Quote of the Day: Why Are Local Celebrities the Easiest to Love?

“It was a lunchtime auction of Local Celebrities, a Local Celebrity being any sucker dopey enough to answer ‘Yes’ when the Chamber of Commerce asked, ‘Willing to participate in community antidrug effort Celebrity Auction event tentatively entitled Boys of Summer?'”

– A snippet from George Saunders’ hilarious new fiction in this week’s New Yorker, a piece which makes us realize that it’s well worth enduring a few Paris Hiltons in this world in the interest of preserving celebrity culture at the local level. If you’ve got a favorite hometown personality [ours is, and will always be, Pat Kiernan], do tell us about them in the comments.