“Dear children, fame is more important than integrity, than excellence, than intellect. Fame is more important than humanity, kindness or talent. To be drunk and stupid and seen is better than to be wise and good and forgotten. You needn’t be educated, you needn’t strive, for the love of God, just be visible, please just be visible. Our Warhol who art in Heaven…”

– Garrett Cook, in response to the TODAY show’s decision to drop interviews with the recent Caldecott and Newbury winners in favor of Snooki, from JERSEY SHORE, to talk about her (ahem-hem) “book”.

Via James Owen