Thursday, January 28, 2010

15 days to go: a different kind of countdown

Aneiki is an Australian pop duo and one of its hits (at least Down Under) is 2002's "Fifteen Minutes." It's a commentary on fame inspired by pop art guru Andy Warhol's observation that "in the future everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes."

It's Jan. 28 and in 15 days, 2,700 athletes from around the world will be in Vancouver and Whistler seeking their own 15 minutes of fame at the 2010 Winter Olympics. If they win gold, it'll be 15 years or more.

By the way, it's also one month until the Games end.

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