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15 Minutes of Fame

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"In the future everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes." -- Andy Warhol

The ABC's of
15 Minutes of Fame
Anita Hill, Joey Buttafuoco, Carlos Leon, Divine Brown,
Lyle and Erik Menendez, Larry Fortensky,
Gennifer Flowers, Heidi Fleiss, Lance Ito, Jessica Hahn,
Kato Kaelin, George Lazenby, Peter McNeeley,
Norman Schwarzkopf, Scott O'Grady, David "Puck" Rainey,
Shannon Faulkner, Roger Clinton, James Stockdale,
Tonya Harding, Ted Kaczynski, Vanilla Ice, Willie Horton,
John Bobbitt, The Yugo
Frank Jacobs / Drew Friedman 351 - Nov 1996
The ABC's of
15 Minutes of Fame - Volume II
Autumn Jackson, Buddy Clinton, Oprah's Beef,
Dolly the Sheep, Earl Spencer, Kelly Flinn, Linda Tripp,
William H. Ginsburg, Heaven's Gate, Independent Probes
of The Clinton Administration, Jerky Boys, David Koresh,
Los del Rio, Jenny McCarthy, Louise Woodward,
Richard Jewell, Mars Pathfinder, Martha Quinn,
"The Rules," Soup Nazi, McCaughey Septuplets,
Virtual Pet, Kathleen Willey, Pamela Anderson and
Tommy Lee Sex Tape, Tina Yothers, Godzilla
Frank Jacobs / Drew Friedman 375 - Nov 1998
15 Minutes of Fame -
Mad's Latest Disposable Dozen
Baha Men, Mike "Fluff" Cowan, Rick Rockwell,
Budweiser's "Whassup" Guys, Big Mouth Billy Bass,
The Sock Puppet, Rick Lazio, Katherine Harris,
Linda Chavez, Marisleysis Gonzalez, Darva Conger,
John Carpenter from "Who Wants to be a Millionaire"
Frank Jacobs / Drew Friedman 408 - Aug 2001
15 Minutes of Fame -
Mad's Latest Batch of Has-Beens
Omarosa, Rocco DiSpirito, William Hung,
Jason Allen Alexander, Lynndie England, Smarty Jones,
Howard Dean, Morgan Spurlock, Jason West, Amber Frey,
Rick Salomon, Michael Newdow, Hutton Gibson,
Ken Jennings, Jayson Blair, Dennis Kucinich
Frank Jacobs / Sam Sisco 448 - Dec 2004
Mad's 15 Minutes of Fame Kaavya Viswanathan uncredited /
Rick Tulka and Jack Davis
469 - Sep 2006
15 Minutes of Fame

excerpt from The ABC's of 15 Minutes of Fame - from 351 - November 1996