Hay hay hay, Rog, here’s your Friday Five.

  1. If you could eat dinner with and “get to know” one famous person (living or dead), who would you choose? Malcolm X or any one of the other civil rights leaders from that era (Marcus Garvey would do, too).
  2. Has the death of a famous person ever had an effect on you? Who was it and how did you feel? Not really… for me, unless I know them personally, a person’s death (famous or not) doesn’t affect me a whole lot.
  3. If you could BE a famous person for 24 hours, who would you choose? Does a character (rather than a real person) count? Yeah? The Invisible Man.
  4. Do people ever tell you that you look like someone famous? Who? Someone told me when I was a kid that I looked like a young version of Simon Lebon (from Duran Duran). Now, I just look like a “constipated-looking version of Bill Gates — without any of the money.”
  5. Have you ever met anyone famous? An old, out-of-date list is available here. And when I was a kid, I met William Conrad in a grocery store. He was buying Planters Peanuts.