Harvey Pekar died today.
The man's career is difficult to sum up, especially if you haven't seen American Splendor. But this 1987 performance on David Letterman's show gives a taste, not to mention that it demonstrates just how far the Letterman show has changed.
Some reasons why the clip is great:
1. Well, the t-shirt saying he's on strike against NBC, for starters.
2. His catching the Vaughn Monroe reference in terms of his voice and riffing off it.
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3. The perfectly delivered sarcasm of "Yeah, Dave, wait `til next year."
4. The rant against GE.
5. The fact he keeps up the rant against GE after Letterman seriously asks him to stop.