June 30th, 2010 10:35 EST
Old Coot Larry King To Retire! Thank God!
"Larry King was flying back to Los Angeles after interviewing basketball superstar LeBron James at his home in Akron, Ohio, earlier this month when it hit him.
`I said, `I can`t top this,` ` King recalled in an interview Tuesday. `I`m not getting younger. I want more time with other things. It`s time to go.`
After a quarter century as host of `Larry King Live,` the centerpiece of CNN`s prime-time lineup and a required stamping ground for striving politicians and contrite celebrities, the 76-year-old announced Tuesday that he will be leaving the program this fall." Read More
When some men grow old they morph into distinguished looking gentlemen, others turn into sweet old coots, and the unfortunate few like Larry King attain a striking resemblance to a prune.
It has been painful watching Larry King Live the last few years, the talkmeister looks like he needs a morphine drip. I could only stand to watch snippets of King`s show before I got depressed and started contemplating my mortality. The name of King`s program should have been changed to "Lary King Dead."
King deferred to his celebrity guests, but he treated his callers like trash. King lobbed nothing but softballs at his guests, I would get so infuriated that I felt like hurling a baseball at his noggin.
King said, "I`m not getting younger. I want more time with other things." King doesn`t have time to do anything but take care of his funeral arrangements, before the Grim Reaper comes looking for him.
Enjoy your retirement Larry, you may have time to squeeze in one more marriage.
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