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Top Ten Reasons Not to Stay Up to Watch Letterman or Anybody Else.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | June 16, 2009

Posted by Cliff Tuttle (c) 2009

10. You should be sleeping — something that will do you some good.

9. All your waking hours you are learning whatever gets your attention. Instead of learning something worthwhile or useful, you are learning about vacuous celebrities like A-Rod or Madonna.

8. Most of the jokes are not funny.

7. Many of the jokes are mean-spirited. They bully the target over human weaknesses.

6. Listen to enough mean jokes and you may adopt the same point of view. You may bully others over their human weaknesses without even realizing it.

5. If you truly cannot sleep it is a great time to read a book or a blog.

4. Letterman is being paid a large amount of money to tell mean jokes and you’re not being paid anything to listen.

3. Letterman’s guests are usually there peddling their latest movie or something else for you to buy that you don’t need.

2. If you think about it, you probably know several people you haven’t talked to lately who are twice as funny as Letterman and not mean at all. Make a lunch date.

And the Number One Reason not to watch Letterman or any of his late night cohorts:

You’re better than that.



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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