A Note From Our Founder.
"Friends—When I started this company, it was with one goal in mind: To market a high-quality, fun, innovative novelty T-shirt that combined the face of late night titan Jay Leno with the iconic imagery of similarly-first-named Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.
We went live with a soft-launch of our product late last night (November 19th), a T-Shirt we dubbed the Che Leno
one of negativity and confusion
." [more inside]
Dear Jay Leno ...
"First off, my intention is not to fight you on this. You have more cars than I have dollars, and so I know I don’t stand a chance legally ..." - "An Open Letter to Jay Leno About Stealing My Video and Then Getting It Removed From YouTube" [more inside]
A 1964 Stretch Lincoln Continental rebuilt and customized by Lehmann Petersen
(clippings and history) for Pope Paul VI's visit to New York in 1965
(more history, pics); transported to Colombia and used by the Pope during his 1968 visit to Bogota; ridden in by astronauts from Apollo 8, 11, 13, and 15; and once owned by Jay Leno is to be auctioned
(cat. listing, history, pics) at Bonham's Quail Lodge Sale
in Carmel, California, today. Via The Register
Conan O'Brien joins Twitter.
His first tweet gave him six times
Jay Leno's entire Twitter following.
Fun in the photo booth
I don't usually post anything like this, but you might laugh a bit. Slightly NSFW at the end.
The Tonight Show
celebrates its 50th anniversary of national broadcast, it was a local New York show staring in 1953
tonight. Steve Allen
was its first host, blazing the trail for all late nights to come (did you know his announcer was Gene Rayburn
?). Then came Jack Parr
. The world was a better place with Johnny Carson
making us laugh nearly every night for thirty years. Jay Leno
's rise to host was certainly not easy. And, it seems, on the show's 55th anniversary, it'll be Conan
inheriting the throne! Happy anniversary
to one of the most entertaining, groundbreaking American institutions ever.
Everyone's favorite foul-mouthed, philosophical shopclerks are back.
For those of you who missed it's premiere on the Tonight Show
a coupla days ago, the inimitable Kevin Smith has new short up on his site(Quicktime and RealMedia). Dante and Randal are back talking all about mad German Scientists, The Jetsons
and the decline of American ingenuity. Terrific, as always, Kev.
So I had a big fight in the car tonight with my friend Lisa over an issue I brought up on an earlier MeFi thread--(that issue being those Titanic-radio-remixes of news soundbites with popular songs). See, her dad works on the radio and she was saying that putting those things together was a way for the radio community to acknowledge last week's tragedy. "It comforts people," she argued. I argued back that packaging it like that minimalizes it and makes it too easy to digest. I conceded, though, that if someone were to write a song about what went on---a tasteful, appropriate song---I'd be all for them playing that on the radio. And then there was the Magi with his gift---the completely cringe-worthy Crosby, Stills & Nash song that they performed tonight on Jay Leno
. What was that? Did anyone hear it? Did anyone like it? WHY?
Angelina Jolie puts Jay Leno in the hot seat.
Did anyone catch this? Sounds like media cannibalism fun. Too bad I don't watch Leno.