WILCO the BAND: Wilco plays the unreleased "Wilco, the Song" - an exclusive for Colbert. Who loves ya, baby?
ALEXIE the AUTHOR: Brilliant author/poet Sherman Alexie (this author's favorite) does verbal battle with Colbert:
CLEESE the COMEDIAN: John Cleese makes an appearance live on Countdown.
I'm sitting in a quiet and mostly deserted McCarran Intl. Airport in Las Vegas, awaiting a flight back home to North Carolina. Any doubts I had that the economy is in major trouble were erased this week as the casinos were akin to Ghost Towns (without the blowing dust or tumbleweeds). A lot of the staff are worried about layoffs - and I imagine it's a story being repeated in businesses of all kinds across the country. On the sad-but-bright side, the outlet mall near the airport was packed, as most stores had huge discounts and sales on all of their merchandise. Christmas is going to be small this year for a lot of people.
Speaking of jobs, most who still have them might be appreciative, but there are still days when - no matter what job you do - the grind gets rough. But, it could always be worse. You could have to prepare "the world's longest urinal" or provide toilets for the 39,000 New York City Marathon entrants!
Am I the only one - no matter which candidate you support - who worries that the election will be decided by up to 14% of likely voters who are deemed 'persuadeable' - but are more correctly called "low information voters." In other words, it could be decided by people who know the least about any of the candidates. Chilling.