Do you ever get excited if someone famous went to the same High School or College as you? I went to high school in the middle of nowhere. No one famous is ever going to come from my school (though several Potato Blossom Queens have). But Lupita Nyong'o went to the same college as me. So did Elliot Smith—at the same time even, but I didn't know him.
It's as close as I can get to name dropping. I don't know anyone famous. BUT I GET EXCITED ABOUT A LOOSE INSTITUTIONAL CONNECTION TO SOMEONE FAMOUS. GO TEAM!