"A perfectly silly, genius idea" -- David Letterman

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Brian Williams

Respected NBC newsman Brian WIlliams has a lot on his mind.  Even when he stops by the Late Show to have a few laughs with Dave, he's constantly mulling over the big issues of the day.

The struggling economy.  Iraq and Afghanistan.  Turmoil in the political landscape.  And the story that's captivated America: Paris Hilton claiming that she thought the cocaine found in her purse was gum.

It always comes back to celebrities and gum.  

But how can you report objectively on the intersection of fame and chewing gum, Brian, when you've become part of the story? 

Media commenting on media commenting on celebrities and gum--a hall of mirrors to confuse the most steadfast of journalists.



  1. That other guy, is that gum on his head?

  2. Actually, I thought Brian Williams's head bore a certain resemblance to The Gum. Coincidence?

  3. The Toast in the MachineSeptember 2, 2010 at 5:58 PM

    Did he chews that hairpiece for the occasion?