Will we ever be free of psuedo-celebrities and their horrific entertainment products? Just when you thought that the national nightmare of The Simple Life was finally over after Fox's cancellation, it's back: Paris and Nicole have bravely vowed to carry on and keep delivering their message of privileged stupidity to the masses. Likewise, even after Ashlee Simpson was outed on live TV as a talentless shyster, she has a new album out that dares to proclaim I Am Me. (Who is that? Does she even know?) And Mary-Kate has taken a "leave of absence" from college to focus on her business interests -- which can only mean one thing: New York Minute II. God help us all.
How can we fight back against this wave of relentless mediocrity? By making fun of it, of course. And The Gallery of the Absurd mocks our national obsession with unearned celebrity by posting revealing portraits of such luminaries as Britney, Tara, and Jude. Painted by the artist/webmaster Fourteen (14), this "gossip-fueled art" shows us just how absurd our false idols truly are. Plus, they're really mean. And funny.