Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Cheeky monkeys and the Scottish Conan

Road trip!

We are heading out today, driving towards the vast weirdness that is LA, and in particular, Hollywood. The main goal is to see a taping of the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, easily the funniest of the late night talk shows (much thanks to TiVo for making it possible to see the show that is normally on at 12:30 AM). The guests at this taping will be the thrillingly odd Amy Sedaris and President Allstate - Dennis Haysbert (who does all those Allstate Insurance commercials and was the president for a season or two of 24). 

The taping is on Thursday at 3 (it will be shown that night). There is a second taping at 5 for Friday's show, but I didn't want to be greedy and get tickets for that one too. (Tickets are free and are actually just a web page that you print out.) Apparently they are very strict about not allowing any cameras or cell phones into the studio, so there won't be any of those sorts of pictures. This means I will have to paint the picture with words involving lots dodgy humor.

In any case, after the show, we don't really know what we will be doing. We intend to stay the night somewhere around there just to avoid having to try to escape the area during rush hour. Mrs Notthat votes for heading somewhere warm, but even the deserts are pretty cool (upper 60s, low 70s) right now. 

We will most likely be back on Sunday, but hopefully will be able to post updates during the trip.

Now I'm off to get a Scottish-English dictionary.

That's it - move along...

1 comment:

DAK said...

Dude! You're going to Stiletto City and you didn't call me? Double Dude! For dinner before the show you really have to go to Pink's Hot Dogs, you know. (La Brea and Melrose.) You probably don't want to tour Plotzer Stadium.