By Annie Barrett
September 14, 2010 at 10:25 PM EDT

Here’s the new print promo for Conan O’Brien’s upcoming TBS series, Conan! Conan is wild and nocturnal, like a wise old owl.

Owls are having a moment, you guys. Owls are EVERYWHERE. There’s a movie coming out Sept. 24 from the makers of Happy Feet called Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. It looks like The Lord of the Rings but with owls. Also, correct me if I’m wrong, but hasn’t there been a recent and sort of annoying resurgence of owls-as-ironic-kitsch-symbols-for-“ironic”-hipsters trend? That’s a thing, right? Owls are EVERYWHERE. Owls! They sponsor my favorite craft fair! My sister just bought an owl necklace and it wasn’t some thrift-store find donated by my second or third grade owl-obsessed oddball teachers!

I just hope this is not the peak of owls. I’ve had a soft spot for the species ever since the aforementioned teachers used to hide them all over the classroom. I’m convinced that these women and their owls were chiefly responsible for my twisted compulsion to mine the dark pits of reality television for hidden gems.

Ever had an Owl Person in your life? Have you had it with owls, or do they still have a ways to soar? I can’t believe I just typed that either.

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