Dick Clarks’ People

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Anyone else watch Dick Clark on New Year’s Eve? I know he had a stroke. I know people are gonna say, “He looked good for someone who had a stroke.” And there will even be the whole “Association of People Who Think People Who Have Strokes Are People Too” who will say he performed admirably hosting the New Year Rockin’ Eve.

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Anyone else watch Dick Clark on New Year’s Eve? I know he had a stroke. I know people are gonna say, “He looked good for someone who had a stroke.” And there will even be the whole “Association of People Who Think People Who Have Strokes Are People Too” who will say he performed admirably hosting the New Year Rockin’ Eve.

I, however, think that “performing admirably” is not a way to lead your New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Extravaganza. Granted, Ryan “Dick Clark in Training” Seacrest handled the majority of lifting with Carrie Underwood (it took Sheila and I about 12 minutes to decide that’s who it was – we tuned in only for the 20 minutes or so before the East Coast New Year). BUT – when they cut back to Dick Clark – and they make him countdown the last 20 seconds of my East Coast New Year – I cringe. I think I heard the entire Eastern Seabord cringe. It was super disappointing.

In the end, I don’t blame Dick Clark. He’s a guy who’s been doing this for 97 years, it’s like a routine. I’m sure he doesn’t even think about it anymore. I blame his “people”. Somewhere, there has to be one person who works for him who has to go about and say, “Hey Dick – what say you and I just sit at home on the couch this year. Make the whippersnappers do all the hard work? I’ll bring the lil’ smokies.”

C’mon. One of you guys need to step up. Don’t be a douche next year.

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