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10/10/2004 07:08:47 PM · #26
I've met Björk in a swimming pool and supermarket, does that count? :P
10/10/2004 07:22:51 PM · #27
Well, I am in Niskayuna, which is part of Schenectady, original home of Kurt Vonnegut (and referenced in many of his writings). His brother is (or maybe was) a professor at SUNY-Albany here.

Of course, one of the more famous families from this general area is the Fondas, in what's now called Fonda new york.

10/10/2004 07:23:01 PM · #28
I recently saw David Beckham in my local Starbucks (Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK).
10/10/2004 07:37:45 PM · #29
Born in the same town as Amelia Bloomer.
Live in the hometown of Rod Serling.
Everything in between has been twighlight zone.
'bout says it all, don't you think?
10/10/2004 07:44:16 PM · #30
My hometown saw the first production of the Jeep (Bantam) in 1940.
I'm sure anyone outside of western PA hasn't heard of it though.


oh yeah, we have a huge (400+) highschool marching band too, been to Macy's & the Tournament of Roses parades among others.
10/10/2004 07:48:30 PM · #31
I used to live a few streets away from Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb Mt Everest
10/10/2004 07:51:57 PM · #32
I work at the Michoud Assembly Facility---that makes the External Tanks for the space shuttle. It wasn't "famous" at all until after the Columbia accident...unfortunately. I would have much prefered it never got any attention at all... We're not allowed to even bring cameras on the facility though, much less take pictures.
10/10/2004 08:00:12 PM · #33
I live in Tampa, FL where they filmed "The Punisher". I also took a photo with Travolta. The city is well known for its old cigar factories.
10/10/2004 08:00:14 PM · #34
Dunno how famous anyone considers this, but President Polk was born around here, Bryan Harvey (baseball pitcher) lives here, and Densel Washington married a girl who went to a local high school, they also live here on the lake.


Tom Lewis I am jealous that you got to see Beckham.. he is so HOT! ;o)
10/10/2004 08:23:46 PM · #35
I live in Seattle, birthplace of Starbucks and Grunge, grave sites of Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Lee. Then there's Boeing, Space Needle, ...
10/10/2004 08:31:21 PM · #36
I live in Melbourne, Australia. I work next door to a recording studio where Crowded House and lots of big Aussie bands record. Across the road is one of the main TV studios in Melbourne, so we see a lot of people heading in and out of there (the most recent was Harry Shearer). Next door to that is the hotel where most of the sports stars and visiting musicians stay.

It's funny that most of the time you don't realise who you saw until you've already gone past them. We walked right past Matt Damon last year wihtout even realising it was him until later.
10/10/2004 08:37:20 PM · #37
I live in Coral Springs. If youve heard of the band New Found Glory, theyre from here. Dan Morgan (Carolina Panthers) also went to my high school. The bassist from Marilyn Manson went to my high school too.
10/10/2004 08:41:00 PM · #38
I live and work in Transilvania, is that famous enough?

Message edited by author 2004-10-10 20:45:25.
10/10/2004 09:12:45 PM · #39
I used to work in Hollywood, CA, which really needs no explanation.

Now I live in Kalamazoo, MI, which is not so widely known, but is the birthplace of Gibson Guitars and Derek Jeter. Glenn Miller also wrote a song about a "Gal in Kalamazoo"
10/10/2004 09:22:51 PM · #40
Originally posted by Spazmo99:

I used to work in Hollywood, CA, which really needs no explanation.

I also used to work in Hollywood... and Beverly Hills, Brentwood, etc. I worked as a glazier when I was younger, and I've installed glass and mirrors in several movie star's homes and cars. I don't see why people make such a big deal out of celebrities. They're just people like you and me. They put their $300 jeans on one leg at a time. ;)

Message edited by author 2004-10-10 21:23:27.
10/10/2004 09:33:27 PM · #41
I lived and worked in Telluride Colorado for 8.5 years.
I worked as the photo editor/photographer for the local newspaper for 4 of those.

Message edited by author 2004-10-10 21:33:56.
10/10/2004 09:41:22 PM · #42
Originally posted by SamT:

Evel Kneivel comes from my home town, is that a legacy or not?

I think we have a winner!

Hey, I live in the town they filmed "Sling Blade". Does that count? I didn't know it was filmed here till I was watching it and recognized everything.

10/10/2004 09:47:27 PM · #43
I work at the CNN Center in Atlanta. Don't know if that qualifies since this is one of the industries that makes things/people famous.
10/10/2004 09:50:42 PM · #44
I once fixed Kofi Annan laptop internet connection!
But I never meet him but I was in his hotel suite.
-dose that count?

Live in Reykjavík, Iceland...
Björk gose offen to Vesturbaejar-swimming pool when she is in Iceland and the pool is just 100m away from my home.

5 min walk I can see where the president lives.

Message edited by author 2004-10-10 22:05:57.
10/10/2004 09:50:51 PM · #45
Let's see... I live in Columbus, Ohio. So that'd be a no.
10/10/2004 09:59:30 PM · #46
I live in Oakland, where Jack London grew up and the hills burned down. I work in
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where we are currently commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement initiated at the University of California.
10/10/2004 10:03:56 PM · #47
I currently live in the hometown of the band Cheap Trick. I am pretty good friends with lead singer Robin Zanders son Ean.
10/10/2004 10:08:08 PM · #48
I grew up in Vinita, OK which is where the Worlds Largest Mcdonalds is.

That makes me almost famous myself.

10/10/2004 10:16:42 PM · #49
I work at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA - it's kinda famous - for unmanned space flight and earthquake research, etc.
10/10/2004 10:19:45 PM · #50
Originally posted by Maverick:

oh yeah, we have a huge (400+) highschool marching band too, been to Macy's & the Tournament of Roses parades among others.

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