the LIST

Do I know you? One man's attempt at a lifelong head count. 

NOTE: If you think I might have a photo of you—most likely at least one great photo of you—don't be afraid to ask me to post it (13bob13@gmail.com) along with a brief entry about how I know you. And if I've met or known you but don't have any photo evidence, feel free to send along YOUR favorite photo of you. (I'm fascinated by what that slideshow might look like.)

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5. brian phelan

  Los Angeles, CA. Cinco de Denver. 2002

Los Angeles, CA. Cinco de Denver. 2002

This guy HAD to be #5. For crying out loud, he's the only guy I've actually referred to as "5" due to his quasi-obsession with the number. I think he wore it as a standout Denver high school QB. I'm pretty sure he wore it during his baseball playing days at Arkansas and Southern Illinois. (Go Salukis!) His indie comedy, Skills Like This, which he starred in and co-produced with his Oscar-winning mother, was listed #5 in the program the night the film won the Audience Award at the SXSW film festival. (Or did they get seated at table #5? There was DEFINITELY a 5 connection that night, I remember that.) I met 5 nearly 13 years ago working on a reality TV pilot for David Duchovny that sent us on a couple road trips out in America. One of which allowed me to witness the guy winning around $800 bucks at about 4 in the morning after throwing down a $25 chip on, of course, his beloved #5. He ended up living in apartment #5 in Venice, too, around the time his life was to change in one of the craziest ways imaginable. But that's another story for another time.

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(posted 4.10.14)

I just noticed on Facebook that Brian's movie is on Hulu. Don't just sit there. Check it out!