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Post by hbk48942 on Mon 16 Dec 2013, 11:09 pm

for example ,you being shown on the news or one your friends being out with someone famous.

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Post by kingraf on Mon 16 Dec 2013, 11:25 pm

I was on FTA TV in the S.A. once. My school was in some national game show and I represented it. I work in media so my colleagues are all famous if that counts
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Post by ONETWOFOREVER on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 7:38 am

My 2nd cousin is ex middleweight champ Julian Jackson

Went to collage with Noel Clark


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Post by dummy_half on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 10:24 am

Slightly tenuous but a good one:

My wife's grandad built Steptoe's cart.

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Post by sodhat on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 12:34 pm

I went to school with Frankie from The Saturdays, and when she was in S Club Juniors she sat her exams with that Calvin bloke coming along too.

I'll just give you all a moment to get your jaws up from off the floor.

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Post by ONETWOFOREVER on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 1:00 pm

sodhat wrote:I went to school with Frankie from The Saturdays, and when she was in S Club Juniors she sat her exams with that Calvin bloke coming along too.

I'll just give you all a moment to get your jaws up from off the floor.


Calvin Harris????????

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Post by VDT on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 1:36 pm

My Grandad was on the design team for the "Starbar"

I'm an Election officer so have been in the local papers a few times in the lead up to Elections
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Post by ONETWOFOREVER on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 2:32 pm

TopHat has been on crimewatch a few times.

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Post by VDT on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 2:52 pm

I used to work with Matt Dawson's grandad and my neighbour next door but one is Jason Koumas's cousin
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Post by Mat on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 6:39 pm

I went to School with Cher Lloyd, off of X-Factor from a few years back.

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Post by ShahenshahG on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 7:08 pm

ONETWOFOREVER wrote:TopHat has been on crimewatch a few times.

Why haven't you killed him for grassing you up a few times?

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Post by ONETWOFOREVER on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 8:11 pm

ShahenshahG wrote:
ONETWOFOREVER wrote:TopHat has been on crimewatch a few times.

Why haven't you killed him for grassing you up a few times?





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Post by seanmichaels on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 8:52 am

I am in the Index of a best selling autobiography

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Post by Galted on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 11:20 am

I've got a long-sleeve Aston Villa strip.
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Post by JuliusHMarx on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 11:46 am

seanmichaels wrote:I am in the Index of a best selling autobiography

Whose?

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Post by TopHat24/7 on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 12:08 pm

ONETWOFOREVER wrote:TopHat has been on crimewatch a few times.

Lol, no, but I was interviewed by and shown on the local news when I was about 10....

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Post by JuliusHMarx on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 12:15 pm

Caledonian Craig has published 2 books. That's a reasonable claim to fame.

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Post by seanmichaels on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 12:26 pm

JuliusHMarx wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:I am in the Index of a best selling autobiography

Whose?

I'm not doing a Coxy. Couple of awful mugshots of me in it as well, and an entertaining anecdote.

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Post by JuliusHMarx on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 12:31 pm

I wouldn't want you to do a Coxy sean, whatever a Coxy is!

Is it a sporting book? If so, which sport?

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Post by sodhat on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 12:31 pm

ONETWOFOREVER wrote:
sodhat wrote:I went to school with Frankie from The Saturdays, and when she was in S Club Juniors she sat her exams with that Calvin bloke coming along too.

I'll just give you all a moment to get your jaws up from off the floor.


Calvin Harris????????

No, not Calvin Harris. I'm from London, not Scotland. It was the Calvin from S Club Juniors.

Bet he's glad he sat them exams now, his music career had already peaked before he hit puberty.

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Post by Mind the windows Tino. on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 12:47 pm

seanmichaels wrote:
JuliusHMarx wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:I am in the Index of a best selling autobiography

Whose?

I'm not doing a Coxy. Couple of awful mugshots of me in it as well, and an entertaining anecdote.

I know what book it is. I won't disclose it, but I am going to have a look in the library and see how ugly you are.

Mind the windows Tino.
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Post by superflyweight on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 1:03 pm

Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:
JuliusHMarx wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:I am in the Index of a best selling autobiography

Whose?

I'm not doing a Coxy. Couple of awful mugshots of me in it as well, and an entertaining anecdote.

I know what book it is.  I won't disclose it, but I am going to have a look in the library and see how ugly you are.

Is it Natalie Cassidy's book?

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Post by Mind the windows Tino. on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 1:05 pm

superflyweight wrote:
Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:
JuliusHMarx wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:I am in the Index of a best selling autobiography

Whose?

I'm not doing a Coxy. Couple of awful mugshots of me in it as well, and an entertaining anecdote.

I know what book it is.  I won't disclose it, but I am going to have a look in the library and see how ugly you are.

Is it Natalie Cassidy's book?  

Under the chapter - 'The lowest ebb of my life'.

Mind the windows Tino.
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Post by superflyweight on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 1:09 pm

and in brackets "(I should have just blown the trumpet)".

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Post by seanmichaels on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 1:09 pm

Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:
JuliusHMarx wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:I am in the Index of a best selling autobiography

Whose?

I'm not doing a Coxy. Couple of awful mugshots of me in it as well, and an entertaining anecdote.

I know what book it is.  I won't disclose it, but I am going to have a look in the library and see how ugly you are.

I was a relatively ugly duckling.... You won't know which one is me though.

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Post by Mind the windows Tino. on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 1:11 pm

seanmichaels wrote:
Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:
JuliusHMarx wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:I am in the Index of a best selling autobiography

Whose?

I'm not doing a Coxy. Couple of awful mugshots of me in it as well, and an entertaining anecdote.

I know what book it is.  I won't disclose it, but I am going to have a look in the library and see how ugly you are.

I was a relatively ugly duckling.... You won't know which one is me though.

I know roughly what you look like. According to you, you like like that German football manager whose name escapes me or Daniel Vettori.

You won't be that hard to pick out. There can't be that many pictures in the book.

Mind the windows Tino.
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Post by superflyweight on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 1:13 pm

Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:
Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:
JuliusHMarx wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:I am in the Index of a best selling autobiography

Whose?

I'm not doing a Coxy. Couple of awful mugshots of me in it as well, and an entertaining anecdote.

I know what book it is.  I won't disclose it, but I am going to have a look in the library and see how ugly you are.

I was a relatively ugly duckling.... You won't know which one is me though.

I know roughly what you look like.  According to you, you like like that German football manager whose name escapes me or Daniel Vettori.

You won't be that hard to pick out.  There can't be that many pictures in the book.

Unless the book is Jimmy Saville's "Pictures Of My Victims".

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Post by Mind the windows Tino. on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 1:15 pm

superflyweight wrote:
Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:
Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:
JuliusHMarx wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:I am in the Index of a best selling autobiography

Whose?

I'm not doing a Coxy. Couple of awful mugshots of me in it as well, and an entertaining anecdote.

I know what book it is.  I won't disclose it, but I am going to have a look in the library and see how ugly you are.

I was a relatively ugly duckling.... You won't know which one is me though.

I know roughly what you look like.  According to you, you like like that German football manager whose name escapes me or Daniel Vettori.

You won't be that hard to pick out.  There can't be that many pictures in the book.

Unless the book is Jimmy Saville's "Pictures Of My Victims".  

Under the chapter - 'My favourite ever conquest'.

Mind the windows Tino.
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Post by seanmichaels on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 1:16 pm

Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:
Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:
JuliusHMarx wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:I am in the Index of a best selling autobiography

Whose?

I'm not doing a Coxy. Couple of awful mugshots of me in it as well, and an entertaining anecdote.

I know what book it is.  I won't disclose it, but I am going to have a look in the library and see how ugly you are.

I was a relatively ugly duckling.... You won't know which one is me though.

I know roughly what you look like.  According to you, you like like that German football manager whose name escapes me or Daniel Vettori.

You won't be that hard to pick out.  There can't be that many pictures in the book.

Well i didn't have glasses or a beard then?

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Post by Mind the windows Tino. on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 1:16 pm

seanmichaels wrote:
Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:
Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:
JuliusHMarx wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:I am in the Index of a best selling autobiography

Whose?

I'm not doing a Coxy. Couple of awful mugshots of me in it as well, and an entertaining anecdote.

I know what book it is.  I won't disclose it, but I am going to have a look in the library and see how ugly you are.

I was a relatively ugly duckling.... You won't know which one is me though.

I know roughly what you look like.  According to you, you like like that German football manager whose name escapes me or Daniel Vettori.

You won't be that hard to pick out.  There can't be that many pictures in the book.

Well i didn't have glasses or a beard then?

Did you have a full set of teeth?

Mind the windows Tino.
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Post by superflyweight on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 1:21 pm

Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
superflyweight wrote:
Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:
Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:
JuliusHMarx wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:I am in the Index of a best selling autobiography

Whose?

I'm not doing a Coxy. Couple of awful mugshots of me in it as well, and an entertaining anecdote.

I know what book it is.  I won't disclose it, but I am going to have a look in the library and see how ugly you are.

I was a relatively ugly duckling.... You won't know which one is me though.

I know roughly what you look like.  According to you, you like like that German football manager whose name escapes me or Daniel Vettori.

You won't be that hard to pick out.  There can't be that many pictures in the book.

Unless the book is Jimmy Saville's "Pictures Of My Victims".  

Under the chapter - 'My favourite ever conquest'.

No - "the Lowest Ebb of my Life"

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Post by seanmichaels on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 1:24 pm

At least start with Galted.....

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Post by Steffan on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 2:36 pm

I threw up in Cardiff once and just missed Craig Bellemys shoe who was doing a wide diversion to avoid me

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Post by The Fourth Lion on Thu 19 Dec 2013, 6:49 pm

How's this for topical, then..........

Back in 1977, I was the Quartermaster on the gangway of my ship, alongside in Rio de Janiero.   Tied up outboard of us was HMS Danae.  At one point, a rather scruffy looking civvy came across the gangway from Danae and scarpered ashore, down our shoreside gangway a bit sharpish.   Moments later, our phone rang and we were told to close the gangway immediately.  

Within seconds, the Master at Arms from Danae arrived, looking rather agitated and asked if anybody had gone ashore in the last few minutes.  We told him about the civvy.   He didn't seem at all pleased.

It turns out that the civvy was Ronnie Biggs.   He had been invited onto the Danae by a group of Radio Operators from that ship who took him (incognito) down their mess, gave him beer and got autographs and photos with him.   He was onboard for a good forty minutes or so, enjoying tins of Double Diamond and loving it.

http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2009/apr/20/simon-hoggart-mr-biggs

The story goes that he was really anxious at first about coming onto a Royal Navy warship, and therefore putting himself on British territory, but the lure of the beer was too much.  Anybody who has drunk Brazilian beer will know where he was coming from.  

He was recognised by somebody who went to alert the Regulators  (ship's 'police') and it was at that point that Ronnie realised he'd better get off his mark.  

A part of the lore of this incident is that it is believed to be the original source of the phrase  "Good 'ere, innit?"  The story goes that on about his third tinny, Ronnie was well relaxed.  He looked around the mess and said  "Good 'ere, innit?  I wish I'd joined up when I was a lad."   When Danae got back to Guzz (Plymouth), the RO's mess had a batch of tee shirts printed with a picture of Ronnie Biggs on the front and the caption  "Good 'ere innit?   Ronnie says so."

The Captain of HMS Danae was not impressed.

My part in it all..?   Well, I was the Quartermaster and so had the opportunity to challenge this civvy who was unaccompanied by any service personnel and was clearly in a rush to get ashore.  Visitors to ships, especially expat Brits, in foreign ports are commonplace, but they should be accompanied by their hosts at all times.  Had I challenged him I might have delayed him long enough to be arrested by the (by now) pursuing regulators.  

Perhaps I missed my chance at a moment in history.  On the other hand, I might have got boshed over the head with an iron bar.  

Sailors still talk about the incident today.  See link below.

http://www.navy-net.co.uk/diamond-lils/48219-ronnie-biggs-danae.html
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Post by Galted on Thu 19 Dec 2013, 7:00 pm

The Fourth Lion wrote:How's this for topical, then..........

Back in 1977, I was the Quartermaster on the gangway of my ship, alongside in Rio de Janiero.   Tied up outboard of us was HMS Danae.  At one point, a rather scruffy looking civvy came across the gangway from Danae and scarpered ashore, down our shoreside gangway a bit sharpish.   Moments later, our phone rang and we were told to close the gangway immediately.  

Within seconds, the Master at Arms from Danae arrived, looking rather agitated and asked if anybody had gone ashore in the last few minutes.  We told him about the civvy.   He didn't seem at all pleased.

It turns out that the civvy was Ronnie Biggs.   He had been invited onto the Danae by a group of Radio Operators from that ship who took him (incognito) down their mess, gave him beer and got autographs and photos with him.   He was onboard for a good forty minutes or so, enjoying tins of Double Diamond and loving it.

http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2009/apr/20/simon-hoggart-mr-biggs

The story goes that he was really anxious at first about coming onto a Royal Navy warship, and therefore putting himself on British territory, but the lure of the beer was too much.  Anybody who has drunk Brazilian beer will know where he was coming from.  

He was recognised by somebody who went to alert the Regulators  (ship's 'police') and it was at that point that Ronnie realised he'd better get off his mark.  

A part of the lore of this incident is that it is believed to be the original source of the phrase  "Good 'ere, innit?"  The story goes that on about his third tinny, Ronnie was well relaxed.  He looked around the mess and said  "Good 'ere, innit?  I wish I'd joined up when I was a lad."   When Danae got back to Guzz (Plymouth), the RO's mess had a batch of tee shirts printed with a picture of Ronnie Biggs on the front and the caption  "Good 'ere innit?   Ronnie says so."

The Captain of HMS Danae was not impressed.

My part in it all..?   Well, I was the Quartermaster and so had the opportunity to challenge this civvy who was unaccompanied by any service personnel and was clearly in a rush to get ashore.  Visitors to ships, especially expat Brits,  in foreign ports are commonplace, but they should be accompanied by their hosts at all times.  Had I challenged him I might have delayed him long enough to be arrested by the (by now) pursuing regulators.  

Perhaps I missed my chance at a moment in history.  On the other hand, I might have got boshed over the head with an iron bar.  

Sailors still talk about the incident today.  See link below.

http://www.navy-net.co.uk/diamond-lils/48219-ronnie-biggs-danae.html


I guess Fourth Lion wins unless anyone on 606v2 witnessed the birth of Christ or wrote the Harry Potter series.
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Post by ShahenshahG on Thu 19 Dec 2013, 7:04 pm

I picked up tophat for two reps

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Post by TopHat24/7 on Fri 20 Dec 2013, 2:30 pm

ShahenshahG wrote:I picked up tophat for two reps

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Post by Guest on Fri 20 Dec 2013, 5:43 pm

Like Four Lions, I could have stopped a dangerous criminal.  I went to see Earthtone9 years agp and had to endure Lostprophets and their Welsh Limp Bizkit bull. I drunkenly hurled abuse at them for the duration of their set and had they done an encore I could have cheerfully killed Ian Watkins. Opportunity missed.

I'm also genuinely in the Guinness Book of Records for taking part in a drumming event in Manchester in July 2012

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Post by guildfordbat on Sun 22 Dec 2013, 1:47 pm

The Fourth Lion wrote:How's this for topical, then..........

Back in 1977, I was the Quartermaster on the gangway of my ship, alongside in Rio de Janiero.   Tied up outboard of us was HMS Danae.  At one point, a rather scruffy looking civvy came across the gangway from Danae and scarpered ashore, down our shoreside gangway a bit sharpish.   Moments later, our phone rang and we were told to close the gangway immediately.  

Within seconds, the Master at Arms from Danae arrived, looking rather agitated and asked if anybody had gone ashore in the last few minutes.  We told him about the civvy.   He didn't seem at all pleased.

It turns out that the civvy was Ronnie Biggs.   He had been invited onto the Danae by a group of Radio Operators from that ship who took him (incognito) down their mess, gave him beer and got autographs and photos with him.   He was onboard for a good forty minutes or so, enjoying tins of Double Diamond and loving it.

http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2009/apr/20/simon-hoggart-mr-biggs

The story goes that he was really anxious at first about coming onto a Royal Navy warship, and therefore putting himself on British territory, but the lure of the beer was too much.  Anybody who has drunk Brazilian beer will know where he was coming from.  

He was recognised by somebody who went to alert the Regulators  (ship's 'police') and it was at that point that Ronnie realised he'd better get off his mark.  

A part of the lore of this incident is that it is believed to be the original source of the phrase  "Good 'ere, innit?"  The story goes that on about his third tinny, Ronnie was well relaxed.  He looked around the mess and said  "Good 'ere, innit?  I wish I'd joined up when I was a lad."   When Danae got back to Guzz (Plymouth), the RO's mess had a batch of tee shirts printed with a picture of Ronnie Biggs on the front and the caption  "Good 'ere innit?   Ronnie says so."

The Captain of HMS Danae was not impressed.

My part in it all..?   Well, I was the Quartermaster and so had the opportunity to challenge this civvy who was unaccompanied by any service personnel and was clearly in a rush to get ashore.  Visitors to ships, especially expat Brits,  in foreign ports are commonplace, but they should be accompanied by their hosts at all times.  Had I challenged him I might have delayed him long enough to be arrested by the (by now) pursuing regulators.  

Perhaps I missed my chance at a moment in history.  On the other hand, I might have got boshed over the head with an iron bar.  

Sailors still talk about the incident today.  See link below.

http://www.navy-net.co.uk/diamond-lils/48219-ronnie-biggs-danae.html

You ratbag, Lion.  Wink 

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Post by kingraf on Sun 22 Dec 2013, 8:50 pm

Can't believe this escaped me, but my uncle was a general who got a state funeral in Zimbabwe and he's life + times were shown on CNN around August. Never met the man, but we are family, and nothing beats a state funeral, even one sanctioned by a dictatorial despot
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