Still alive, bitchesI'm still alive.
I apologise for my absence lately, I don't really have much of an excuse so I'm just going to present some silly photos from RTX.
Big thanks to whoever snapped that photo and especially to @fthreat
given that it was his camera but because he also introduced me to my doppelganger at RTX. Ladies and Gentlemen: Jose and I
I really have a lot to talk about in terms of what has been and what is going on but I shall do my best to maintain a sense of brevity. So here's a bunch of Fox Family anecdotes for your amusement:
While examining some of my Uncle Pete's work at an art gallery in Ojai, California - I discovered that he once dated Cheryl Gates McFadden for a time in College. To clarify, that would be the actress who played Beverly Crusher, aka Wesley Crusher's mom on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
At long last, I know someone who can make "I Banged Your Mom" jokes to Wil Wheaton
My Aunt Sue swapped a few interesting stories about the early years of her career working on films. Back when she worked at Francis Ford Coppola's studio "American Zoetrope" in San Francisco. Apparently he was known for regularly hosting parties for his employees and these parties were very much well known about in terms of their celebrity appearances. As you can imagine, these functions were well prepared in terms of food, drinks and -after all, it is California- weed. So everyone was assured a good time and Francis Ford Coppola could maybe tip the odds in his favor that a few of the female employees might join him in the hot tub.
On one occasion when my Uncle Aram joined Sue for one of these parties and decided to partake in the buffet. So he went along with his plate, placing a variety of servings on his plate when all of a sudden Francis Ford Coppola showed up next to him and it was very apparent that he was completely wasted
. Aram could smell the beer and pot on him and the man was just in a daze. He stood next to Aram at the buffet table, vacantly staring at all the different items being served when he finally spotted Aram's plate and gazed at it for a few moments... Before taking the plate and wandering off with it.
There was also another Francis Ford Coppola party Aram attended where he and Sue found themselves in line for the bathroom. Eventually someone stepped out of the bathroom whose face rang some bells in his head, causing him to lean forward to greet the familiar face, but in the process he asked Sue
"Don't I know this guy?" and she immediately pulled him back while shaking her head profusely.
He was about to casually strike up idle chatter with Robert De Niro just as he got out of the bathroom
Finally, another Fox Family Anecdote about my Grandfather
. Apparently, before he was deployed to the pacific during World War II - my grandfather was reprimanded for illegally flying his plane underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Which is probably the most American thing I have ever heard.