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Rob writes, "My photoshop claim to fame: the way the crop tool greys out the rest of the image? That was my idea. I sent it to the Abobe features request thing back in ooh probably about 1998. (After spending a frustrating day cropping images for a dull
website, and wishing the tool worked better.)"

What crappy claims to fame can you make?

(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 12:49)
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Exciting life I lead
Front Row, Romsey Abbey, Songs of Praise, 1984, not singing. Beat that you losers.

My mum's Great Aunt's son's wife's cousin is somehow related to the Dimblebeys - That is 2 nil to me.

During the late 80's my mum was chummy with the head of local dyselxic society. They invented a test to prove whether you were or not. I was the guinea pig. This test later got taken up by the govt. So if you took a test and it says you were dylesxic, it means that you are but only compared to me........ha ha - 3:0?

Beat that suckas.
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:48, Reply)
I shagged Jasper Carrot's daughter on her parent's jeep bonnet
outside their villa in Menorca.

Thankfully she looks more like her mum. I know this because she came out to tell her daughter that she'd "had enough". Something I feel I was better positioned to judge.
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:48, Reply)
My mum is an event organiser,
therefore I have met several celebs, but I think my most memorable occasion would have to be rubbing moisturising lotion into Elton John's hand so that it would be easy to slide off a wax copy of his hand. He's a total midget. I was about 11 at the time and I was still taller than him by a good three inches.
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:40, Reply)
Really pathetic claim to fame.....
I'm afraid the only thing that constitutes a claim to fame is that I beat up the farmers son who was "alleged" to have started the whole foot and mouth debacle.

He called me a cnut and a geek. One of those is true.*

*Ok... maybe both
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:38, Reply)
If this counts, I went to school with a rather weird guy who was in my class, few years later, i'm told from one of my old classmates to look at the news, inside was the weird kid's mugshot after being arrested in a paedophilia sting..idiot tried to "buy a 9 year old" for sex in a hotel, he offered her beanie babies though..He was front page on the sun, under the headline "CRAZY!!"
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:37, Reply)
I fixed an internet poll
on the rockalltimes website, they'd not implemented any form of vote verification so being the bored little sod I was decided to fix this poll to ensure that Jamie Oliver rather than Bono would be considered to be "acting as human shield against imperialist aggression in far-flung Iraq." Sadly the proposal was never put into action by the site but it did force them to write an editorial about who won.
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:37, Reply)
and i was generally seen floating around the background of most the anti-war footage in bournemouth, the one time i ended up anywhere near the camera; it stopped before it got to me, as the guy next to me had decided it would be fun to insert "FUCKING :@" at various intervals throughout the chants

(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:36, Reply)
Larry Joh.
Hmmmmm... I got my line 'Larry Joh Jim Bobby the Cheese' in the Bulletin Board section of the local paper. They now have a catagory named after it. The dumbest one, unsuprisingly, full of random old people's crap.
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:36, Reply)
i have;
met the chuckle brothers

met ant and dec (when they were pj and duncan)

had photos published and hung all over the place!

worked for THE THRILLS! and other shitty things; BUT THE THRILLS!


and am still present in a frame at my secondary school (a few years ago), pulling a very very silly grin pretending to have just seen my gcse results. humph.
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:32, Reply)
Games testing interview
I went for a job interview at Creative Assebly when they were making Shogun Total War.

The keys they had set up for the game were crap and so was the mouse control. After changing the keys and telling the programmer what would make the mouse better (fixed in an hour, very impressive) Most of the things got to the final version.
Didn’t get a credit.
Didn’t get the job.

Still bitter.

(FYI The Crypt in Hastings is nasty. Fact)
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:32, Reply)
Would you have thought
this page of mine actually has a use
Complete with newspaper clippings of fame id, car crash and jumping from ski lift

you will have to exuse the rest of the crap that appears to be my site

come to think of it these hardly count as claims to 'fame'...
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:29, Reply)
My dad's old dentist
was DJ Tony Blackburn's dad.

100% fact!
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:29, Reply)

I am Jack Osbourne.

And I just punched a guy who followed me around Soho for 10 minutes offering me blowjobs. I made him cry like a bitch.
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:26, Reply)
I used to do some video editing for BBC News North West. One day, I got the audio levels wrong on a short news piece, causing Gordon Burns (the presenter) to hesitate. Gordon missed his autocue timing, and the video insert ended before the director cut back to the studio, resulting in several million people watching a black screen for a second or so.

(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:26, Reply)
I was on Blue Peter
singing Hark the Herald Angels Sing with my (and a few other) primary school.

This was when Mark Curry was presenting, probably about 20 years ago (Jesus fucking wept I feel old all of a sudden).
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:24, Reply)
Adam Rickett
I was beaten up by Adam Rickett in Nottingham.
(the ex-coronation street/gay popstar bloke)

well - it wasnt adam ricket.. it was a lookalike..

actually it wasnt even a lookalike - just someone we shouted ADAM RICKETT at..
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:23, Reply)
Not me but.......
My Dad's claim(s) to fame is that he was once the boss of Noel Edmunds, circa 1974. My dad on the wheels of steel, Noel MC'ing....I have pictures too and everything....
He was also involved in a game of poker in the 70's with Sigmund Freund's brother...who apparrently owes him money still.
And on Tuesday on FiveLive radio, there twas a Yankee futureologist(sp?) on in the afternoon show with a case of cranial-rectal syndrome (called Ray something or other). I know him I do - Well sorta - He's my dad's first wife's second husband, who I met once. Ha!
I wish my claim to fame was that I knew the person who wrote the "I love Horses" jingle - Had that stuck in my head for 4 months I did. But I don't. Double noo woo.... = (
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:23, Reply)
DNA Fingerprinting
Alec Jeffreys was one of my lecturers when he perfected the technique for obtaining 'DNA fingerprints' from tissue samples.

I said to him "'Ere Alec - you want to look at varying the Ph balance in the electrophoresis gel you're using, you'll get clearer results!"
"Great idea, Simon." he said.

The rest is history.
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:22, Reply)
I once supplied
a large bag of 'sticky icky icky' (thanks snoop) to a midly famous tv presenter, she did Robot Wars, and now does teh god show on sunday.
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:20, Reply)
Think you don't know me? Think again...
You know when you wake up in the morning after a night on the piss and it tastes like someone shit in your mouth?

That was me.
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:19, Reply)
I had the first
pint of Guinness served at the Guinness brewery (in Dublin) of the new millennium. Total accident too.
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:16, Reply)
Remember that ITV/Channel 4 programme called 'World in Action'?
I was on it, they came to my junior school and filmed for a few days about bullying and they interviewed me.
AND the other day i was on the news because they were doing a piece on how mumps has suddenly had a massive outbreak in coventry because the nhs 'forgot' to give everyone who is now aged 15-25 booster jabs. i was standing in the queue waiting for my jab.
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:16, Reply)
1) I used to work with
Paul from S Club 7 in the same restaurant. He had the worst mini in the world and we would sometimes drive round listening to Rage Against The Machine.
2)My ancestors invented Sugar Soap and then sold it to British Salt.
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:16, Reply)
Not sure I should admit this, but
I appeared on Top Of The Pops a few weeks ago. In the middle of an interview with some guy, there's a rainbow hat popping up and down randomly in the background. Tis me.
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:02, Reply)
West end boy in a wankhole club in hastings
In the late 1990's I was casually supping my snakebite and black in a dive of a club in Hastings called the Crypt (which was the only 'clubbing' option for those without buckled shoes, a ben sherman shirt and a penchant for knifing people in arcades) when I saw Pet Shop Boys frontman Neil Tenant. This was a big deal in Hastings and a crowd soon formed around the aging homosexual pop icon. I promptly waded my way through the crowd to bask in his celebrity when a cunning but odd idea formed in my head. As he turned around to sign an autograph I slapped his baldpatch and ran off into the night.

For some reason I felt elated.
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:01, Reply)
Early 80's...
... I met Ted Malt and shook his hand (WHO? I hear you ask) he was the guy that used to do the Everest Double Glazing adverts. Later that year he shot himself, (it wasn't anything to do with me!)

Also my dad designed the Don Amot King of Caravan advert (80's again), that people in the midlands will know. But he does'nt talk about it.

Not suprisingly.

*No apologises for cock size*
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:01, Reply)
Claim to fame
My claim to fame was to make ice cream vans only play their jingle when they had run out of ice cream, circa 1976.

Had to be done ;-)
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 13:00, Reply)
i once had to photoshop
halle berrys armpit, and smooth out the pit stubble. berry approved of my work on her pit. yay.
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 12:59, Reply)
second post fame
smaller woohoo!

my dad sacked mark owen and told him to "sod off and be a popstar".
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 12:55, Reply)
First post fame
(, Thu 24 Feb 2005, 12:52, Reply)

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