Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Why I hate Conan O'Brien

You want to know why I don't watch Conan O'Brien and think he's an idiot?  He's invited to make the Dartmouth Commencement address and he offers this bit of brilliance:

"Today, you have achieved something special, something only 92 percent of Americans your age will ever know: a college diploma. That’s right, with your college diploma you now have a crushing advantage over 8 percent of the workforce. I'm talking about dropout losers like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg."  

Actually, Conan, no.  Only about 19% of Americans get college degrees. But, I understand, you were trying to make a joke.  However, it wasn't funny.  Sort of like you weren't funny on the Tonight Show, which is why you got cancelled (after getting $30mm and crying endlessly).  Just like your show now isn't funny.

How do some people manage to have so many unproductive lives?