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post #401 of 562
Because one can never have too much Big White Chocolate:



(taken from tcr_images)
post #402 of 562
I downloaded the audio book from iTunes last night, and so fat it's entertaining. It's read by Colbert, so sometimes it feels like watching his show if you were blind. The only part I'm not thrilled about is he has a segment at the end of each chapter where other people tell a story pertaining to what Stephen was just talking about, and they vary from listenable to boring. About three and a half hours in total, and I definitely recommend if you're a Colbert fan.

Also, you can tell he changed some things from the book to the audio book, I'm not sure how different it will be, but I'll probably still pick up the text.
post #403 of 562
Feds are such party-poopers.

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If his campaign plays out the way he's indicated that it will, Comedy Central and Colbert's sponsor, Doritos, could be violating federal laws that bar corporations from backing political campaigns, election law experts say.
http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/V...3766656&page=1
post #404 of 562
Didn't he address this last night on his show? He claimed that Doritos was simply a sponsor to his show, which happens to cover his campaign. So he changed the graphic from Doritos Presidential Campaign to Doritos Presidential Coverage. He then proceeded to eat like half a bag of Doritos and claimed that he just liked them, personally.
post #405 of 562
Regardless, Comedy Central/Viacom will be backing a Presidential candidate. There was a writeup about this on Slate yesterday.

http://www.slate.com/id/2176466/
post #406 of 562

Poll numbers...

I came across this on nofactzone.net:

From Rassmusen Reports:

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Comedian Colbert Reaches Double Digits As Third-Party Candidate
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Comedian Stephen Colbert is not a threat to win the presidency, but the odds are that that his satire will win plenty of laughs and maybe even some votes.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that Colbert is preferred by 13% of voters as an independent candidate challenging Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Rudy Giuliani. The survey was conducted shortly after Colbert’s surprise announcement that he is lusting for the Oval Office.

The result is similar when Fred Thompson is the Republican in the three-way race. With Thompson as the GOP candidate, Colbert earns 12% of the vote.

. . .

Colbert does particularly well with the younger voters most likely to be watching his show and therefore most aware of his myriad presidential-like qualities. In the match-up with Giuliani and Clinton, Colbert draws 28% of likely voters aged 18-29. He draws 31% of that cohort when his foes are Thompson and Clinton. In both match-ups, Colbert has more support with young voters than the GOP candidate.
Which, for a joke candidacy, probably says a lot about how fed up people are with everyone in government right now...
post #407 of 562
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt M
Regardless, Comedy Central/Viacom will be backing a Presidential candidate. There was a writeup about this on Slate yesterday.

http://www.slate.com/id/2176466/
Here's a question: does the 'equal time' have to be on the same show? That is, could comedy central/viacom get away with having other candidates discussed and represented on ALL their shows? And does equal time apply to anything the candidate does even if its not related to the campaign (as in, Fred Thompsons L&O reruns wouldn't seem, to me, to warrant equal time protection).
post #408 of 562
You know, I really wish people (the media, etc) would take a step back from this. It's a joke. Yes, it's good to raise awareness about how our political system works, but in the end, everyone knows it's a joke. It doesn't need to be taken so seriously. Mr. Colbert doesn't want the presidency, he just thinks it'd be a hoot to hear "South Carolina awards one delegate to Stephen Colbert" at one of the conventions.

If they're going to be so nitpicky about equal time, then that equal time should only be shown in South Carolina, as that's the only place he's running.

I love the man, probably would've voted for him in the primary if I still lived in SC, but still...
post #409 of 562
Quote:
Originally Posted by Belethedheliel
Here's a question: does the 'equal time' have to be on the same show?
No.

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That is, could comedy central/viacom get away with having other candidates discussed and represented on ALL their shows?
That's not what equal time means. "Discussion" of a candidate is not what the law allows for. You have to give the other candidate him or herself equal time.

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And does equal time apply to anything the candidate does even if its not related to the campaign (as in, Fred Thompsons L&O reruns wouldn't seem, to me, to warrant equal time protection).
The law's murky on that, but most networks want to play it safe and not risk losing air time that they could otherwise make money on. Hence, you don't see Arnold movies on network TV when he's up for re-election.

EDIT: As the Slate article points out, though, it's not entirely clear that cable networks are subject to campaign "equal time" laws. Hence, NBC has pulled Fred Thompson L&Os, but TNT will continue to show them.
post #410 of 562
Don't forget that Stephen's Christmas Special debuts tonight on Comedy Central, 10p ET.

I've seen some clips from it and it looks pretty damn good.
post #411 of 562
Elvis Costello hams it up. Good stuff.
post #412 of 562
I just watched the DVD and enjoyed it. The first song isn't funny, and neither is Toby Keith's segment, but all the other guests have a lot of fun. And the DVD special features include some goodness. I should have the review up in a day or two.
post #413 of 562
I loved this.
post #414 of 562
Toby Keith was not funny, but I don't see how one could like Colbert and not at least be mildly amused by his goofy dancing and facial expressions in the first number. The rest of the humor was of the same ilk.

I couldn't stop laughing at the way Colbert sang the words potato pancakes.
post #415 of 562
Feist's song killed me.

"A prayer representative will be with you...shortly."
post #416 of 562
"Nutmeg" was the highlight for me.
post #417 of 562
Willie Nelson and Colbert's duet. Great thing or the greatest thing ever?
post #418 of 562
LOL - "And the wise men started toking / And ye, the bud was kind".
post #419 of 562
Not a lot of laugh-out-loud moments, but I at least smiled throughout. Stewart was at his nebbishy best: "Can I interest you in... Hannukah? Something in a festival of liiiights?"

Also: "I'm gonna go find a Meg and nut it."

And the biggest laugh-getter for me, at the very end:

"Jingle Man, Christmas Boy, fighting crime with... TOYS!"
post #420 of 562
The deliberately hokey, laugh-track-heavy (that WAS a laugh track, right?) style, while appropriate, hurt a lot of the jokes for me. The lyrics to the first song were actually hilarious, but the humour got lost a bit in all the mugging. The later songs were more amusing because they were underplayed.

I actually thought Toby Keith's song was the sharpest, satirically speaking, he just sucks as a performer. Seriously, is that his schtick? To look dour and grunt lyrics at the camera?
post #421 of 562
post #422 of 562
Colbert and Colmes!
post #423 of 562
What a fantastic episode.

Stephen, you have Watership Down in Non-fiction.
post #424 of 562
"Sexy fight noises!"
post #425 of 562
Colbert going back to the 90's was highlight reel worthy

http://www.comedycentral.com/colbert...isodeId=219573
post #426 of 562
Stephen Colbert's "Bunker Of Doom" reminds me why the show is the funniest thing on Comedy Central.
post #427 of 562
post #428 of 562
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Originally Posted by TURBO-1984 View Post
Stephen Colbert's "Bunker Of Doom" reminds me why the show is the funniest thing on Comedy Central.
Doom Bunker is among the funniest things this show has ever done.

http://www.comedycentral.com/colbert...isodeId=220646

Starts at the 5 minute mark.
post #429 of 562
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Originally Posted by Matt M View Post
Doom Bunker is among the funniest things this show has ever done.
It really, truly, is. Once he got to the decepticons I couldn't keep from laughing out loud. I really need to stop watching at work.
post #430 of 562
Last night I was taking a sip from my cup o' water as Colbert moved to his next topic, Werewolf Apocalypse, and I almost choked. I would watch a Doom Bunker spin-off show.
post #431 of 562
OK, Colbert getting into a discussion about Tom Bombadil with Neil Gaiman is officially the geekiest thing ever aired on network television.
post #432 of 562
This was pretty great. Well, not Colberrt's rap but "Steele's" response.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FYdn8KPi9E
post #433 of 562
post #434 of 562
Stephen Keith needs to become a recurring character
post #435 of 562
That was hiiiiilarious!
post #436 of 562
Just a reminder -- Colbert will be doing his show from Iraq all this week, starting tonight. He's even getting his head shaved, military-style. There are some big cameos to boot, so don't read that link if you want to be spoiler-free.

Should be pretty great.
post #437 of 562
"No, but my ears are really that big."

I love that man.
post #438 of 562
I guess no one watched this? Everyone tuning into Conan now?

I thought it was a blast, looking forward to the rest of the week.
post #439 of 562
Obama's appearance made the show, although the head-shaving was pretty awesome, too.

Also, I love the line (that I won't bother trying to repeat, since I'll mangle it) about sending the troops home to rescue GM.
post #440 of 562
Also, for more Colbert, check out next week's Newsweek
http://www.newsweek.com/id/200964
post #441 of 562
Oh, sonofabitch. I completely forgot to record this.
post #442 of 562
I think they rerun the previous night's episode during primetime, Jake. 8:30, maybe?
post #443 of 562
Hell, they re-run the Stewart/Colbert block at 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 8:00 pm. (eastern) the following day.
post #444 of 562
and don't forget Hulu, that's where I was able to catch last night's show.
post #445 of 562
Good show last night. Obama made it for sure. The Gm joke killed.
post #446 of 562
FX have stopped showing this here in the UK, does anyone know if any other channels are going to pick it up?
post #447 of 562
It's kind of fun watching him change his approach a bit with this audience. That Don't Ask/Don't Tell bit on Tuesday was pretty gentle stuff, but it still got the point across.
post #448 of 562
God bless Jeff Goldblum. Unbelievable.
post #449 of 562
That was the best thing ever. What a fuckin legend.
post #450 of 562
Yeah, talk about perfect timing. It's like they spread the "Goldblum is dead" rumour to perfectly coincide with his appearances on the show.
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