Weird, but allegedly true, celebrity encounters as quoted in the book "Elvis Presley's Pharmacist Was My Sunday School Teacher" (Alaska Northwest Books, $8.95).
"While playing a celebrity basketball game at the Pentagon, I mistakenly put on Al Gore's jockstrap."
"I once heard Brian Keith belch."
"I was circumcised by C. Everett Koop."
"Kurt Cobain puked on my ex-girlfriend."
"I took Captain Kangaroo's stool sample."
"I once built a stage that Glenn Campbell fell through."
"I watched Jaclyn Smith pick her nose while driving her Corvette."
"I sat on a plane next to the best friend of the nephew of the Japanese guy that President Bush puked on."
"I threw a Frisbee to the Emperor of Japan."
"My ancestors ate Magellan."
"I know a guy whose father's grandfather was the plumber who pulled President Taft out of the tub when he got stuck."
"My father went to high school with Adam West. I met him and then the three of us went to Hooters."
"Connie Chung once hawked a loogie on my shoe."
"Gomer Pyle hit on my brother."
"Stephen Hawking ran over my foot with his wheelchair."
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Mundane Journeys through an Amazing World
begins with Interstate 80. Not the most engaging topic, I know, but when you think about it, I-80 runs all the way across the North American continent linking San Francisco and New York. It's not just a ribbon of asphalt, it's a portal to far away, almost magical places.
My visits to major cities like Tokyo, London and Washington DC have been business affairs. I haven't rode a lot of roller coasters or ridden in open air buses, but I have visited with senators, bought yams from the back of a truck and barely escaped complete embarrassment when I was introduced to Matt Wiener in Vegas.
As I wrote the book I realized that over the years exotic, distant places have become more like the mundane places I've called home. But, as it turns out, there really aren't any mundane places, only mundane ways of looking at things.
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