"A perfectly silly, genius idea" -- David Letterman

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Justin Bieber



Behold the pop star.  Acclaimed by millions, yet lonely as a piece of discarded gum.

Complete nonsense, of course.  He had a large entourage, and there were hundreds of people screaming at him from every direction.  I just cropped them out.  Here's a video that gives you a sense of the pandemonium:





I think it's cooler to portray Justin alone, brooding about art, fame, and the surprising amount of old gum that litters the urban landscape.


Now if you'll excuse me, I have to see a doctor about my damaged vocal cords.  Okay, yes, a few of the screams were mine.


NOTE: CelebriGum will be on hiatus until the week of July 9th, so that top-level CelebriGum management can attend the annual Worldwide Gum Humor Conference in Amsterdam.  In the meantime, enjoy the extensive CelebriGum archives going back to the summer of 2010.




35 comments:

  1. Have fun in Amsterdam. Can you get me some "stuff" while you're there.

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    1. Gouda?

      --Steve, posting from a different computer

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    2. Sure, yeah, if that's what they're calling it these days.

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    3. The Toast in the MachineJuly 1, 2012 at 3:53 AM

      Yeah, the Gouda stuff, please... ;)

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  2. David KazmierskiJune 28, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    While away you should visit the Sixteenth Chapel.

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    1. Was that something Justin said? I missed it.

      --Steve, as above

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  3. Maybe Italy would be better as you could take your Gumba

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    1. The 2015 Worldwide Gum Humor Conference will be held in Italy. I just hope the gum can last that long.
      --Steve

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  4. I've gone through all the archives going back to summer of 2010. Now what am I supposed to do with my time until the week of July 9th?!

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    1. Yeah no kidding. I guess I'll have to dust off the old Barnaby Jones vhs tapes.

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    2. Comment on any entries you haven't commented on.

      Once you've done that, shoot some FanGum photos for the Facebook page.

      If it's not July 9th yet, and you're really at a loss, make a cardboard sign saying "celebrigum.com" and stand alongside a busy highway. Thanks!

      --Steve

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    3. I think I'll just watch Carl's "Barnaby Jones" tapes, instead.

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    4. It's a Quinn Martin production.

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  5. The Toast in the MachineJuly 1, 2012 at 3:56 AM

    Enjoy your much deserved time off CelebriGum!

    :)

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  6. The Toast in the MachineJuly 1, 2012 at 4:00 AM

    By the way, this Bieber idea was a brilliant entry. (I don't think anyone else happened to mention that...) THIS is ART!

    ;)

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  7. In your gumcentric world, it's good to see your portfolio of Canadians as background is expanding!

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    1. Hola! Feliz Navidad, Canadiansche!

      I think there have been a few others. Martin Short is the only one that comes to mind. Maybe someday Gordon Lightfoot if the gum gods smile on me.

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    2. Perhaps Paul Shaffer will stroll out the door someday. Jeez, I had to look up his name to get the spelling right. Damn Canadians, with their complicated name spellings. I hereby propose an embargo on all future Canadian celebrity visits.

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    3. Stephen Colbert tweeted his surprise that Canadians have their own currency, but was silent on the issue of relevancy.

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    4. The Europeans have their own currency too! I kept wanting to call it "pounds." Relevancy never came up once in 9 days. Well, maybe it was discussed in the newspapers, but I can't read Dutch.

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    5. Hard to believe a Harvard man can't read Dutch ... but if you say so. Hope you enjoyed your Holland-days anyway.

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  8. I wonder how Steve's doing in Amsterdam?

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    1. I'm growing increasingly worried that his silence indicates that he's gone irretrievably down a rabbit hole of not only debauchery but also debasement, decadence, decline, degeneracy, degeneration, demotion, derogation, deterioration, discredit, disgrace, and dishonor. Something like that.

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    2. What does my lack of silence indicate? Go ahead, load up a pile of alliteration, punk!

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    3. It means you're not dead. Celebrigumonians rejoice.

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