Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Everybody go watch The Hammer!

I have never done anything like this before, but recently I mailed a DVD cover (of his movie, The Hammer) to Adam Carolla to see if I could get him to sign it for me. And he did! Look:

Neato. I started wondering about contacting other famous people. If I picked a dozen or so famous people and wrote to them, how many would write back? I think it would be an interesting experiment to try a few and see what happens. Sending an email or a letter is pretty quick and easy, and if I hear back, how exciting would that be?

So I'm going to give it a shot. I made a list of celebrities that I like, and I'm going to write them quick notes to let them know. If any of these people wrote back, I'd be pretty thrilled.

People who I'm sure there is no chance at all that I'll get an answer from, but what the hell:
JK Rowling (ha!)
Adam Ant
Dana White
David Bowie
Ellen Degeneres

People who I think I might have at least a slight possibility at hearing back from:
Andrew Vachss
Jennifer Crusie
Fannie Flagg
Forrest Griffin
Augusten Burroughs
Neil Gaiman
Penn Gillette
Judy Blume

I am all UFC-oriented right now, having just re-watched the first season of The Ultimate Fighter (I love Forrest Griffin's fight with Stephan Bonner in the finale) and remembered how much I appreciate Forrest Griffin's weird sense of humor. And I have plenty of opinions about the UFC and what Dana White is doing wrong (don't get me started on how I feel about them having bikini models as ring-girls but not letting great female fighters like Gina Carano compete). So I'm going to start with Forrest Griffin and Dana White.

Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. have you started sending your notes? I've always heard that sending a SASE with your note helps for getting a response!

    Take care!


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