Be honest; this has happened to you. You invite new friends over for dinner. After a delicious meal, complete with wine not from a box (they are new friends, after all), a rich dessert and decaf coffee, you settle in the living room to wind the evening down. Only then do you learn that when your friends are buzzed on alcohol and sugar they become yammering fools who are oblivious to time. They morph into The Guests Who Will Not Leave. They are oblivious to cues such as yawning, furtive glances at the clock, and gentle snores from your spouse.

In 1968 Andy Warhol declared that “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”

There have been many who not only proved that axiom, but went on to test our patience and sanity by becoming The Guest Who Will Not Leave. Lindsay, Paris, Britney, and whoever is on the cover of People magazine.

It is too sad when you’re only a few weeks old and you become TGWWNL. I’m referring of course to Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt.

I’m looking forward to seeing their pictures because I just have to know what makes their photos worth umpty million dollars. Perhaps someone could hold a contest where contestants have to pick the pictures of the anointed infants from a line up of babies.

Here’s a harsh truth: At two weeks, all babies look pretty much alike. To their parents and loved ones they are gorgeous. To everyone else, they’re just another baby.

There. I said it and I’m glad.

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