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  • Conan O'Brien's new late night home...TBS?

    Posted by Otis Day

    Conan O'Brien

    Conan O'Brien has a new late night spot....on TBS?  Yes...he's going to basic cable.  So I'll never see him again.  I have a converter box.  That's it.  I won't pay for TV.  So now I go conan-less. 

    From the New York Times:

    April 12, 2010 |  9:45 am

    Conan O'Brien is going to cable.

    The former host of NBC's "Tonight Show," who lost the program to Jay Leno earlier this year, has signed a deal for a new late-night program on TBS, the basic cable network owned by Time Warner. O'Brien's show will start in November at 11 p.m. George Lopez, the comedian who currently occupies that slot, will have his show move to midnight.

    "In three months, I've gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I'm headed to basic cable. My plan is working perfectly," O'Brien said in a statement.

    The deal with TBS is sure to catch many by surprise. Most industry observers expected O'Brien to land at Fox. While Fox's top entertainment executives Peter Rice and Kevin Reilly were on board with going after O'Brien, persuading Fox's affiliates to carry the show was going to be more challenging. That's because those stations make a lot of money from the reruns they currently run at 11 p.m. This was also an issue for the stations owned by Fox itself.

    The talks with TBS heated up in the last two weeks. As recently as a month ago, Turner executives had indicated they had little interest in going after O'Brien. Lopez has given them some solid numbers with younger viewers and is a contrast to Comedy Central's late-night duo of Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert.

    But in the last few weeks, Turner's entertainment chief Steve Koonin changed his mind and started negotiating with O'Brien to come to the cable channel. O'Brien was game but did not want to go without Lopez being on board with the idea.

    Turner executives huddled with Lopez and Warner Bros.' Telepictures Productions, which makes the show, and got the go-ahead.

    "I can't think of anything better than doing my show with Conan as my lead-in," Lopez said. "It's the beginning of a new era in late-night comedy."

    -- Joe Flint

  • Wow!

    Posted by Otis Day

    This made me quiver a little bit.  Holy crap.  I've always worn my seatbelt.  Ever since I was in an accident when I was young.  My mom was hit during an icestorm.  I remember I was in the backseat.  We both had seatbelts on.  I walked away fine.  She had some damage.  I don't remember all of it, but I know she was in the hospital for awhile, had a neck brace....and fainted a lot afterwards.  Eventually she was fine...but it never left me.  The image of the guy coming twards us in slow motion almost trying to get out of the way(almost like the guy in this video) is painted in my head. 

    If you don't have that image...maybe this ad will help.  It's pretty powerful!

  • Is this real?

    Posted by Otis Day

    This can't be real, can it?  I'd try it...but I'm not allowed to use matches or a lighter at work anymore.  Long story. 

  • Easter 2010

    Posted by Otis Day

    So our friends Brian and Sara invited us over for a little Easter Egg hunt and bunny death.  Yes...we celebrated this Holy day by beating the snot out of a creepy looking bunny with a baseball bat.  And now our home is filled with bubble gum and sweet tarts.

    Britton hitting a pinyata

    It was cute when Hudson got to go, because he's so used to getting yelled at for stuff like this...he nervously looks at me...then at the bat...then at the bunny, then again at me as if to say, "This is okay?"  Then he proceded to beat bunny while screaming something about how it better be good candy inside.

    Hudson easter 2010

    The end result?  Fun Dip for everyone!

    Britton Easter 2010

  • This is why I don't clean my tub!

    Posted by Otis Day

    I'm just kidding obviously.  I mean come on.  I don't clean my tub because it's hard on my back and super annoying, and since I'm not married anymore there's no one complaining about how I never clean my tub.  It's the same reason I leave laundry folded up on the couch all week.  Cause I can! 


  • Is this the guy to beat on Idol?

    Posted by Otis Day

    I started this year by watching American Idol and kinda liked it.  I quickly lost interest though.  That's not odd...as I've never really been into it.  I will occasionally watch a few minutes when I'm home at night 'working' but it's really only if it happens to be on.  I only have a converter box, and I lost my remote control about a year ago....so sometimes it's one of those NCIS/CSI "insert city name here" shows too....just whatever pops on when I turn the TV on.  Then I sit at the computer and pay almost no attention at all.  That changed last night.  When I saw this guy.  Wow....I think I really like it!  Is he the guy to beat?

  • Girl Scout Cookies may kill me

    Posted by Otis Day

    boxes of girl scout cookies

    I used to love girl scout cookies.  I still do.  But now, rather than enjoy them...I have to help Britton deliver them all to everyone that bought from her.  It's great that she sold so many...but seriously.  Wow.  I can't imagine the people who sell 8 and 9 hundred boxes.  How do you have time for all that?  I'm just glad that Britton actually sold them all.  I won't just put a sheet up in the breakroom with a note asking people to buy from my kid.  We came in everyday after school for a week and hit everyone in this building we could find.  She was the top seller in her troop...and a very good salesperson.  Plus, I got a few boxes of Do-Si-Do's...which no matter what anyone else says...are the best!

    Now...if they could just bring back the bigger boxes that they used to have.  I realize you're trying to cut costs...but don't think that we haven't noticed the thin mints boxes have gotten rather....uhm, thin.

  • But can he wash a cat in a sink?

    Posted by Otis Day

    A 5 year-old monkey in a zoo in Jerusalem has astonished keepers by walking upright. It is pretty amazing.  Except that we've been doing it for years.  At this point if you really want to astonish me...get the monkey to call my health insurance company and get someone on the phone that can actually help me I'd be impressed.

    Or if they could just find a monkey to wash a cat in a sink.

  • I love drunk people

    Posted by Otis Day

    They should get this guy in the booth for Monday Night Football this year. 

  • Antique Roadshow HUGE payout! 1 Million dollars!

    Posted by Otis Day

    Ever dug around your closets, attics, garage for stuff from when you were growing up?  I've got a lot of pictures(remember when we actually got to hold pictures in our hands?  Put them in photo albums and hand write the captions in?  Stupid us!), my best actor trophy from High School, and my Dad's old winter coats.  This lady had what amounts to an unclaimed lottery ticket worth almost 1 million dollars.  From stuff that used to sit around her home on the mantle when she grew up. 

    I LOVE her reaction.  "Damn!" with lifted eyebrows.  Come on...I would be FREAKING out!  I'm sure there would have been yelling, screaming, and I would have sold them before the clip was up!  Screw sentimental value...Daddy's paying off some bills!