What famous people (living) do you wish you could meet?

February 26th, 2006

We’ve already talked about the famous people we have met.

What famous people who are still living would you want to meet?

For me it’s easy:

Neil Armstrong (It actually amazes me that the first human to walk on another heavenly body is still alive and living in almost total obscurity.)

Harper Lee – the author of my favorite book/movie: To Kill a Mockingbird.

The first President George Bush. (My favorite president from my lifetime.)

My favorite living author Martin Cruz Smith.

And J.K. Rowling.

(I realized something funny while making this list. I have no interest in meeting someone because they are famous. Almost everyone on my list is someone I want to thank.)

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Casper  |  February 26th, 2006 at 11:35 am

    It’s funny you should mention Neil Armstrong’s obscurity. I’ve always said that it was odd we not hear more from the first man to walk on the moon. You’d think some company would want him as a spokesperson in their advertising or a director may cast him in a cameo role in some movie. Maybe it’s because he enjoys his anonymity.

    Or maybe it’s because nobody ever reallly walked on the moon!

    (hold on…I have to adjust my tinfoil hat)

    Me…Will Smith. I’ve long had a non-sexual crush on him.

  • 2. Administrator  |  February 26th, 2006 at 12:36 pm

    I have heard that Armstrong is very, very private.

    One of my favorite college memories is stumbling across a room with Armstrong’s name on a little brass door plaque at my dorm at Purdue. It was apparently the room he lived in when he was getting his BA.

    I’m unreasonably proud that so many astronauts went to my alma mater.

    Will Smith seems like a class act. Don’t tell Jada about the crush.

  • 3. Clint  |  February 26th, 2006 at 9:26 pm

    Nancy Reagan – I would love to hear more stories about her Ronny.

    Margert Thatcher.

    Linus Torvales

  • 4. Administrator  |  February 26th, 2006 at 9:47 pm

    I could have sworn that Maggie was dead. I even went and looked it up.

    But she’s not. You better hurry, though. She’s 80.

  • 5. Wm. Clement  |  February 26th, 2006 at 11:43 pm

    Chuck Yeager, Stephen R. Donaldson, Thomas Sowell and Billy Graham.

  • 6. Patrick  |  February 27th, 2006 at 10:27 am

    I’d like to meet Osama bin Laden… Just two minutes alone would be all that I ask ;-)

  • 7. Administrator  |  February 27th, 2006 at 10:54 am

    I’ll buy the plane ticket to Pakistan, Patrick. ;)

  • 8. Administrator  |  February 27th, 2006 at 10:54 am

    And Bill, Thomas Covenant is one of my favorite characters.

  • 9. Wm. Clement  |  February 27th, 2006 at 2:59 pm

    No kidding? I picked up Lord Fouls Bane senior year in high school. I’ve loved his writing ever since. Have you read The Runes of the Earth yet? What did you think of his other forays?

  • 10. Administrator  |  February 27th, 2006 at 5:53 pm

    Bill,

    I think the first three books of the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant are the best.

    Though, oddly enough, I’ve always like the Mirror of Her Dreams series.

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