…If They Can’t Take a Joke – A Conan O’Brien Encomium (En-Con-ium?)

What can’t they take away? (The answer is, of course, nothing.) Even him. Watching Conan O’Brien bid adieu to the Tonight Show over the past two weeks has been longest, strangest, funniest public funeral ever conducted.  It’s as if Tom Sawyer was not only allowed to watch his own funeral, but conduct the damn thing … Continue reading

Red Sox to Trade Lowell to NBC Late Night for Conan O’Brien – AP Reports

[[Burbank, CA – 1/12/2010]] In a move arguably without historic precedent, the Boston Red Sox organization today agreed in principal to send Mike Lowell to the West Coast Headquarters of NBC/Universal in exchange for Conan O’Brien and the rights to “The Tonight Show” name. News of the agreed transaction broke today in the form of a … Continue reading

Brett Favre to Jay Leno: “You my boy!” – AP Reports

In a hastily drawn press conference this afternoon, Brett Favre assembled media both local and national in order to offer support to embattled NBC late night host Jay Leno. Recently, Leno has been embroiled in a controversy concerning the future of NBC’s long-dominant late night programming franchise.  Leno, the former host of the “Tonight Show” … Continue reading