Friday, October 02, 2009

Friendly Advice, October 2 Edition

Dear Mr. Letterman,

Concerning your conjecture on married men's admiration of your life and conduct:

No, not really.

Best regards,

--- married men of the Chestnut Tree Cafe staff

Update: the Reuters link expired, making this post a little hard to understand. I was able to find the same quote in an ABC news story, and changed the link. I apologize in advance, in case this one also expires.


Harl Delos said...

Your link 404s.

What, exactly, was Mr. Letterman's conjecture? Searching Google News, I can't find anything like what you assert.

Jim Wetzel said...

Harl, right now (22:24, Friday, 10/2/09), it does go somewhere, and the somewhere is about Letterman. But it isn't the same article I saw at lunchtime today. So I'm sure that when you tried it, it wasn't leading anywhere.

In the Reuters item to which I linked earlier today, Mr. Letterman was quoted (from last March, shortly after his marriage to his squeeze of 23 years) that he was really pleased to have managed to avoid marriage for all those 23 years, and that he was pretty sure that all the married men admired him greatly for his achievements as a "gunslinger." This isn't an exact quote of the Reuters piece, of course, since I no longer have it and am working from memory.

Here's a link to what I'm talking about. Since it might prove just as evanescent as the last one I used, here's the relevant portion:

"Despite nightly appearances in America's living rooms, Letterman, 62, has worked to keep his personal life hidden from public view, living in a tony Westchester, N.Y. suburb with his rarely seen wife, Regina Lasko, and their 6-year-old son.

When he told viewers about his marriage to Lasko earlier this year after their 23-year relationship, Letterman reflected on his long bachelordom.

"I secretly felt that men who were married admired me," he said, "like I was the last of the real gunslingers -- you know what I'm saying?"

I'll substitute this link in the post. Thanks for the heads-up.