The Friday Five: Celebrity Edition (On Sunday)

Think I need to set a reminder on my computer to do this thing on Friday instead of the day after or the day after the day after. Oh well, here we go:

1.) If you could eat dinner with and “get to know” one famous person (living or dead), who would you choose? Well, if you’ve been stopping by my blog for any amount of time then I’d guess the answer to this should be self-apparrent. Mark Twain.

2.) Has the death of a famous person ever had an effect on you? Who was it and how did you feel? The loss of any person that has had what I consider to be a positive effect on the world is something that always affects me a little, but never the massive sense of loss that some people seem to have over the death of a celebrity. I can’t tell you where I was or how I felt when Carl Sagan died, for example, but I was bummed to learn of it. Just as I was bummed to hear of the passing of Milton Berle and Dudley Moore more recently.

3. If you could BE a famous person for 24 hours, who would you choose? John Malkovich. I’m kidding. There’s probably not a celebrity I would want to be, though I wouldn’t mind being a celebrity myself for 24 hours just to see what it was like.

4. Do people ever tell you that you look like someone famous? Who? Yes, Santa Claus. Mainly little kids expect me to be the Santa when they see me around that time of year. Less so recently since I started shaving my head, but back when my hair was longer I used to get stopped often. My license photo is said to resemble a middle-aged Santa and I was asked to play Santa at the office Christmas party this year.

5. Have you ever met anyone famous? Funny you should ask that as I just put up an entry a little further down about meeting famous people when I talked about British Britney Spears fans who were whining about how she snubbed them. Aside from the folks I mentioned then, I also managed to pick up 1988 Winter Olympics bronze medalist Peter Oppegard, who was hitchhiking in Detroit once. Don’t ask, it’s a long story, but I have an autographed picture to prove it.

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