Day 6 of 30 Day Writing Challenge: Someone who fascinates me and why
He seems like someone I’d love to hang out with. At least I like to think I’d not be the terribly awkward person that I usually am and instead be able to hold my own in a conversation with him.
Of all those late night show hosts he was my favorite. I liked the way he related to the guests, his self-deprecating manner and how he related to the audience in studio and through the camera. Very personable.
And the respect he shows for other people is immense -a compassionate soul. He was the first late night show host (hell name me any other tv show host) that would defend celebrities when they have melt downs and the world is a thrall with tut-tutting, gossip and sucking up whatever sensationalist soup the media is serving up. This guy would stand up and show some humanity and compassion in the middle of the feeding frenzy. I have deep respect for anyone who can do that. This is the kind of shit that inspires me.
When the world goes to shit this is the guy I want on my team.
I read his pseudo-memoir and I felt like he came through as an authentic, very real, down to earth person. But I didn’t need to read his biography to know that. I picked up pretty much everything I needed to know about him through the episodes of his show (I don’t even remember the name of his show, at the moment._)
A quote from him that I try -try- to live by:
Does this need to be said?
Does this need to be said now?
Does this need to be said now by me?