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12th Feb '17 6:13:51 PM Mario500
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* Politicians can fall into this, where they have little interest in accomplishing policy changes, but stay in their positions because they love the attention. Among US Presidents, Eisenhower and Reagan are strong examples.

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* Politicians can fall into this, where they have little interest in accomplishing policy changes, but stay in their positions because they love the attention. Among US Presidents, Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan are strong examples.
27th Jan '17 1:13:06 PM Ccook1956
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* ''{{MASH}}'': Major Charles Emerson Winchester, who was sent to the 4077th by a Colonel whom he always bested at cribbage. While nobody liked being in the southeast Asian theater, Charles detested it but was an admitted showoff at the operating table. Hawkeye dresses him down once, telling Charles that "without an audience, a patient means nothing to you."
22nd Jan '17 4:28:33 PM TheDragonDemands
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*An extremely disturbing example occurred with O.J. Simpson, crossing over with WhiteDwarfStarlet, after his legal and civil trials from 1994-1997. After a successful pro footbal career in the early 1970s, Simpson went on to be the spokesperson for Hertz rental cars, and from there he had a decently successful acting career through the 1980s - one of the first big examples of a pro-sports figure successfully adapting his fame into commercial success as a spokesperson/actor. He lived in upscale Brentwood, California, and regularly played golf with all of the upscale citizens of the community, including famous actors, judges, etc. Overall, he was held up as a major example of a respected and successful former pro-footballer who had settled into a comfortable life of fame. However, the nation-wide scandal of his double-murder trial (in 1994) and then civil trial (in 1997), utterly ruined his public persona. He lost all of his money in the civil suit, including his Brentwood home of 20 years, and had pariah status in the national eye. People who knew Simpson, however, said that he'd spent his whole life since high school being treated as special, because of his athletic talents - a major example of celebrity culture in America, he was never treated as if the rules applied to him. ''Whether or not'' you think Simpson was actually guilty, he was so utterly addicted to his celebrity status that after the trials, he couldn't really mentally process that he wasn't part of the limelight anymore. In the early 2000's, Simpson totally deteriorated, with no limits to how far he would debase himself just to be in the limelight again. This culminated in 2006 when he released a ''prank-based reality TV show'', "Juiced", consisting of him making practical jokes on unwitting bystanders with hidden cameras. It was a ripoff of shows like 2003's "Punk'd"...starring ''O.J. Simpson'' (if you want to look up clips of "Juiced", brace yourself to see just how far someone can abandon his ''last shreds of human dignity'' out of an addiction to fame). Even his close remaining friends desperately tried to convince him that he was only humiliating himself, as well as his children. Problem is...Simpson had fallen so low that he genuinely didn't seem to care - it didn't matter what he was doing, so long as the cameras were pointed at him and people were talking about him.
3rd Jan '17 1:41:47 AM trentongm
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* Politicians can fall into this, where they have little interest in accomplishing policy changes, but stay in their positions because they love the attention. Among US Presidents, Eisenhower and Reagan are strong examples.
9th Nov '16 1:28:55 PM nombretomado
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* JonathanCoulton's song Bozo's Lament is about a clown who hates and resents his job but doesn't know what else to do. "It sucks to be a clown."

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* JonathanCoulton's Music/JonathanCoulton's song Bozo's Lament "Bozo's Lament" is about a clown who hates and resents his job but doesn't know what else to do. "It sucks to be a clown."
20th Jul '16 3:52:16 PM Divra
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--> "Your eyes were as brown as a bottle of beer...." You can't sell this!
--> I already did.
--> [[FlatWhat What.]]
--> Or rather, my lawyer is attempting to mediate in the bidding war. I'm thinking of buying a house.
29th Jun '16 8:54:48 AM MsChibi
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Compare NiceCharacterMeanActor, TheLastDJ, ClassicallyTrainedExtra, IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney, JadedWashout, FameThroughInfamy (when you may not like doing something infamous in and of itself, but you like the "limelight" it gives).

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Compare NiceCharacterMeanActor, TheLastDJ, ClassicallyTrainedExtra, IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney, JadedWashout, FameThroughInfamy (when you may not like doing something infamous in and of itself, but you like the "limelight" it gives).gives), NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity, WhiteDwarfStarlet, FormerChildStar, {{Japandering}}.
26th May '16 6:54:21 AM Drakkenmensch
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*** It's not the first time this happens either. When the Movementarian cult steals his entire flock, Lisa finds him spilling gasoline on the floor of his church to burn it down, lamenting [[NoodleIncident "I can't believe it's come down to this again."]]
24th Mar '16 1:36:50 AM DAN004
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Compare NiceCharacterMeanActor, TheLastDJ, ClassicallyTrainedExtra, IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney, JadedWashout.

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Compare NiceCharacterMeanActor, TheLastDJ, ClassicallyTrainedExtra, IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney, JadedWashout.JadedWashout, FameThroughInfamy (when you may not like doing something infamous in and of itself, but you like the "limelight" it gives).
30th Nov '15 12:38:19 PM Quag15
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* Marjoe Gortner, an evangelist preacher in the 60's (who later became an actor in movies such as ''Film/{{Starcraft}}''), explained in his documentary that he didn't believe what he preached but loved the attention and money - going so far as to say if he'd had a different background he'd probably have been a rock star.

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* Marjoe Gortner, an evangelist preacher in the 60's (who later became an actor in movies such as ''Film/{{Starcraft}}''), ''Film/{{Starcrash}}''), explained in his documentary that he didn't believe what he preached but loved the attention and money - going so far as to say if he'd had a different background he'd probably have been a rock star.
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