Famous Dead People and Experts

Liv came over last night and made me and my new roomie dinner.

After dinner we had some wine and started talking about pop culture, mostly The Voice, since that is what was on.

During the competition, one of the coaches told a contestant they reminded them of Neil Diamond. I know who Mr. Sweet Caroline is, but it got me thinking.

If I was on some sort of talent-content show, and the host was like, You remind me of *insert name of famous dead person here* I'd be like

 

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because I have no idea who most famous dead people are or what they did.

I feel like a really good example of this is America's Next Top Model.

They're always bringing on RANDOM people and acting like they're a big deal.

"And you're photographs will be taken by THIS ALLEGEDLY AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER NO ONE HAS ACTUALLY HEARD OF!!!"

And the girls are all

 

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And I'm just

 

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And then one of the girls does this shameless plug for the person no one's heard of, to make you feel completely inadequate because you don't know who this person is.

"OH MY GOD! And our photographer was SO AND SO and he's done THIS and THAT and THIS and LOTS OF OTHER SUPER SPECIFIC THINGS THE PRODUCERS ARE TELLING ME TO SAY."

So the question is, when I decide to be a reality television star, am I going to be schooled in whatever field I want to be famous in? Or will the people who create the show tell me how to act?