Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Conan O'Brien's Lesson on Handling Hard Times

Conan O'Brien is a freakishly tall, angular, oddly-funny redhead. You may recognize the name from the writing staff of The Simpsons and Saturday Night Live and, oh yeah, sixteen years as the host of Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

Also of note are the seven months he spent as host of The Tonight Show...seven months that ended with the job being taken away from him because Jay Leno's move to prime time was a disaster that everyone except the NBC executives foresaw.

With that absolutely unfair event in mind, Mr. O'Brien's final broadcast as host of The Tonight Show included some of the most gracious words ever spoken by a professional comedian.

Please enjoy this bit of kinetic typography by Jacob Gilbreath.

Click here to view the Vimeo video in a new window.

Truth is...when it comes to handling disappointment and upset, one's attitude may very well be everything...or at least as close to everything that anyone's ever going to get.


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    1. You have heard that it was said, "Love your neighbor and hate your enemies," but I say to you, 'Make 'em laugh."

  2. Maichel...I deleted your comment before realizing all those names were actually links to some awesome quotes. At first glance it just seemed like you were listing people's names and saying "awesome quotes". Please forgive me.