Casual Celebrity Assassination

I was handed a book of an unknown author (to me) and told it was a good one, and then given the comment “they say he was an awful man.”

A fellow musician randomly tells me that “Jimmy Buffett’s music sucked.” He obviously knows that I spent time with Buffett but the insult appears completely out of context.

And I’m reminded of an Ocean’s 11 conversation:

Danny: And I always confuse Monet and Manet. Now which one married his mistress?

Tess: Monet.

Danny: Right, and then Manet had syphilis.

Tess: They also painted occasionally.

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I stand in the check out line and my eyes catch the colorful tabloids. Divorce! Money! Mistress! Lies!

Humans will always gossip, this is true… but Casual Celebrity Assassination “IS” mob mentality.

And we haven’t come up with a pill that will solve mob mentality.
Not yet.