Completely RandomI had a very profound thought today and I wanted to share it with you.
I was wandering around the house between gaming sessions today and decided to turn on the television. Now, usually this would be incredibly pointless as television has basically been reduced to celebrities doing stupid things, but I was in the mood for non-interactive entertainment.
For the better part of an hour I watched a show called "Punk'd".
I watched that show because I could not find the remote.
Apparently, this was a show that was cool back when Ashton Kutcher was actually relevant to popular culture.
Man, that was a great two days, wasn't it?
The show basically revolves around Ashton Kutcher setting up famous celebrities in all sorts of crazy situations. Imagine Candid Camera, but with famous people and a douche bag in a trucker hat.
Anyway, as I watched this show, I actually had an epiphany. An idea suddenly occurred to me that put the entire show into context.
The show Punk'd is actually a barometer for your career as a celebrity.
See, the way the show goes is a really famous person gets tricked into acting very, very stupid and then Ashton Kutcher jumps out and he laughs, and the celebrities laugh, and I die a little inside.
But that's not the important part of my epiphany.
Every now and again, Ashton doesn't show up. The celebrity still gets pranked, but then they just say "you done got Punk'd" and they go to commercial.
This actually tells you how important you are as a celebrity.
If someone says "you got Punk'd" and you turn around, but Ashton Kutcher isn't there, then your career is pretty much over.
Instead, you got Punk'd by some guy Ashton Kutcher might have met once. Maybe.
Congratulations. You're not famous anymore.
Really, that should be a wake up call for people who still think they're celebrities. If Ashton Kutcher doesn't think you're even worth talking to for three and a half minutes, then you're not a celebrity.
Now, you're talking to some guy who picks up Ashton Kutcher's dry cleaning.
Give yourself a week and you'll be turning tricks behind a Dairy Queen.
But hey, at least you were on Punk'd. That's something, right?
Man, I need to find that remote.