David Letterman's son also thinks his retirement beard is creepy

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Since leaving The Late Show, David Letterman has dedicated himself to such worthy pursuits as making peace with his legacy, saving the world from climate change, and embracing a facial-hair aesthetic somewhere between lovable Santa and horror-movie Santa. Why has the wisecracking host committed to such grandiose follicle feats? "I just got tired of shaving every day, but then it became something else, and I'm not quite sure what it became," Letterman told the New York Times. The report continues:

In his dry Midwestern delivery, tinged with a new and unaccustomed element of wistfulness, he said: "The beard is a good reminder to me that that was a different life. I'm hopeful that I will either find something else, or something else will be presented to me."

He added: "My family has given up on the beard. My son thinks it's creepy."

Thank you, Harry Letterman, a hero willing to speak truth to power.

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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: US Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore (R) with talk show host David Letterman 14 September, 2000 after the taping of Letterman's show at the Sullivan Theater in New York City. AFP PHOTO/ Luke FRAZZA (Photo credit should read LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Republican presidental candidate and Texas Governor George W. Bush (L) poses for photographers with David Letterman after concluding taping of the 19 October 2000 Late Show with David Letterman in New York. Bush read the Top Ten list poking fun at what he might do if elected. AFP Photo by Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
BAGHDAD, IRAQ - DECEMBER 24: In this handout photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, 'Late Show' television host David Letterman entertains soldiers at the Coalition Provisional Authority headquarters December 24, 2003 in Baghdad, Iraq. (Photo by Reynaldo Ramon/U.S. Air Force via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 7: Tina Fey takes off her dress after her last appearance on the CBS Late Show with David Letterman, Thursday May 7, 2015 on the CBS Television Network (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images)
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