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    Friday OT - Famous or infamous?

    Have you had five minutes of fame? What have you done or had recognized that put you in the public eye?


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    Re: Friday OT - Famous or infamous?

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    Re: Friday OT - Famous or infamous?

    I shook The Mayor's hand once. I can't imagine getting much bigger than that.



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    Re: Friday OT - Famous or infamous?

    Once when I was a kid, we were playing football in the neighbor's lot and a newspaper reporter stopped. Interviewed us and took some pics. Full page article in the Telegraph Herald, baby!


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    Re: Friday OT - Famous or infamous?

    Quote Originally Posted by azepp View Post
    I shook The Mayor's hand once. I can't imagine getting much bigger than that.
    The Mayor bumped the back of my leg with his golf cart last year in the student lots, I accidentally called him an A-hole before turning and see who it was. I apologized immediately



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    Re: Friday OT - Famous or infamous?

    The company I worked for at the time, sent me and 3 other guys to the Final Four in Atlanta in 2002. (I worked for a company that filmed sports educational videos with lots of college coaches) Anyway, one of the guys I was there with, Thom, was a basketball coach who had quite a few connections on the collegiate level. He worked as the company's recruiter, using his connections to get coaches interested in making films with us.

    Well, that particular week was the week that FSU hired Leonard Hamilton to be their head coach. Leonard was good friends with Thom, and he decided that he wanted him to be one of his assistants. Thom was on the fence, not sure if he wanted to move his family from Iowa, but Coach Hamilton put on the high pressure sales pitch and really tried to entice him. He was affiliated with Adidas at the time, and during the Final Four, all of the athletic gear companies have these big events with lots of gladhanding and whatnot. Anyway, Leonard kept inviting us to all these private parties that all of these big name coaches were attending, hoping to convince Thom to work for him. So, by proxy, we were introduced to all kinds of sports figures: Bill Self, Jay Wright, Alford(bleh), Mike Brey, Charlie Steiner, etc.

    After we left a party one night, we walked back to the Omni hotel, and decided to grab one last drink before turning in. It was probably 1 AM, and we were already pretty loaded, so we found a little booth in the corner of the room. There was this bigger group of about 10-15 people right at the bar making a ton of noise and laughing really loudly. I went up to get another drink, and who is at the center of the crowd? Larry Eustachy. He is drunk as a skunk, and completely the life of the party. I'd never met him before, but he saw the ISU logo on my shirt, and immediately was like "Hey, come here!" I walked over to him, and went to shake his hand, but instead, he put his arm around me, turned to the group and said "THIS guy knows what I'm talking about! Tinsley was shaving points, wasn't he!" The whole group just blew up laughing at that. He let go, and I made my way back to my group, pretty much shocked at the incident.

    The next morning, Leonard invited us to another event, some brunch being put on by another group. When we got there, the host noticed that one of the guys in the group was wearing an Iowa State shirt and said, "Hey, we've got someone else here from Iowa State. I'll sit you next to him." That person ended up being Johnny Orr, and hands down, that was the most entertaining brunch I've ever been to.


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    Re: Friday OT - Famous or infamous?

    Much like mel brooks, I'm world famous in Poland


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    Re: Friday OT - Famous or infamous?

    I've made some memes that were very, very popular, but that's not really ME being known.

    I was on the front page of the Register for helping organize a fundraiser for a sick classmate back in high school. I was on TV for getting in the top ten of the state spelling bee. Um... not sure that I have much else.


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    Woke up to watch the news after the 1st night of the State Wrestling Tourney and saw myself on the sports recap (too bad I was getting pinned by the eventual state champ). To make matters worse, the next story on the news was that Mr. Rogers had died



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    Re: Friday OT - Famous or infamous?

    My HS was pretty good at Athletics and made it to State in sports.

    So I've played on Iowa TV in the UNI-Dome and was also on TV for our girls high school game in a cheerleading outfit. Oops



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    Re: Friday OT - Famous or infamous?

    Me and this other girl filmed a 'don't drink and drive' type commercial back in high school around prom season. It got me so many chicks!



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    I wouldn't call either of these famous, but I came up with the idea and name for WRNL. Others are far more responsible for the day-to-day operations, and the site actually surviving to this day, but I can take credit for the genesis.

    I also won the Iowa Geography Bee (childhood nerd alert) in junior high and competed in the National competition in DC. Alex Trebek was the host. It took every fiber of my being not to yell "BUCK FUTTER" in a pre-pubescent Sean Connery voice.


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    Re: Friday OT - Famous or infamous?

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I've made some memes that were very, very popular, but that's not really ME being known.

    I was on the front page of the Register for helping organize a fundraiser for a sick classmate back in high school. I was on TV for getting in the top ten of the state spelling bee. Um... not sure that I have much else.
    Did you make Good Guy Greg? He's such a nice chap.



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    Re: Friday OT - Famous or infamous?

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I've made some memes that were very, very popular, but that's not really ME being known.

    I was on the front page of the Register for helping organize a fundraiser for a sick classmate back in high school. I was on TV for getting in the top ten of the state spelling bee. Um... not sure that I have much else.
    You can't throw this out there without saying which ones.

    If this is a brag thread (and how could it not be?) one needs to own the brag.


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    Re: Friday OT - Famous or infamous?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    I wouldn't call either of these famous, but I came up with the idea and name for WRNL. Others are far more responsible for the day-to-day operations, and the site actually surviving to this day, but I can take credit for the genesis.

    I also won the Iowa Geography Bee (childhood nerd alert) in junior high and competed in the National competition in DC. Alex Trebek was the host. It took every fiber of my being not to yell "BUCK FUTTER" in a pre-pubescent Sean Connery voice.
    That's awesome!



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