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  •  this reminds me... (4.00)
    of the time, years ago, when Rush was on Letterman, and Letterman called him a "bag of hot gas." Seriously, he did.

    Rush was completely discombobulated for the rest of the segment. It was beeyooteeful.

    -8.25, -6.26 ...it ain't "schadenfreude" if the bastards deserve it. this is infidelica...

    by snookybeh on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 10:42:09 AM PST

    •  A moment to cherish... (4.00)
      I actually went and looked it up -- December of '93. This was when Rush was a phenomenon. Seriously, the guy was everywhere -- magazine covers, 2 books on the bestseller list, his TV show had just started up, he was doing cameos (as himself, of course) on prime-time sitcoms, "Rush Rooms" were popping up all over the place...

      ...and then Letterman gave him the "hot gas" jab.

      I really think that was his "Jump the Shark" moment. The mania was never quite there after that. Sure, he was and is still popular, but nothing like what was happening in the early '90's.

      Oh, for the same effect now... Dave's a national treasure if for no other reason than his ability to puncture a bag of hot gas.

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