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» Celebrities part II

Simon Pegg
Sorry, can't bad mouth the man, instead a nice story about him.
This must have been in between Spaced and his rise to semi mega stardom. Sat in a pub in Finsbury Park with several people when my sister's friend did the whole 'whisper to make it seem less conspicuous, but then the whole table shuts up to hear what they were trying to say and makes it even more obvious than ever' and pointed him out.
Poor fella, just sat there with his friend, having a quiet pint. I'd had a few, so I thought I'd go and tell him just what I thought of Spaced.
Over I stroll, 'are you Simon Pegg?', looming over him (I'm about 6'3", so when some one is sat down, it's tricky not to loom). Looking up rather nervously, his answer was affirmative. 'Good, just wanted to say to you, I bloody loved Spaced, awesome show'.
Nervous look turned quickly to a much more relaxed smile, and we spent a few minutes talking about it, and he told me how they were one of the first people outside of Star Wars to be able to use the music, (used towards the end of season two, one of my favourite homages ever www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s4Hz5WRdtM&feature=PlayList&p=65568511959F9E42&index=36 about 7.30 mins in).
He was a pleasure to talk to, and it really seemed like Spaced was a labor of love for him.
Top bloke

Also have spent some time with Zoe Wannamaker, and blew up her christmas lights (no, that's not a euphemism), all brought about by going out with her step daughter for a few months. Again, a very lovely lady.
(Fri 9th Oct 2009, 20:44, More)

» Best Graffiti Ever

Another white van
The best variation I've ever seen on the theme
was on a large white transit, and someone had written

'If you think this is dirty, you should see the video of me, your wife and the dog'
(Thu 3rd May 2007, 22:29, More)

» Best Graffiti Ever

A ninja....
Toilets at sussex uni library. The only graffiti in this cubicle I believe. In big, black letters, it simply said

'A ninja must be Zen'

(Thu 3rd May 2007, 21:59, More)

» Never Meet Your Heroes

Short but sweet
Just re-read the question, and got it all back to front but who cares? Anyway, most of my heroes tend to be shorter than me (6'3") so none of them have been unpleasant as yet, so I've only got nice things to say.
Met a few, well, I say met, vaguely said hello to is more like it.
Ant and Dec were both short, and very polite, smiley and nice. I believe one was experimenting with facial hair, which oddly made him look even younger. Not really heroes, but a certain respect, I mean, who didn't love 'let's get ready to rumble'?
Some one mentioned Johnny Depp being nice, and I can second that, due to him meeting my Aunt. She was the doctor on call when he was filming the Libertines in Wales and he had an ear infection. Started talking about family, and he invited her, my uncle and their five daughters to come and meet him on set the next day. So, as the young girls are being shown the set, having no idea what's coming up, who should stroll through the doors but Mr Depp himself, spots my aunt, calls out to her, gives her a huge smile and proceeds to have a good old natter.
Apparently one of my cousins couldn't actually raise her hand to say hello to him, she was that shocked and awed.
My uncle said he was a nice fella. Made me feel all warm that, some one you really hope is as great as they are on screen and turns out not to disappoint in the slightest.
Meet kila kela on many occasions, and he is never less than a very nice man. Bloody good beat boxer to boot.

So, like the weasle, the cherry has popped,and I didn't even answer the question right, quality!
(Thu 25th May 2006, 23:44, More)

» The Soundtrack of your Life

War of the Worlds
The Jeff Waynes musical version.....
My dad played it to me when I was but a nipper (under 10 years old or so), scared the crap out of me. Could barely listen to it if I was on my own, had to keep pausing it and finding a parent to console me, and may have directly lead to the practice of me carrying a stick on the way up to my bedroom, in order to defend myself against any invading Aliens. Of course, thinking about it, sneezing on them would have done more good, if the story is to be believed, but to a young firemonkey, a big stick was the best form of defense.
Still get goosebumps today every time I hear the opening bars of 'The Eve Of War', amazing piece of music, and managed to see the live show at the O2 arena a couple of years ago, good times.
In fact, think I'll go and have a listen now....

Oh, and just as a 'desert island discs' thing, the Squarepusher remix of 'scratch yer head' by DJ Food www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0m4mOZgBUk is one of my all time favs, heard it on a snowboarding holiday over a decade ago, and I still love it. Fantastic track, especially from 4.00 mins in.
(Wed 3rd Feb 2010, 19:02, More)
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