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  • by pudge (1) on 2002.11.18 16:50 (#14849) Homepage Journal
    I don't gawk at celebrities, or even acknowledge their existence. Maybe that comes from living in California for my formative years.

    I like what Alan Alda does: when asked for an autograph, he says no, but would you like chat for a moment instead? Some people think the various problems of society are guns, oil, drugs, computers, music, hollywood, whatever. I think it is our obsession with celebrities. Think about all the time and money wasted on just looking at or learning personal tidbits about people that have *no consequence* to your life. It's gotta be in the billions. Sure, it creates jobs for "entertainment reporters" and SciFi conventioneers, but other than that, it's a huge bloody drain on society.

    Get rid of celebrities and society will enter a new Golden Age where there is no war or pestilence!

    • You wouldn't say that if you'd ever met Chris Nandor. He's dreamy! If he had a website, I'd visit it every day!

      (In my Serious Writer moments, I consider creating a website called American Pantheon that compares celebrity-worship to ancient mythologies.)