Sunday, February 26, 2012

Quote du jour

If, as I do, you live in the country, you have dozens of neighbors like Miss Strader – nice high-school girls who babysit your kids; you lose touch, they move to the next town, and you bump into them a couple of years later doing the late shift at the diner or the general store; they’re 23 or 24, with three kids by three different guys. And they’re still nice, and still kinda pretty, if aged beyond their years. But life and its opportunities are fled. If you’re Britney Spears and you wake up after an almighty bender next to some guy you’d rather not face the grey morning after with, there are high-priced lawyers and managers and minders to make all the bad stuff go away. If you’re Britney at the KwikkiKrap, it’s not so easy.

-Mark Steyn


  1. So true. What too many people fail to realize until it's too late is that it takes a lot of money and a team of lawyers in order to live the hollywood lifestyle without suffering the repercussions

    1. And, as Napoleon used to say, "glory is fleeting". One day you're at the top of the heap buying million dollar mansions (think M.C.Hammer) and the next you're thankful for a security guard gig like Gary Coleman.

      I'm thinking of starting a twelve step programs for Hollywoodites: "I can spend your money better than you". It's quite cathartic.

  2. I hate it when the guy he's talking about, that they're waking up next to, could be be me. I always had a better impression of myself.