The Lame to Fame is a great game. Have you played it? No? You simply must. Basically you all sit around a table getting shitfaced drunk and come up with the best famous person story that happened to someone you know, or someone who you know who knew them. The bigger, the better. Here be dem rulz.
Rule #1 The “fame” encounter cannot be enacted by you
Rule #2 The further away you are (personally) from the actual encounter, the better. Unless it is an urban legend, then you will be dismissed from the field of play
Rule#3 Begging, borrowing or stealing other people’s first person encounters with famous people is encouraged at all times
Rule#4 This is why I will usually win with “the chap’s grandmother danced with Himmler in the 1940s and thought he was charming”
Rule#5 This is why other people win when they tell my story about meeting Princess Diana an ending up in Hello! Magazine when I was 10 and my mother stole a copy from the doctor’s surgery after having an apolplexy. (see stealing stories #11)*
Rule#6 Get your parents drunk and find out family secrets. You’ll get more ammunition this way.
Rule#7 It has to be funny, incredible or unbelievable. If it’s within two degrees of separation from you, it must be able to be independently verified.
* There is no number 11. Use your imagination.