David Letterman calls this story involving comedian Jay Thomas and Clayton Moore, best-known for playing the Lone Ranger on TV during the 1950s. Letterman is retiring from “The Late Show” next May, so this is the last time Thomas will tell the story on his show. Enjoy.
I turn 40 in 2015. Maybe this is just in my head, but it seems like everywhere I turn, I begin to feel like culture isn’t for me anymore. Time has passed me by. My favorite baseball player is retired. I talk about things that used to be that aren’t anymore. This makes sense. Most television is made for people aged 18 to 34. I’m almost six years past that key demographic. Anyway, this song by Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX is noteworthy to me for two reasons: 1) because I went almost the entire year without hearing it and 2) because I only recently learned about either artist. Maybe I need to subscribe to more magazines.
How about a little comedy this chilly Tuesday in the middle of December? This sketch is from last weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” with the irrepressible Martin Freeman playing a mashup of his breakthrough role from the original British “The Office” and perhaps his most widely known role as Bilbo Baggins from “The Hobbit” films.