Lame claims to fame

Brushes with celebrity.

  • My late friend JP submitted a rather unattractive selfie of me to the Chainsmokers for their music video. It's supposedly in there (or perhaps the second cut), but I've not looked for it.
  • I published a personal essay about Fall Out Boy on my birthday in 2012. Patrick Stump responded to it. These events led to the reuniting of the band.
  • Questlove emailed me once. I emailed him back and told him I didn't believe him.
  • I stood in line next to two members of Paramore at Jenni's Ice Cream in Nashville, TN in July 2014. Neither of them were Hayley.
  • I made the poster most commonly used for Michael Parbot's "lost" documentary on the making of The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Somewhere in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, I exchanged a confused head nod with Kal Penn who was riding in the backseat of a car. I was very tired and sweaty from a four-hour hike across the city. He looked very comfortable.
  • I was the first person to interact with Matty Healy of The 1975 on Reddit.