"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?
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.