Thursday, January 14, 2010

Team Coco or Team Chin?

Wow, NBC is unbelieveable. This whole mess with Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno is crazy. First off, let me say I am Team Coco all the way. While I used to watch Jay occasionally when he was on the Tonight Show, I looked forward to Late Night with Conan O'Brien. When the deal was struck back in 2004 that Leno would retire in 2009 and the Tonight Show would go to Conan, I was happy.

As 2009 came, Jay decided that maybe he wasn't ready to retire anymore. Conan still took over as per the contract and then NBC put Jay on a new show at 10pm. Once again, Conan follows Leno. I rarely watched Leno's new show. Then, NBC decides that the 10pm show isn't working that well and wants to put Leno back at 11:35 and Conan can have 12:05-1:05, pushing Jimmy back to 1:05-2:05. I don't blame Conan for saying "Screw this" and deciding that the Tonight Show at 12:05 isn't the tonight show anymore.

So today NBC announces (apparently) that Leno will take back the Tonight Show name from 11:35-12:35 and Fallon will keep his time slot. No Conan (yes I understand he said no to the deal). So in the end, Leno decides he doesn't want to retire and gets his original show back. Screw that, I refuse to watch the Tonight Show once Conan is gone. I hope to god another station such as Fox picks up Conan and gives him a brand new show at 11:35.

In a few years when Leno decides it is finally time to retire, who in their right mind is going to want to take over the Tonight Show? I think NBC lost out big time and is going to regret this decision. Sure I understand there are Leno lovers who are stoked he has the Tonight Show back and think that Conan sucks, but come on... I hope everyone can at least agree no matter who they like, Conan got royally screwed.

Ok, rant done. Now time to prepare myself to head out in the pouring rain and wind for my workout. FYI another rainfall warning. Yippee!

Rainfall Warning : East Vancouver Island

Issued at 12:31 PM PST Thursday 14 January 2010


60 to 80 mm of rain expected for metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Howe Sound, the Sunshine Coast and sections of East Vancouver Island through Friday morning. 100 to 150 mm of rain expected for west and Inland Vancouver Island through Friday morning. This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.


A strong pacific front is forecast to move over Southern British Columbia coast today. The front will bring heavy rain to the south coast beginning today and will continue Friday morning. Total rainfall amounts upwards of 60 to 80 mm are expected for the above mentioned regions except for 100 to 150 mm for west and Inland Vancouver Island. The front is also causing strong winds. Southeast winds of 50 to 70 km/h have developed over sections of Greater Victoria West Vancouver Island and Southern Gulf Islands. Further north, southeast winds of 80 to 100 km/h have developed over the central coast.

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