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Old 11-25-2010, 10:02 PM
 
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Jay Leno on his show tonight was at the Americana Mall in Glendale, CA with tips for the unemployed.

He interviewed one guy who owns a sandwich place, and Jay said if you have a PhD best to leave that off the job application.

The whole bit was mean spirited, never much cared for Leno anyway.

He never had the class of Johnny Carson who used self-deprecating humor.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:10 PM
 
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How is a guy that owns a sandwich place unemployed?
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:12 PM
 
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Certain subjects should be off limits.

Joking about the unemployed is one of them, unless it's targeting the government or employers whom are prolonging the problem.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:17 PM
 
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How is a guy that owns a sandwich place unemployed?

Leno interviewed a guy who owns a sandwich shop. Leno was asking him questions like would you hire someone with a Phd or should they leave that off the job application....a real knee slapper.

It wasn't funny nor was the rest of the comments, and IMO was insensitive considering the economy.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:21 PM
 
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Certain subjects should be off limits.

Joking about the unemployed is one of them, unless it's target the government or employers whom are prolonging the problem.
I agree and especially at Holiday time. Can you imagine a couple who have both lost their jobs, tried to have a decent Thanksgiving, worried about Christmas and tune to this garbage.

Very mean spirited.

Like I said Carson was so much classier.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:54 PM
 
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I would have stormed out of the building if I were sitting in the audience. His show was already in the gutter before Conan took over but ever since he's been back it seems it got worst.
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:35 AM
 
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Leno is just another reason why I have all but stopped watching television (except for PBS and TCM). His and the other shows are growing cruder in their quest for advertising dollars and I've had enough.
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:30 AM
 
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Well I cant say I saw that bit but it would totally go against what he did about a year ago when he toured a few places for free for the unemployed.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:55 AM
 
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Subjects shouldn't be "off limits". I guarantee you people can be offended at jokes on any subject.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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1) It's Jay Leno.
2) It's Jay Leno. Oh and,
3) 95% of employed Americans love to bash the unemployed. Just look at the CD forums.
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