Sunday, January 23, 2005


I can remember Jack Parr hosting, and sometimes leaving, NBC's Tonight Show. But the host of Tonight of my youth and very early middle age was Johnny Carson, who died today. This was the show you'd watch at the end of the day, watching the show to see who was hot and listening to the monologue to see who was in hot water. And God, I miss Carnac.

Here are a few early obituaries, all of which will stay on line for a long time: