Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Recent celebrity sightings

In NYC, you can have a celebrity sighting every day. It all depends how you define "celebrity." For example, I recently saw NY1 newscaster Roma Torre in Chelsea Market. The offices of "the only local news worth watching" happen to be in Chelsea Market, and a local-news newscaster is by definition only a local celebrity, making this sighting worth fewer points than, say, randomly seeing a buzz-cut-sporting Natalie Portman in the East Village. But it still counts. As does spotting (and chatting with) a bona fide Social Thought grad student in a pizza place on the Upper East Side. Social Thought grad students, they're just like us!

1 comment:

Petey said...

"In NYC, you can have a celebrity sighting every day. It all depends how you define "celebrity." ... But it still counts. As does spotting (and chatting with) a bona fide Social Thought grad student in a pizza place on the Upper East Side."

I believe one of the earliest symptoms of mad cow disease is making inexplicable definitions...