List of famous MeFites? April 18, 2007 6:09 PM   Subscribe

Is there a list of famous MeFites? I know Adam Savage is here. Just curious who else is around. Not looking to out anyone who prefers anonymity.
posted by desjardins to MetaFilter-Related at 6:09 PM (181 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

1. Me.
2. that desjardins character, who provoked such mirth in MetaTalk.
posted by yhbc at 6:17 PM on April 18, 2007


Previously.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:24 PM on April 18, 2007


Steve Wozniak posted once.

Do "famous on the internet" people count? There are a lot of those here. Anil Dash, Jason Kottke, etc. -- I bet someone has a comprehensive list.
posted by danb at 6:25 PM on April 18, 2007


How famous is "famous"? I've had articles published in WSJ Online, but I'm not a household name.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 6:28 PM on April 18, 2007


Oh and if somebody's feeling bored this would make for an excellent page on the MeFi wiki so that people can add to it when they remember or run into (pseudo-)celebrities.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:29 PM on April 18, 2007


How famous is "famous"?

If you have to ask...
posted by Aloysius Bear at 6:37 PM on April 18, 2007 [4 favorites]


Well, I'm famous here, but utterly oscure elsewhere. It's reslted in the downsides of fame (resentment, accusations of irrelevance) but little of the upside (free drugs, groupies), so take it or leave it.
posted by jonmc at 6:43 PM on April 18, 2007


I'm the very devil himself.
posted by Divine_Wino at 6:56 PM on April 18, 2007


"Modern Cake" named me one of the hot 200 back in '04, yet I'm unranked in "Batter Weekly".
Oh-- I just made a movie with Kevin Spacey, but it won't be out until next year.
No lie.
posted by Dizzy at 6:59 PM on April 18, 2007


Eh. You're a minor harpy at best.
posted by jonmc at 7:00 PM on April 18, 2007


Are you a meat puppet or do you actually work, Dizzy?
posted by Mister_A at 7:01 PM on April 18, 2007


*wipes gristle off forearm*
posted by jonmc at 7:02 PM on April 18, 2007


jommc, I will send you some free drugs. You cool with expired Advil?
posted by Mister_A at 7:03 PM on April 18, 2007


I'm not sure I understand your question, Mr_A...?
posted by Dizzy at 7:03 PM on April 18, 2007


I'm not sure I understand ANYTHING in this thread, BUT I LIKE IT!
posted by wendell at 7:04 PM on April 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


More bell-ends than legends, I fear.
posted by Abiezer at 7:05 PM on April 18, 2007


Oh, also, don't forget Mefi User Sites.
posted by Rhomboid at 7:06 PM on April 18, 2007


Everybody's famous to fifteen people, innit.
posted by adamgreenfield at 7:06 PM on April 18, 2007


jommc, I will send you some free drugs. You cool with expired Advil?

I'd prefer some freebase Anacin, but whatever ya got, man.
posted by jonmc at 7:08 PM on April 18, 2007


The Icelandic equivalent of Chuck Norris jokes are about me.
posted by Kattullus at 7:09 PM on April 18, 2007 [3 favorites]


Oh and if somebody's feeling bored this would make for an excellent page on the MeFi wiki so that people can add to it when they remember or run into (pseudo-)celebrities.

Let's make this dream a reality.
posted by chrismear at 7:12 PM on April 18, 2007


One of my perl scripts was on slashdot.
posted by boo_radley at 7:17 PM on April 18, 2007


I'm kind of a big deal. People know me.

My cat was in a tv commercial seen by millions. That's got to count for something.
posted by birdherder at 7:33 PM on April 18, 2007


I can't figure out how to edit that wiki page.

But don't forget about John Hodgman.
posted by roll truck roll at 7:36 PM on April 18, 2007


I heard that Alexyss Tylor lectured here once.
posted by AwkwardPause at 7:44 PM on April 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


What, no Miguel?

And what kind of lame-ass wiki page is read-only?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:45 PM on April 18, 2007


I had a top ten hit on the Belgian pop charts in 1984.
posted by Pastabagel at 7:45 PM on April 18, 2007


Someone here's a former editor for a big Canadian city weekly (and it ain't me)... is that famous?
posted by furtive at 7:45 PM on April 18, 2007


Yeah, fucking everyone on Dancing with the Stars posts here regularly.

Jesus, why do you care?
posted by mediareport at 7:50 PM on April 18, 2007 [4 favorites]


I'm a teensy little bit famous if you obsessively watch the Maury Povich Show (hangs head in shame)
posted by dhammond at 7:53 PM on April 18, 2007


I was the TIME person of the year.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:53 PM on April 18, 2007 [8 favorites]


You too?
posted by yhbc at 7:55 PM on April 18, 2007


No one's succeeded in getting Jessamyn's Wikipedia page deleted yet, so I guess she counts.
posted by cillit bang at 7:56 PM on April 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


Duh, desjardins is Adam Savage's sock puppet. Jeez, he's an attention whore.
posted by Roger Dodger at 8:03 PM on April 18, 2007


Judging by that wiki page, our standards of what constitutes "famous" are beyond low. It is really kind of sad.
posted by ND¢ at 8:09 PM on April 18, 2007


Okay, I did my part editing the wiki. I really just added stuff that other people had mentioned in past threads, though.
posted by Rhomboid at 8:10 PM on April 18, 2007


dhammond: so, were you the father?
posted by boo_radley at 8:23 PM on April 18, 2007


I'm a footnote in the net.legends faq.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 8:24 PM on April 18, 2007


dhammond on Maury
posted by puke & cry at 8:27 PM on April 18, 2007 [2 favorites]


damn you have some moves, dhammond!
posted by YoBananaBoy at 8:35 PM on April 18, 2007


Haha, I can only wish that I had moves like that.
posted by dhammond at 8:47 PM on April 18, 2007


I'm Britney Spears.

More or less.
posted by Nabubrush at 8:50 PM on April 18, 2007


Just please be sure to let me know if this question ends up being about Mefites who are mortal enemies with Don Henley.

I mean, John Fogerty.
posted by miss lynnster at 8:52 PM on April 18, 2007


this guy = this guy

I believed in you, dhammond. I knew you weren't the father.
posted by roll truck roll at 8:52 PM on April 18, 2007


I'm not a celebrity, but I'm watching you right now.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:53 PM on April 18, 2007


I'm Spartacus.
posted by pompomtom at 8:54 PM on April 18, 2007


dhammond on Maury. I don't obsessively watch the Maury Povich Show, I just Google.
posted by iconomy at 8:54 PM on April 18, 2007


My fame is so highly evolved that I am very well known to a very small but select group of people.
posted by Floydd at 8:55 PM on April 18, 2007


I'm Britney Spears.

More or less.


no, not my sockpuppet
posted by lekvar at 8:57 PM on April 18, 2007


Wow, why is the furniture on that set made to look like their sitting on cushions in my grandmother's windowsills?
posted by Burhanistan at 8:57 PM on April 18, 2007


Google my real name and it will appear at the top two of the list. Does that make me famous? Maybe, but possibly only a little more than my Christian apologetics doppelganger who is number three on the list.

Muahahahaha.
posted by Mister Cheese at 8:59 PM on April 18, 2007


dhammond, do you curse a lot? The bleeps seemed... out of context.
posted by roll truck roll at 9:02 PM on April 18, 2007


I do curse a lot, but not on daytime TV (usually). Those bleeps were actually for the audience members.

That being said, it is more fun to pretend that I'm actually telling Maury to go fuck himself.
posted by dhammond at 9:07 PM on April 18, 2007


I'm jonson, you may know me from the jonsonblog, #1 result on Google for the phrase "Fucking Nerds"
posted by jonson at 9:07 PM on April 18, 2007


My mom says I'm famous.
posted by ORthey at 9:07 PM on April 18, 2007


Paris Hilton
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:14 PM on April 18, 2007


Ken Lay used to pop his head in from time to time, as well, although that was after his untimely demise. Were you after famous living mefites only?
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:15 PM on April 18, 2007


I also read somewhere (I forget where) that Steven C. Den Beste is actually Hitler. I haven't been able to verify this yet, as I live nowhere near Beaverton.
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:24 PM on April 18, 2007


I was famous long ago, for playing electric violin on Metafilter row.
posted by orthogonality at 9:25 PM on April 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm a pretty big wheel down in the Maintenance Dept., but I try not to let it go to my head.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:28 PM on April 18, 2007


My blog - when it existed - used to be the #1 Google result for 'Hunkmuffin'.
posted by Sparx at 9:37 PM on April 18, 2007


Also, I was Time's Person of the Year.
posted by boo_radley at 9:37 PM on April 18, 2007


My picture was in my company's annual report one year. I look totally hawt in safety glasses.
posted by Quietgal at 9:45 PM on April 18, 2007


But dhammond, I thought you were Darrell Hammond!
posted by wendell at 9:45 PM on April 18, 2007


I have two articles in The Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement. I think that actually made me less famous than I was otherwise.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 9:47 PM on April 18, 2007


My blog - when it existed - used to be the #1 Google result for 'Hunkmuffin'.

Ha! I used to be the number one result for 'Cargo Fart' but have since been bumped to #3.

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rls=DVFC,DVFC:1970--2,DVFC:en&q=%22cargo+fart%22
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:57 PM on April 18, 2007


Umm.. oops.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:58 PM on April 18, 2007


How famous is "famous"?

I was friends with Paracelsus. Top that.
posted by homunculus at 10:11 PM on April 18, 2007


I was fucking him.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:13 PM on April 18, 2007


*sound of bath-house door slamming shut.*
posted by Dizzy at 10:16 PM on April 18, 2007


My favorite once-semi-frequent Slate contributor is a member. I "outed" him, only to have him ask me to un-out him. But he's probably not very famous either.

It made me sad.
posted by Kwantsar at 10:39 PM on April 18, 2007


I am going to eat your soul.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:39 PM on April 18, 2007


Cells in research labs around the world, which were originally cultured from a tumor on my left ankle, are estimated to have a mass of 50,000kg. I think that makes me kind of a big deal.
posted by Good Brain at 10:47 PM on April 18, 2007 [3 favorites]


Dave Gorman is a member - but one of the "dropped in to post on a thread about him" type rather than a regular.
posted by greycap at 11:00 PM on April 18, 2007


I'm a member of MetaFilter, does that count?
posted by Totally Zanzibarin' Ya at 11:02 PM on April 18, 2007


I'd say so. After all, we're TV stars now.
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:34 PM on April 18, 2007


I met MacGyver once.
posted by granted at 11:43 PM on April 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


I once spoke to Pete Townshend on the phone at work...
posted by Samuel Farrow at 11:59 PM on April 18, 2007


Wilt Chamberlain's (clothed) ass once made contact with the back of my head.
posted by miss lynnster at 12:30 AM on April 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think this whole worship of celebrity is incredibly shallow. Am I the only one who could care less?

Gillian A., if you're a mefi member (OMG)--well, I still have a thing for you, I'm one of your biggest fans (biggest, as in circumferentially, but I figure you kinda dig that given your last husband). I'd be a fan even if you were just a slightly desperate community theater person stuck in a small dead-end Canadian town and not the amazing amazing amazing person you are. Plus I like your hair its natural color, and I promise not to mention the "X" word or the "S" word, though when things are going pretzel, that can't be held against me--unlike you (j/k). Your best work has been on the stage anyway even though I haven't seen any of it. My wife digs you too, if you're into it. Just let me know. [NOT STALKERIST]
posted by maxwelton at 12:48 AM on April 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


I know someone who knows someone who knows Alan McGee quite well.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 2:56 AM on April 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


Actually, Pooh Sticks aside, now that I think about it, I actually do. Scary.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 2:58 AM on April 19, 2007


If you have neither an Erdős number nor a Bacon number, you don't count.
posted by ardgedee at 4:20 AM on April 19, 2007


My Bacon number is 2.

If you want real fame, I have an article in the upcoming Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Zola.

Yes, I thought you would be impressed.
posted by Wolof at 4:23 AM on April 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


Also in Who's Who in Rock in Australia. Unstoppable, non?
posted by Wolof at 4:25 AM on April 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


John Scalzi is here.
posted by teleskiving at 4:25 AM on April 19, 2007


Someone with the same name as me wrote the Federal Marriage Amendment - but I guess that makes me the Bizzaro version of him... notorious more than famous.
posted by matty at 5:15 AM on April 19, 2007


While paying by cheque for some Oddbins own-brand white wine the other week, the man behind the counter saw my name and said that he 'sometimes read' my reviews in the newspaper. Quite a glimpse into the pressures of fame, that, I thought.
posted by jack_mo at 5:17 AM on April 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm surprised controversial South African distance runners merit their own encyclopaedia Wolof, but good on you anyway.
posted by Abiezer at 5:20 AM on April 19, 2007


Actually, I spend a lot of time completely startled that I am less famous than I feel I should be. A LOT of time.
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:23 AM on April 19, 2007


I was the lovable town drunk, but then I sobered up. Now I drive the ice cream truck.
posted by Otis at 5:27 AM on April 19, 2007


I wrote it barefoot, Abberdabber.

Nobody mentioned cstross yet?

He can expedite the process of me reviewing his latest œuvre with a bribe if he wishes; it's lurking on my pile of things to do right now.
posted by Wolof at 5:37 AM on April 19, 2007


cmicali has released a bunch of dance singles and remixes.
posted by empath at 5:38 AM on April 19, 2007


What about that popesquatting guy? He was on TV once.
posted by matildaben at 6:04 AM on April 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


If you want real fame, I have an article in the upcoming Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Zola.

I'm impressed, but probably for the wrong reason.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 6:19 AM on April 19, 2007


Yeah, it was the same joke Abiezer made, just not funny.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 6:20 AM on April 19, 2007


Well, I'm gonna be famous. You just see.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 6:37 AM on April 19, 2007


If clango appears on this list, shouldn't wigu be listed as well?
posted by amro at 6:40 AM on April 19, 2007


Jeffrey is a humble man without ambition. Richard seethes with lust for power. Better as it is.

*prays for bees*
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:48 AM on April 19, 2007


I have an Erdős–Bacon number of 6.
posted by grouse at 6:50 AM on April 19, 2007


My Hodgman number is 1.
posted by staggernation at 7:04 AM on April 19, 2007


My questionable Japanese beer import number is ichi-ban.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:06 AM on April 19, 2007


My Bates-Niederlander non-sequitur basal status number is turnipnipple.
posted by Divine_Wino at 7:30 AM on April 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


FOGERRRRRTTTTYYYYYYYYYY!
posted by miss lynnster at 7:33 AM on April 19, 2007


How famous is "famous"?

Wikipedia is apparently now the God-like arbiter of this question. So the question is how many Mefites have Wikipedia entries.

Does Mr. WSJ Online have an entry?. . . Ooh, I'm sorry - you're a nobody.

Mefites that will live forever in the annals of history alongside such notables as Hitler, Stalin, and Jared from the Subway commercials, include Matthew Haughey, Miguel Esteves Cardoso*, and Jessamyn West.

* Bonus fame points for entries in each additional language.
posted by dgaicun at 7:46 AM on April 19, 2007


I was on Jeopardy! and got a note from a girl in the audience who thought I was cute.
posted by PhatLobley at 7:56 AM on April 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


grouse: I have an Erdős–Bacon number of 6.

Seriously? That's the same as Sagan and Feynman, and less than Hawking. I bow down.
posted by Aloysius Bear at 7:58 AM on April 19, 2007


I had a top ten hit on the Belgian pop charts in 1984.

Which one, Pastabagel? Curious .belgian here.
posted by lodev at 8:06 AM on April 19, 2007


I had a wikipedia entry, but then some asshole went and deleted it. I have an IMDB page, if that counts.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:10 AM on April 19, 2007


Cortex?... Nobody!

Astrozombie?... somebody?... somebody?... Oh, nope! Nobody!

This is kind of fun. I can be Donald Trump, Simon Cowell, and Anne Robinson rolled into one giant ass sushi.

- dgaicun; incognobody

posted by dgaicun at 8:11 AM on April 19, 2007


Wikipedia is apparently now the God-like arbiter of this question. So the question is how many Mefites have Wikipedia entries.

Oh, fuck, is that all it takes?
posted by adamgreenfield at 8:12 AM on April 19, 2007


Greenfield are you some sort of somebody?
posted by dgaicun at 8:16 AM on April 19, 2007


Hey! I should be somewhere on this page!
posted by sveskemus at 8:22 AM on April 19, 2007


My blog - when it existed - used to be the #1 Google result for 'Hunkmuffin'.

I'm Google's #1 booty girl.
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:29 AM on April 19, 2007


Really, we need a two-prong pseudo-fame index: a Cred-Spread index.

Wikipedia presence is Cred, valued according to length of article and number of significant related outward links (as opposed to random vocab links to articles like "cat" and "tall things"). Modifying factors include length and contentiousness of edit history, presence of temporary or permanent locks on page edits, etc.

Google saturation, weighted toward early links, is Spread, valued by number, placement, and total proportion of results. Bonus points for co-occurance of genuine hits with (a) anti-personality googlebombs, (b) major news-source editorials, and (c) pornography.

This system has the advantage of capturing metrics for both the fawning of others and the subject's willingness to just talk about himself at length.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:30 AM on April 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


dgaicun, only to my wife and a few close friends, and that's just the way I like it. : . )

Seriously, any kind of actual fame has got to suck and suck hard. I got recognized on a plane coming back from San Diego after ETech, and even though the guy coming down the aisle only wanted to compliment my talk (and that rather sweetly), I recoiled inwardly. I can't even imagine what it's like for someone with genuine public awareness, the lack of anything that might resemble interiority or downtime or not having to be "on."

As far as this thread goes, I think it's silly and kind of sad. Who the fuck cares? The value of contributions here is what establishes one's credibility on MeFi, as far as I'm concerned - as a matter of fact, it works in reverse to what the poster here is proposing: I started reading and linking to folks like stavrosthewonderchicken and Vidiot because they had impressed me with their insights delivered here, not because they were well-known otherwise.

My bottom line: fame is a fool's errand and a pisspoor predictor of interestingness. Why let it pollute the more-or-less meritocracy mathowie's got bubbling here?
posted by adamgreenfield at 8:33 AM on April 19, 2007


Well, I got google totally covered.. 10 pages of pretty much me, me, me. I bet now all you people who thought switching to my real name was a mistake. Ha! Ha! I laugh at you! Now all I got to do is get a wikipedia entry, and watch the money start rolling in!
posted by Dave Faris at 8:38 AM on April 19, 2007


Own up then, who was the ghost of Ken Lay? You'll be famous if you get onto the sock puppet scorecard!
posted by hoverboards don't work on water at 8:43 AM on April 19, 2007


Dizzy:I mean are you an actor, or are you a production person, editor, writer, someone who does real work [TOTALLY ACTORIST!] on films?
posted by Mister_A at 8:51 AM on April 19, 2007


He is the Acting President of Cake, right? Does that count?
posted by miss lynnster at 8:57 AM on April 19, 2007


My Google score is higher than cortex's.

Admin position, please.
posted by roll truck roll at 8:57 AM on April 19, 2007


I'm asking because I do a lot of video work, and plus Dizzys the Grand Vizier of Cake.
posted by Mister_A at 9:06 AM on April 19, 2007


I was all set to make a snarky comment about what counts as celebrity here. Then I thought about it and realized that any mefite who has published an article (or has had an article published about them), created a great blog, project or company, has some sort of life work that merits a wikipedia page or simply has an interesting career and/or area of expertise, is a much more relevant and interesting community member than all of the halle berry-type members combined.

Fawning over "celebrity" posters is sickening. What is worse is the implication that their contributions here should be rewarded simply because they are more well known than the rest of us mere mortals. Of course, the exception to this would be the asavage-type "celebrities" who contribute to this community in ways other than ponying up the $5 and dropping in because their name was mentioned. As for the asavage types who are assets to the community because of their contributions, their participation is no more valid than any other member who has made worthwhile contributions to the community. They don't deserve an extra cookie just because they are "famous" members.

When you think about all of the fascinating people who are members here, the ones who aren't signing autographs for their skills/talents/profession/contribution to society), it seems almost trivial to want a list of "famous" members. I would like to see more celebration of the members with worthwhile ideas or contributions and less celebration of the, uh, celebrated. Then again, my curiosity about celebrity members got me to click on this post so I probably have no right to disparage celebrity worship!
posted by necessitas at 9:25 AM on April 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


I share a first, middle, and last name with a crappy film director.
posted by NationalKato at 9:28 AM on April 19, 2007


The director is crappy, or the films?
posted by Mister_A at 9:41 AM on April 19, 2007


MetaFilter: it seems almost trivial.
posted by Duncan at 9:57 AM on April 19, 2007


I made the ninth-lowest ranked movie on Netflix.
posted by brundlefly at 10:48 AM on April 19, 2007


Dizzy keeps giving himself promotions. He had such humble beginnings.

I share a birthday with Roseanne Barr, Dolph Lundgren, Adam Ant, Dennis Miller, Charles Bronson, Michael Dukakis, Larry Holmes, Karch Kiraly, Lulu, Marilyn (the drag queen, not the one who was banging JFK), Shirley Chisolm, King Leopold III of Belgium, King Edward V of England, and Chairman Mao. But most impressive of all? I also share a birthday with GODZILLA. He usually comes to my party. I have a big apartment.

So there. Celebrity THAT.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:57 AM on April 19, 2007


I'm Dick Cheney, you assholes.
posted by breezeway at 10:59 AM on April 19, 2007


Dizzy is either a stuntman/actor or a stand-in.
posted by deborah at 11:49 AM on April 19, 2007


I never cease to be amazed by your accomplishment, brundlefly.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:05 PM on April 19, 2007


That is awesome. You had some good reviews on Amazon, brundlefly. Also some bad ones, but it's easier to tear down than to build up, eh? I am going to put this in my NetFlix Queue.
posted by Mister_A at 12:18 PM on April 19, 2007


yankeefog is here.
posted by goo at 12:29 PM on April 19, 2007


Not a stuntman. Not a stand-in (yikes)!
I'm an actor. I say stuff I didn't think up, put on other people's clothes, and try to dodge Kevin Spacey's spittle on takes 1 through 16.
Takes 17 through 24 were tougher.
I work mostly on stage, but as I am a whore I go where the money is.
I also, as you know, have a special way with dessert.
posted by Dizzy at 12:30 PM on April 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


brundlefly--
Let's do lunch, dude.
posted by Dizzy at 12:32 PM on April 19, 2007


Jason Scott is here.
posted by parilous at 12:34 PM on April 19, 2007


I prefer infamy to fame.
posted by quin at 12:37 PM on April 19, 2007


Mister_A writes "I am going to put this in my NetFlix Queue."

Oh dear... Don't say you weren't warned!
posted by brundlefly at 1:16 PM on April 19, 2007


Oh, and:
Dizzy writes "Let's do lunch, dude."

Have your people call my people. Tell them to speak slowly, though, since my people are zombies. And not of the articulate Astro variety.
posted by brundlefly at 1:18 PM on April 19, 2007


You haven't met Astro Zombie 3.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:58 PM on April 19, 2007


Hey, leave me out of this.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:21 PM on April 19, 2007

grouse: I have an Erdős–Bacon number of 6.
Sweet, and by posting in this thread I can now claim an Erdos-Bacon number of at most 8!
posted by hincandenza at 2:22 PM on April 19, 2007


I have a track on an EP that is currently #11 on the Deutsche Alternative Charts.
posted by chimaera at 3:05 PM on April 19, 2007


Kevin Bacon owes me twenty bucks and that is no lie.
And so does Campbell Scott.
It was a coupla years ago.
In Philly.
But it still pisses me off.
posted by Dizzy at 3:44 PM on April 19, 2007


I recently played the piano and organ as a session musician on an album mastered at Abbey Road.
posted by emelenjr at 5:18 PM on April 19, 2007


Hm. Out of curiosity I looked up Kevin Spacey at IMDb and checked out what films he has coming out next year. I then looked for people with your first name (in your Mefi profile) and found two suspects. I guess I was wrong.
[NOT STALKERIST]
posted by deborah at 5:30 PM on April 19, 2007


"I also read somewhere (I forget where) that Steven C. Den Beste is actually Hitler."

That's a lie. I am der Führer.
posted by davy at 6:07 PM on April 19, 2007


Fruhlig Geburtstag, Mein Fuhrer!

* clicks heels
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:12 PM on April 19, 2007


Check out "21" or "Untitled Kevin Spacey Blackjack Movie" on IMDB.
I play "Warren" in that project.
I worked on Showtime's "Brotherhood", and was also a key player in "Homicide: The Movie", but that was many years ago.
I mostly do theatre, which isn't so well repped on the web.
You could probably get lotsa more info if you knew my last name.
E-mail me if you wanna.
I would be HONORED to have an official stalker.
posted by Dizzy at 6:14 PM on April 19, 2007


Dizzy, you want fans, not stalkers.
Trust me on this.
posted by Floydd at 6:29 PM on April 19, 2007


I had a website in 1996 that was considered the "Weirdest of the Web" by Yahoo! magazine, if that helps. And the website has a Wikipedia entry.

Does that make me famous?
posted by blahblahblah at 7:47 PM on April 19, 2007


Sure it does.

Besides, we're all famous. Just not in this particular parallel universe, is all.
posted by Dave Faris at 8:30 PM on April 19, 2007


You know the scene in 12 Monkeys when Cole is in the hospital in the future? You know his blanket with the sledding teddy bears? I have that same blanket. My blanket is famous.

(I was once famous at work for being the guy who said "eew!" while accidentally groping Yasmine Bleeth.)
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 8:37 PM on April 19, 2007


Hey, Good Brain, what cell line are you the daddy/mommy of? I wonder if I've met your kids somewhere ...

50,000 kilograms of cultured cells? Your kids must be hard at work making recombinant proteins for biotech companies. You must be really proud of your grandchildren!
posted by Quietgal at 8:40 PM on April 19, 2007


There was an episode of Rosanne where they had the same flamingo shower curtain that my family had at one point.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:29 PM on April 19, 2007


I am famous on MetaFilter where people have favorited my comments literally tens of times.
posted by dgaicun at 9:59 PM on April 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oh god, I'm wasting my life.
posted by oxford blue at 12:03 AM on April 20, 2007


You and 51,639 others...
posted by wendell at 12:11 AM on April 20, 2007


I have an Erdos number of 4 and I was on the cover of a tech magazine when I was 12. Beat that.
posted by cmonkey at 12:45 AM on April 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hey-- I was in "12 Monkeys" too!
Bruce Willis was a very unhappy man back then.
And Brad Pitt owes me a carton of Parliaments.
posted by Dizzy at 5:55 AM on April 20, 2007


Dizzy?... Nobody!
posted by dgaicun at 6:27 AM on April 20, 2007


I'm glad that goo pointed out I have a Wikipedia entry. Now if there is ever a movement at Wikipedia to delete my entry, I can point to this MeFi discussion as proof that I am notable. Circular logic rules!

I'm actually feeling very MeFamous right now--I got invoked in this thread and one of my books got invoked in this one.
posted by yankeefog at 6:51 AM on April 20, 2007


I'm still bitter about that thread. I gave like ten answers in that one, and didn't get a single best answer. I think that if a thread doesn't have a best answer labeled within 24 hours then whoever has answered the most times should automatically be awarded the best answer. Of course I also think that singing very loudly should be as appreciated as singing very well so what do I know?
posted by ND¢ at 7:08 AM on April 20, 2007


It's like I don't...even...exist.
That means I don't hafta pay off my student loans, right?
posted by Dizzy at 8:38 AM on April 20, 2007


I have Stephen Harper's old microwave. How's that?
posted by Totally Zanzibarin' Ya at 9:08 AM on April 20, 2007


I ate crawfish a table away from John Goodman once.

He ate a lot more than me.
posted by brundlefly at 12:33 PM on April 20, 2007


My name appears randomly in the last three lines of the Photoshop splash screen.
posted by doctor_negative at 12:44 PM on April 20, 2007


dgaicun for the win!

It's weird that your other stuff isn't on IMDb, Dizzy. I guess the info there isn't as complete as it should be.

And nope, not going to hassle you (by emailing) any more than I already have. It was more an exercise to see if I could find you than anything else.
posted by deborah at 12:52 PM on April 20, 2007


Thank you boys for throwin' in that fricassee. I'm a man of large appetite, and even with lunch under my belt, I was feelin' a mite peckish.
posted by Dave Faris at 1:06 PM on April 20, 2007


Dizzy, lending money and cigarettes to actors more famous than you is NOT the way to succeed.
posted by wendell at 1:15 PM on April 20, 2007


deborah and wendell---
posted my response over in the "Why are links removed?" thread by accident.
see it before cortex kevorks it!
posted by Dizzy at 2:29 PM on April 20, 2007


You have to get up pretty early in the thread to out-kevork me, Dizzy.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:32 PM on April 20, 2007


sorry!
(I'll take a do-over):

Deb--

IMDB entries are most often posted by the actors/producers/directors/techs themselves, or their flacks or agents' personal assistants.
I'd never checked my own entry--it seemed woefully incomplete-- but I just added some more stuff-- a confirmation e-mail told me it'll take some days or weeks to update it.

wendell--

Now you tell me.
posted by Dizzy at 2:38 PM on April 20, 2007


While I realise that actors, producers, etc. can be regular users of IMDb, I thought it was the hoi polloi who updated the database. So, cool! I'll keep my eye out for your updates, Dizzy.
posted by deborah at 6:46 PM on April 20, 2007


You complete me.
posted by Dizzy at 7:02 PM on April 20, 2007


I was fucking him.

That was you? You homewrecking slut!
posted by homunculus at 10:37 PM on April 20, 2007


Nobody knows how famous I am. Yet.
posted by scalefree at 5:07 PM on April 21, 2007


I've given blow jobs to the famous. Does that count?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:01 AM on April 22, 2007


Was the door closed?
posted by Dizzy at 6:54 AM on April 22, 2007


And did you keep the dress?
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:52 AM on April 22, 2007


Or the video tape?
posted by rush at 2:03 PM on May 10, 2007


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