Before turning in for the night, I like to periodically check the guide to see who is going to be on the late night gab fests. Sometimes, they pique my interest (Jack Hanna on Letterman in which case I have to pass the word to tangent’s own animal lover, taylhis). Last night, Jay Leno had the curiosity named Lisa Lampanelli. I was introduced to this overtly shocking comedienne while on our trek to NYC and all I can say is WOW! She stepped out and fondled band leader, Kevin Eubanks and was quick to make a heated quip about first guest, Vin Diesel (“tall hairless man, don’t know whether to nurse you or spank you”). However, she kept to her goal of making it through her set without being bleeped, but came awfully close.
Before the guest came out, Jay’s “Headline” segment always is worth a view on Monday night. One of the pieces was a playbill from a high school production of Kiss Me Kate. One of the things I like about some playbills is the shoutout/pat on the back spaces friends and relatives buy to give encouragement to the performers on stage (something that has been mentioned in our community theatre but…). In any case, the playbill presented last night included the rather encouraging line:
Don’t bother coming home because you suck.
Love, Mom and Dad
OUCH… even if it was meant as a joke what a message to send a young person. No wonder the country’s youth has self-esteem issues.