Subject: Re: How political-correctness ruined the Pirelli calendar
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From: PeterN <"peter,newdelete">
Subject: Re: How political-correctness ruined the Pirelli calendar
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:26:21 -0500
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On 2/22/2018 9:53 AM, android wrote:
> On 2018-02-22 13:42:49 +0000, PeterN said:
>> On 2/22/2018 5:07 AM, Whisky-dave wrote:
>>> On Wednesday, 21 February 2018 17:21:07 UTC, PeterNĀ  wrote:
>>>> On 2/20/2018 10:38 PM, nospam wrote:
>>>>> In article<>, PeterN
>>>>> <"peter,newdelete"> wrote:
>>>>>> Last year there was a Star Trek exhibit on the Intrepid. It 
>>>>>> combined the
>>>>>> original with the Next Generation. I was told that most of the actors
>>>>>> were nice, regular guys. William Shattner was charging for his
>>>>>> autograph. I leave the name for that, up to the readers.
>>>>> most of them do that. they know the fans will pay, so why not.
>>>> Not when they are being paid for the appearance. And the fans are 
>>>> making
>>>> a generous donation to a charity.
>>>> BTW I used to represent entertainers. Most thought it beneath them to
>>>> charge for an autograph. They either declined, or gave one free. I 
>>>> don't
>>>> know the source for your statement, but I KNOW it's not true.
>>> I went to ST convention and most of the stars you had to pay for 
>>> their autographs and pay for the part where they stand on stage and 
>>> answer questions.
>>> Depending on who they were the cost was set, some were free but most 
>>> cost money, I only went to the free ones.
>>> But this wasn't a charity event.
>> I specifically was talking about charitable fund raisers.
> I prefer autographs on personal checks. Don't really care much about who 
> signs on as long as the bank honor them... :-ppp

Those were the only autographs I ever requested, or received. I gave 
them to my bank, to be returned them to their originators.