January 15, 2010

Team Coocoo

With the economy being the way it is, the jobless rate soaring and poverty at its peak, I can't understand why Conan O'Brien is being celebrated for, basically, crying like a baby.

Athletes who whine and ask to be traded are frowned upon. Dany Heatley in hockey, or Jay Cutler in football, or Allen Iverson in basketball are people who were unhappy with their job situation and asked to be traded or released. How is that any different from Conan O'Brien's situation? Whining because of a time slot? If the wave and support of "Team COCO" gives any indication, Conan could have his show air at 4am and people would still be watching.

I found his letter to NBC pretty embarrassing and revealing of his massive ego. Here is a guy making hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of dollars with quite possibly one of the cushiest jobs in the world. He's not saving the world, people. He's not raising money for charity, or helping people. He's the host of a talk show that celebrates Hollywood, of all things, and who happens to be good at making fun of other people, including himself. That's all. His noted accomplishments are:

1. Making people laugh.
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It's time to move on from this.

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