At that very moment, a waiter passing a tray of cocktails with luminous sci-ﬁ ice cubes in them comes by and says he hopes I am feeling better. And it takes me a moment to realize that he is referring to a television advertisement in which I pretend to have a sneezing ﬁt.
I laugh and tell him thank you.
Then, like a sneezing fit, it does not stop. One person after another comes up to me, talking about the ads, wanting to say hello. Soon an Academy Award–winning actress is shaking my hand and congratulating me for a job well done on the television.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The great JH
John Hodgman on fame. (GQ/Kottke)