Wednesday, March 30, 2005

What is it about celebrities, anyway? Why do we care what they think?
An actor weighs in on an important issue. Why do we listen? He's not an expert, a PhD, or a philosopher. He's a person who happens to be very, very, good at playing make-believe.
A singer is on trial. Why does it get front page coverage? He's not a humanitarian, an inventor, or an innovator. He's a person who can make his voice hit a given note, on demand. The best ones are the ones who can dance simutaneously.
In ancient times people worshipped demigods; people who had achieved immortality. Haven't we progressed at all?

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