11 December 2006

second celebrity sighting!

i saw this badass getting out of a limo on 5th Avenue.
his car was escorted by four black SUVs which blocked off the street while these commando guys with MACHINE GUNS patrolled the road.
it was a quiet Friday night on the Upper East Side so i think i was the only civilian to witness the spectacle. a woman in a black suit and a radio ear-piece told me to "just wait a minute" while Mr Important made the dangerous open-air walk from his car, across the sidewalk, and into the Neue Museum.
of course at the time i didn't recognise him, but guessed from the overkill security he might be Israeli. yes, turns out it is former prime minister of Israel, Nobel Peace prize winner and senior statesman Simon Peres.
he looked so small and scared.

Done by Dot

8 comments:

kiki said...

would we consider him a celebrity? or merely someone we should all know?

i can understand his frightedness, a lot of people wouldn't be too supportive of his cause / plight / israel

like me i guess...

Mars said...
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Mars said...

i said... define celebrity...

Dot said...

wikipedia says: "A celebrity is a person who is widely recognized in a society. Fame is one prerequisite for celebrity status, but not always sufficient. For example, as "infamy" has passed out of common English usage, high-profile criminals may be considered to be famous, but they are not always celebrities. Traditionally, politicians are rarely described as celebrities, but in the era of television, some have had to become de facto celebrities. ..."

Peres qualifies as politician and/or high-profile criminal.

Dot said...

Mars, now tell us about the engagement party!

Mars said...

yeah, that's great... i've got wikipedia on my computer too you know!

i emailed you about the party. disect it and put it up if you want...though, you might have to remove some of the exclaimation marks..

Dave Mack said...

John so is a politician and a celebrity!