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

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Farewell to the Spring 2012 Interns


The Late Show was blessed with another fine batch of college interns this past semester.  As they move on, I'd like to especially thank Justin Tasolides, who stepped up and took several nice CelebriGum shots when I was away from the window.  


In fact, I'm thinking of leaving the whole CelebriGum operation to Justin when I retire.  Just look at his portfolio:

Will Smith!  Excellent!


Nathan Lane and Pauley Perrette!  Very good!


Lea Michele!  Hmm.  Barely passable.


Conan O'Brien -- with no gum!  You missed the gum, Justin!


Sorry, Justin, looks like I'll have to keep running CelebriGum until my death, which is currently scheduled to take place on October 4th, 2071.  

15 comments:

  1. For Justin's sake, given how the job market is, hope you'll overlook the gum omission and write a nice recommendation for him? Imagine the clout a letter of reference from you will carry! And please do wish the young man all the best from CelebriGum readers.

    Jan B.

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    1. I'll make some calls. I may be able to get him an entry-level test chewer position at Dentyne.

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    2. Here's the sound effect if/when the gum ever falls from the ledge...

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqMVjsaGEZo

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    3. A chilling vision of a dystopian future in which Switzerland has conquered New York.

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    4. My death is scheduled for November 1, 2071.

      SPOILER ALERT: I die of "natural causes" (Halloween candy overdose).

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  2. David KazmierskiMay 24, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    I say the Conan photo passes. While missing the Gum he managed to get a Conan and a cone in the photo, and the cone is off the ground as to get a better look at Conan. Way to go Intern Justin.

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    1. The Conan/Cone convergence is nice. I can imagine celebricone.com having a long and fruitful run. At least until someone decided that you don't really need to include a cone. Or a celebrity. Or even have any kind of photo. Or even a website.

      You see, it's a slippery slope. The gum is non-negotiable. You'll take it from me when you pry it from my cold, dead ledge.

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    2. I just bought the domain name for celebricone.com. You can have it for the rock bottom price of $5-million.

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  3. Can I apply to be an intern, even though I work a full time job in California, don't have a place to live in New York and pretty much can't come back there?

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    1. Those were all actually the requirements when I applied to be an intern at Conan!

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  4. The Toast in the MachineMay 26, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Great portfolio of work! I was so inspired that I'm thinking of going back to college just so I can become a Late Show intern...

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