...don't even ignore 'em.
-- Samuel Goldwyn

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Best goodbye.

The finest tribute to Johnny Carson appeared on the New York Times op ed page yesterday, from the best writer among the many great comedians Johnny launched on the Tonight Show, Steve Martin. I especially like this:

Your death reminds me of the loss of America's innocence, the distance we have come from your sly, boyish leers to our flagrant, overstated embarrassments for parents and children.

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