Friday, September 16, 2005

Famous

Famous, adj. Conspicuously miserable.
Done to a turn on the iron, behold
Him who to be famous aspired.
Content? Well, his grill has a plating of gold,
And his twistings are greatly admired.
--- Hassan Brubuddy

2005 Update: Inspiring the idle many.

26 comments:

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Fame,n. Eminence often accelerated after death.
A useless and frivolous commodity, it is lusted after by many, and used as currency by those who have it.

Famous,adj. used to describe celebrities who are mostly known for their well-knownness.
Imitated by teenagers.

pia said...

famous; the old Andy Warhol cliche about everybody having 15 minutes has now been updated to include anybody who has ever been seen on reality TV, heard on radio talk shows or commented on a political blog, or Waking Ambrose

You're too abstract for me today, Doug, however...

LeesahEm. said...

famous-people who get a lot of free swag, usually without deserving it

AP3 said...

You're giving me another Bowie earworm?!

Fame, (fame) makes a man take things over
Fame, (fame) lets him loose, hard to swallow
Fame, (fame) puts you there where things are hollow
Fame (fame)

Doug said...

TLP, but isn't that kind of circular?

Pia, it isn't you, it's me. I was 92% asleep today.

Masil, how do you deserve swag?

Yes, Aral, this is my third consecutive Pez-inspired post. Look at the comments from yesterday and thanks for doing your part.

LeesahEm. said...

Eh, I guess you don't deserve it.

dddragon said...

Famous Chatham: so named because he has outlasted many a vet's assistant, is known on sight and by sound, and is feared by all at the clinic but the vet herself. The only cat to outwit TLP - but only once.

Tom & Icy said...

Isn't it strange how some people can be famous and popular and known by so many others, while there are some that are not even known to their neighbors.

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Doug said...

Masil, I do so.

Dddragon, Chatham and Icy deserve their fame. And they alone.

Yup, Tom, I'm in the latter camp, too.

fluff said...

fame replaces identity card. famous people are allowed do things to us we would kick a simple stranger in the ass for.

Doug said...

Ariel, I agree a few more famous butts with boots in them will make the world a better place, and, I might add, make great television.

Sorry to anyone who's tried to visit this site over the last four hours. I don't know what went wrong but the next time this happens republishing won't take me four hours to try.

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

You had me worried, Doug. I actually got e-mails telling me my link to you was defective :) (I guess we've figured out where the jump gate is...)

Famous, adj. Gifted by virtue of existence.

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Sar said...

I had a cute little ditty prepared all about famous celebrities, and their fame and infamy, but after suffering serious Waking Ambrose withdrawl, I offer this instead...

Famous: The blessing and pressure of successful blog hosts.

Thanks Doug for restoring my intellectual playground!!! :)))

a4g said...

Famous, n. These.

Doug said...

Gabriel, sorry about that. It takes about 4 hours for something obvious to occur to me.

Sar, you may want to stay off the swings. Still haven't checked those.

a4g, heh heh, so the question is: Is something more famous if smart people know its name or if stupid people do?

karma said...

you calling me idle?

Anonymous said...

fame, adj.
I don't like the adjectives they are much too difficult.

When you have it invest well and don't buy on credit, you'll be set for life, and remember
"Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion".

Mark Twain

Anonymous said...

Tht was me.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Tht was me.

Doug said...

Karma, you're not many.

Dang, Alice, I thought Mark Twain was posting here. One my favorites of his short stories is called something like The Choice and describes an angel who offers a child wealth, fame, love or death. Is that where you got your quote?

weirsdo said...

Come on, Pimpy!!!!!! We both no whose REALLY inspiring these posts!!!!! First Fashon, now Fame????? The best definishon I could possibly offer for both is my pic, right here!!!!!
Kiss, Kiss,
you're heavenly date!!!!!!!!

Comfort Addict said...

To be renowned, exalted and granted every privilege save humanity.

Doug said...

Pansi, I was writing for the Pezes but about you. Always.

CA, I'm glad to see you back.

Shirazi said...

Famous; Me? Not yet. Fame has to come my way. I know that.

Doug said...

Shirazi, better keep the good suit cleaned and pressed.