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Claims to Fame
« on: February 20, 2013, 08:55:21 AM »
Seeing Peach Lane Studios appearance on the TV was inspirational and I thought it might be fun to have a Claim to Fame thread to hear about other folks successes (even if some are not directly linked to photography)  :tup:
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Re: Claims to Fame
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 11:25:07 PM »
I had just sharpened a set of hedgecutter blades, and then successfully impaled my right hand on to them after the spanner slipped.  :doh: :uglystupid2:

Superglued it back together.  Seems fine now.   :dance:

Does that count?

Maybe the thread should be claims to fame, period.  ;)
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Re: Claims to Fame
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 07:10:14 PM »
I once beat 2 Olympic gold medal winners in a race. Gelindo Bordin and Sebastian Coe.

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Re: Claims to Fame
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 07:58:49 PM »

I once beat 2 Olympic gold medal winners in a race. Gelindo Bordin and Sebastian Coe.


Nice one Steve, how long ago was that?
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Re: Claims to Fame
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013, 08:24:18 PM »
Not me but my Stepdaughter's claim to fame.  ;)

Her 4x grandfather was Cephas Quested, notorious first leader of the Aldington Blues smuggling gang in Kent. He was captured and after his trial at the Old Bailey in 1821 was found guilty and hung.

A couple of links. 

http://www.ashfordmuseum.co.uk/smugglers.html

http://www.britishexecutions.co.uk/execution-content.php?key=4287&time=1361563383

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Re: Claims to Fame
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 08:52:29 PM »
I went to a promotion open day in the early eighties, where the guests were invited to shoot against Pat Jennings (Spurs and Ireland goal keeper) defending a five aside goal. I scored 5 out of 6 balls and took the top prize. Always remember his massive hands and his ability to catch and hold a full size football single handed.

I sometimes wonder whether he remembers the geek wearing cowboy boots, and then think, yes he probably felt sorry for me, or was just peed off at the stupidity of performing in such an arena.  ;D
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Re: Claims to Fame
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2013, 01:02:05 PM »

I once beat 2 Olympic gold medal winners in a race. Gelindo Bordin and Sebastian Coe.


Nice one Steve, how long ago was that?

1991 Mick.  :) in the London Marathon Bordin pulled out at 20 miles, Coe finished in 2:56:20 but I beat him by 8 minutes.
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Re: Claims to Fame
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2013, 01:59:29 PM »
If I google my name with quotes, I get 1,380,000 hits.  I must be famous :)

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Re: Claims to Fame
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2013, 04:07:17 PM »
2,070,000 hits, yeah, I rock!
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Re: Claims to Fame
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2013, 06:17:58 PM »
2,070,000 hits, yeah, I rock!

Any number one, Top of the Pops chart hits in there Howard ?  ;)
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Re: Claims to Fame
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2013, 08:08:51 PM »
2,070,000 hits, yeah, I rock!

If I google my name with quotes, I get 1,380,000 hits.  I must be famous :)

I only get eight!  Just shows you can keep yourself hidden if you want.  :D

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Re: Claims to Fame
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2013, 11:06:18 AM »
There was no chance for me Oldboy - I have the same surname as a character from Star Trek ;)
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Re: Claims to Fame
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2013, 12:21:46 PM »
There was no chance for me Oldboy - I have the same surname as a character from Star Trek ;)
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Re: Claims to Fame
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2013, 03:46:12 PM »
Clue - same surname as Mark Knopfler's sometime bass player Glenn. There you go, a few sconds on Google and you'll get it :)
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Re: Claims to Fame
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2013, 04:46:22 PM »
There was no chance for me Oldboy - I have the same surname as a character from Star Trek ;)
  Howard Spock!?  ???

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