25 People Didn’t Realize They Were Talking To Someone Famous


I ran into Sam Elliott in a Circle K by my house. I was buying some beer and just made small talk while he was getting stuff, don’t know how I didn’t know it was him, then when he checked out the Circle K guy said “dude can you believe Sam Elliot has a house around here?” Snap.


My dad has a great story from when he was in the military. His assignment was to not let anyone through this gate into the base. Now a couple people try to get in and he doesn’t let them. After all, he was told to let nobody in and they could easily drive to the other gate. Well, they keep pestering him and soon he starts to yell and swear at them. That finally gets them to go away. It was only after that, that another soldier comes up and explains to my dad that he just cussed out the then Secretary of Defense, Dick Cheney.


This is my mom, not me, but there were some people filming a movie in my neighborhood. My mom is out for her daily 5:00 AM walk, and she gets to the end of the street which is all barricaded off. She, being my mom, ignores that keeps walking and gets to the area where they’re filming. She stops someone and asks him what’s going on. He replies that they’re filming a movie and my mom says, “Ooooh! I bet your someone famous.” He laughs, says that he loves meeting people like her. She asks his name so she can tell her kids, and he says “Will Ferrell”.


A guy I roofed with had a great story. Riding his motorcycle from MA to CA, stopping along the way. He was at some truck stop and the guy next to him said he liked his bike and introduced himself as Bobby. So my buddy asked him if he rode, which he said he did (and the bartender chuckled overhearing). The guy ended up buying him a beer and left. After, conversation with the bartender went like this: Bartender: You make a new friend? Buddy: I guess so, got me a free beer Bartender: You know who that was? Buddy: Bobby? Bartender: Yup, Bobby Knievel… My buddy asked Evel Knievel if he rode motorcycles.

Written by Alex Cogen

Alex is a New Yorker currently living in Austin. She loves cats, grass, and latex but unfortunately is allergic to all 3. She makes mom and dad jokes more than she cares to admit (jk she'll admit it loud and proud). She isn't as funny as she thinks she is. She is the founder of