Whether you’re presently in the dating pool, or can at the very least remember the last time you took a dip in it, do previous partners ever enter the picture if they have been someone of note? I mean, do you ever think to yourself I’m doing you-know-what with the same person that you-know-who you-know-whated not all that long ago.
The cult of personality is strong in many societies, and we offer up to celebrities, whether they are Hollywood heroes or sports legends a sort of fealty bordering on the fetishistic. It’s creepy, but we all do it so I guess that makes it okay. When it comes to our cars, that sometimes factors in as well, since celebrities sometimes buy cars and then get tired of them. Not Jay Leno mind you, that guy is an entire Hoarders episode wrapped in faded denim.
The idea of celebrity provenance was parodied in the famous Seinfeld episode, The Mom & Pop where Jason Alexander’s perennially also-ran George Costanza character thinks he’s hit the jackpot by buying what he believes to be actor Jon Voight’s Chrysler Le Baron, but which turns out to actually have been (Spoiler alert!) John Voight the dentist’s car. It’s yet another humbling moment for George, but it brings up the question for today, which is, would it have even mattered? There have been a ton of celebrities that have owned mediocre cars and trucks, when the opportunity arises to perhaps buy one of them down the road, should we even care? What would be a circumstance where you possibly might?