Most people credit Andy Warhol for inventing the phrase "Fifteen minutes of Fame." although photographer Nat Finkelstein claimed that he was the one who said it first, to Andy. Nevertheless, in the sixties, and in the days before the internet and reality TV, it meant something different than it means today.
German Art Historian Benjamin H. D. Buchloh explained the Fifteen Minutes of Fame theory like this:
The systematic invalidation of the hierarchies corresponds directly to the belief that the hierarchy of subjects worthy to be represented will someday be abolished, hence "anybody", and therefore "everybody," can be famous once that hierarchy dissipates, and by logical extension of that, in the future, everybody will be famous, and not merely those individuals worthy of fame.
Um... Yeah... OK...
I'm sure he may have been right, assuming anyone knows what he actually said there...
But in todays' world,
a world of You Tube and Justin Bieber,
of The Voice, American Idol, and MXC,
of Who Wants to Be The Next Mutligazillion Dollar Celebrity in Rehab (Ok, I just made that one up)
and Crash the Superbowl Doritos' Contests,
It appears as if just about anyone can be Famous for a brief period of time.
So now, it's your turn, it's your Fifteen minutes.
Show us what you have.
Hey, our next round is fifteen....
Do I feel an inspiration for the next logo coming up?