Jay Leno is the closest thing we have to a human public utility. We always expect him to be there when we flip the switch, we always expect a consistent product, and we always take him for granted. Until last week.
The man who never calls in sick called in sick. And we all took notice. He was in the hospital last Thursday and Friday. Monday night he was back, and mining the experience for all it was worth.
Jay Leno is 59 today. Maybe it’s time we started appreciating him.