B-List Celebrities
July 2, 2003 2:13 AM   Subscribe

It's Not Easy Being B: Like Avis, they try harder. So let's hear it for for the only slightly famous; the not famous enough; the famous for infamous reasons; the heard-of but couldn't-give-a-shit-for; the over-eager and under-achieving B-Listers. Poor bastards. Only A-Listers and C-Listers are worse, no?
posted by MiguelCardoso (16 comments total)
What happened Miguel - did you have a bad night? This is very banal, very dull and not up to your usual high standard of posts.
posted by rolo at 2:56 AM on July 2, 2003

Rolo: Sorry, mate. I think Radar magazine's article is up to the much-missed Spy magazine's standards. It's witty, well-researched and funny. It also says a great deal about human nature.

As I surf the Web quite a lot, I always have several things I'd like to post - this article is definitely the best I've seen since Sunday. Also, I really like Radar. We don't get it here in Portugal yet. Anyone know if it's any good, all-round? From the online snippets, it certainly seems so.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 4:43 AM on July 2, 2003

I'm on the T- List. From the article now get the B in B-list: Bar Fly, Beautiful & Be Seen.
posted by thomcatspike at 5:07 AM on July 2, 2003

I prefer the Ten Most Wanted list. The members have better personalities and stronger ethics.
posted by jonmc at 5:49 AM on July 2, 2003

the first issue was pretty good....but i'd have to characterize as bathroom reading, and not a must-have--pretty much a b-list magazine : >
posted by amberglow at 5:55 AM on July 2, 2003

Reminds me of the band "Born to Runner Up" featuring Lisa Simpson, Art Garfunkel, John Oates, and Jim Messina.
posted by vito90 at 6:08 AM on July 2, 2003

Actually Jim Messina was more talented than Kenny Loggins, who was at one point not bereft of talent, but that's a whole other discussion, that would disturb the young 'uns.
posted by jonmc at 6:13 AM on July 2, 2003

Miguel is on MeFi's A-list. Which MeFiers are B-list material (MeFi-ically speaking)?
posted by Holden at 7:03 AM on July 2, 2003

jonmc, your mama don't dance, and your daddy don't rock & roll.

And Holden, don't let's start!
posted by jonson at 7:09 AM on July 2, 2003

Born to Runner Up... I loved that scene... hilarious. "Why would people come just to boo us?"

However, I think that being a second banana is an entirely different category than being a B or C lister. Think: John Oates versus the Stone Temple Pilots.
posted by psmealey at 7:12 AM on July 2, 2003

Calling Edie Falco a "lesser talent" completely ruined this article for me. Bleh.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 9:04 AM on July 2, 2003

Calling Edie Falco a "lesser talent" completely ruined this article for me.

Similarly, my hackles raised when Sam Waterston got dissed. He kicks that Dylan McDermott dude's ass any day.
posted by norm at 9:33 AM on July 2, 2003

Miguel tells it like it is: "As I surf the Web quite a lot, I always have several things I'd like to post." Don't we all!

But somehow, most of us manage to resist...
posted by languagehat at 11:19 AM on July 2, 2003

This issue of Radar magazine has the Hilton sisters on the cover, and I don't think that this is meant ironically. I'll skip this one, thanks.
posted by jokeefe at 1:07 PM on July 2, 2003

There have been more articles about "B-list" celebrities (using one or another terminolgy or criteria) than there have been weblogs. The best ones have the most conclusions that make you think "yeah, I never thought about him/her that way" and the least that elicit "they think WHO is WHAT?!?". This one has way too many of the latter.
As for MeFi's B-list, I'll admit to that, but I'm also a wussy boy.
posted by wendell at 1:21 PM on July 2, 2003

I'm not on jonson's list, I'm clearly a B or C.
posted by namespan at 4:17 PM on July 2, 2003

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