Until I heard Alec Baldwin’s interview with David Letterman (which, by the way, Here’s The Thing should be the one podcast you subscribe to this week) I didn’t really think about the fact that I can’t remember ever hearing David Letterman be interviewed. I think I’ve (sadly) associated in my brain David Letterman interviewing for David Letterman having been interviewed.
Like a boss.
After The Next Generation began Stewart soon found that he missed acting on the stage. Although he remained associated with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the lengthy filming for the show prevented Stewart from participating in most other works. He instead began writing one-man shows that he performed in California universities and acting schools. Stewart found that oneâ€”a version of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol in which he portrayed all 40-plus charactersâ€”was ideal for him because of its limited performing schedule.
“It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. It’s not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound re-invention.”
The entire speech is brilliant, and Conan’s simple, short seriousness in the last few minutes is what makes this a memorable, attention span-holding speech that resounds with this generation.
Blog reader and Jasperian Jody Gambrell met Anderson Cooper last night in New Orleans. Props, Jody. Props.
Credit CG for the tip:
Warnke says she doesnâ€™t have any idea why Cyrus was in the Cullman Walmart, although she says rumors have been flying that Miley or her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, have a house on Smith Lake. â€œNo one knows if itâ€™s the truth,â€ Warnke says.
We went to see Conan O’Brien last night. Capacity crowd at McCaw Hall. SInce Conan’s wife is from Seattle, I can’t help but believe a little more harrumph was put into the production.
If you are anywhere close to one of his shows, you must attend.
David Beckham’s unsuccessful attempt to break into the Hollywood A-list first started to turn pear-shaped when he was refused a glass of wine at a restaurant because he did not look old enough to drink.
Obama cares about you: the people.
Seriously. He feels you pain in the time of economic strain that those dirty Republicans created… he does. That’s why he hopped a private jet to California for a $28,500 a plate dinner.
Power to “the people”… just which people?
(Maybe Obama can give some of that money to the fellow in Pennsylvania with no gas money that he keeps referencing in every speech.)
- “It’s like a really bad Disney movie. You know? The hockey mom, ‘Oh I’m just a hockey mom from Alaska,’ and she’s the PRESIDENT, and it’s like she’s facing down Vladamir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink. It’s absurd, it’s totally absurd, and I don’t understand why more people aren’t talking about how absurd it is. It’s a terrifying possibility. The fact that we’ve gotten this far and we’re that close to this being a reality is crazy.
I need to know if she really think that dinosaurs were here 4,000 years ago. I want to know that, I really do. Because she’s gonna have the nuclear codes.“
That sucks. I don’t like Matt Damon as much anymore after that video… and no, not because he doesn’t support Palin or McCain. I don’t like him as much anymore because he just sounds like an idiot. He sounds like that guy/girl that everyone has in their office; the person who is an expert on any topic (i.e. abortion, immigration, …….dinosaurs). He’s the girl in your office who, during the Olympics who would explain the rules to you (and he seemed to watch every.single.event)… he’s the guy who tells you “Nuh uh! That’s not true! They disproved it on MythBusters“… the one believes anything negative about the opponent she doesn’t support, nad consequently forwards emails throughout your office with false stories and links to silly YouTube clips.
- “…I don’t know anything about her.”
Well… Mathew… there’s Wikipedia, there’s CNN, there’s newspapers. If we all didn’t like something or someone that we didn’t know anything about, we wouldn’t like anything because we started our lives knowing nothing.
Also, if you don’t know anything about something can you really dislike it?
You: “Hey Landon, do you like Australia?”
Me: “No. Stupid country. Smells like rotten cheese. Never go there. Everyone is mean.”
You: “Really? That sucks. When did you visit?”
Me: “I haven’t. I really don’t know anything about it or its people… except, from what I hear, they kill baby whales.”
Matt, go make another movie. I’ll see it if I know anything about it.