Late night television is both a comfort and a curse to insomniacs. When sleep won't come you can always count on the boob tube to keep you company. Inevitably after a lot of flipping, something strange will draw you in. The ever elusive good night's sleep falls even further away.
A favorite of mine in high school was home shopping guru, and I have to assume really fun guy, Don West. Read through the Don Wikipedia page some time. There you'll find many delightful phrases such as, "In 1991, West began selling knives on television" and "...made a sculpture of the Empire State Building out of butter." As a TV pitchman, West is second to none. His style is wildly animated and incredibly loud. The first time I saw him I remember thinking it was as if someone had told Chris Farley to "go bigger" with this character.
Enjoy this clip in which Don knocks over a set display of several thousand collectible sports cards and then enthusiastically "swims" in the pile to demonstrate the sheer insanity of this incredible one time offer. Call now!
In 1980 Paul McCartney was busted with seven ounces (a lot) of marijuana at Narita International Airport, Tokyo. He was jailed for ten days, fined, and the Wings tour of Japan was cancelled. Hearing of McCartney's predicament, Lee Perry felt compelled to write a letter to the Minister of Justice. It's a delight.