''The seven stages of public recognition' Blog Discussion

This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's 'Save an extra pound in Cahoot and you lose £7,000' blog. Please read the blog first, as this discussion follows it.
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  • I csn well imagine that it is a burden to be famous. As Charlie Chaplin sadly put it: "Everyone knows Charlie Chaplin : Charlie Chaplin knows no-one."

    One upside though - at least you are well-known for the right reasons!

    Thanks, by the way, for saving me money. And my hat's off all the wonderful people on these forums who are facing up to their debts. You people are saving for one big celebration!


  • Level ? - When someone says I knew his father!
    If money saving starts to involve irritation or frustration the fine line between thrift and greed should be examined.
  • TomJ
    TomJ Posts: 224 Forumite
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    For a really famous blogger's take on the nature and effects of fame, see http://stephenfry.com/blog/?p=19
    I am not a financial advisor or other expert. All posts are purely my thoughts at the time for discussion, not advice. Bear in mind, even most of this disclaimer is ripped off another forum user. Please check out the facts first before doing anything.
  • I was coming out of Manchester central library with my then wife about 15 yers ago, after everybody was kicked out for lunch. She said Hi to someone next to her, How Are You, etc., before we walked off. "I know I know him" she said to me. Only later that evening did she remember where from ... he was on the telly..
  • ManAtHome
    ManAtHome Posts: 8,512 Forumite
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    Ricardo Montalban (ask your mum) had 5 stages of fame:
    1. Who is Ricardo Montalbán?
    2. Get me Ricardo Montalbán.
    3. Get me a Ricardo Montalbán type.
    4. Get me a young Ricardo Montalbán.
    5. Who is Ricardo Montalbán?
  • Well done Martin,

    Congrats on the engagement, she looks a lovely lady, with ref to the fame thing (superfluous advice) just be yourself & remember don't dance........
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