Tuesday, August 20, 2002
I don't watch as much as I used to, but Conan O'Brien's Late Night is probably my favorite talk/variety show and one of the bits he does that I always liked was his take-off of The Tonight Show standard where Jay takes real ads and personals from small-town newspapers and points out the funny or strange things about them.
Conan's version is called Actual Items and although they're decidedly bogus, they're pretty funny.
Conan used to have a really great site, with features like this and many others. Apparently NBC decided to get cheap on him, though and for awhile it was cut back to nothing but a short bio and a description of who was going to be on the show that night. At least they've brought back Actual Items and a couple other comedy features.