It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

22 January 2010

The Trouble With Conan

NBC is discovering what I have already known for years: Jay Leno just isn't funny. Sorry, he's not. This is why his show is failing in its time slot. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was successful because it is...well...the Tonight Show. People watch it. I have to admit that I don't watch much TV at all, but did check out Conan's first round of shows. It was nice to see the host actually be funny. I happen to like Conan's twisted sense of humor, sight gags, etc.

Truth is that the guy is getting screwed by NBC simply so they can massage Leno's ego, the only thing about him larger than his head. Conan has been a far better host, and I need no more evidence than the segment you are about to watch. Having essentially carte blanche to do what he likes, Conan has decided to spend as much of NBC's money as he can before his show gets yanked.

Ladies and gentleman, I give you the Bughatti Veyron Mouse...

Conan, you rock man.


Alessandro Machi said...

I blame Conan. He had to know there was a chance Jay's show would not work. Conan could have double his ratings if he would have done a daily call in with Jay as they talked about Jay's show.

The skit ends with Conan's desk mysteriously being moved back and replaced by Jay's desk.

What is Conan mad about anyways?

Shtuey said...

There was nothing in Conan's contract saying that Leno could have the time slot back, or that Conan had to support Leno's show. NBC wanted to move the Tonight Show to 12:05 Eastern so Leno could have his show at his old slot. His show wasn't working becaue he's not funny. That's not Conan's problem.

Why is Conan mad? He took over Letterman's old show, had been doing it for years, and it was very successful. But, his aspiration was the coveted Tonight Show. NBC offered it to him 6 years ago at the end of Leno's run. He took it. Conan did not want the Tonight Show, a show that has aired at 11:30 eastern for decades, a franchise that is an American entertainment institution, moved to midnight, and have the Late Night show moved to 12:30. It's an integrity issue, aside from a contractual issue.

NBC went with Leno because he's a whining cry baby. Waah. His show isn't doing well. His show sucked. It wasn't doing well. He should have worked on his content instead of pressuring NBC to to move his time slot. Now he's going to take back the Tonight Show? I hope he tanks. If he had a shred of integrity he would tell NBC to leave Conan and the Tonight Show alone. But it's all about Jay and his massive ego.