Say what you will about Andy Warhol.

Genius. Idiot-savant.

Jerk. Sweetie-pie.

No mat­ter what you think of him, he will always be one of the great­est semi-passive com­men­ta­tors on 20th century/contemporary pop cul­ture. If there was any­thing “genius” about Warhol, it was his abil­ity to frame and quan­tify pop cul­ture when every­one else merely con­sumed it. He didn’t think about it any more than any­one else, he just wor­shiped it. That was what made him so con­tro­ver­sial. Never has one man made every­one else feel so shal­low. Isn’t that awesome?