Inevitably the participants cause havoc around the boardroom table, invoke inappropriate changes to production processes, upset the workforce and generally cause havoc before returning after a week to their previous job where they disappear into anonymity having experienced their fifteen minutes of fame
. It all seems to be incredibly amusing for viewers who, we are told, no longer have the time or inclination to sit down and watch classic drama or current affairs documentaries.
Andy Warhol's fifteen minutes of fame
has now been trimmed down to fit into a sponsored commercial slot in between reality TV shows.
Lani Guinier had an unwanted fifteen minutes of fame
in 1993 when Bill Clinton withdrew her nomination as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights after she was vilified for her scholarly writings on voting.
The media are so good at taking a word like "fascinating" and evacuating it of its definition until it now means "enjoyed fifteen minutes of fame
and did nothing politically threatening." But Walters--slithering around her guests like a lounge lizard--is the media champ, assessing the past year in a way that is monumentally shallow.
Geoff: Well, I would like to take my fifteen minutes of fame
That's their thing, their contribution to their fifteen minutes of fame
. It's mostly when they are ' targeted', ' misunderstood' or ' misrepresented', when really neither of it is happening.
O'Brien had Maderno, Castle Gandolfo and Roar Of The Tiger entered at Longchamp, with Warhol at Gowran Park, but none of the quartet made it to the races for their fifteen minutes of fame
Because Swenson's critical success depended so heavily on Pop's rising star, his eminence threatened to fade as newer art cut short the movement's fifteen minutes of fame
. By 1965 Pop faced mounting opposition from a pair of ascendant trends: the emergence of Minimalism and the renewed vigor of modernist painting.
We read any of the hundreds of books and exhibition catalogs by and about Warhol and his crowd, and scarcely a day goes by when someone in the media doesn't make a reference to "fifteen minutes of fame
FIFTEEN minutes of fame
is about quarter of an hour more than most so-called celebrities deserve.
WOMEN'S Minister Tessa Jowell reinforces the old adage that everyone can expect to enjoy fifteen minutes of fame
during their lifetime.
Although sometimes it seems as if the flow of a capella groups specialising in Renaissance liturgical music will overwhelm us, most of them find a niche in which to work, some undiscovered or underperformed composer to give fifteen minutes of fame
500 years post mortem.
Like the woman on the airplane, they crave their fifteen minutes of fame
, with its illusion of success and importance.
Fifteen minutes of fame
awaits an adventurous woman willing to lend her womb for scientific purposes.
You'd never know that Edvard Munch, like James Ensor, went on living and painting well after his fifteen minutes of fame
; but now that we've become fascinated by the late work of several innovators whose art presumably expired long before they did (de Chirico, Picabia), perhaps Munch, too, will be swept up in this sea change.