February 10, 2008

First Celebrity Sighting!!!!

Here's Hulk Hogan, stuck in Queens, waiting for his luggage at the carrol next to mine. I was very cool about taking this picture, by which I mean I said, very loudly, "I THINK I'LL TEXT MY FRIEND, KAREN, AND LET HER KNOW MY PLANE HAS LANDED. YES SIREE." Then I navigated to my crappy camera phone and stealthily snapped him.


A lot of people around me, even cool Manhattanites in hipster glasses, stuck waiting for their Louis Vitton bags in Queens, seemed to have urgent phone/texting in-the-general-direction-of-Hulk-Hogan needs...

PS: that is totally REALLY Hulk Hogan, BUT my camera phone is so crappy that I think I am morally obligated to snap grainy distant pictures of anyone who looks vaguely famous and post it here and be all like, "DUDE! That's TOTALLY Conan!"

Posted by joshilyn at February 10, 2008 11:09 PM

He's rocking that incognito Hulkster do rag.

Posted by: Suebob at February 10, 2008 11:43 PM

Dayum, the man is so tough he needs no coat in February in Queens!!!

(What the heck are you doing in Queens anyway?)

Posted by: DebR at February 11, 2008 8:40 AM

Oh, ok....I just figured out that Queens was probably just a stop on the way to Manhattan.

Never mind.

(Said in my best Emily Latella voice)

Posted by: DebR at February 11, 2008 8:44 AM

I hate to wrestle my bag from the carrol. If you're anything like me, would you admit to being at least a little tempted to pull the damsel in distress routine and have him lug your bag off the belt for you? Or maybe you were just too busy "texting your friend Karen"...

Posted by: Caryn at February 11, 2008 9:12 AM

Are you totally sure? I saw a guy that looked JUST like that at the Boys Club last fall. I wondered what Hulk Hogan was doing at the boys club. Then I decided it wasn't him (probably). Hulk Hogan doesn't strike me as a Queens kind of guy. But if you say its true, I guess I'll believe you ;-)

Maybe if he had like a big gold belt on or the Macho Man in a head lock or something. Please make sure your future celebrity sightings are adorned in familiar accessories.

Posted by: Em at February 11, 2008 9:55 AM

Wow! Did you ask him to flex in the direction of your suitcase for you? I would have. ;)

Posted by: Amy-Go at February 11, 2008 10:30 AM

I'm guessin' he doesn't go for the whole incognito thing. . .he could lose the rag, but the moustache is harder to disguise.

Posted by: Roxanne at February 11, 2008 11:14 AM

Conan the Librarian? He's my favorite.

Posted by: Cornelia Read at February 11, 2008 3:23 PM

The Hulkster was in Queens because La Guardia airport is in Queens... Joss says to tell you that a bolder sold than her went past and yelled, "Yo, HULSKTER!" and Hulk looked up and grinned and gave him the victory fist pump. It was TOTALLY him...

Posted by: Karen Abbott at February 11, 2008 3:33 PM