October 12th, 2008

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Dogged Enthusiasm!

What dog breed are you? I'm a Labrador Retriever! Find out at Dogster.com

Labrador Retriever
The Caretaker

Your family is what makes you tick, and you never "flea" from an opportunity to hang out with the whole gang. A family picnic complete with hot dogs, deviled eggs and a refreshing swim in the lake is hard for you to stray from. Your sparky temperament and dogged intelligence mean you are not only a blast to hang out with, but great to work with as well. Your close pals appreciate your patience and forgiveness, knowing you'd rather let sleeping dogs lie than dwell on the mishaps of the past. Your dashing good looks may one day lead to a modelling career, if only you can tame the unfortunate clumsiness that sometimes causes you to go flailing from the catwalk. Learn more »

So if I were a dog, I'd be one of the most huggable dogs in the world... :-)

(elionwyr took the quiz, and now I take it, too...)
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"It's a late-night world... It's a world that we can share..."

David Letterman has long made TV a little more surreal. I've watched Dave on and off since probably 1986; I've read The Late Shift (Bill Carter's book on the drama surrounding Letterman and Jay Leno and who'd get to take over The Tonight Show, and why Dave eventually went to CBS to start The Late Show with David Letterman)+ several times; I've linked to some of the products of Dave's show's wonderful weirdness; I've gotten a little emotional over Dave's introducing to his audience the medical team who saved his life; and I went "woo hoo!" at the news that he'd finally become a father, which is something I think he was meant to be.

And because I'm in the mood to share, I'll share "The Late Night Anthem." Yes, in the Eighties, Late Night with David Letterman was immortalized in song:

There's a cool breeze blowing,
You can feel it across the land.
It's clear blue skies,
Clip-on ties,
A place where you can stand.

And
Late Night is the reason
Our forefathers fought with pride.
It's stupid pets, talk show guests,
A feeling, that's deep inside.

It's a
Late Night world,
It's a world that we can share.
So turn on the TV,
And watch it with me,
It's a
Late Night world of love!

To all the people around the world,
Some words of sage advice,
That you should try
To always buy
Our sponsors' merchandise.

So change the channel,
Change your life,
It doesn't cost a thing.
We're talking loud,
Standing proud,
Now join us, as we sing...

It's a
Late Night world,
It's a world that we can share.
So turn on your TV,
and watch it with me,
It's a
Late Night world of love.
It's a
Late Night world..... of love!

(Someone last year was kind enough to share those lyrics in the comments to this Tim Goodman column last year, congratulating Dave's then-25 years in late-night television.)
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+ A little pet peeve of mine: When Dave's Eighties late-night show is referred to as The Late Show, which it was never named until he went to CBS in 1993. Laziness and/or sloppiness makes it sound as if it was always The Late Show. It wasn't. And before that there was The David Letterman Show, his 1980 morning show. Yes, once someone at NBC thought Letterman as a morning show host was a good idea. (NBC eventually cancelled that show, with the condition that it'd keep paying Dave until it could give him another show. The result of that was, finally, Late Night With David Letterman a year later.)
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Subject line in my "Spam" folder:

Let your rod roar out of your pants

(Allegedly sent from Mosso's Pharmacy of Latrobe, PA, by the way)

Dear "Mosso's":

Okay, I'm having serious junior high "hide the boner!" flashbacks, same as any former teenage boy remembers. Accidental incidental tumescence (having inconvenient erections at inopportune times, I mean) was the bane of our existences; we were terrified of our man-parts being obvious under our pants. How much worse would it be if THEY MADE NOISE???!!!!

Therefore I am not intrigued by your ideas or wishing to subscribe to your newsletter.

Sincerely,
chris_walsh

(You're right, popfiend: these are fun to write!)
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