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Photo:AP Photo/Nancy Kaye. David Letterman at the taping of his first talk-comedy hour "Late Night with David Letterman" with guest Bill Murray, February 1, 1982 in New York.

Photo:AP Photo/Nancy Kaye.
David Letterman at the taping of his first talk-comedy hour “Late Night with David Letterman” with guest Bill Murray, February 1, 1982 in New York.

How Bill Murray Went Missing

During Letterman’s First Episode

Here’s where it all began: Murray’s interview as the first guest ever on NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman. In his typical sardonic fashion, he makes fun of Dave, explains that he regrets not strangling Richard Nixon when he had the opportunity, has a humorous mental breakdown, shows off a short film he made in his backyard about a panda bear named “Cancun” that was forced to work in a Chinese restaurant, and ends the whole thing by doing aerobics while singing Olivia Newton John’s “Physical.”

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Making stuff up always catches you out eventually

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Brian Williams is already suspended without pay for 6 months after being busted telling lies about his past.

But now his entire life and public comments are being unpacked…and it is being discovered that he is a real life Walter Mitty, who has spent his entire career fabricating his attendance at more events than even Kris Faafoi.

Now he is busted making up watching the Berlin Wall come down.

Yet another dubious firsthand claim by Brian Williams has come to light, this one involving one of the most significant moments in the 20th century: the demolition of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

During a forum discussion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in 2008, Williams was asked by an audience member to tell about his biggest “wow” journalistic moment.

“What was my wow … I’ve been so fortunate,” he said. “I was at the Brandenburg Gate the night the wall came down.”

The only problem, as CBS Los Angeles notes, is that Williams was assuredly not there the “night the wall came down.” The only American anchorman there to report the historic moment live was Tom Brokaw. Williams arrived the next day.

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Sunday nightCap

And Labour attacked the PM for appearing on Letterman…

The Labour party scoffed when John Key appeared on Letterman…and now it looks like it is paying off because David Letterman wants to come to New Zealand…with John Travolta.

What do you do if you get to hang out with a pilot who owns a fleet of private jets?

You ask them if they could give you a lift to the furthest away country you can think of.

When US talk show host David Letterman had actor John Travolta in his studio, he casually inquired for a ride to New Zealand.

During the Late Show interview, Travolta not only agreed to give him a lift he also offered to wine and dine Letterman all the way to Godzone on one of his planes.   Read more »

Sledging Chris Christie

Not many people get a sledge on Chris Christie, usually he sledges himself with self deprecating humour.

Commentator Bill Kristol did though:

“Christie’s a very impressive pol. If he has a biology-related problem (and I’m not sure he does), it may turn out to be more his thin skin than his ample girth.”

Christie of course won’t complain…he will simply call people out like he did in 2009:

[H]is size has prompted questions, and attacks, since his first successful election in 2009 against Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine. He stood out for telling Corzine to “man up and call me fat” after a TV ad with images that seemed to amplify his size.  Read more »

Key's top ten reasons to come to New Zealand

The PM has released his video that was sent to Letterman to Stuff. You can’t embed their videos but through the wonders of technology here it is on Youtube.

Can anyone even try to contemplate Helen Clark trying to do this….or god forbid Phil Goff.

Is this all they've got?

Labour and their media flunkies like the Soper family are really clutching at straws.

This is a total beatup.

A company, on Tourism NZ retainer, lobbies for the PM to appear on Letterman so he can talk up NZ as Tourism Minister.

So now Trevor Mallard/Zetetic (http://thestandard[dot]org[dot]nz/you-paid-to-get-try-hard-john-on-the-telly/) is trying to make some kind of issue over a retainer – which is paid regardless of the activity.

This latest story from the Soper family (it first surfaced on NewstalkZB – read Barry Soper – and was followed eagerly on TVNZ – read Heather Du Plesis Allen or Mrs Soper as she is otherwise known) deserves context.

And for that we need to ask what has happened in the past? … hmm

“Taxpayers contributed $250,000 on accommodation and transport costs for the Prime Minister and the Discovery crew, which is headed by top United States travel correspondent Peter Greenberg.”

So, even if you’re gullible enough to believe that Key ‘paid for his appearance‘ as some are claiming – you have to credit him for getting a great deal.

Discovery Channel, Helen Clark = $250,000
Letterman, John Key = $10,000

Anyone remember the Helen Clark doco?

Good to see Labour still focused on the big issues – $10K for prime time US exposure – great work John Key.

Looks like Labour is still stuck on stealing underpants.

Lions….hmmm…Pussycats maybe…..Mangy Moggies definately!!

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The Lions were comprehensively beaten in Christchurch tonight.

The weather was absolutely appalling as was the Lions ability to catch a rugby in a line out.

Ali Williams is the stand out player for the forwards….hope they replace Justin Marshall with those woefully slow and wobbly old passes and the backs did a reasonble job considering the weather.

We should see a good old fashioned hiding on a good track with fine weather.

I heard somewhere that this Lions team was supposed to be the best prepared ever…..hmmm….hate to see what they look like un-prepared.