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I’m a little late with this, but here we go anyway.

In my first 16th Minute post (8/2/08) I lamented the cult of celebrity that had drifted down to Brangelina’s kids. I cited Paris Hilton as an example of someone who had overstayed her 15 minutes.

However, her recent ad in which she skewered John McCain was just too funny to let it go without comment.

I hereby grant her, with the authority vested in me, by me, an extra minute of fame.


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.” Read the rest of this entry »