I think it would be safe to say that David Letterman announcing he is going to retire in 2015 might be the biggest news going around the web today. But if you have paid attention to some basic signs, you would have seen this coming. First off, we give props to people who know it is good to jump off a ship before it sinks. Letterman is darn good at what he does, but there comes a time when everyone needs to step down. Not sure if he has looked around lately, but even though he helped form it and make it what it is today, the Late Night scene is actually run by all young men now. Sad but true.
So what were the signs that should have told David Letterman to retire? One, look at how the Late Night shows have switched in the last year. Just the inclusion of Jimmy Fallon was enough to probably give him a kick and make him realize that things are changing. Next up, do you watch Louie? Well, if you watched season three of that brilliant show, you saw that Louis C.K predicted all this already. Though on the show Letterman stayed, it seems in real life he is moving on to greener, more retired pastures.
Honestly, it may be sad news for fans of the great host, but it is a wise choice. Jump off the ship while you are still on your A-game, so that is how people remember you. That, my friends, is how you retire. The next great question is, who will take his place? Oh God, we really hope it is Louis C.K.
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