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August 12, 2020

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yep, about 25 years ago!

People who weren't born, or were infants, when Carson was on the air, people who have little to no idea who Carson even was, are now in their late 20s or early 30s. These are the trendsetters, the people who decide what is and isn't funny, what is and isn't musical, what is an isn't good drama.

Like it or don't, if you're over about 45, no one cares what1 you think is funny, what music you like, or what movies you want to see because you aren't a consumer of these products.

For TV you're most likely a viewer of Faux Noiz and they sell what you want to buy, My Pillow, burial plans, and hemorrhoid cream. You drive your cars less, so you keep them longer. You've furnished your homes (if you haven't moved into senior living), you don't buy a lot of those big-ticket items that pay the bill for pop culture.

I know, I'm there. I loved it when I was 32 and I got to call the shots. That was when the people who were the age I am now bitched about no one paying attention to them. They complained because we didn't think that Benny and Hope were funny or that Crosby could sing. We liked Carlin and Pryor and listened to Crosby, Stills & Nash.

So, all of those things on the surface have changed but the underlying stuff is still the same. The only people who think that Carson was funny are now in their 50s, 60s, and 70s and no one cares what we think. Life goes on.

While we don't agree on everything, we agree 100% on this one!! When it was fun to stay up late on Friday night while no school on the weekend and enjoy the show. The people doing this late night thing now , are of no importance to me and I couldn't tell you who they are or anything about them.

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