Monday, January 09, 2006

Hey, Aren't You That Guy from the Thing...

Yeah, yeah, I know. I still have no personal computer access. Give me a break.

So, I did see a fairly well-known celebrity this weekend. Oliver Platt came to Friday's performance of Escape from Bellevue. I think he's friends with the band somehow. I'm not really sure. I know it may seem odd being that I have a pop culture blog and all, but I'm really not that much of a celebrity hound. I really didn't speak much to him, because what could I say anyway? "Hey, I saw you in Flatliners. Are Julia Roberts' teeth really that big? How does it feel to be one degree of separation from Kevin Bacon?" I actually looked him up on the IMDB because he's one of those guys who's been in everything (like Dennis Farina or Joey Pants) but no one can ever remember. So, I discovered that he was on a really old episode of Miami Vice. Probably one of his first gigs. I fully intended to commit the episode title to memory and when he walked in I was going to act all crazy and go, "WOW! You're that guy from that Miami Vice episode! What was it like working with Philip Michael Thomas?" But, I never did. My life is so much funnier in my head.

Anyway, not being a celebrity hound I didn't get an autograph or picture, but here is a picture of Oliver with Chris (lead singer - Knockout Drops), Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes - he also stopped by but I met him already) and Tom (guitarist - Knockout Drops). This is all I have to offer you people right now, so I hope you're all big Oliver Platt or Gordon Gano fans.


I should give credit to the photographer here - Chris Cassidy. One heck of a nice guy who has some cool vids and photos on his page, Casspix.com. Check it out.

Will try to update with more stuff soon. In the meantime, everyone please get together and put a hex on that big doofus, Peyton Manning. The Steelers are playing the Colts next week. Here we go Steelers, here we go (clap clap).....

11 comments:

Homer Jay said...

Did I ever tell you how I made shadow puppets on Gordon Gano's crotch when I was at a Violent Femmes concert?
No? Well I did. It was funny. Well, I thought it was funny anyway.

LoraLoo said...

Oliver Platt... yeah that guy really has been in everything. I thought moreso than what IMDB had listed, actually.

We've already been over why I can't get all hyped about the Steelers moving on in the playoffs, being a Cowboys fan. I promise not to wish bad thoughts toward the Steelers, how's that. Baby steps!

Writeprocrastinator said...

"My life is much funnier in my head."

Then you are a *true blogger,* Becka ; )

Yeah, Platt is great actor but unfortunately he's stuck with being the guy who sweats under pressure (Executive Decision) or the uptight guy who sells out or pisses off the protagonist (Dr. Doolittle or just about every role).

Here's to hoping the Bus goes out in a blaze of glory with four trips to the endzone on their way to the Superbowl!

Neo said...

Becky -Ha! "Hey you're that guy, from that thing!" LOL

Love it!

I don't blame you, when I get famous (Hmmm don't I sound pretenious?) I wouldn't want people all hanging over me asking bunches of silly questions.

Good job for playing it cool.

;)

Peace,

- Neo

Lee Ann said...

Hey girl, I love it that you come back and check in. Sounds like you are having some fun.
My life is like that too...more funny in my head. Oh well.
Can't wait until you have your computer access all the time.
:)

Happy Villain said...

You'd think that some celebs would meander past me in Chicago, but NOOOO, not unless you count the players on the Cubs when I go to games, but that doesn't count in my book. I'd take an Oliver Platt sighting! I'd take anything at this point! Can I borrow some of your celeb sightings? I'm so jealous.

Does it count that I shook Brian Regan's hand at the end of one of his comedy shows on my way out? Is he a celeb? Everyone knows the peanut butter and jelly joke, right?

Teri said...

Is it wrong that I now have an endless cycle if Violent Femmes songs playing in my head?

Alice said...

heck, I'M starstruck! that's so awesome! :-) 'course, i never ever recognize famous people even if they're directly in front of me, so i rarely have to worry about being a rabid fan. i'm a clueless fan...

Fridaysweb said...

I've adored Platt since Flatliners but thought he was at his best in Lake Placid (when Betty White curses. A LOT) Since I live in nowhereville, NC, the prospect of meeting a celebrity is slim to none. My kids get excited when there's a Panther's home game because they might - just MIGHT - see a famous player or a bodyguard if we drive 2 hours to the mall near Charlotte. Yeah.

LoraLoo said...

Hey, congrats on the Steelers moving another step closer to the big game. :) It's got to be because I left the voodoo doll in the drawer. LOL

scott said...

You're a real New Yorker if you see celebrities and don't blink. Get used to it! Although, in 3 months, the most famous people I saw were Johnny Knoxville and James Vanderbeek.

 

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