Famous Because You’re Famous

Like lambs to the slaughter.

     Posted By: Expat47 - Fri Aug 24, 2012

Brett was playing with fire! The power of fame is great!
I was mobbed in front of the Air & Space museum in D.C.
Got out of a limo and one of a LARGE group of girls yelled OH MY GOD!!!!
It took some fast talking on my part to convince them they were wrong. :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 08/24/12 at 04:29 PM
Rick Who?

I saw this earlier today. It just goes to show that attitude can carry you a long way. I'm reminded of the Yes Men, who perpetrated a hoax on Exxon some time ago - claimed in a conference keynote speech that during calamities "the oil industry could 'keep fuel flowing' by transforming the billions of people who die into oil."

That's funny!
Posted by KDP on 08/24/12 at 04:44 PM
Ty I've seen pictures of you back in the day and honey I'd take you first any day!!!! Sexxxxyyy!!!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/24/12 at 09:47 PM
Cool video.
Most of the people in NYC were probably tourists, or foreigners (that one guy interviewed had a definite accent). This was Times Square of course.

Small technical point -- the soundtrack kept saying "Hollywood", although this was filmed in Times Square NYC. Most celebrities don't wander around Times Square. At all. Broadway actors bop around to/from rehearsal or performances, but they are not seeking crowds (except perhaps right after a show).

It was rather Borat-esque when people claimed to love this guy's music, or his film performances. And very clever the way he walked alone to the subway at the end.

Nicely done.
Posted by girlgeniusNYC on 08/24/12 at 10:16 PM
@Tyrusguy: But did it have to take you 5 hours and a hotel room to convince them?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/24/12 at 11:28 PM
There is a much easier way to be a celebrity, which I experienced last month:
1. Go to Beijing and visit a historic site that is also likely to be a destination for vacationing Chinese from outlying, more rural areas.
2. Be white and over six feet tall.

That was all it took for people to start asking to have their picture made with me. :coolsmile:

Until, that is, they noticed another member of our travel group -- a beautiful young woman of 18, 5'10" with long blond hair. Suddenly I was yesterday's news. 😕
Posted by Frank on 08/26/12 at 01:30 PM
That's why they call it 15min of fame.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/26/12 at 01:32 PM
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