When your 15 minutes of fame are long over

When your 15 minutes of fame are long over

Back in 1968, Andy Warhol observed that in the future all of us would get 15 minutes of fame.

Thanks to social media, Warhol’s future arrived.  Though, I’m not sure that’s such a good thing.

Social media has the unfortunate ability to extend that 15 minutes way beyond its sell-date.

Take David Hogg.

Please.

While hiding in a closet in a separate building on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during Nicolas Cruz’s rampage, David Hogg decided to take the 15 minutes of fame bull by the horn and force himself onto the national stage.

Once there, he clung to his fame like a tick on a dog’s back.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

Despite being a relatively vacuous, unintelligent boy, David rode that fame to cable news interviews, public speeches, photoshoots, the Ellen Show, and a book deal.  Hell, Harvard even rolled out the red carpet for this mediocre white male student – pretty much proving that their much-vaunted principles of “diversity” take a back seat to a fame junkie.

As my friend Martina Markota puts it, “clout is a powerful drug.”

And David Hogg is a case study in clout-chasing.

But see, that’s the downside of getting 15 minutes of fame.  Once the glow of the spotlight hits you, you are loath to give it up.

Fact is, David’s 15 minutes ended about two and a half years ago.  The kid has been huffing the fumes ever since.

Today America is a very different place than it was even two years ago.

Cities are roiled in violence, mayhem and lawlessness.  And Americans, many of whom never purchased a firearm in their lives, are buying guns for their self-defense at a record rate.

In this environment, a kid who rode to notoriety by attacking lawful gun owners really has no place.

Yesterday, in what can only be described as a futile attempt at clout-chasing, the long-forgotten David Hogg presented a poll on Twitter.

Yeah, it didn’t work out well for him at all.

15 minutes of fame ... over

Oh, ouch! Over ninety-three thousand votes.

There’s something Karmic about David getting such a resounding NO on the very social media platform that helped him extend his 15 minutes of fame well past its sell date.

I can’t help but wonder if many anti-gun people also voted NO based solely on David’s track record as the NRA’s biggest fundraising booster since Barack Obama.

But clout is a powerful drug.

Which is why I fully expect David will ignore these poll results entirely and follow through on his daily video posts.

Because at the end of the day, the only person who doesn’t know David Hogg’s 15 minutes of fame are over is David Hogg.

Update:

LOL! He deleted the tweet! I took the screen capture at 9:17 am. It is currently 9:57 am, and the tweet is gone.

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20 thoughts on “When your 15 minutes of fame are long over

  • August 22, 2020 at 10:15 am
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    This dipstick Hogg was also encouraged and manipulated by parents who were apparently seeking their 15 minutes of fame through him. Just like Greta Thunberg and thousands of other young snots with puppeteer parents.

  • August 22, 2020 at 12:06 pm
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    “LOL! He deleted the tweet! … the tweet is gone.”

    Guessing this is similar to what may happen to the memory care patient’s pre-election polls — gone, poof, digital vapor, not applicable.

    ..

  • August 22, 2020 at 12:09 pm
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    There were 16.5% who answered yes to the poll. Who are these people?

    • August 22, 2020 at 1:10 pm
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      His Harvard classmates no doubt.

    • August 22, 2020 at 7:27 pm
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      Family

  • August 22, 2020 at 12:55 pm
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    Gee, I miss him and his tiny fist pumped in the air.

  • August 22, 2020 at 1:58 pm
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    If Lil’ Davie goes ahead with his daily video posts, will President Trump have to report it as an in-kind campaign donation?

  • August 22, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Guess he’s pissed that he was a speaker at the DNC convention!

    • August 23, 2020 at 8:02 pm
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      Correcting my own comment: “that he WASN’T a speaker”….

  • August 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm
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    He can go back to his job at the gay salon bleaching assholes

  • August 22, 2020 at 8:33 pm
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    that same percentage will be the election results for Trump

  • August 23, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    Davy was an irritating ‘Flash In The Pan’. Just another loser that ‘The Lying Left Wing Media’ tried to convince everyone that he was relevant and should be listened to. Stacey Abrams is another example.

    • August 23, 2020 at 1:09 pm
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      Don’t forget my fave; Cindy Sheehan. Pumped up by the Lefties then discarded like a used condom when no longer needed.

  • August 23, 2020 at 7:20 am
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    Whatever happened to the buzz cut girl that was Hogg’s sidekick? No, it’s a joke. IDGAF about either of them tbh.

    • August 23, 2020 at 5:22 pm
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      “Whatever happened to the buzz cut girl that was Hogg’s sidekick?”

      I think she fell from favor because, turns out, she was one of those who had been harassing the kid who shot up the school.

      • August 26, 2020 at 4:49 pm
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        I would have thought that would be a ‘plus’, from their POV.

  • August 23, 2020 at 4:07 pm
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    Maybe the Hogg can go back to Cali making videos of harassing lifeguards!

  • August 26, 2020 at 11:56 am
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    Who? What? Where? When?
    Yeah, me neither.

  • August 26, 2020 at 6:26 pm
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    A vacuous and unintelligent boy, indeed; not unlike the author, who doesn’t know the difference between “loath” and “loathe”. [It’s called a “typo,” dickhead. – the author]
    WDS: you mean Butch Dykely? I don’t know what happened to it, and, like you, I don’t care.

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