David Letterman has been a relative mainstay on television since June 23 of 1980, the year I was born. His impact on American pop culture over the last 40 years is unparalleled, shining a spotlight on people, places and things he cares about in a way few others have been granted the opportunity (and certainly for as extensive a period of time as anyone in television history). This ongoing collection of some of my favorite Letterman collectibles is a small reflection of the importance Dave has played in the development of my understanding of the world. I hope by turning you onto his way of doing things, you too might derive some inspiration in how you go about your life.