Thursday, March 20, 2008

Dick Cavett's Blog (Dennis)

I don't know if you guys were aware but former talk show host Dick Cavett has a blog. For those who don't know who Dick Cavett is, he used to be a late night talk show host for ABC in the 70s, and has hosted various talk shows ever since. He has a very understated but sharp wit along with a false modesty that is pretty charming. Think of an urbane Conan O'Brien. He's probably most famous for a week on his show shortly after the Beatles broke up when John Lennon and Yoko Ono co-hosted his late night show with him for a week.

Anyway his blog is pretty excellent. He complains about things using old obscure references and has amazing stories about various figures from the 60s and 70s who appeared on his show. My personal favorite is his reflection on Bobby Fischer which was quite touching.

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

I truly love this blog. One of the best quotes was about Norman Mailer: "I know someone who sure as hell hates being dead."

It's like listening to someone completely different than you, but completely comfortable with those differences. It's just charming writing. I will stop calling things charming now and perhaps go to sleep.