Fry's Delight

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Let the pheme f be the gene of celebrity, the base unit of fame; its only function is to replicate itself by planting the awareness of a given famous person, x, into the host minds of the masses, m. The pheme of x, f(x) does not demand that you like x, respect them, admire them or even know much about them, only that you are conscious of them enough to pass on the pheme in some manner.

Holy crapola. Steve Fry’s first post on Smartphone wasn’t simply a one-off – the man thinks and opines at length all the time, on topics you wouldn’t expect a light entertainer to discuss, especially not with the erudition displayed here. A genuine insight into the mind of a genius.

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