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15 minutes of fame (Ideas and Concepts)

"So, did you come here today to thank me, Keith? You know, for your 15 minutes? 'Cause if it wasn't for me, no one would have bought that hack book of yours."

15 minutes of fame is the common expression (coming originally from Andy Warhol, who predicted that, "In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.") for someone's limited time in the spotlight. Some examples of people who enjoyed 15 minutes of fame are such "celebrities" as Kato Kaelin, John Bobbitt, and Joey Buttafuoco. Of course, with the advent of reality television, Warhol appears to have been psychic. Now we've got William Hung, Evan Marriott, Jonathan Baker, etc. etc. ad infinitum.

2.06 "Rat Saw God"

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