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Monday, September 14, 2020

ME AND BERTIE

I checked and discovered that I never did tell the story of my tea with Russell on this blog, but then I realized that I told the story at the beginning of my second lecture on the Critique. Still and all, it is a lovely story. Russell is one of only two truly famous people whom I have met – the other is Desmond Tutu – but I have told the story of my two meetings with the Archbishop in my autobiography so it is there if anybody is interested. I have never met any famous American politicians, nor have I met any really famous novelists, painters, sculptors, musicians, stage actors, or movie stars. I once saw two young actors come into Zabar's on a Sunday – I think it may have been Jeff Goldblum and George Segal – but of course I didn't speak to either of them and they weren't famous when I saw them.

3 comments:

Ásgeir said...
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Ásgeir said...

As an avid reader of this blog, I know that you do not have any qualms about telling the same story more than once, Professor, so I see no real reason not to tell it again here

Ridiculousicculus said...

I'd offer that Henry Kissinger is truly famous, insofar as people of the baby boomer generation and older are more likely to be aware of who he is and what he is famous for than, say, Kim Kardashian.