Your most tenuous or absurd claims to fame

petergunn

plywood violin
I just found out my mother was at a party last week at the home of an english baroness (which is mildly interesting since we don't have that kind of thing here) and JOHN WATERS. EEEEEEEEEEEE!

this is the shit that happens on Cape Cod, MA. (as far as Iknow no kennedys were there but I can't be sure)

hyannisport and provincetown are def. opposite ends of cape cod...
 

adruu

This Is It
john waters girl tried to sleep with my ex a few years back...it went something like "i would looove to have sex with her". it was really classy. =P
 

Canada J Soup

Monkey Man
A guy I know is the "friend with weed" in that song by Placebo. He's kind of famous himself though, so I don't know if that still counts.

On a related note, my girlfriend used to work with Placebo and once got the singer stoned after he begged her to do so before commencing an afternoon of interviews. She says that - after indulging in what she considered to be only a tiny amount of smoking - he turned into a complete basket case, could no longer continue working, and had to go sleep it off.
 
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noel emits

a wonderful wooden reason
On a related note, my girlfriend used to work with Placebo and once got the singer stoned after he begged her to do so before commencing an afternoon of interviews. She says that - after indulging in what she considered to be only a tiny amount of smoking - he turned into a complete basket case, could no longer continue working, and had to go sleep it off.
That'll be the Placebo effect.
 

noel emits

a wonderful wooden reason
Look someone had to say it.

I could have said "They send me to sleep too".

So be thankful.
 
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ripley

Well-known member
john waters girl tried to sleep with my ex a few years back...it went something like "i would looove to have sex with her". it was really classy. =P

I still love him. "Classy" is not a word I would apply to John Waters..
 

John Doe

Well-known member
I once pretended to be the novelist Jay McInery. This was ages ago (late 80s/early 90s) and somehow I ended up at the launch party at the Groucho for one of his novels (his third one, I think, I can't remember its title). Anyway, I was really slaughtered and as I was leaving I was waiting for my mate and I just happened to be hanging around by a stand containing a stack of the new novel. McInery wasn't in attendance at the party, and the cheapskate publishers were trying to flog new editions to the attendees (which tells me it wasn't the classiest of launches). Anyway this idiotically posh, merchant banking looking guy wanders up to me asks about the novel. Without waiting, or thinking, I just went into: Hi I'm Jay, I said, this is my novel etc etc etc. I kept on at him and actually forced him to buy a copy which I then, with a flourish, signed. And what's your name, I asked. He told me and I wrote: To (whatever) Read it and weep! Regards Jay McInery...

So there you go - there's some posh twat wandering around London with a signed first edition of a Jay McInery book that wasn't signed by the author but by me! Ha! Ha! Ha!
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
So there you go - there's some posh twat wandering around London with a signed first edition of a Jay McInery book that wasn't signed by the author but by me! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Haha! That's a cut above most 'claims to fame', I reckon.
 

STN

sou'wester
Well back down to earth with a bump then:

When I was about 12 I vandalised Pete Townshend's window boxes. I've always felt really bad about it.
 

gek-opel

entered apprentice
A few to kick off:

*My little sister's ex-boyfriend got off with Amy Winehouse when they were at a north London house party aged 15

*My former flatmate's grandfather illustrated The Poddington Peas

*I once stoody idly by as Neutrino from So Solid Crew was taunted about his surname at a local schools' athletics event

*West Brom striker Nathan Ellington punched my best mate in the arm when they were both 14

I see you managed to spin a New Statesman column piece out of this topic, nice one!
 

Benny B

Well-known member
Bobby Gillespie stood on my toe at this year's All tomorrow's parties at Minehead, shortly before Grinderman's set.

What was he doing there anyway? Can't believe he actually shared a stage with Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. I tell ya, I've gone right off that guy...
 

john eden

male pale and stale
I once country-danced with Katy from Coronation Street.

I'd actually forgotten about this until I happened to discuss this thread with me other half...
 
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