Vancouverites lose U2, Mad Men and Letterman in one week

Kudos and Kvetches

It’s been an emotional week here at K&K headquarters. On Friday, the Irish rock band U2 closed out a two-night stand at Rogers Arena and left Vancouver to embark on a worldwide tour. On Sunday night, television series Mad Men came to an end with the surprising conclusion that Don Draper invented the latest incarnation of McDonald’s sketchy looking mascot the Hamburglar. Or at least we think that’s what happened (we drank a few too many Old Fashioneds at our Mad Men-themed party of one). And on Wednesday, iconic late night talk show host David Letterman will finally call it a day after 33 years. Here’s a rundown of what we’ve lost this week and what we’ll miss.  

Name of the departed: U2.
Why they left us: To make more money, promote that album that keeps showing up on our iPhone even though we keep deleting the songs, to find what they’re looking for.
What we’ll miss the most: Tweets about band sightings at Chambar, stories about tweets about band sightings at Chambar, that video of guitarist the Edge falling off the stage and headline writers’ hamfisted attempts to pull off an Edge tumbling over an edge pun.

Name of the departed: Mad Men.
Why it left us: the series had run its course, the show didn’t have the budget to fit the entire cast with authentic 1970s-era pubic hair toupees, the Hammaconda needs to be free!
What we’ll miss the most: the way Don Draper would sharply say “what?” and then stare blankly into the distance like a spiritually bankrupt ghost, Roger Sterling’s new moustache, creepy Glen.

Name of the departed: David Letterman.
Why he left us: to spend more time with his wife and son in rural Montana, escape the blinding glare from Paul Shaffer’s shiny head, travel back in time to kill Jay Leno.
What we’ll miss the most: our faded youth that once gave us the ability, endurance and stamina to stay up late enough to watch Letterman.

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