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I met Bill Hayden and his wife Dallas a few years back, long after his days in politics.

It was at a charity social function in Adelaide and they were there also.

Brief chat about minimal shit, and I didn’t bring up politics, religion, sex or even his wife’s love of the booze and her historical DUI charges.

Seemed nice enough people.

 

In the NRL stakes, I’ve met Sterlo and Andrew Johns, as well as a host of lesser knowns.

Sterlo is fantastic and Johns was a sulky prick.

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About 5 years ago a few actors plus some rich backers who made a Hollywood film all partied hard in Sydney for a week for New Years Eve . They all stayed at The Darling Hotel at work. I was on shift when I got a call that one of the VIP group wanted to ask some finance questions and Security were bringing someone up.

We  have a room where VIP's can go in and do large transactions in private and in walks two guys, both dressed in jeans and a t shirt. I didn't recognise one and the other had a NY Yankees cap on which was  pulled so low down over his face he must've needed the other guy to help prevent him walking into walls!!

The guy in the cap, still hiding his face, slid his Californian drivers licence over to me and said "I'd like to buy some US dollars". As I glanced down to his ID to get his name  I replied "sure Mr............Di Caprio". 

It was then Leonardo Di Caprio finally looked up from under his cap with a sly grin. I spent the next 15 minutes or so with him going over his options on the best way to get his funds back home to the US. He went back to the Hotel while I scrounged up some US $$ and I was to meet him at his room with the cash.

Later on I went over to the Hotel. Barricades had been erected near the entrances as word had got out that De Caprio, Jamie Foxx and Jonah Hill were staying there and scores of teenage girls plus a few photographers were milling around trying to get a glimpse of some Hollywood A-listers. I strolled past all the girls and went into the hotel lobby and there they all were, about to head out on a harbour cruise for the NYE fireworks late on.

I grabbed my new mate Leo and sat down at a coffee table with him in the lobby and paid him his US cash. He thanked me for my help and shook my hand.

 

He was a nice enough guy, open and friendly enough towards me. You could tell he was an intensely private person though. I guess he has to be when the poor bastard wouldn't be even be able to walk down the street without getting mobbed by fans and papparazzi.

 

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When I was working on Hamilton Island years ago, I got a phone call at work from an American woman who asked if she could borrow a typewriter (remember those fucking things) for a few hours. We had a spare one sitting around and I asked her which room she was staying in at the resort, so I would drop it up to the room. She said that she was staying privately up near One Tree Hill. I said that I was going u in that direction and asked which house ...she replied sheepishly the Harrison house. I knew virtually all the locals on the island and was a mate of the caretaker of the Harrison house, so it would be a good chance to waste some time from work and have a chat to Malcolm (my mate). When I got to the Harrison house, a big fat lady with an American accent answered the door and introduced herself as Linda. Her sister then walks in and Linda then introduced me to her sister Olivia. It was Olivia Harrison ,wife of Beatle George Harrison. Olivia was quite slim and attractive. Malcolm joined us and we all started talking about the island, because they had not much of an idea as Olivia had only been once, George several times but he had a massive falling out with the Island owner Keith Williams. Anyway a few days later George arrived and they stayed for a about 5 weeks that trip and the frequency of trips became more regular when Keith Williams lost control of the island. George Malcolm and I spent quite a few lazy afternoons in the rotunda down on front street drinking in front of the Barefoot bar. I remember George telling us " You know Malcolm and Geoff....gone are the days when we would have 8 or 9 girls each every day" He did also say that the Beatlemania period was very damaging to their mental health because every bastard wanted to get something out of them, and he loved just being another face in the crowd. He was a great guy and very very humble.

 

Working on Hamilton Island and in the Sydney Casino, both Mr Chook and myself got to meet many famous people some are...

 

Hamilton Island...George Harrison, KC from KC and the Sunshine Band, Solomon Lew, John Elliott, Faergal Sharkey, Keith Urban (when he played in front of about 6 people nightly in the JC Bar...including bar staff), his wife the freckly redhead, Sam Neill, Liz Burch, Molly Meldrum, the cunt from Right Said Fred...and many more.

 

Casino...Paul Hogan, Samuel L Jackson, Paris Hilton, the big cunt from the Green Mile, many NRL  and Rugby footballers...and so many more.

 

About 5 years ago I was leaving PHuket airport and there was a skinny cunt sitting in the cafe there with a massive big black cunt with him. I had no idea who he was but my mate said that he saw him in some movies but couldn't remember which ones. We only noticed him because lots of young kids were going up to him to get his autograph. When we boarded the AirAsia flight the skinny little cunt sat right next to me, and the big black cunt had the aisle seat. When we took off, I said to the skinny one.."mate, all these kids want your autograph, who are you?, a singer or something?" He replied..."I am Elijah Woods an actor"...Me.."I never heard of you mate, what movies are you in". He rattled of some movies but I couldn't recognize any of them.

 

Also through work over the last few years...many politicians etc.

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All through work ,,,, My best buddy Leo is #1 but there has been.....'

 

Samuel L Jackson

Ace Frehely from Kiss

Charles Barkley (NBL)

Judge Judy

Comedian Arj Barker

Alicia Keys

Bruno Mars

Tiger Woods

 

Plenty of NRL players,

 

An embarrassing moment - back when I was a cashier I served this hot blonde MILF one night, Black cocktail dress, tits spilling out over top, she was looking pretty hot. I paid out her cash and was checking out her cleavage big time. Then I looked up and Jeff Fenech was giving me the biggest death stare ever.

 

I was ogling his wife's tits and got caught big time!! Ooops

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Mr Chook said:

All through work ,,,, My best buddy Leo is #1 but there has been.....'

 

Samuel L Jackson

Ace Frehely from Kiss

Charles Barkley (NBL)

Judge Judy

Comedian Arj Barker

Alicia Keys

Bruno Mars

Tiger Woods

 

Plenty of NRL players,

 

An embarrassing moment - back when I was a cashier I served this hot blonde MILF one night, Black cocktail dress, tits spilling out over top, she was looking pretty hot. I paid out her cash and was checking out her cleavage big time. Then I looked up and Jeff Fenech was giving me the biggest death stare ever.

 

I was ogling his wife's tits and got caught big time!! Ooops

 

 

 

Susie Fenech used to come up to Hamilton Island when she was engaged to a singer called Jon St Peeters (real name Jon LoPiccolo...he was the guy that sang the opening song for Simon Townsend Wonderworld show). She used to do duets with him while he played the piano, he was a great entertainer and has many connections with the Melbourne underground...the Gattos etc. She only had an average voice.

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5 hours ago, sydgeoff said:

Susie Fenech used to come up to Hamilton Island when she was engaged to a singer called Jon St Peeters (real name Jon LoPiccolo...he was the guy that sang the opening song for Simon Townsend Wonderworld show). She used to do duets with him while he played the piano, he was a great entertainer and has many connections with the Melbourne underground...the Gattos etc. She only had an average voice.

 

I don't remember her, but your story about George Harrison probably tops it.

 

What about most biggest Rugby league star you have met?

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8 hours ago, Diddee said:

 

I don't remember her, but your story about George Harrison probably tops it.

 

What about most biggest Rugby league star you have met?

Mal Meninga, Graeme Langlands (my idol for years but when I met him he turned out to be a real grumpy old cunt), Graeme Eadie (really great guy and very humble), Johnny Lang and Dessie Morris (thru Easts of course), Gary Jack,Geoff Gerard, Fred Teasdale (who fucked half the female population of Hamilton Island, I fucked the other half of the females on Hamilton Island), Don McKinnon (played against him), Fatty Vautin, Darryl Brohman (played against him also), Wally Lewis (thru school and Cannon Hill Stars), Greg Conescu and Wally Fullerton-Smith (in Thailand), Mitch Brennan and John Salter (thru school), Norm Carr (he flattened me in a junior game years ago and I am still trying to get the grass out of my ears) Jarryd Hayne and a few of the current NRL blokes

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7 hours ago, sydgeoff said:

Mal Meninga, Graeme Langlands (my idol for years but when I met him he turned out to be a real grumpy old cunt), Graeme Eadie (really great guy and very humble), Johnny Lang and Dessie Morris (thru Easts of course), Gary Jack,Geoff Gerard, Fred Teasdale (who fucked half the female population of Hamilton Island, I fucked the other half of the females on Hamilton Island), Don McKinnon (played against him), Fatty Vautin, Darryl Brohman (played against him also), Wally Lewis (thru school and Cannon Hill Stars), Greg Conescu and Wally Fullerton-Smith (in Thailand), Mitch Brennan and John Salter (thru school), Norm Carr (he flattened me in a junior game years ago and I am still trying to get the grass out of my ears) Jarryd Hayne and a few of the current NRL blokes

Also Paul Harragan, Arthur Beetson, John Grant, Wayne Pearce, Steve Mortimer, Shane Richardson and Dennis Manteit.

 

Many of you guys wouldn't know Dennis Manteit but he was a really tough front rower who played Test football in the 60 and 70s. He used to be a meat lugger who delivered sides of beef to my fathers butcher shop at Mt Gravatt East. I couldn't believe how big he was when I met him (I was about 11 or 12) and he could carry a side of beef on each shoulder, he was such a strong cunt, and all the local kids watched in awe as he carried the meat into the shop.

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On 12/21/2018 at 12:02 PM, Diddee said:

What about most biggest Rugby league star you have met?

 

I knew the former Raiders physio who worked for the mighty Green Machine  when they began to peak in the late '80's. He had left them by the time I met him but he still had all the connections. The day before the '91 Grand Final of Raiders v Penrith I got to spend they day and meet the whole Raiders team on their Captains Run. Took a great pick of Brad Clyde when I asked him to crouch next to the Winfield Cup trophy. They all sat in their gear for a team photo which was for the papers on GF day - didn't know it at the time but this teenage kid who was ballboy for them who sat in front in the photo turned out to be F1 driver Mark Webber.

 

My physio mate had moved to the Central Coast and tried starting up a function/catering business. He'd arrange black tie dinners in clubs around the coast and use his footy connections to get some sporting celebs up as special guests.

 

He got Laurie Daley to come up for one. The function was on the next day so he asked me and a mate to look after Laurie and take him to the races at Wyong Racecourse. We ended up in the Directors Bar getting shitfaced on free piss all day. All the old farts who were regulars there were giving us & Laurie tips so we cleaned up on the horses too.

 

Another event he got Michael O'Conner up so we took him out for 18 holes at a course at The Entrance.

 

Laurie was a top bloke, happy to get on the piss with two Nevilles he only just met. O'Conner was more the quiet, reserved type. Enjoys his golf but wasn't up for much conversation as we walked around.

 

I've mentioned this one before when I got on the piss with the '98 Qld Origin team. Drunk rum with Choppy Close and also met Wayne Bennett, Webcke, Tallis, Langer, Larson & Sailor. Also bumped into Lazurus who popped in to catch up with his Broncos team mates.

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On 12/20/2018 at 2:22 PM, sydgeoff said:

When I was working on Hamilton Island years ago, I got a phone call at work from an American woman who asked if she could borrow a typewriter (remember those fucking things) for a few hours. We had a spare one sitting around and I asked her which room she was staying in at the resort, so I would drop it up to the room. She said that she was staying privately up near One Tree Hill. I said that I was going u in that direction and asked which house ...she replied sheepishly the Harrison house. I knew virtually all the locals on the island and was a mate of the caretaker of the Harrison house, so it would be a good chance to waste some time from work and have a chat to Malcolm (my mate). When I got to the Harrison house, a big fat lady with an American accent answered the door and introduced herself as Linda. Her sister then walks in and Linda then introduced me to her sister Olivia. It was Olivia Harrison ,wife of Beatle George Harrison. Olivia was quite slim and attractive. Malcolm joined us and we all started talking about the island, because they had not much of an idea as Olivia had only been once, George several times but he had a massive falling out with the Island owner Keith Williams. Anyway a few days later George arrived and they stayed for a about 5 weeks that trip and the frequency of trips became more regular when Keith Williams lost control of the island. George Malcolm and I spent quite a few lazy afternoons in the rotunda down on front street drinking in front of the Barefoot bar. I remember George telling us " You know Malcolm and Geoff....gone are the days when we would have 8 or 9 girls each every day" He did also say that the Beatlemania period was very damaging to their mental health because every bastard wanted to get something out of them, and he loved just being another face in the crowd. He was a great guy and very very humble.

 

Working on Hamilton Island and in the Sydney Casino, both Mr Chook and myself got to meet many famous people some are...

 

Hamilton Island...George Harrison, KC from KC and the Sunshine Band, Solomon Lew, John Elliott, Faergal Sharkey, Keith Urban (when he played in front of about 6 people nightly in the JC Bar...including bar staff), his wife the freckly redhead, Sam Neill, Liz Burch, Molly Meldrum, the cunt from Right Said Fred...and many more.

 

Casino...Paul Hogan, Samuel L Jackson, Paris Hilton, the big cunt from the Green Mile, many NRL  and Rugby footballers...and so many more.

 

About 5 years ago I was leaving PHuket airport and there was a skinny cunt sitting in the cafe there with a massive big black cunt with him. I had no idea who he was but my mate said that he saw him in some movies but couldn't remember which ones. We only noticed him because lots of young kids were going up to him to get his autograph. When we boarded the AirAsia flight the skinny little cunt sat right next to me, and the big black cunt had the aisle seat. When we took off, I said to the skinny one.."mate, all these kids want your autograph, who are you?, a singer or something?" He replied..."I am Elijah Woods an actor"...Me.."I never heard of you mate, what movies are you in". He rattled of some movies but I couldn't recognize any of them.

 

Also through work over the last few years...many politicians etc.

 

Great story about George Harrison.

 

Elijah Wood was in the Lord of the Rings movies. He has disappeared a bit since then, only doing mostly small stuff, but at the time of those movies (2001-2003) he was massive.

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I was in a lift in LA one time when a woman got in and stood next to me.

She says "A bit hot out today" and I turn and reply "Bloody oath it is!"

It was Linda Hamilton, from the Terminator movies. She laughed at me and said "Well that's a good way to put it. You must be Australian."

 

Apart from some footy players she's probably the only really famous person I've met. 

I did spend the day drinking with the 2001 Eels team the day after the GF. Most of them good blokes. Some not so much.

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On 1/9/2019 at 3:32 PM, Quint said:

I was in a lift in LA one time when a woman got in and stood next to me.

She says "A bit hot out today" and I turn and reply "Bloody oath it is!"

It was Linda Hamilton, from the Terminator movies. She laughed at me and said "Well that's a good way to put it. You must be Australian."

 

Apart from some footy players she's probably the only really famous person I've met. 

I did spend the day drinking with the 2001 Eels team the day after the GF. Most of them good blokes. Some not so much.

 

Thats the year the Knights towelled them up by halftime.

They had no right to a drink.

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On 1/10/2019 at 6:09 PM, Diddee said:

 

Thats the year the Knights towelled them up by halftime.

They had no right to a drink.

 

24-0 at halftime

Ended up being 30-24 in the end. They deserved a drink. That Newcastle side was very underrated, and just played an absolute perfect half of footy, one that was just a bit too difficult to recover from.

 

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6 hours ago, Quint said:

 

24-0 at halftime

Ended up being 30-24 in the end. They deserved a drink. That Newcastle side was very underrated, and just played an absolute perfect half of footy, one that was just a bit too difficult to recover from.

 

 

Peels out and out favourites. The one that got away.

They owe their fans a few drinks after that.

 

Mind you, Joey Johns was great to watch in that one.

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2 hours ago, Diddee said:

 

Peels out and out favourites. The one that got away.

They owe their fans a few drinks after that.

 

Mind you, Joey Johns was great to watch in that one.

 

Don't get me wrong, the Eels were favourites and certainly deserved to be after the season they had.

I'm just saying that the Knights team that year doesn't get a lot of the credit for winning that GF, it's always the talk about how the Eels blew it. Look through that Newcastle team and then compare it to the Eels team. In hindsight you can easily see why they won. Team full of stars, while the Eels were pretty much a very young team who just had an incredibly good year and could never repeat it.

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14 hours ago, Quint said:

 

Don't get me wrong, the Eels were favourites and certainly deserved to be after the season they had.

I'm just saying that the Knights team that year doesn't get a lot of the credit for winning that GF, it's always the talk about how the Eels blew it. Look through that Newcastle team and then compare it to the Eels team. In hindsight you can easily see why they won. Team full of stars, while the Eels were pretty much a very young team who just had an incredibly good year and could never repeat it.

 

Fair enough, yes it was a Knights team in pretty good shape and having built  experience and a squad post rage 1997 GF win.

 

While for the Eels, there’s no escaping the chokability factor.

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On 1/14/2019 at 1:16 PM, Diddee said:

 

Fair enough, yes it was a Knights team in pretty good shape and having built  experience and a squad post rage 1997 GF win.

 

While for the Eels, there’s no escaping the chokability factor.

 

I have said for years that even though the Dragons were always lumped with the 'chokers' tag, it was the Eels that truly deserved it.

Not so much these days though. You have to actually be in a position to win games to be called a choker.

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Lo and behold I met Rechelle Hawkes the other day. She is a triple gold medalist with the Hockeyroos, retiring with her third at the 2000 Sydney Olympics where she delivered the athletes oath.

Champion woman. She was speaking at a function I was enduring.

 

The thing that got me in was she started talking about changes in sport over time, saying that coaches can’t look sideways at kids these days without offending someone. She fears a lack of resilience in today’s kids com8ng through.

She said Ric Charlesworth had no hesitation in cutting someone or telling them they weren’t up to scratch. No emotion, just fact.

 

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It's mostly the parents that are offended, not the kids.

I get that kids should be able to play weekend sport no matter their level of talent, but when it comes to teams that need to properly compete, it's fair enough to select only the best.

I wasn't selected in my primary school cricket team because I wasn't good enough. I was fine about it. I was selected in other teams that others weren't good enough for (Rugby League and basketball). Kids are best off just finding something they're good at.

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12 hours ago, Quint said:

It's mostly the parents that are offended, not the kids.

I get that kids should be able to play weekend sport no matter their level of talent, but when it comes to teams that need to properly compete, it's fair enough to select only the best.

I wasn't selected in my primary school cricket team because I wasn't good enough. I was fine about it. I was selected in other teams that others weren't good enough for (Rugby League and basketball). Kids are best off just finding something they're good at.

 

I agree there. Parents are sometimes arseholes when it comes to their kids.

 

I think competition is realistic and builds resilience better than 'every child wins a prize' approach.

The other thing is that sport etc still needs to maintain the basic element of fun.

It is when it is all about winning at the expense of others and the kids' own sense of fun and enjoyment that the rails come off. 

Pretty soon kids learn they can only get rewards from sport if they win and are the best at everything.

 

But, I sometimes get carried away with my opinions.

 

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