“Good-bye, David Letterman”

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Friend of the Gutter, Robert A. Mitchell writes a very moving piece about his father, growing up and The Late Show With David Letterman. “My father has been a long distance truck driver for over thirty-five years. His home is a sleeper bunk behind his steering wheel in some rest stop/parking lot/truck stop somewhere in North America. However, during this summer of 1985, as I have stated, he was a city driver for the newspaper which, although a night shift was an inversion of his hours, was the most time I recall spending with him. Which brings me back to David Letterman. On my father’s nights off we would stay up late and watch The Late Show. I can still recall my father’s deep robust laugh when I think of watching these shows. David Letterman in the mid-eighties. Boy oh boy was that funny stuff. His deadpan, sarcastic and self-deprecating humor was a real revelation to me.”

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