"Do not come at me with tantalizing promises only to reveal that you can fulfill most of them to a fairly good degree, and not far exceed all of them in every imaginable way. We’re Americans, goddammit. Ye shall know us by the tang of our bitter and untenable jadedness.”
Big thanks to anon. for sending me this amazing piece.
So, this isn't a question. But I religiously read this writer Mark Morford cos I'm from the Bay Area and I totally love any piece of conservative-bashing, tell-it-like-it-is columns/literature/ anything of that sort. So I want to share the love. So please enjoy, and you don't even have to post this on your page.
AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING. Thank you so much for this insightful and astounding piece of editorial. My brain just exploded. Period. Dot. End.
So, I’m going to a Grammy party on Sunday and wish I could somehow just transform into Taylor Momsen so I can dress like this. I also want to wear these babies that I picked up today. HELP! Any suggestions as to what I should wear wif’ ‘em?
So what did you think of the speech? No, not the State of the Union; other people are all over that. No, not the iPad launch; we’ve already covered that. I’m talking about the Republican response to the State of the Union, which new Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell delivered, in a twist, in front of a crowd of supporters in the Virginia House of Delegates.
On the one hand, it solved the usual problem, in which the poor sap who draws the short straw for the opposition party has to follow a speech given to standing ovations in the grandeur of the Capitol with an address given to awkward silence into a camera.
On the other hand, it seemed a little weird, like a scene from some postapocalyptic movie in which America has been divided into warring territories, each with its own President and a State of its own Union.
Oh, wait: we do live in that postapocalyptic movie, don’t we?
I am so sorry for bringing the rain with me from Seattle, LA. It was all an accident, I promise.
So very happy to be back in town, even though it was only a couple days of work I was ready to come home. I have associated Seattle with some past (bad) feelings and now it’s odd going back. The shoot went well, working with Amazon.com, Alexei and his huge team was really great and had a chance to meet so many wonderful folks. Now, if they will hire me back and double the pay rate - thaaaanks.
i just cried like a dog, watching conan's last show. even now after having re-watched his final speech 10 or more times i can't stop.
those final words where so incredibly intensive.
there's so much truth in them.
Really such a great speech, rings true for everyday life. Can’t wait to have his brilliant self back on television - no matter the network! :)
Before we end this rodeo, a few things need to be said. There has been a lot of speculation in the press about what I legally can and can’t say about NBC. To set the record straight, tonight I am allowed to say anything I want. And what I want to say is this: between my time at Saturday Night Live, the Late Night show, and my brief run here on The Tonight Show, I have worked with NBC for over 20 years. Yes, we have our differences right now and yes, we’re going to go our separate ways. But this company has been my home for most of my adult life. I am enormously proud of the work we have done together, and I want to thank NBC for making it all possible.
Walking away from The Tonight Show is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. Making this choice has been enormously difficult. This is the best job in the world, I absolutely love doing it, and I have the best staff and crew in the history of the medium. But despite this sense of loss, I really feel this should be a happy moment. Every comedian dreams of hosting The Tonight Show and, for seven months, I got to. I did it my way, with people I love, and I do not regret a second. I’ve had more good fortune than anyone I know and if our next gig is doing a show in a 7-Eleven parking lot, we’ll find a way to make it fun.
And finally, I have to say something to our fans. The massive outpouring of support and passion from so many people has been overwhelming. The rallies, the signs, all the goofy, outrageous creativity on the Internet, and the fact that people have traveled long distances and camped out all night in the pouring rain to be in our audience, made a sad situation joyous and inspirational.
To all the people watching, I can never thank you enough for your kindness to me and I’ll think about it for the rest of my life. All I ask of you is one thing: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism — it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen. As proof, let’s make an amazing thing happen right now.