[Dixielandjazz] Fame

Don Ingle dingle at baldwin-net.com
Wed Feb 26 14:33:33 PST 2003

Ah, fame. How Fleeting. Sorry Pat but your 15 minutes is up.
Of such disappointments is life's cross to bear.
Still waiting for my quarter hour in the frigid north of Michigan wondering
where my share of global warming is.
Don Ingle
----- Original Message -----
From: <PLadd36932 at aol.com>
To: <stridepiano at tesco.net>
Cc: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 2:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Fame

> In a message dated 26/02/03 17:21:54 GMT Standard Time,
stridepiano at tesco.net
> writes:
> > Fame, like pregnancy, is an absolute condition
> Sorry John, I dont think that statement is tenable. To make that stick you
> would have to apply `famous` only to someone who is known to everyone in
> world. Clearly not possible.
> What is generally assumed is `famous within a certain group`. Some of
> groups will be larger than others so there are  different degrees of fame
> involved. Therefore `fame` cannot be an absolute.
> I would certainly agree that there are many purportedly `famous` people
> days who do not deserve the accolade, indeed I am constantly amazed by the
> lists of famous people which appear in the news  of whom I have never
> Now Stanley Matthews was famous!
> Cheers
> PatL (World famous down our street)


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