member

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  11. smashie

    smashie Cupid Stunt

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    I've only got the one, my uncle was one of the original members of the Special Boat Section
     
  12. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    im pretty awesome.
     
  13. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    Nothing too interesting, but:

    My, admittedly geeky, claim to fame is meeting and having lunch with the lead graphics programmers for DICE, Ubisoft (SC:Conviction, and Assasin's Creed),Crytek, and Bungie at Siggraph. My lead graphics programmer has met and discussed tech with John Carmack. Jealous.

    A distant cousin of mine is astronaut Ken Bowersox.

    I've met race car drivers, Al Unser Jr and Kyle Petty.

    My father has met Chuck Norris.
     
  14. Throbbi

    Throbbi New Member

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    My dad was best mates with Peter Green at school and i even got to meet him when i was a kid. Also Robert Plant frequently drinks in my local :D

    This isn't fame but i think its kinda cool. When applying for my passport i managed to get the town mayor to be my countersigner lol
     
  15. flibblesan

    flibblesan Destroyer

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    Due to work in the past I've had the pleasure of meeting the following (in order):

    During work:

    Ronan Keating, Stephen Gately, Keith Duffy when I worked at Burger King Manchester Airport in 1997 I think it was.
    'Madchester' band Northern Uproar (who remembers them, lol) at the same place.
    Gary Neville and Phil Neville (Man United players). McDonalds, Altrincham
    Andy Cole (Manchester United player). Burger King East Disbury, Manchester
    Ross Kemp. Burger King, Nottingham

    At GameCity 2009:

    David Braben (Elite co-author, founder of Frontier Developments)
    Ian Bell (Elite co-author)
    Robert Holdstock (author. Wrote the Elite novella 'The Dark Wheel')
    Keita Takahashi (Japanese dude that created Noby Noby Boy and Katamari Damacy)

    (plug: GameCity is a fantastic excuse to visit Nottingham. Book the 26th-30th October into your diary and attend! http://www.gamecity.org/ )
     
  16. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    I found out people don't like their computer spouting off racist remarks through microsoft dictation

    I'm still working off the bad karma :D
     
  17. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    I've had dinner with James Earl Jones, of Star Wars, Coming to America, Patriot Games, etc. fame

    really interesting man
     
  18. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Eddie Izzard is a mate - family friends :cooldude:
     
  19. Pieface

    Pieface Well-Known Member

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    I think the conclusion to this is you love Fast Food :D

    Unlucky dude.
     
  20. dave_salmon

    dave_salmon New Member

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    Friends of the family:
    Simply reds original bassist who left just before they signed.
    Jethro Tull's ex-bassist.

    George best used to ask my mum out every other week when she worked in Kendal's in Manchester.

    My dad knows and works for various footballers who play for Manchester city/united.


    Oh and various members of the coronation street cast have visited my work place. Two of them managed to destroy a whole bay of shelves...
     

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