I guess that Dave has some right to a disparaging comment for the accountant of the world's largest swindler to date. A majority of the $50 Billion lost to Madoff's scam was lost within a short distance of NYC too. Dave is walking a tightrope for ratings and his success has always lied with a harder-edged eastern US crowd, most of whom would not be offended with such language. I am sure that Dave wasn't trying to trigger you or anyone else with that particular slang usage. And I would certainly much rather watch Dave than be forced to sit through the juvenile antics of Conan. Craig Ferguson would have been a much better choice for the Tonight Show than Conan has been.
Hope that you can get beyond Dave's use of pretty common NYC slang and continue to enjoy his programming. Dave likely gets some of the credit behind Sarah Palin's resignation up in Alaska too, though she has had plenty of other scandals up there that are likely the primary reason behind her departure. I can't believe that anyone thinks that Sarah would make a good President if she can't roll with the punches that are common to our major media down here in the Lower 48.
Hope that today has been a better day for you,
Yeah, I'm not inclined to blame Letterman. After all, in the 20+ years I've been watching him, his odds of never saying something that would trigger my abuse memories would have to be pretty slim.
Generally my attitude about such things is that I'd rather have someone out there at least attempting to make me laugh every night and sometimes doing lousy at it than not have anyone trying to make me laugh at all.
I guess it's just that until last night I pretty much never heard anyone other than my abuser use the term "butt-boy" so hearing it from Letterman kind of threw me.
So it isn't so much being indignant about Letterman's color of humor as it is just my own trigger responses that I'm dealing with.
I will say though that if a writer got fired over the Palin's daughter joke, it wouldn't bother me a bit. Even though a lot more was made of it than should have been, I don't think anyone should be made fun of for being what folks call "promiscuous" unless they are being hypocritical about it like Sanders or that anti-gay what's-his-face who got caught trying to pick up a guy in the restroom.
Craig Furguson is great! I have to say on average I enjoy Craig's show more than Letterman. Been watching Letterman a long time though and I am hoping I'll be able to get over that trigger thing and continue to enjoy his show.