Category Archives: Brushes with Greatness

Pictures of me with celebrities.

Nikki Glaser

Another great evening of live comedy in Austin with up and coming stand-up comedian, Nikki Glaser. You may recognize her through Inside Amy Schumer and her podcast Not Safe with Nikki Glaser. After listening to Nikki’s set, I’m going to give the latter a … Continue reading

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Matt Smith

The big guest of this year’s WizWorld, the Eleventh Doctor! Missed out on him two years ago when he had to bail. Since you’re allowed two people in the photo, I let my friend Ayako’s son Eddie join us! Turns … Continue reading

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Jeremy Shada

Almost done with all the celebrities I saw at this year’s WizWorld. Jeremy was a last-minute addition to the show. As you can see from the poster, he’s the voice of Adventure Time‘s Finn, the program’s main hero. I stupidly didn’t … Continue reading

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Weird Al Yankovic

I’m finally getting off my duff on the Weird One’s birthday (he’s 57 today) after seeing him in concert for the third this July…and having my brief FaceTime with him. This Summer we saw him again on a second take … Continue reading

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Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo has been the designated badass in numerous movies for the last 20 years, especially when Robert Rodriguez or Quentin Tarantino needed him. They must do something special with the camera because as the picture above shows…I’m a couple … Continue reading

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Sam Jones, my favorite Flash Gordon!

Sam Jones is best known for being Flash Gordon in the 1980 movie of the same name. He’s my favorite person to play the role because the Buster Crabbe is silly and the 2007 TV show was just plain awful. … Continue reading

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Lee Majors! The kickoff to Brushes week!

Another WizWorld Austin has come and gone! This year’s was great too. It finally had a gauntlet of people I wanted to see, meet, have photos with and get autographs of. Then comes the buying of crap but on the … Continue reading

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John Carpenter

Now to catch up on concerts and brushes with greatness which in two cases will be combined! First off…John Carpenter! Somara and I got to see him perform his music this June at the Moody Theater. It was a retrospective … Continue reading

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Janet Varney

The main reason why I attended HavenCon which in my opinion was a letdown, it was more of a costume convention than gaming. Regardless, meeting Janet made the whole process worth it. You many know her from You’re the Worst, the … Continue reading

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Emo Phillips

Last night I was re-united with the stand-up comedian who really started my brief radio career in promotions and collecting autographs…the absurd, acquired taste, a proud product of the Chicago suburbs…Emo Phillips! He actually remembered performing at Marquette! I told … Continue reading

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