Poems of the Week

The Choco-Late Show

by Alex Steelsmith

“Letterman set the standard for quirks and rituals among late-night hosts. His involved copious…
stacks of squares from Hersey [sic] chocolate bars… He would consume the whole stack in one quick
sitting, right before he went on the air.”


“Some studies examining the health benefits of chocolate
suggest… the right kinds of chocolate, consumed regularly, can help keep…
your mind sharp and alert, and your mood calm and happy.”

University Health News

Jocular chocular
David M. Letterman
gobbled his Hershey bars

research suggests that this
helped keep his monologues
choc full of wit.