Dick Clark Returns to TV for New Year
Tonight I watched ABC’s coverage of the ball dropping in Times Square, and I have to say that Dick Clark’s agent needs to be fired. Whoever let him appear on camera is more concerned with Dick Clark™ than they are about this man as a human being. I have no idea about the state of his health, but he spoke slowly and sounded like a deaf person, and it was really embarrassing. Here’s a tip: if Carson Daly’s show is less annoying than yours, it’s time to hang it up.
But perhaps it was Clark’s decision to go on tonight, in which case his appearance is even more pathetic, and a perfect example of the infantile narcissism that drives far too many Americans.
Happy New Year?
UPDATE: I posted the following qualifier to some criticism in the comments section:
Ok, the “retarded”€ crack may be beyond the pale, but I don’t see how his appearing on TV not able to speak is a sign of “€œcourage” — either his agents exploiting him or his narcissism clouding his judgment.
And so I stand by my point, that Dick Clark should not have been on television tonight in this condition.
UPDATE 2: This post was originally titled “Is Dick Clark Retarded,” which was pretty tasteless and juvenile on my part and for that I apologize. I’m not one to post for shock value, so I’ve altered the title, but I’m not trying to pretend it never happened.