For many years, it was one of my goals in life to get my picture taken with the late Chyna/Joanie Laurer, a goal that I will now sadly be unable to complete.  But that doesn’t mean that I can’t meet other famous folks whom I admire and/ore enjoy the work of.  Amy Dumas is still around, as is Avery Brooks and even Bill Shatner, depending on when you’re reading this message, and people will be able to schmooze with young folks like Liz Gillies, Neil Patrick Harris and Alexandra Shipp years after I’m no longer viable.  The question of the most impressive celebrity you’ve met is a complicated one, leading to today’s starstruck query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) can’t tell my best celebrity story in a public forum, but I once spent a lovely afternoon discussing acting and Trek with Casey Biggs, who played Legate Damar throughout ‘Star Trek: Deep Space 9’, asking: Who is the most impressive celebrity you’ve met?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    I had a conversation with Pierce Brosnan, helping him to shop for gifts for his wife in the store where I was working at the time.

  2. Every year, the first Saturday in May my city has dozens of celebrities here for the KY Derby, and yet I’ve met none of them!
    I did meet a few famous people when I worked retail in my 20s, a senator, a college basketball coach and some of the cast from the show Trading Spaces. The nicest was probably a tie between the Trading Spaces cast (whom I cannot remember which ones I met) and Denny Crum, the UofL basketball coach. All of them were incredibly nice and down to earth.
    (Side note on meeting a senator: After that encounter, you couldn’t pay me enough to vote for that person!)

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