Monthly Archives: January 2010
I saw my first bit of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” around 1994 or 1995, when my Dad turned it on after we got home late from a Panthers hockey game on a Friday night. I was only 11, but I loved it, and luckily had parents who not long after let me stay up to watch on Friday nights.
Back then, Late Night with Conan O’Brien had only been on a year or two. A regularly appearing sketch actor was a very old man with a white beard whose name I can’t remember, but who died in the late 90′s. The set was mustard brown, and Conan’s job security was less than assured.
I was pretty shocked today to see – of all things – the comics page of the Observer on Gawker. Not just because I went to Notre Dame, but because I also drew a comic there for a little over 4 semesters. It was called “CroissantWorld”, and it was a fun experience and definitely a unique job that I loved.
What apparently happened is one of the comics (that I hadn’t heard of before, “Mobile Party”) submitted a three panel comic that went like this:
Saw: “What’s the easiest way to turn a fruit into a vegetable?”
Human: “No idea.”
Saw: “A baseball bat.”
The original punchline was allegedly “AIDS” which was allegedly rejected by the managing editor in favor of the above. Obviously, Notre Dame has a major shit storm on their hands because of this.