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Sat Jul 11, 2015, 05:58 PM

 

Letterman comes out of retirement with a Trump-themed top ten list

Source: The Hill

Longtime late-night host David Letterman retired earlier this year, but he wasn’t quite done with Donald Trump.

The comedian made a surprise appearance at Steve Martin and Martin Short’s show in San Antonio on Friday night to reprise his most famous bit: The top ten list.

Letterman said he had no regrets about retiring from comedy — until Donald Trump said he was running for president.

“I have made the biggest mistake of my life, ladies and gentlemen,” he quipped, before launching into a list of “interesting facts” about Trump.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/247612-letterman-comes-out-of-retirement-with-a-trump-themed-top-ten





We are seriously being deprived in not having Dave on air to rip Trump every night.

And here's one more, for old time's sake, that I never get tired of reposting:


and, yes, three years later, despite his promise, his clothes are still made in China.

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Reply Letterman comes out of retirement with a Trump-themed top ten list (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Jul 2015 OP
Renew Deal Jul 2015 #1
stuffmatters Jul 2015 #2
oberliner Jul 2015 #9
stuffmatters Jul 2015 #11
oberliner Jul 2015 #13
left-of-center2012 Jul 2015 #3
Adenoid_Hynkel Jul 2015 #4
Unknown Beatle Jul 2015 #17
Gothmog Jul 2015 #5
calimary Jul 2015 #6
oberliner Jul 2015 #14
Adenoid_Hynkel Jul 2015 #16
oberliner Jul 2015 #18
Jamastiene Jul 2015 #22
KT2000 Jul 2015 #7
FailureToCommunicate Jul 2015 #8
lovemydog Jul 2015 #10
stuffmatters Jul 2015 #12
davidpdx Jul 2015 #15
samsingh Jul 2015 #19
lonestarnot Jul 2015 #20
lutefisk Jul 2015 #21

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 06:52 PM

1. He grew a post late night show beard

The Conan.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 07:18 PM

2. I hope Letterman makes frequent top ten lists from now til Nov 2016

He was always one of the Dem/populist's sharpest wits and critic of Repub bombast.

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Response to stuffmatters (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 08:52 PM

9. Letterman doesn't make top ten lists, he just reads them

 

Other people write the jokes for him.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 09:19 PM

11. Obviously I meant presents...and in retirement, who knows who writes his jokes

So many Trump hair jokes, kinda suspect he did write this particular ten

I'm just glad Letterman's not becoming invisible in retirement. He was a very strong and appealing Dem voice on his show.

And I never thought his sincere political input with guests (eg. chastising Bill O Reilly for his criticism of an anti war mother who had lost her son to Bush's war in Iraq) was in any way scripted...That was the first time in decades I remember any MSM "star" openly accusing a Repub mouthpiece of lacking basic human decency & it seemed a very personal moment of outrage from Letterman.

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Response to stuffmatters (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 10:50 PM

13. Not him

 

The Top 10 lists on his show were never written by him but by a staff of writers.

I do think it is important to give credit where credit is due.

The "David Letterman" on the tv show is very much a character/personae that he put on for entertainment purposes.

The real David Letterman is a misogynistic pig who took advantage of his position of power to prey on his young female staff members for sexual favors (something he has confirmed doing).

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 07:32 PM

3. Love Letterman

(On his show) He sure trashed the anti-gay Gov Pence during the past Spring.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 07:39 PM

4. and who could ever forget:

 



A major factor in McCain's defeat, and the real reason Palin and conservatives went after him and whined about jokes (despite the fact that SNL did the exact same bit and got Sarah's blessing and a guest appearance)

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 12, 2015, 02:42 AM

17. Sarah Palin took offense about some joke Letterman made

about him calling her fucking retarded. Sparkle Moose said that the word retarded was an extreme insult to people with mental problems. And then Rush Lamebrain said something along the lines that liberals were retarded. When someone in the press told McMoose that Lamebrain also used the word 'retarded', and if she was going to admonish Rush too, she said that it was different because Rush was a comedian.

Huh? WTF? Letterman is a serious person and not a comedian and Lamebrain is a comedian and not a serious person? Palin is 'fucking retarded'.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 07:52 PM

5. This is great

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 08:22 PM

6. There's nothing quite like him. Nor will there ever be.

Considering what's in the news these days, he sure called one thing correctly in that first video: retiring now turned out to be "the biggest mistake of my life!" I'll bet Jon Stewart feels a little of that.

It's comedy gold.

No I take that back. It's comedy platinum!

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Response to calimary (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 10:53 PM

14. He is/was a pig who sexually harassed his staff

 

Please don't confuse the "David Letterman" fictitious television personae with the actual person.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 12, 2015, 02:27 AM

16. You must be a blast at parties

 

None of the women he was involved with claimed sexual harassment.

And consensual relationships among these adults are none of our business.

Moving on...

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 12, 2015, 10:02 AM

18. Nell Scovell: Letterman and Me

 

Excerpt:

Late-night talk shows have long snubbed female writers. (“Blaaaaame Johnny!”) Now old charges of sexism have joined new concerns about sexual harassment, triggered by an alleged extortion plot that prompted David Letterman to admit on-air, “I have had sex with women who work for me on this show.”

Most media stars responded by defending one of their own. On The View, Barbara Walters remarked that Dave “is a very attractive man” and offered a blanket excuse for his in-house affairs: “Where do you meet people? In the workplace.” Joy Behar took a tougher stance and argued that his behavior might have created an atmosphere that’s uncomfortable for other female employees, especially “if you’re one of the girls who works there and [are] just doing your job.” But Walters had little sympathy for the working girls. “Maybe you’re annoyed today, but that’s not necessarily sexual harassment,” Walters said. “It isn’t sexual harassment,” she added.

Actually, it may be. There’s a subset of sexual harassment called sexual favoritism that, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, can lead to a “hostile work environment,” often “creating an atmosphere that is demeaning to women.”

And that pretty much sums up my experience at Late Night with David Letterman.

http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2009/10/david-letterman-200910

I think it's important to take this sort of thing seriously and not let these powerful men continue to get away with this crap.

If that means I am not "a blast at parties" then so be it.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 06:36 AM

22. I was thinking the same thing.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 08:26 PM

7. Ahhhh - miss him

still kind of befuddled at late night - I've seen all the Law & Orders multiple times...what now..

Thanks for posting!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 08:49 PM

8. Thanks for the laughs!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 09:15 PM

10. 'Donald Trump has pissed off so many Mexicans

he's starring in a new movie entitled No Amigos.'

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 09:23 PM

12. loved the lifeboat joke too

Rings so true on so many levels

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2015, 12:22 AM

15. Thanks for posting this

And a big thanks whomever recorded it at the show. I hope we are able to see more of him from time to time after he's had a little R&R.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2015, 10:32 AM

19. i've missed letterman.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2015, 10:52 AM

20. Mudflap the wind advisory.

 

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2015, 12:25 PM

21. What the heck does Dave have in his pants pocket?


Apparently Dave is happy to be back on stage.

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