The awesome wit of #lameclaimtofame
We’ve all got a lame claim to fame – a story of bumping into a celebrity or politician that we can drag out at dinner parties.
The #lameclaimtofame meme took off on Twitter this week and I enjoyed some truly droll and laugh-out-loud claims. So I’ve collected a few to share here:
threebuttons: Mother just informed me I was once playmates with Jillian Assange. We were five months old. Thought he looked familiar…
xmadsinx: I accidently kicked Richard Gere in the butt when he sat in front of me at his daughters play at summer camp
seanalucy: I spilt coffee all over Sylvester Stallone’s ostrich skin boots in 1988, he was very forgiving
@THECHEMISTBAND David Boon told me to f-off when I was 6yo…
fakegovers: Kamahl once assumed he knew me. I had to put up with being called “Shane” and pretend to remember the good ‘ol days. #fraud
amanda_r_3: My dad was on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and won us kids an Atari Lynx woo
bartybookcase: Mumford & Sons’ Dad lived next door and I got all the hand-me-down typical vicarage cord trousers and shorts
PaulAndrews2043: I used to set the VCR to record Neighbours in PJ Harvey’s room when she stayed at the London hotel I worked at.
hayleyyyyyyyyyy I just met and sold books to Rachael Carpani from McLeod’s Daughters
swanny_adel: John Hewson attended my Dad’s wedding. I was an apology.
lynnyew: My friend Michelle is on the cover of a Bunnings water saver brochure
rotech70: Peter Andre asked me to do a music video of him when in High School and I turned him down.
chrissie_: Richard Wilkins once drove past in his alfa romeo.
arjbarker I AM arj barker
Kudos to everyone who contributed to the fun. Do you have a favourite to add to the list?