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Conan O'Brien grows a strike beard

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As the writer’s strike continues, it was reported yesterday that Conan O’Brien would pay the salaries for his nonwriting production staff of about 80 people for the foreseeable future. (NBC is set to lay them all off today.) The gesture reminded us how much we missed the man and his pompadour. Sniff. What’s worse is the folks over at Late Night Underground (which is run by Late Night With Conan O’Brien staffers) perpetuate said sniffyness with with this video tease featuring the host in threads we’ve never seen before: leather jacket, strike beard and cowboy boots. It’s a good look for him, no?