But back to the celebrity thing, it seems that people who adore celebrities also want to see them drawn and quartered. I can't think of anyone in my life who I'd like to see torn to pieces by wild horses - there are some people I'd like to slap but that wouldn't be right cause Iam a Buddhist really. Sometimes, people smile and nod to me on the street and someone will say I look like some actress on a TV show or soap opera I've never heard of and I wonder why they tell me. I also see the glee on their faces to have spoken to someone who is not famous but looks like somebody famous. Strange the things that matter to people; it makes me want to read esoteric shit and write some more gentle poetry that no one will ever read and let my hair turn into one big dred.
For interesting insights into public torture, read Foucault's Discipline and Punishment