"I'm an artiste," he pleaded. "I need time. Everyone agrees that I write music, I perform, I write prose and beautiful poetry. '
The crowd was having none of it. "Now!" they yelled.
"Don't rush me!"
The audience began clapping rhythmically, demanding action.
"I'm worth more than a mere Warhol 15 minutes of fame! Someone with my talents should expect to be famous for a lifetime!"
"I think we can manage that, sir," said a voice behind him, slipping the noose over his neck.