QUOTE(smcd @ Jan 8 2010, 11:06 AM)
But Letterman..... holy fuck. He's a dried up old vagina of unfunny. Honest to fucking God, on the few times I've bothered to watch him over the last 10 years, I couldn't help but wonder what happened to him. It's as if he got a lobotomy. The impish sparkle that made him fun to watch years ago has been completely doused. Now he's just a dour old clod that looks like Letterman.
If you can find anything funny he's done in the past decade on youtube, please post it.
I think it started around the time he got the shingles. That'll probably take the humor out of you. Or maybe the lady who kept breaking into his house, or those carpenter dudes plotting to kidnap his son. Dunno.
He also seems like he's naturally morphed into a cranky old man who wants these damn kids off his lawn. After 68 years on TV, he's not real interested in getting kicked in the face by Crispin Glover or coddling Belinda Carlisle when she's obviously a vapid bimbo.
Now he'll tell his guest they're a vapid bimbo, fuck with them for a few minutes, and then get someone more interesting on. Like these train wrecks from last year: The Joaquin FreakshowDave makes Paris cry
I've seen a few good segments lately where he just interviews his guests. Rachel Maddow last night, the working Baldwin a few weeks ago. Less jokey, more like Ed Sullivan or Jack Parr or something.
Any way way you cut it, the less he lets Paul talk, the better.