lest we forget our cynicism

January 24, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

conan, your quirky, uber original comedy makes me swoon. i tweeted your praises and gushed about the mind-blowing end to your too brief stint on the tonight show. i balled like demi moore in ghost over your heartfelt thanks and when neil young thanked you for all you did for new music. then when you took off your tie, picked up the guitar, and played freebird — i definitely came a little. but telling us not to be cynical?

conan, conan, conan. not to sound cynical, but who’s been the purveyor of cynicism the last few weeks? it wasn’t until nbc offered you $32M that you had a change of heart. justsayin.

this has been some of your best material and earned you your highest ratings. people could relate to your doubts and distrust. sometimes we do get fucking slighted! you def did. the cynicism and negativity were justified. feeling this way doesn’t mean we’re getting sucked into one big black crippling hole of bitterness. sometimes these feelings are the jet fuel that launches us to new heights. ask any artist, athlete, or entrepeneur and i’m sure a good perecntage of them will tell you that part of their motivation came from proving someone wrong.  they didn’t say to themselves, suchandsuch is right, i have no talent. they got pissed and then accomplished amazing things just like you, conan.

life isn’t all rainbows and thomas kincaid paintings. life causes real cynicism, anger, rage, angst, doubt, and fear. let’s not pretend it doesn’t. what good does that do any of us? art is a productive and benevolent outlet. everyone, artist and audience, benefits when the honest shit comes out. this bird you cannot change. so let’s bring it hard. and fly freebird.

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  1. Linda
    January 24, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Proving people wrong was a driving force for me. Ya see, turns out, I am not a dumb blonde after all. Rejection can stoke a fire. Then I realized, there ain’t nothing to prove because most don’t really give a shit how YOU are doing anyway. The only person to impress is yourself.

  2. Africanlegend
    January 25, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Hmm Patty but the truth is Conan kinda sucks. I prefer Jay. What I do not understand is NBC tampering with a pretty good one-two punch. Now they have ruined people’s routines and that usually results in terrible things.

  3. January 26, 2010 at 1:25 am

    definitely don’t fuck with my routine. : )

  4. January 28, 2010 at 2:09 am

    glad you’re happy for me despite feeling deprived.

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