Bye Dave.

Dave's Top Ten
SOS was a cartoon strip I wrote and illustrated late at night… during the late 80’s in Boulder, Colorado.  Good times.


While never really a Letterman junkie, “Late-Night” for me was usually finishing a strip while he was on, so I became a de facto regular viewer.  Oh, yeah, and Dave was brilliant.  Even so, the strip above was my only homage to the many hours spent enjoying Dave’s top ten things, that usually made someone squirm.

People say New Yorkers can’t get along. Not true. I saw two New Yorkers, complete strangers, sharing a cab.
One guy took the tires and the radio;  the other guy took the engine.

—D. Letterman



Little Danny Quayle
Little Danny Quayle

BTW, Reason Number 6 is a reference to George Herbert Walker Bush‘s choice of J. Danforth Quayle for VP, who never managed to shake the nation’s first impression of him as a moron  intellectual lightweight.  Of course his continuing buffoonery didn’t help either:

“The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation’s history. … No, not our nation’s, but in World War II.  I mean, we all lived in this century.  I didn’t live in this century, but in this century’s history.”

And:  “I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.”

And this gem, when he addressed the United Negro College Fund, whose slogan was “A mind is a terrible thing to waste,”… and Danny said, “You take the United Negro College Fund model that what a waste it is to lose one’s mind or not to have a mind, is being very wasteful. How true that is.”


Tim Tait?

As for Reason #4, you may remember the churlish Jean Kirkpatrick, but you’re saying “Who the eff is Tim Tait“?  I wish I could remember, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t this guy:

I’m just trying to make a smudge on the collective unconscious.
—D. Letterman

So do yourself a favor and enjoy:

11 times David Letterman humiliated the right.




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