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I Believe in Harvey Dent - We're All Mad Here
You can tell I'm mad because I have straw in my hair.
I Believe in Harvey Dent
I've often wondered about the likes of Paris Hilton, the Kardashians and other people who seem to be famous simply because they're famous. They don't produce anything, they don't create anything -- they really don't particularly do anything at all. And while I don't fault them for this, it has always seemed odd to me that they're celebrities for no apparent reason. How does one achieve celebrity status without some sort of accomplishment?

I still can't speak for the Kardashians, but I've discovered my own potential route to undeserved celebrity. Virginia Living magazine is holding a "Best of Virginia" internet contest, in which anyone with a browser and a few minutes to kill can go write in their favorite candidates in various categories. I'd wandered over there to vote for ComedySportz as the best comedy club, both because it's true and because I love stuffing ballot boxes. I filled out other categories with whatever struck my fancy, and then came across one: Best Local Celebrity.

I laughed as I filled in my name. "Why not?" I thought. When I passed on the request to vote for ComedySportz to other people, I also asked them to vote for me as the local celebrity. We have actual minor celebrities around here, so it's highly unlikely to work. On the other hand, if I do somehow take the top spot, I'd say that's indicative of the fact that I am a local celebrity. If I can get the most votes just by asking a few friends to vote for me and pass the idea along, I deserve to win.

From the reports I'm getting back, I may have a chance at a few other categories, too. It seems that people have been writing me in for other categories that they've found amusing; I'm now in the running for best chiropractor, best alternative health and best chocolatier, among others. In fact, I'd say I've got rather a lot to live up to, suddenly. It's just the price of fame, I suppose.

If I can parlay my celebrity status into a paycheck somehow, I'll take the time to learn the skills I've been nominated for and validate my friends' votes. It's the least I can do.

Mood of the Moment: amused amused
Auditory Hallucination: Ego Likeness -- ... --- ...

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merle_ From: merle_ Date: January 12th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
You can also vote many times on some systems. I got a local burrito joint to the top of a local list just by reloading and filling things out over and over. (of course, only twenty people voted, and eleven of them were me)
splodgenoodles From: splodgenoodles Date: January 13th, 2012 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey I'd totally vote for you! Best homeopath EVA!

(Can I vote - no really - I will if the internet can't actually stop me).
baronmind From: baronmind Date: January 13th, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
You can vote! Nothing says you have to be a resident of Virginia to register your opinion. And thank you for your support of my internet faith healing!
classytart From: classytart Date: January 13th, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Best shag dancing club"?!

You got my vote. I also voted you "Best comfort food", because it amused me.
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