Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Instant Celebrity

I'm watching the Letterman interview with the pilot and co-pilot of the flight that landed in the Hudson a few years ago. It strikes me while watching these guys how weird it must be to be an instant celebrity. The co-pilot was quoted as saying, "I want my old life back."

Joe the Plumber. There's an instant celebrity that has managed to somewhat capitalize on his fame and seemed to enjoy the spotlight. His celebrity hasn't made a difference in my life, but more power to you if you can make a buck off your fifteen minutes of fame.

Did you watch the Obama town hall in Fort Meyers, Florida today? We have a new instant celebrity, folks. Let me introduce you to Julio Osegueda. If you didn't see it, here is a video for your viewing pleasure (it is pretty funny):

I am looking forward to see where Julio takes his new found fame. McDonalds commercial? Guest journalist for CNN?

1 comment:

Christy said...

Oh brother! That disturbs me. It looked like he was about to faint just because he got to ask the president a question. I have never in my life seen such goo-goo-ga-ga's over a president. He's more like a celebrity than the leader of the free world.