By lex, on September 30th, 2009
Washington, famously, is Hollywood for ugly people. Unlike Hollywood, no one in the federal has weighed in on the Roman Polanski matter, although Hillary Clinton has been getting phone calls from her French counterpart, who may himself be out of step with France. Bill – perhaps sensing a certain vulnerability on the issue of canoodling with younger females – has also wisely kept his tongue.
Politicians face re-election after all, and this particular issue is broadly toxic on a bipartisan basis. No one, left or right, will get re-elected on a platform of pardoning child rapists. I guess with all of the other divisions in our society, it’s pleasing to know that some standards still abide.
A sad confession
Originally published October 27th, 2005.
Filed under Hollywood, Lex
The late artist, Andy Warhol (nee Andrej Varchola, Jr.) is remembered for many things, including the quote attributed to him, “…my prediction from the sixties finally came true: In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.”[ His reflection on the continuing fascination with celebrity, fame, and “public persona” has been talked about, written about and visually addressed countless times.
Recently, a young man in New York, took it upon himself to demonstrate that if you act like one, you can be one:
Clever, and illustrative.
Growing up with Audie Murphy
This is at voices.yahoo.com.
The author is the husband of a facebook friend of mine. It is a very good story and I hope all will enjoy it.