These People Encountered Celebrities in Bizarrely Normal Places


I played pool with Mads Mikkelsen at a bar here in Copenhagen.


Chuck Norris. Lowe’s hardware store. I didn’t bother him, but he was in check-out line. Some dude started filming him on his phone & like whispering commentary into his phone. Chuck Norris was clearly irritated, but didn’t say anything to the guy directly.


Saw Peter Dinklage at a bar in Brooklyn. This was pre Game of Thrones. He was just sitting at the bar having a drink with a friend.


Circa 1969: I was a long haired hippie eating at a little hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant in Baltimore when Bob Dylan walked in. He went right up to the counter to either pick up or order some take out. Then he turned around to scan the place and made eye contact with me smiling at him. After that he just left.

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