I've always found Oprah's influence impressive and frightening. Mostly frightening, actually.
Their 15 minutes gone, these people have to live in a world where they are famous for what amounts to nearly nothing. So what do they do when the fame has died down?
Have you ever wondered what your favorite dead celebrity would be doing if they were still alive today? Of course you have, there are a lot of hours in the day, sometimes you have to spend them daydreaming about meaningless bullshit.
As it turns out, tons of famous writers have circumvented the whole creative process thing.
For most of us, our journeys have come to an end when we die. Others, though, have one last adventure.
Sometimes, society has a very hard time letting go.
Hating celebrities became really boring in 2014.
Every year at this time, Cracked likes to stop and memorialize the less famous deaths that probably flew under your radar.
We lost great and fascinating people who you knew when they were famous, but whose deaths probably didn't trend on Twitter for more than a few hours
Look, we expect our celebrities to come with a certain amount of insanity. But some seemed to have taken more helpings of crazy pills than other.
The problem with our perception of history is that, over the years, the combined forces of Hollywood, gossip, and biased sources have come together to form an indestructible Voltron of ignorance.