Boxing promoter Don King is known for the catchphrase "Only in America", meant to highlight the economic opportunity and sheer variety of experiences the country offers. Plenty of crazy shit happens elsewhere, of course, but King's refrain would have been appropriate for last night's David Letterman show.
NBA dunk champ and UW and Rainier Beach alum Nate Robinson took the place of world-renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs, who was previously scheduled to be on the show. Nate filled in nicely, jumping over Biff Henderson for a dunk and seeming, as always, like Tom Hanks' character from Big. He says he gave his slam-dunk winnings to his parents: