God Save the Tongue of David Letterman


Dear Dave,

I’m not one to write fan letters, but I’ve followed your career for some time, and I thought I’d let you know how I feel (not that I actually think you read my blog, but what the hell).

I’ve been a fan for a long time. In fact, when I was twelve years old and on summer vacation, I faithfully watched The David Letterman Show every weekday morning on NBC.  That was around the time my mother first started to suspect something was weird about me.  I grew older and began staying  up late on school nights while in high school to watch Late Night with David Letterman, and I have also watched just about every episode of The Late Show on CBS. Sometimes you’re funny, sometimes not so much.  Sometimes (especially back at NBC) you were a little grouchy.  But all in all, I like watching you and I think you do a great job.

Sometimes bad things happen in life, and the world has seen bad things in your life play out before their very eyes – from a quintuple bypass to a stalker; from kidnapping and extortion attempts to studio vandalism – I’ve read all about them.  But something different happened this week.  I heard the latest news about you, and instead of simply reading about it and moving on to the movie listings or horoscope, I felt the need to do something.  Of course, I’m referring to the Jihadist plot to kill you and remove your tongue because you are a “lowly Jew” who mocked the deaths of Osama bin Ladin and Muhammad Ilyas Kashmir.  It deeply disturbs me to know that there is a posting on an  al-Qaeda message board requesting that Americans kill you and remove your tongue.  It also saddens me to realize that the al-Qaeda members who post on their message board don’t even bother to check Wikipedia to learn that you were raised Presbyterian.   I’ve thought about this, and the only thing I can think of to do is to make a plea for all of the readers of my blog to pray for the safely of both you and your tongue.  God save the tongue of David Letterman!

In Peace,



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