UPDATE @ 2 p.m. ET – Congrats to tobyornottoby on a well-earned, hard-fought, hickory-smoked victory. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, tobyornottoby, and I will dispatch your prize via the series of tubes we affectionately call the infotainment highway.
A fine selection of entries – well done. I found it difficult to narrow this batch to a final five, but luckily my God complex got me through it. I admire you all for being able to focus and remain calm at a time when the late-night television landscape is so clouded with uncertainty.
Time to vote. Cast your e-ballot below. The winner receives a gift certificate from Amazon.ca, courtesy of Feschuk.Reid (Feschuk.Reid: The Quicker Picker-Upper). The runners-up receive the eternal esteem of a grateful nation, ie. nothing.
Voting closes upon the witching hour (2 p.m. ET – that’s the witching hour for working witches who can’t stay up til midnight.)
“Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just… Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just… Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just… Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just catching up on some work now that the tech guy finally fixed my looping problem.” – Not Stephen Colbert
“Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just recalibrating the lines on this notepad.” – Dot
“Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just about to get working on my book about hockey. *sigh* Another delay. Will have to push back the release date…again.” – WDM
“Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just underlining the good bits in this John Howard speech.” – tobyornottoby
“Oh, hi. I didn’t see you come in. I was just practicing my photo op expression in case, as I had just phoned you to confirm, I was going to have my picture taken pretending to do work.” – mshoemak