Thursday, March 14, 2002

Now this story sounds eerily like every post-apocalyptic film I've ever seen. And while dissections of fame are frequently tedious, this is a pleasantly meaty and well-built analysis of the 16th minute of fame...all these hordes of half-celebrities clinging television time on "Fear Factor" and "Weakest Link." I think it is a very interesting growth industry for television--I love that Darva Conger can *still* get into the news, now that I can only faintly remember why she has any celebrity in the first place.