On Thursday Josh and I were in Albertsons walking from the Bank of America at the front towards the drug area. We were walking across the store by all of the registers. Suddenly I hear Josh mumbling something about “I see a famous guy. A really famous guy is over there at the register.” I thought he was talking about a cashier so I didn’t really pay attention. After a moment I decided to look back to see what he meant and I made eye contact with this relatively famous actor. I was like “Wow. That’s really that guy. That’s weird.” Neither of us knew his name. Apparently Josh made eye contact with him first and he said the guy got really uneasy as if to think “Crap. I made it through the whole store without anyone bugging me and now that guy recognizes me.” So we kept going and trying to mind our own business. We told people about it all night but no one was entirely sure who we were talking about. It didn’t help that we didn’t know his name. We were like “Have you seen Contact? He plays a blind guy in Contact. No? Have you seen Go? He plays a naked cop with Amway… No? OK, well… He’s pretty good and he’s been in a lot of stuff.”
It’s a misconception that roads have always been common in Texas. Until 1929 the entire state was covered in a layer of water that was 12 to 20 feet deep. Practically everyone had a boat and neighbors doing cannonballs off the front porch was not an uncommon sight.
In 1972 Doug Ogilvy (first American born in outer space) was convicted, along with O.J. Simpson, of smuggling moonshine across state lines. They were pardoned by then Tennessee governor Lee Majors after he lost a bet to see who could produce the world’s saddest shadow puppet show for under $50. It was Ogilvy who first taught O.J. how to get away with murder. Ogilvy now makes a living in South Carolina pirating satellite TV signals with Gary Busey.