David Letterman on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

“I mean, he’s a wonderful man.  But that’s a full day.”

There is so much about this I find strangely sublime.


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Conan O’Brien and The First (Finally!) Post-Ironic Hipster

Tattoo on Mike's left shoulder. And he seemed sincere about it. Ironic hipsters are a drag. Post-ironic hipsters, it turns out, are really, really funny.

Douglas Alden Warshaw on some of the things we’ve been talking about here: Generation X, Generation Y, curation, Twitter, how people in their mid-30s and younger engage online et cetera, all through the lens of Conan O’Brien’s comeback.  I can’t tell if this is on the CNN, Fortune, or Tech blog, but whatevs.

Here’s a little ditty I did on Huffington last April about Conan O’Brien and “the new sincerity,” specifically, Conan’s pleas against cynicism during his ouster and his continuing faith in a sort of golden rule.

I know I’m a little late on this, but the Conan segment from Monday with the fan correspondent known to the internet only as Mustache Mike (Mike/Michael Sag?) was, perhaps, the funniest 15 minutes of late night television I’ve seen in a long time.  Think a 2011 Manny The Hippie with natural presence, constant Superman stance, and a really funny sense of humor in all the places Manny kept his pot.  Line of the night: “He’s a knight. He deserves our respect.”

Conan O’Brien and The Post-Ironic Hipsters is totally going to be the name of the alt.country band I form with Conan once I meet him.

The Cliché Expert Takes The Stand (The New Yorker, 1935)

A sincere thanks to Mr. Salk for pointing me to this via the discussion on my previous post about dying (that is, cliched) metaphors. The fine folks at Google Books want you to read Mr. Salk’s contribution in something approximating its original appearance. And so do I.

Make sure you check out the Suggestions for Study.