It's..... The happiest blog on earth

I was surprised Letterman showed up. But for a tribute to Carson, that makes sense. He loved Carson.

Letterman said today's viewers would miss seeing TV with that much "wit, charm, intelligence and grace."

"With all respects to the laws of astrophysics, Johnny Carson's star never cooled."

He also offered a good re-use of the ancient Greek saying that "One must wait until the evening to see how the day has been." And in homage to Art Fern, Letterman added...

"Whenever I'm driving on the freeways of Southern California, I still think about cutting off my Slauson."