in an almost unique position in that I am one of the very
few Americans who have never, ever watched an episode of
the Tonight Show starring
way through. I've honestly tried to watch it on several occasions
Common Denominator approach to the national funnybone to
be about as engaging, interesting and innovative as the
contents of a bear's colostomy bag. I was only too happy
to snick back over to good old, reliably cranky Dave at
the first possible opportunity.
So regarding the current imbroglio at NBC I'd like to offer
the following opinion:
Fuck Jay Leno.
Seriously, the man made his decision six years ago to leave
late-night television. It's over. Time for him to take
that mutant gargantu-chin,
the Fortress of Antique Vehicles,
and see what syndication has to offer.
The sad truth is that there's probably some marketing "genius"
at NBC who's behind all this, who thinks any controversy
is good publicity and that this spastic maneuvering will
in a favorable outcome
for his network.
Instead, it's poison for everyone involved and
NBC is quickly making itself the next GMC. If Leno really
has as much integrity as his publicity department would have
you believe then he'd
and let Conan, who's busy getting beaten handily by The Late
Show, tend to his business
and continue to find his audience.
While I'm venting about something I have very little capability
to do anything about:
I enjoy David Letterman, always have,
time for him to move
too, as his
annoyingly predictable. Johnny Carson at least had the decency
and Letterman, famous
for a heart condition, is just a ticking time bomb. It'd
be a damn shame if his ticker gave out while he was intrviewing
Paris Hilton or some other golem of retarded narcissism.
on your sword is suicide no matter how you look at
it, and it's never pretty.
Being a talk show host shouldn't be a career, anyway. At
Steve Allen and Jack
Paar thought so.
Who will replace Dave? Thankfully for us all, Fox snapped
up Sarah Palin so we dodged that bullet.
Hope we don't have to wait another six years to find out.