Sunday, February 12, 2006

I'm convinced that if Andy Warhol were still alive he would be the master-blogger. This guy loves to talk about nothing in an almost Seinfeldian manner. I'm wondering if Larry David has read this book. Is our entire culture of humor really Warholian? Is Warholian a word? I don't know, but this book is great, compiled and edited and finely tuned by excellent friends no doubt. Warhol was, for a long time, on my "do not bother" list (meaning that I do not bother with him) but this book has changed all that. This man was wry, clever, witty and humble as well as imaginative. He's like a non-gay David Sedaris with more art.

ahem, some little tidbits:

From "Love (Senility)"

"Love can be bought and sold. One of the older superstars used to cry every time somebody she loved kicked her out of his loft and I used to tell her, 'Don't worry. You're going to be very famous someday and you'll be able to buy him.' It worked out just that way and she's very happy now."

From "Fame"

"I've always thought that the President could do so much here to help change images. If the President would go into a public bathroom in the Capitol, and have the TV cameras film him cleaning the toilets and saying, 'Why not? Somebody's got to do it!' then that would do so much for the morale of the people who do the wonderful job of keeping the toilets clean. I mean, it is a wonderful thing that they're doing. The President has so much good publicity potential that hasn't been exploited. He should just sit down one day and make a list of all the things that people are embarassed to do that they shouldn't be embarassed to do, and then do them all on television."

Capitol Hill goes on Jerry Springer or Jackass? Genius!


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