August 2, 2006

he had original ideas once


[Related:] From Tara Hunt:

When my son was little (look at me being a mommy blogger ;)), he would do really cute stuff and all of us fawning over him would laugh and giggle with delight. Of course, being a bright boy, he would observe our delight and repeat the cute stuff. He was becoming aware of what got him attention.
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Posted by hugh macleod at August 2, 2006 12:52 AM | TrackBack

OMG...that could be any number of people I can think of.

Getting famous leads to fear of being unfamous again? Hmmmm?

heh. good one.

Posted by: Tara 'Miss Rogue' Hunt at August 2, 2006 4:44 AM

famous book review: "this book is both original and good. unfortunately, the parts that are good are not original, and the parts that are original are not good."

Posted by: tom l at August 2, 2006 5:02 AM

...and then he didn't need original ideas
because he had plenty of cash. :)

Posted by: MyShrink at August 2, 2006 8:15 AM

at least he got famous :)

Posted by: robertb at August 2, 2006 10:40 AM

I know what you mean, Tara.... in many ways I prefer my cartoons from my pre-internet, unpublished days.

Or at least, having zero audience has a certain agreeable quality and freedom to it... that I often miss.

I guess everything has a price. Tom Hanks can't go to restaurants. Bill Gtaes can't go out to a movie.

Posted by: hugh macleod at August 2, 2006 11:36 AM

I guess the question also is about how much our self -image changes and how other people's expectations act as 'catalysts' for change.

Sure, a cactus flower maybe more beautiful than a rose, but since it is only in the desert does it impact anything?

Maybe it's in these hyper-connected times that we yearn for isolation and being 'unfamous' but we really don't want it so much ;-)

Posted by: Gautam Ghosh at September 1, 2006 12:02 PM