A relative of Her Worshipfulness’s says I look like Ben. I took me several iterations of this to realize she meant not some relative or friend, but rather Ben Affleck. Now, the veracity of this observation aside, it brings to light a social development which I simply do not understand: reference to celebrities by first names only.
How do you know which Jen is “Jen”? How does one receive this Kane-like honorific-free honor? Who decides? Does it change? Was it Jennifer Garner at one point? I was just at Dash’s and the latest rag declared the nuptials of two people I’ve never even seen before, but who are listed by first names only.