What more can be said about the Celebrity Big Brother chaos, the media world is all consumed by comment. I have found a quote from the Simpson’s that at this time we need to jump too for some comic philosophy as we muse on the cult of celebrity.
In an episode called Bart the Fink, Bart inadvertently alerts the IRS to tax fraud by Krusty the Clown, who can’t bear to live “like a schnook” after the government sells his possessions. The auction is complete, and Krusty sits by the curb. Bart comes by and asks if he can sit down.
Bart: I’m sorry for all the trouble I’ve caused you, Krusty, but you know, my mom says God never closes a door without opening a window.
Krusty: No offense, kid, but your mom’s a dingbat! There’s no silver lining here. I was a big cheese. A huge cheese! And now look at me!
I got to ride the bus like a schnook.
I got to live in an apartment like an idiot!
I have to wait in line with a bunch of nobodies to buy groceries from a failure!
Bart: It doesn’t matter what you did wrong, though, as long as you’re on TV people will respect you.
Krusty: [spits] Bah. What good is respect without the moolah to back it up. Everywhere I go I see teachers driving Ferraris, research scientists drinking champagne. I tried to drink a Coke on the bus, and they took away my pass!
[breaks a bottle of scotch]
That’s no life for a famous clown.