Saturday, June 2, 2012


Andy Warhol said that everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. Sadly this has come true.

People can become famous for many things. It can be for an achievement such as Alexander Graham Bell inventing the telephone. This is fame worthy.

A sports figure such as Babe Ruth. Being the top of your game is a cause for fame.

Being first at something that is monumental like Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. Definately a famous feat.

Then of course there is celebrity fame. This is a fine line in my books. We have the icons of celebrity fame like Marilyn Monroe, who is still celebrated and loved even in death, even her birthday, which was yesterday, is still celebrated. These are the celebrities who have achieved the type of fame from their work and their personalities that we know them by one name. Marilyn, Marlon, Elvis, James.

Then there is this type of fame which I just do not and never will understand.

Unfortunately, these so called "normal people" with no talent for anything have achieved a level of fame I just do not get. Reality Television! It seems that the more obnoxious they are, the louder, dumber, more flamboyant they are the longer their so-called fame lasts. Now, I am not going to say that I have never watched one of these shows because I have caught bits of some and I just don't get it. I would much rather watch PBS and get some value for my television viewing that waste my time on this. I really thought it was a fad that it would pass but it is holding on and the characters from these programs are acheiving some wierd kind of fame. They are guests on talk shows and put on magazine covers. I no longer purchase celebrity magazines. They are full of people I have never heard of.

I do not think when Andy Warhol made this statement that he thought so many people would become famous for 15 minutes for doing absolutely nothing. Okay, your 15 minutes are up let get back to placing fame where is should be, with someone who really deserves it, whoever that may be. Or does anyone deserve it. I don't know, I think every mother and wife who has managed to keep it together with a smile everyday deserves at least 15 minutes of fame. How about you?

All images from the famous PINTEREST.


  1. I despise reality tv. I for sure won't be watching it. This has taken so much work from actors.

  2. I NEVER watch reality TV, have no use for it! I'm old school, I like sitcoms which sadly are not as good as they used to be . . . I remember Saturday night variety shows like Carol Burnett and yep even Lawerence Welk, man, I'm old, LOL


  3. Considering all the wonder, magic, art, history, inspiration and education within the world (easily accessable via TV or IRL) I've no clue why these shows prosper. I've no insight as to what the 'draw' is for the audience who loyally views such shows. I'd add it to the list of things I don't understand but I've long ago run out of room on my 'don't get it list' paper!

  4. I agree with you completely on this, and I would sooner watch paint dry than watch a reality show. Another bunch that I find irritating are the off-spring of famous people who somehow think they are something special too. Mind you, the media are to blame for a lot of that, look how they follow stars around trying to get pictures of their kids.