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but have never met (also used to be a DiSer, not sure they are around much any more) saw me IN THE STREET and then tweeted me to say HELLO WAS THAT YOU and it was.
That is my fame story.
also famous on twitter for NOT being the other guy with the same name.
with people I didn't even know AT ALL
I'm not sure I like it.
therefore it was NOT the wedding of the century.
Still get less tweets at me than the guy named John Lewis at least.
@adamjohnson shut it nonce
People seem to know me when I have no idea who they are. Large possibility that I've met them on nights out and my mind's erased it rather than actual fame though.
Was getting that many notifications from twitter that i couldn't turn my notifications off
and we had to do videos and our college had about 4,000 people in it and they all kind of knew who I was for a week.
when I was 7 or 8.
I wore a bow tie.
when fucktherave spotted me at Prague Airport and started a thread about it.
and they would say "oh are you the guy who shat in that bloke's milk". Got me laid most days.
Also got you laid most days?
it was to R.E.M.
and i didn't remember them
but could have just been a fantasy
(the film, not the city)
(which it is)
to posts on DiS.
watching a video of a swan being put in a blender (by Gunter Brus, I think) when a petite, shy woman came over to me. She said she was very sorry to disturb me, but wanted to know if I was the guy in Horse Vomit. She said she'd been to a few of our shows, really liked them, and wanted to ask me about the motivations behind our art.
After thanking her for her kind words, and explaining to her politely but very firmly that HV isn't art, we had a chat about Vienna Actionism and then she left.
HV disbanded shortly after that and never played another show. We'd peaked and sold out at the same time. There was no point in carrying on.
I *still* can't believe I wasn't invited to take part in this documentary!
in an act of solidarity: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/quo-gig-cancelled-40205/
Us noise boys stick together.
Shortly after the publication of my first book (I'm an Office worker!')
The relentless promotional touring soon soured the experience.
Although that is how I make all my money these days.
by two people at a pub around a year ago. I've not been that famous ever.
had the best heckle i've ever heard at a gig when he stripped
someone shouted his name.
barman at another pub said the same. I'm a British Indian bloke in his late 30s with shaved hair/bald and glasses. I tried Googling to see who they thought I was but couldn't find out.
I imagine that literally dozens of people heard it.
2 people mentioned it at school the next day
Literally thousands of abusive messages followed.
There were some moderately worrying death threats in there but no-one ever actually said what I was supposed to have done. Apparently it was something this bloke https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Spaniolo said about me, so I messaged him directly and told him to pack it in, which he did. Was a very surreal couple of weeks.
I might've won it actually. Been downhill ever since.
on one of their games, Tug of Peace or something?
the minions photo
only wish the yellow face paint actually showed up better in the photo. also, that it'd hadn't been cheap 99p stuff from ebay that barely showed up on the face
featured on Live & Kicking's Rugrats Flap™.
That's my back in the checked shirt on the left of the 2nd photo down, behind Mia Wasikowska:
trying to find a record of something I did there and found a poem in Indonesian about me and some of the other people on my course.
No fucking clue what that's about. Very big in Indonesia I guess.
in my days as a voluntary sector debt adviser
Hit Musical Featuring the Songs and Music of ABBA, Mamma Mia
turns out she's a bit odd and maybe a bit stalkerish though so maybe this doesn't count :(
the skate rink, we were background fodder. I've also been in the local rag for roller hockey.
They've been widely discredited.
I'm queuing outside Brixton academy in placebos every you and every me, that's me tge first time he sings carve. That's all I've got
when i was 8
the paper said my surname was kniblett.
not even close.
and a few days later someone at school who I didn't know stopped me in a stairwell and said that they'd seen me on tv.
because somehow she knew
from someone who literally recieved a medal from the King a couple of years ago. That made me feel pretty important, at least. Though I have been in some papers and stuff but that somehow felt less important
(sorry, i always assume everyone is from teh uk)
It's in the British Library, I checked when I went to see Kerouac's scroll a couple of years ago.
and pictures of the sad teachers next to the poles went in the local newspaper. You do the maths
crediting it to the wrong person and then tweeted again correcting herself and saying how she hoped to "hear much more from me in future" or something like that
and then i never wrote another article again. take THAT, laurie penny
I was interviewed live from my Nan's back garden (not a euphemism) on local radio when I was a kid. She was running a charity fete and I was manning the tombola stand. Think I really sold it when I was asked "what sort of things are on my stall" to which I replied "bits and pieces really, you know, stuff".
wrote some genuinely lovely things about my website in an article for the daily beast.
will never forget it, thank you howie wolf xoxo
I also share a name with a minor character in "Ali G Indahouse" that got me quite a bit of unwanted attention at school.
On radio 2 a few months ago. A surprising amount of people where I live listened and mentioned it and a few people called into my work (my boss paid me for every mention of the name) especially to talk about it.
Did the dancing on stage dressed as a giant animal thing with the flaming lips a few years ago too. So the answer is not very famous at all.
i used to run the website of my local rugby team & when we went bust & the owner was interviewed it had over 2M hits for each of the two part story i did on the interview
also i have had my photos used on new order bootlegs without my permission, as well as being used extensively on their principle fan site
either that or being interviewed by Nina Nannar on Midlands Today.
sounds like a childs impression of a police car
(her name, not her voice, i have never heard her speak)
probably being the funky monkey on Live and Kicking