Happy Birthday, Mario Lemieux

Posted by The G on October 5, 2011 under Celebrities | Comments are off for this article

Autograph and photo courtesy of the G Archives.

Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux

I told you I’ve met everyone!  Hockey great Mario Lemieux was born today.  For as big of a star as he is, in many encounters with him, he has always been nice to me.  Thanks Mario and have a great birthday!

Also born today: actor Guy Pearce, actress Karen Allen, musician Bob Geldof and Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonalds.  Super size it!

Happy 50th Birthday, Wayne Gretzky

Posted by The G on January 26, 2011 under Celebrities | Comments are off for this article

Photo and autograph courtesy of my in-person autograph collection.

Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky

Just when you thought I’ve met every rock star and celebrity on the planet, there’s a whole other arena that I’ve conquered:  sports! Up through the early 2000’s (aka “the closet steroid era of sports”), I’ve met a majority of living legends in boxing, hockey, basketball, football and baseball. Try and stereotype this gay dude!  But I digress.  It’s Hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky’s 50th birthday today, January 26, 2011!  For being as famous as he is, he sure is a nice guy!  I’ve met Wayne many times and no matter how mobbed he gets and there can be quite a crowd around him when he’s out and about, he’s always nice to fans!  Love that!  Happy birthday Wayne!

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