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18th September 2008 Charles J. Brown
12:45 pm

Brush with Hotness


Total Request Live

This is off topic, but given the demise of MTV’s Total Request Live, I wanted to share my own brush with celebrity.

Five or six years ago, I attended a retreat for my then-employer on Long Island.  At the end, I needed to travel into NYC for some meetings.  The bus service my company had hired to transport folks was short one vehicle, so they put the five of us heading to Manhattan in a limo.  One by one, it dropped us off.

I was staying at the Paramount, which is located around the corner from MTV’s Times Square studios, and unbeknownst to me, where MTV apparently kept a suite for visiting stars.

So when “my” limo pulls up outside the hotel, about 300 teenage girls started screaming.

Then I got out.

It was like somebody had thrown a switch.  The girls stopped in mid-scream.

I have never seen greater disappointment in my life.

Funny thing is, if I close my eyes, I kinda sorta almost not really look like a fat, middle-aged, gray-haired version of Justin Timberlake.

Bringing diplomacy back, girl.  Those other countries don’t know how to act.

Photo:  Wikipedia

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