May 29, 2009

Quote of the Week: Sandra talks fame



I've been a fan of Sandra Bernhard for 20 years now and always found little gems of wisdom in her humor. She's twittering now in total Sandy-style. Tonight she's been discussing some child (Holly Steele?) melting down on Britain's Got Talent, particularly fitting given the absurdly overwrought and disturbing arc of fame for poor Susan Boyle...
Andy Warhol in his wildest imaginings would not believe what he predicted, there is no room for beauty or creativity, we have wrung it dry.
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Bonus: Sandra appeared on the Charlie Rose show 10 years back. Watch it here. Charlie Rose is one of my idols - he seriously has the best job in America.

2 comments:

Paul said...

my god that hollie thing on Britain's Got Talent was entirely painful to watch. she forgot the words, burst into tears and then begged for a second chance. Never work with children or animals indeed. Of course she got voted through to the final. I am off to sandra's tweets now to get her POV!

Adem With An E said...

I did watch the Hollie video and, as unfortunate to watch as it was, it just reaffirmed my thoughts on Children and fame, and how they quite clearly do not belong together.