|Ramsesses II (The British Museum)|
The applause from David Letterman’s final show had not even grown cold before workmen began hauling off pieces of his iconic stage set.
Most of these remnants were being sent to the nearest dumpster, rather than to the Smithsonian.
Letterman, who during his last hurrah joked about saving some accolades for the funeral, knows all too well the fickle fingers of fame.
One of his farewell jokes went something like this: I’m beginning to think that I won’t be getting the ‘Tonight Show.’
Fox News reports that onlookers gawked as “blocks of blue stage and hacked up pieces of the iconic New York City bridges that made up the set of the ‘Late Show’” were tossed to the street.
If there were a poet in the crowd, he would have uttered: Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair! A philosopher might have echoed: This too shall pass…
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