Conan O'Brien for Sale on Craigslist's 'Casual Encounters'
After unsuccessfully trying to sell 'The Tonight Show' via a Craigslist ad, O'Brien has kicked things up a notch (as he is wont to do), posting a personal ad to the site's legally nebulous 'Casual Encounters' section. Under a post titled "Tall, Slender Redhead Available for Nighttime Recreation," Conan masterfully combines double entendres (e.g., "Not afraid to take two people at once, and then a musical guest") with decidedly more intimate information (e.g., "Drapes match the carpet" ewww) -- all in an attempt to sell his "completely ripped, VERY Caucasian" body to one lucky fan.
On his show, Conan said that the ad is totally real, and that he received thousands of responses to his previous ad on Craigslist, a platform he seems to enjoy -- perhaps, a bit too much. O'Brien later took time in the show to thank his tirelessly supportive fans, many of whom attended Facebook-organized rallies in New York, Chicago, L.A. and Seattle, and showed video of the huge turnout (juxtaposed against a hilarious clip of what Conan called a pro-NBC rally).
We're certainly not the first people to say this, but ever since this whole NBC debacle first unraveled, both Leno and Conan have sharpened their tongues, ramped up their monologues, and, as a result, have produced the kind of acerbically funny material that was missing from both shows ever since last fall's programming shakeup. Conan, in particular, has been on the receiving end of huge amounts of viewer support, roused primarily through online social networking. Who knows how much longer we'll have Conan, but we'll definitely be enjoying his farewell tour -- all the way down to the last drop of comic genius. [From: Mashable]