American Elephants


Let’s Talk About Celebrities! by The Elephant's Child
November 27, 2022, 5:10 pm
Filed under: Politics

According to the Gods of computerworld, the important people of our world are called “celebrities”. Related to the word “celebrate” in some way. A “Celebrity” is apparently someone who has once been in a movie, which makes them more important than other people. They have been seen on a big screen, or possibly just on your computer screen, if they have been seen there often enough. So large size and frequency are apparently the determining factor. Being in a movie is apparently all that is needed, not accomplishment.

My mother’s sister lived in Southern California, and once worked for a major studio. On one visit many years ago, she took us to her studio to watch a movie being made.The director rehearsed the brief scene with the players,over and over, then when they got the dialogue and actions right, turned on the cameras and filmed it. Then moved on to the next scene. Original words or movements were not allowed. Made you wonder how anything so disjointed could ever be made into an actual story on a big screen, that could possibly be enjoyable I pretty much lost all respect for “movie stars” at that point, and never really regained it. Phony world, nasty people.

“It is however, being a face on the big screen that makes one a “celebrity” not accomplishment. To appreciate accomplishment, you have to understand what an accomplishment is and the difficulty involved in making one, which is not much involved with Hollywood. Lots of online articles about “celebrities” who were in a movie in their childhood, and either grew up to continue that, or grew out of it, but remained a possibly familiar face.So a celebrity” is being a face on the big screen, not any accomplishment. To appreciate accomplishment, you have to understand what an accomplishment is and the difficulty involved in making one, which is not much involved with Hollywood. Lots of online articles about “celebrities” who were in a movie in their childhood, and either grew up to continue that, or grew out of it, but remained a possibly familiar face. So a “celebrity” does not represent accomplishment necessarily, only familiarity. Musicians also can become celebrities, but ordinary people with major accomplishments cannot.

Journalists like to have a celebrity name in their stories, because that may make you more apt to read it, because of the familiarity of the name. If you click on their story because of the attraction of the celebrity name, that just reinforces the whole scenario, and we get more “celebrities”. We the people who are just trying to find out what is going on in our world, are screwed once again.


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