Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Johnny Carson On TMC

A second Bitcoin exchange called Flexcoin went under yesterday. The high tech cyber security for the exchange apparently faltered and it was robbed blind. Granted, this was a much smaller exchange but it doesn't bode well for the Bitcoin industry.

Wisconsin State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald wants to change the campaign finance laws to allow lobbyists to pass along campaign checks in the middle of lawmaker sessions. Really? That doesn't reek of potential impropriety during a tough vote? Why not just allow a lobbyist to come down to the Capitol Building with a wheel barrow full of cash? Maybe the lawmakers could wear campaign style buttons that read "I Take Bribes." Better yet, maybe we should just replace lawmakers with lobbyists. In my humble opinion, any lawmaker who votes yes for this change is just a common street whore.

 I watched the Johnny Carson interviews last night on TMC hosted by Conan O'Brien. It was brilliantly done and long overdue. A lot of the younger generation have no idea how legendary Johnny Carson was. Paraphrasing his style in  his own words, Carson just wanted to talk to his guests like he would if they were having dinner together. At one time, The Tonight Show was 90 minutes long and relied on long interviews. It wasn't nearly as choreographed as talk shows these days.

In case you missed it, there is a total of 50 interviews and the program is on Tuesday nights. Last night I watched interviews with Jimmy Stewart, Jack Lemmon, Diane Keating, Angie Dickinson, Sammy Davis Jr. and Sally Field. Sammy Davis Jr. was the epitome of cool back in those days. Stylish, funny, respectful and a first class all around entertainer.

In many ways, The Tonight Show is still Carson's show. You know when somebody is the best ever when everyone else in their genre wants to be that person. Not bad for a kid from Nebraska.


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