Reading the live blog of the Prop 8 trial: http://prop8trialtracker.com/ It’s fascinating, the arguments are incredibly well-crafted on the pro-gay marriage side. The judge is whip smart and seems to be really curious as to why the state is in the business of marriage in the first place. I’d always sort of been leaning that way, that religions should be in the business of ‘marriage’ and states in ‘civil unions’. They’re making some good arguments as to why the state does do ‘marriage’, I’m almost convinced, even.
God I want to be able to watch the trial. The most amazing argument from the trial is essentially a feminist argument. That the roles in marriage have been made gender neutral and equal, so what marriage is is going to be changed less by gay marriage than it was by equality of the sexes. I’ve always felt that gay rights were a natural extension of women’s rights.
Also following the NBC nonsense. Maybe the entire thing is an attempt to get free publicity and increase viewership. I’ll tell you, I’ve developed a healthy respect for that Conan O’Brien character. And not just because he picks apples with Mr. T.
My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of The Tonight Show. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction.
Fair enough. Of course, he’s even better on the intro to his show last night, in which he ripped NBC a new one. My favorite line was “NBC announced that they expect to lose $200 million on the Winter Olympics next month. Is it just me or is that story hilarious?”