Just met Cher and Clint Eastwood.

  • DrobUA

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    Jul 06, 2010 5:56 AM GMT
    What an odd combination of dinner guests....
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    Jul 06, 2010 6:08 AM GMT
    Where at?
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    Jul 06, 2010 8:34 AM GMT
    set "snarky sarcastic bitchy cranky curmudgeon mode" = on
    At a place called "Whoop-de-fucking-do"?
    set "snarky sarcastic bitchy cranky curmudgeon mode" = off

    What's so attractive about "Celebrity"?. I don't understand why people get all excited over someone who is "famous" or even "infamous". Celebrities shit, have b.o., and put on their clothes just like the rest of us. And, from my observations, they seem to have more drama and problems than I do (and I have multiple crisis I'm working through at this time).

    Can you guys clue me in on why I'm so clueless as to the attraction of "celebrity"?

    Sorry if this came across as a slam, Drob. I'm just scratching my head as to why it's important when we meet a celebrity, and why it's important to tell the world about it? The bigger issue in my mind is our general human nature to be intrigued by celebrity.

    I guess my years in Hospitality catering to "celebrities", my years in business catering to "CxO's", public policy makers, elected officials, and such, have left me feeling quite "meh" about fame and celebrity, those who have it, and those who clamor after it.

    Educate me if you will.

    Aloha and Be Well!
    Alan


    P.S. I haven't owned a TV in nearly 10 years...by choice.
  • DrobUA

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    Jul 06, 2010 8:45 AM GMT
    Trust me neither of them are of any interest to me, I just thought it was a weird pair. It was at a family friends house in Maui.
  • tazzari

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    Jul 06, 2010 3:31 PM GMT
    I'm with GAMerican, but...

    Having worked all my life in sports, I've met some sports celebrities, and one or two of them became very good friends. The difference here may be that in sports, celebrity implies achievement, rather than, say, inherited good looks, which, combined with a willingness to take of one's shirt = fame.

    I'm deeply fortunate in that one friend turned into a celebrity, and one celebrity turned into a friend. Josh Thompson and Thomas Wassberg, if there are any sufficiently ancient x-c skiers lurking around here. And I'll be it's the first time either of them has been mentioned on a gay site! icon_biggrin.gif

    Nat
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    Jul 06, 2010 4:34 PM GMT
    DrobUA saidWhat an odd combination of dinner guests....


    I always get those 2 mixed up...icon_redface.gif
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    Jul 06, 2010 5:13 PM GMT
    I guess I can fashion a bored "so what". But I won't.

    It's like saying you have been to New York City, but never went up the Empire State Building because that's "...so last year...."

    The Empire State Building is an icon.

    Cher and Clint are icons. I would have LOVED to have met them. I would have told them both how much I have enjoyed their portrayals over the years.

    I would have had a tough time NOT asking them for autographs. (But I would have had more class than to do that!!)
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    Jul 06, 2010 5:21 PM GMT
    DrobUA saidWhat an odd combination of dinner guests....


    So, what is Clint Eastwood like in a casual setting, and how would you compare his manner or behavior with that of a typical 80-year-old man? Would you say that he acts his age?
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    Jul 06, 2010 6:32 PM GMT
    I would love to meet CHER! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 06, 2010 6:33 PM GMT
    im enough celebrity on my own, adding another would be overkill.