April 03, 2009
More Celebrity Sightings
Running into Waldo on April 1st had initially seemed like an isolated stroke of good luck. But now I’m not so sure. For later that same day, I bumped into three other celebrities — which makes me think that something big is brewing in town. I mean, these are among the last people I would have expected to see in Ann Arbor this week — and not just because one should be in London at the G20 summit, another is a cartoon character, and the third… I’ll save her for another blog post. Let’s just say that she wanted to exit joyfully and never return.
My first thought was that maybe they’re all working on a movie here. But that’s just too obvious, too pat. Sure, they may say that’s what they’re doing, but I don’t buy it. My hunch is that they’re actually in town for FestiFools.
President Obama enjoys meeting some “real Americans” at the corner of Liberty and Fourth Ave. A guy who bowls with the president (who wished to remain anonymous, because his wife doesn’t know he’s been bowling on Wednesday nights with the leader of the free world) related that the president “had a good time in Ann Arbor.”
President Obama next stops at Sweetwaters
to refuel. His favorite hot beverage? Apparently, that’s a state secret.
Homer Simpson thought that he’d died and gone to heaven when he entered Zingerman’s
. “Mmmmmm… Cheese…”
Sure, Homer Simpson may be a big, Hollywood star. But I found him to be quite rude. He pushed his way to the front of a long, lunch-rush line, and then started interrogating this young woman about her order. And he never even made eye contact with her — he couldn’t take his eyes off the food!