Due to the writers strike, the late night talk shows have been in reruns for weeks now. While Letterman, until this week, was running more recent reruns, The Tonight Show has reached further back into the past from the early days of Jay Leno's tenure. Sadly, they should have reached back further and put Carson back on the air. A 20 year old episode of the Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson would be a million times better than Leno from any era. Lets be clear: I hate Jay Leno. Despise him. I find him snarky and unfunny. I've laughed at cancer more than I've laughed at Jay Leno. I didn't always feel this way. When Leno made guest appearances on the old Letterman show I thought he was funny. But around the time he became the permanent guest host of the Tonight Show I lost interest. Leno is comedy's version of the guy who wins the Heisman Trophy but sucks when he gets to the NFL.
I believe America is split into two camps: Letterman or Leno. It is impossible to like both. That fat head Tim Russert will tell you its red state vs blue state but he's nothing more than a dry erase board pushing pawn of the establishment. Letterman, not Leno, was the rightful heir to Carson's late night television kingdom. Sure Leno beats Letterman in the ratings but Americans always make bad decisions when it comes to who should lead (for example, the presidency of George W. Bush).
Carson returned to the air during the last writers strike and NBC should return him now.
Since nearly everyone does some kind of year end wrap up or best of list, I feel obligated to follow suit. Before the end of the year look for the BlastFurniss Douchebag List before the end of the year.
Speaking of douchebags, lets talk about Bobby Petrino. This nimrod leaves Louisville to take over the Atlanta Falcons and doesn't even last a whole season before leaving the NFL and heading back to college. Yesterday Petrino bailed on the Falcons to take the head coaching job at Arkansas. Think about that....How bad must your job suck if you decide you'd be happier living in Arkansas?
The gig's up for one of my fave shows of the season....Dan Vasser has gone on his last Journey....man...:http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ib294fb0f03a3a30099b846b5cd3af477
Mike Patton went from being the lead singer of Faith No More to doing voices like the guy in Police Academy? Thats kinda like moving to Arkansas:http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/47498-mike-patton-lends-voice-to-creatures-in-ii-am-legendi
Happy birthday Commodore 64! The pc that once appeared in Star Trek III is now 25:http://edition.cnn.com/2007/TECH/ptech/12/07/c64/index.html
Here's Blender's list of the worst duets of all time...it better include Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford! Oh wait..it does:http://www.blender.com/TheWorstDuetsWeKnow/articles/10088.aspx
Could the Led Zep reunion be making a stop in NYC?:http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/article571141.ece
Fukudome...too bad Harry Carey is dead...I'd have loved to have heard him pronounce that name:http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/nl/cubs/2007-12-12-fukudome-agrees_N.htm
Looks like baseball is about to name names in the steroid scandal that has plagued MLB:http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/john_donovan/12/10/mitchell.recap/index.html
Wait...black people attend John Carroll?:http://www.firstandteninches.com/2007/12/john-carroll-university-oops-our-bad.html
What happens when a shark attacks a kangaroo?:http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,22905539-5001021,00.html
I'm off to go watch Bowling for Dollars on DVD...have a great Wednesday!