Friday, February 11, 2005

Terminal Velocity

Now that I've been famous, I know how fleeting fame can be. Fleeting. Fleeing. Whatever.

After less than twenty-four hours at a giddy #1 in Google when searching for the phrase "video clip of a chimpanzee scratching his butt," my reign has ended.

Yesterday, I was #1 with a bullet. Now I'm #2 with a boat anchor.

What, you may ask, have I learned about fame? To answer that question I'd like to tell you a story. Dorothy Parker received an invitation to a Halloween party, and it was mentioned that there would be ducking for apples. "Change one letter," Parker said, "and it's the story of my life."

That actually has nothing to do with me whatsoever, but I love that story.

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