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30DW2-2 - Day 9: 15 Minutes

"In the future everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes."

Damn you Andy Warhol. Why don't people take your "15 minutes of fame" comment seriously?

When I've got nothing better to do, and I hate to admit how often that is, I'll skim the entertainment sites like TMZ and Perez Hilton. I don't look at these sites for news. I look at them for a laugh.

I mean, c'mon, what the heck is so interesting about Kim Kardashian and her ass's every move. Haven't we had enough about her, her ass, her mom, her sisters, her pregnancy and her boyfiend rapper guy who said President Bush hated blacks. Really.

And the Queen of news we couldn't use has got to be Lindsey Lohan. Who can keep straight how many criminal charges she has against her, how many court dates she has, how drunk or strung out she is or how much money Charlie Sheen gave her? Really.

Chris Brown beating up Rihanna?

Chris Brown beating up Frank Ocean?

Justin Bieber, doing doobies and Codeine cough syrup?

Housewives of ____________ (insert city of your choice)?

Donald Trump part orangutang?

Teen Mom?

Little Honey Boo Boo?

And the list goes on and on and on...

And these are just the people I'm vaguely aware of. There's a slew of people getting space on these sites I've never heard of before. But there seems to be something going on about them, their partners, their ex's, their pregnancies and so on every time I check in.

But people lap this stuff up. The hits on these sites are off the charts. They're the new National Inquirer and those other magazines we all read in the grocery store line up but refused to buy.

I dunno. I really wish they all had listened to Andy Warhol. Instead they seem to think that even bad publicity is still publicity.

And damn you Andy for changing your famous quote:

"I'm bored with that line. I never use it anymore. 
My new line is, 'In fifteen minutes everybody will be famous'."
Andy Warhol - 1979

  Geez, I haven't seen any Paris Hilton stories lately. I hope she's okay.

Hey listen, while you've got 15 minutes zip on over to We Work For Cheese where Nicky and Mike are keeping track of today's stars via their linky dinky thingy.


Shawn Ohara said…
My aim in life has been t be famous for at least 20 minutes. I should have been more specific. It's coming in intervals of 1 minute at a time.
nonamedufus said…
And how's that working out for you?
Cadeaux said…
I was famous for 14. I think that counts.
nonamedufus said…
Hmmm. I'm not sure. Give me 15 minutes to think about it.
Cadeaux said…
I was, too. I won the 2003 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. That's pretty damned impressive.
nonamedufus said…
Oh, man, right. I'll bet tht was a dark and stormy 15 minutes, er, 14 minutes.
Gawd I can't tell you how often I've thought the exact same thing.
Laughing Mom said…
I've never been famous. Can I give my 15 minutes to somebody else?
nonamedufus said…
I know, eh? Like who are these people and why does anyone care about them?
nonamedufus said…
Dear Andy, Dear Andy
Laughing Mom's in a fix
She's never been famous despite all her tricks
She pines for the spotlight, this I can tell
She wants it so badly her soul she would sell
Give her 15 minutes.
Linda R. said…
I am guilty of looking at those scuttlebutt magazine covers at the checkout, to pass the time, knowing there is little or no truth to be seen.
Shawn Ohara said…
I had 20 seconds of infamy at work this week when I forgot to do up my fly.
nonamedufus said…
Oh, I'll bet that got a rise out of people.
nonamedufus said…
They're great time killer aren't they as you're waiting to unload your groceries.
Laughing Mom said… stole my heart today, duf! xxoo
Cheryl P. said…
That is a great post. All of the celebs you mention might get their 15 minutes of fame (if you could even call it that) but nothing they do deserves the attention.
P.J. said…
15 minutes of pure fame, too. Unfortunately, some of those people stretch those 15 minutes into years and decades. Such a shame. Wonder if Lindsay Lohan has gotten into trouble in the amount of time it took me to write this comment?
Barb said…
I wish People magazine would focus less on all of the "celebrities" and do more of the stories of people who are making a difference... Give them their 15 minutes. Just sayin...
nonamedufus said…
Exactly. I don't get it but I guess some people starve for that kind of information.
nonamedufus said…
I wouldn't doubt it. I'll go check.
nonamedufus said…
What a great idea, Barb.
nonamedufus said…
...and your soul. bwahahahahaha..
Indigo Roth said…
Hey Dufus, it's true; some folk seem to mistake being famous for a career in itself. This is sadly possible. Indigo
nonamedufus said…
It's sad. Very very sad. I'm not sure which is worse. These celebutards or the people who follow their every move.
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Nicky said…
Ah, I also quoted the overly quoted Andy Warhol. Great minds, Dufus. Yeah, I really don't get it. I mean, at least Lindsay sort of has a career singing and acting sort of. The Kardashians, Paris Hilton... the only talent they have - their only claim to fame - is that they come from a rich family. Big whoop.

Honey Boo Boo is just a crime against nature.
Ziva said…
I couldn't agree more, dufus. I really don't care about whose ass is doing what these days. I do believe my ass deserves to be famous, though.
nonamedufus said…
Lindsay has a career getting arrested, getting wasted and getting photographed doing it. This is news?
nonamedufus said…
Ziva, there's this thing called the internet. You could always post a picture. Just sayin'.
Ziva said…
I already posted a photo of my hair, and you could almost see my ass in that photo, shouldn't that be enough?
Boom Boom Larew said…
You know you've been spending too much time in doctors' offices when you're up to date on all the People magazines. Hope you're finally over feeling like shit now!
nonamedufus said…
Nope not enough...of your ass.
nonamedufus said…
I'm much better, thank you. Especially since I've exhausted all those people magazines.
Ziva said…
This is an absurd conversation, my friend. :D
nonamedufus said…
Well you're the only Finn I know has a donkey. I just wanted to see a picture.
Ziva said…
Worst. Joke. Ever.
nonamedufus said…
I work at it, you know.
KZ said…
We all have our guilty pleasures, eh, Dufus? I admit I do occasionally click on celebrity gossip headlines when I'm reading news online, but I always immediately feel guilty for doing so, as if the internet gods were staring over my shoulder and judging me.

For the record, the less I hear about Paris Hilton, the better.
nonamedufus said…
I look at this stuff, shake my head and think "who cares?"

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