Ferguson finale

 Posted by at 11:30  Entertainment, Humor
Dec 202014
 

Did you happen to catch Craig Ferguson’s final Late Late Show last night? I’ll post the video here in case you didn’t. You don have to watch the whole thing unless you want to — just the first five minutes or so. Who knew Craig could sing?

I think Craig kind of lost his fire for the show over the past year or two. Truthfully, I did too. Our hearts just weren’t in it, I guess.

The sole guest for the finale was Jay Leno. I have to confess that I never saw what others saw in Jay Leno. Some have suggested it was a generational thing. I don’t see how, since he and I are exactly the same age. (Uh oh, I just gave away my age!) I just never saw that much talent in Mr. Leno. There was a lot of ego, but not much talent.

Anyway… good luck, Craig, in wherever your road leads you.

Apr 102014
 

I’m kind of surprised the announcement came this early since David Letterman isn’t retiring for at least a year, but I think they made a good choice. Besides, right winger heads are exploding all over the place, and that has to be good…

Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman on “Late Show”

CBS didn’t waste too much time finding a new host for the “Late Show.” Exactly a week after David Letterman announced his plans to retire, his successor has been named.

Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of “The Colbert Report,” will replace Letterman in 2015.

“Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television,” CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves said in a statement Thursday. “David Letterman’s legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here, and today’s announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he established for CBS in late night.”

The 49-year-old Colbert, who signed a five-year deal, said in a statement: “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead. I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.”

Colbert’s premiere date will be revealed after Letterman figures out a timetable for his final episodes. According to CBS, “Late Show” creative elements, as well as the producers and the location for the Colbert-hosted “Late Show” will be announced at a later date.

Letterman to retire

 Posted by at 18:38  Entertainment
Apr 032014
 

David Letterman to retire from ‘Late Show’ in 2015

Here is his announcement from tonight’s show (which has not yet aired, but has been recorded)…

I’ve been a Letterman fan for many years. I never quite warmed to Jay Leno (too many gay jokes) and can’t quite wrap my mind around Jimmy Fallon (too juvenile, imho). Jimmy Kimmel I can usually handle, until he, too, starts acting silly. Craig Ferguson was okay until he got hooked on his genitals.

You’ll be missed, David! Luckily, we have another year together.

(I’ll usually watch Letterman, then switch over to TBS to catch Conan O’Brien.)

Mar 092014
 

In last night’s Saturday Night Live cold open, President Obama called on a special guest to help deliver a personal message to Russian President Vladimir Putin…

Dec 162013
 

Here’s First Lady Michelle Obama reading “The Night Before Christmas” to the kids at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Bo and Sunny were also in attendance.

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Nov 212013
 

Ask Amy: Parent pressures gay son to change

Dear Amy: I recently discovered that my son, who is 17, is a homosexual. We are part of a church group and I fear that if people in that group find out they will make fun of me for having a gay child.

He won’t listen to reason, and he will not stop being gay. I feel as if he is doing this just to get back at me for forgetting his birthday for the past three years — I have a busy work schedule.

Please help him make the right choice in life by not being gay. He won’t listen to me, so maybe he will listen to you. — Feeling Betrayed

Dear Betrayed: You could teach your son an important lesson by changing your own sexuality to show him how easy it is. Try it for the next year or so: Stop being a heterosexual to demonstrate to your son that a person’s sexuality is a matter of choice — to be dictated by one’s parents, the parents’ church and social pressure.

I assume that my suggestion will evoke a reaction that your sexuality is at the core of who you are. The same is true for your son. He has a right to be accepted by his parents for being exactly who he is.

When you “forget” a child’s birthday, you are basically negating him as a person. It is as if you are saying that you have forgotten his presence in the world. How very sad for him.

Pressuring your son to change his sexuality is wrong. If you cannot learn to accept him as he is, it might be safest for him to live elsewhere.

A group that could help you and your family figure out how to navigate this is Pflag.org. This organization is founded for parents, families, friends and allies of LGBT people, and has helped countless families through this challenge. Please research and connect with a local chapter.

Sexiest Man Alive

 Posted by at 17:53  Entertainment
Nov 202013
 

Well they skipped over me again. Did they even look at the photos I sent?

Adam Levine is People Magazine’s sexiest man alive.

I don’t see it myself. Whatever. I’m not bitter in the least!

Homer votes 2012

 Posted by at 18:52  Entertainment, Humor, Politics
Sep 202012
 

The new season of The Simpsons begins on Fox on Sunday, September 30. This clip from the premier episode, in which Homer votes in the 2012 presidential election, was released today.

Granted he votes for the wrong candidate for entirely the wrong reasons (and pays for his mistake), but the clip does a good job of addressing some of the issues facing us this year. See if you can pick them out.