Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The King of Cool



Like untold millions of movie fans across the globe, I appreciate the work of Steve McQueen. But my connection with the king of cool runs deeper than that of your average Joe matinee fan. This isn’t something I go around telling people; I guess I’m not much of a namedropper. Maybe I’m feeling a bit whimsical today. Back in ’84, I was a delivery man for Sparkletts Water. Believe it or not, I delivered bottled water to Steve McQueen’s son, Chad. I’m not kidding. I’ll never forget what Steve McQueen’s son said to me that day. He looked me square in the eye and said, “How’s it goin’, man.” And I looked right back at him and said, get this, “Pretty good.” It was profound. Please don’t let your knowledge of this relationship change the way you consider me or my blog. I still put my pants on one leg at a time.

9 comments:

David C. said...

We're not worthy! We're not worthy!

Bluesfrau said...

What a lucky man - Chad is!!

beFrank said...

You're like a god among men.

Chriz said...

haha..:)

one leg at a time..

www.chronicwriter.com

#167 Dad said...

This is the exact reaction I was afraid of...

#167 Dad said...

Chriz,
Welcome!

Bluesfrau said...

Lol - don't worry. You're all fine. Stamper (from Tomorrow Never Dies) made me a coffee a couple of years ago, and I thought he was some random camera crew dude. I'm immune against fame because I've been working around "famous" people.
But I can tell you one thing for nothing: I'm not immune when someone crosses my path that I've been a fan of for years on end.
Even the most famous people get this way, and it makes us all the same. Isn't that great? I find it super!
Oh, btw, this is Stamper (Götz Ott). He was the bad guy in that James Bond film:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0000419/

#167 Dad said...

Bluesfrau,
I think you have me beat!

Bluesfrau said...

Nah!! - to me, a person's true values are thrilling - it doesn't matter where they came from and what they have done. And I have a crap memory for importance that is important to others - if it ain't important to me, it ain't. I don't have a TV - that tells you a lot about how important I find TV fame...