What does this photo say about our country today?

20120820-170825.jpgThis photo epitomizes how stupid our country is becoming. People need to figure out things on their own, they don’t need to be told how to do everything.

If we become more dependent on others to tell us how to do things, then the dumbing down of our country will continue.

If you don’t know how to do done thing, experiment with it until you get it to work. Do something for yourself and solve your own problems.

Conan issues a statement that begins with People of Earth

Today, Conan issued a heartfelt statement about the problems facing NBC as they try and deal with their problems.

People of Earth

In the last few days, I’ve been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me.  For 17 years, I’ve been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I’ve been absurdly lucky.  That said, I’ve been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.

Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over The Tonight Show in June of 2009.  Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant everything to me.  I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the future.  It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule.  Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months, with my Tonight Show in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their long-established late night schedule.

Read rest of statement…

There is more to this statement, but NBC is really screwed up right now. There have been many moves lately that have been really bad and they way they are treating Conan is really wrong. They have a wonderful brand in the Tonight Show and moving and tinkering with it will only fail again.

It’s a sad day for NBC.

A shot out to Oskar Blues Brewery – Dale’s On TNT Show

I just need to give a shout out to Oskar Blues Brewery the makers of Dale’s Pale Ale.
I was watching an episode from a couple weeks ago of Men of a Certain Age. In that episode, the character played by Ray Romano brought Dale’s to his hotel pool to drink with his bookie.

Good product placement Oskar Blues! I just love Dale’s Pale Ale!

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