Name your, "15 minutes of Fame".

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  1. #12

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    I'll start this off with, "I once met a man who had seen solid hydrogen". He was running a little engineering shop, and I was helping him set up a production line for circuit boards.

    So, what have you seen or done that seems rare or wonderful?
     
  2. tracecom

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    Sometime in the fifties, I sat in the lobby of the Hotel Chisca until after midnight so my dad could introduce his son to Elvis Presley. EP autographed two one-dollar bills; the next week I spent them at the hardware store to buy a switch-blade knife.
     
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  3. shortbus

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    I picked on Loosewire on line, and now he doesn't like me:(
     
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  4. loosewire

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    Life would not be life...without shortbus.......how about 27 ct.
     
  5. strantor

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    I'll re-post an email from one of my old Navy buddies, which explains my 15 min (4 years) of fame pretty well. It's mostly an inside joke, so if you want anything explained, let me know.
     
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    Aha. That explains why you can stand the smell of Houston.
    If it ever gets old, go a hundred miles east and smell the mud flats of Louisiana.:D
     
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  7. bountyhunter

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    I saw gasoline selling for 19.9 cents/gallon.
     
  8. joeyd999

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    I thought you were going to break out in limerick, #12:

    I once met a man who'd seen solid hydrogen
    Made cold in a tank full of cryogen
    For fun and for kicks
    He tasted the mix
    Something that he'll never try again!
     
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  9. Georacer

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    A couple of years back I biked and walked a distance of 92km in 10 hours, with an elevation span of about 800 meters, in tarmac and gravel. Alone. And the water ran out. And I got lost.

    Despite my academic career, I think that's the achievement I 'm most proud of.
     
  10. Delaj

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    I got stuck on a plane to Reno with Sinbad. Not the cool muscular Sinbad, but the 90s comedian. It was well into the 21st century and he was still dressed about the same as back then...the gay steward wouldn't leave his side.
     
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    I didn't go to a single beach party or bar during my vacation in Jamaica and still left "engaged"
     
  12. GopherT

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    I said "excuse me" to an old guy who was blocking the door to the bathroom on an airplane. He was talking the the stewardesses. Instead of moving out of my way, he continued his conversation and took out a business card and wrote on the back, "best wishes, Bob Dole", I gave it back to him and said I just needed to get into the restroom.

    Interestingly, I met Walter Mondale on a plane a few years earlier. He just said Hi, shook my hand and asked me where i was from when I said, hello Mr Vice President.

    Not rare or wonderful, I am still waiting for my 15 minutes.
     
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  13. JoeJester

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    I met Elizabeth Dole; Secretary of Transportation, Willard Scott the weatherman (bought him a drink at 7Am) at the Chief's Club, and the local newscasters from CBS Channel 2 in NYC, during OPSAIL 1986 ... when the Statue of Liberty was unveiled after her restoration. President Reagan was there, but all I saw of him was him waving from his limo.

    I didn't take the time to meet with a lot of the others, as I volunteered my time at the Chief's Mess and their events.
     
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    I met Merl Haggard at a concert in Aptos, Ca. I met singer Red Steagall at a gas station in Coppers Cove, Tx. I met singer/songwrite Gary P Nunn at a bar in Autsin, Tx. But my real 15 minutes is coming up at the end of this year, when I am to exchange vows with my fiancee. They said it would never happen :)
     
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    I was in grade school with the son of Leonard Burnstein, the conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, but it didn't feel special to me, unless you count the fact that Leonard Burnstein was on the FBI's hippie watch list.:rolleyes:
     
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    In college (sophomore year), I dated this girl.

    She died in 2009 when she lost control of a borrowed plane.

    RIP, Vicki.
     
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    I took my wife out to Red Lobster in Murfreesboro TN, just outside of Nashville. We were sitting there waiting for our meal and Garth Brooks and family sits down at the next table.
    I jokingly said " Honey , you don't how hard it was getting him here for your birthday"
    Apparently I said it loud enough for him to hear, and he went along with it. He reached over, shook her hand and said "Happy Birthday" to my wife, then said he might as well eat since he was already here.
    I gotta say, he made the trip worthwhile.
     
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    When I graduated High School in 2004, before I went into the Navy I worked with my cousin. He was a subcontractor for United Van Lines, and we would get contracts to go into people's houses, pack up all their stuff, load it in the truck, drive to their new place, and unload/unpack it. We showed up one day at the address provided on the job sheet in Austin, TX, and it was a massive palatial estate. The homeowner wasn't there, but we got the scoop from one of the grounds staff; it was owned by one of the top brass at Dell, and he was selling it to one of the Dixie Chicks. So as we were going about our business, a blacked-out SUV pulled up and out pops one of the Dixie Chicks (don't know which one) with a couple of guys. I guess she was there to check out her new score. My cousin smiled and said hello to her, and she didn't reply; just turned her nose up at him. So he climbed into the cab, rolled the windows down, and put his Toby Keith CD on loop, at full volume. She was there for a while, surveying everything, and there were very few places on the grounds that you could not hear Toby Keith. From then on, an upturned nose was out of the question; all we got were hateful scowls.
     
  19. #12

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    Upturned noses are familiar to me, too. My longest standing friend was in his garage with me when his sister walked by with her nose upturned. It upturned out that she wouldn't speak to me because she thought I was a high school student, like her brother, but I was 23 years old (older than she was). Ha ha. Joke's on her. Forty years later, and she still hasn't spoken to me.:D

    (and I was talking to her brother yesterday, and I'm still older than she is)
     
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  20. loosewire

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    I have posted before that ,I was at a night club where Ray Charles was preforming.

    I spoke to Giraldo in person ,talked to him about show topic. Many others ,I am

    thinking ,by the way I met "Loosewire".
     
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