28 June 2007
Still more thoughts on fame
I've mentioned this before, but I've always considered it an object lesson in humility: when David Letterman departed NBC's Late Night for CBS, Conan O'Brien, then a writer/producer for The Simpsons, was tapped to take his place. The general response was "Conan who?" and at a press conference to introduce the new kid, someone asked what NBC was thinking, hiring a relative unknown for a cash cow like Late Night.
O'Brien bristled: "Sir, I am not a relative unknown. I am a complete unknown."
Those of us huddled around the edge of obscurity can appreciate this sort of thing.Posted at 6:33 PM to Blogorrhea