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The Dailyshow/Colbert Report: "Where Roe V Wade is two ways to get across a river."

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    moniker wrote: »
    He's getting a bit more screed-ish during interviews with 'serious' people. It's not just that I don't really care about his idea, but I was actually rather interested in what this guy had to say about his book on what Presidents tend to pick up on by the end.

    Yeah, he gets into character too much at times, and tends to interrupt a lot. It can be disruptive when actual interesting guests are on.

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Cherrn wrote: »
    moniker wrote: »
    He's getting a bit more screed-ish during interviews with 'serious' people. It's not just that I don't really care about his idea, but I was actually rather interested in what this guy had to say about his book on what Presidents tend to pick up on by the end.

    Yeah, he gets into character too much at times, and tends to interrupt a lot. It can be disruptive when actual interesting guests are on.

    I meant Stewart. The stimulus package that he talked about with this guy and Ifill, and that whole horse thing with Liam Neeson.

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  • AegisAegis Not Quite TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    You heard it first on the Colbert Report. Stephen Harper is the world's first lesbian prime minister.

    O_o You're an hour ahead of me but still...O_o

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  • AegisAegis Not Quite TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    You heard it first on the Colbert Report. Stephen Harper is the world's first lesbian prime minister.

    Oh god, I have to email this clip to my CanPol prof to play next week at the start of class.

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I don't think this is the first time that Harper was called a lesbian on TDS/CR.

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    moniker wrote: »
    I don't think this is the first time that Harper was called a lesbian on TDS/CR.

    I don't think this is the first time you made this post.

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  • ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Y'know, not to worship at the altar of Stewart too much, but wasn't Stewart's bailout idea actually pretty clever, if not terribly practical?

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited February 2009
    Shadowen wrote: »
    Y'know, not to worship at the altar of Stewart too much, but wasn't Stewart's bailout idea actually pretty clever, if not terribly practical?

    What was it?

    And if its that good, its another reason Colbert should run for president with Stewart as VP.

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  • Bruce ForsythBruce Forsyth Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    moniker wrote: »
    Cherrn wrote: »
    moniker wrote: »
    He's getting a bit more screed-ish during interviews with 'serious' people. It's not just that I don't really care about his idea, but I was actually rather interested in what this guy had to say about his book on what Presidents tend to pick up on by the end.

    Yeah, he gets into character too much at times, and tends to interrupt a lot. It can be disruptive when actual interesting guests are on.

    I meant Stewart. The stimulus package that he talked about with this guy and Ifill, and that whole horse thing with Liam Neeson.

    I actually like the horse thing because I really don't care about actors trying to sell their latest movie. The best interviews come when Jon goes off on some unrelated conversation with the actor.

    Sometimes he only talks about the movie with the actors. It's boring and I get the feeling they said before hand to only talk about the movie. Maybe I'm wrong, but I like to think a little less of people if they seem to be only interested in selling their wares.

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  • Lord Of The PantsLord Of The Pants Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Cherrn wrote: »
    moniker wrote: »
    He's getting a bit more screed-ish during interviews with 'serious' people. It's not just that I don't really care about his idea, but I was actually rather interested in what this guy had to say about his book on what Presidents tend to pick up on by the end.

    Yeah, he gets into character too much at times, and tends to interrupt a lot. It can be disruptive when actual interesting guests are on.

    Paul Simon.

    Paul GODDAMN Simon.

    "So did you want to hear me talk about how I compose my songs"
    "Sure"
    "Well I start with-
    "RANDOM COLBERT INTERJECTION."

    That drove me crazy.

    However, there was one episode where he was interviewing a gay Basketball player and he kept butting in with these hilarious interjections.

    "You say you had to 'remind yourself' that you were the gay one, how did you do that exactly?"

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    When did the Republicans become a bunch of pussies.

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Couscous wrote: »
    When did the Republicans become a bunch of pussies.

    Sometime around the summer of 1968.

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The picture thing in yesterday's Colbert is amazing.

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  • AegisAegis Not Quite TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Oliver's Travels? Really?

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  • Fleck0Fleck0 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Aegis wrote: »
    Oliver's Travels? Really great?

    indeed it was

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  • QuentinQuentin Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Awww, Dev Patel was so cute!

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  • ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Shadowen wrote: »
    Y'know, not to worship at the altar of Stewart too much, but wasn't Stewart's bailout idea actually pretty clever, if not terribly practical?

    What was it?

    And if its that good, its another reason Colbert should run for president with Stewart as VP.

    He suggested that, rather than give money to the banks, who will just spend it willy-nilly, give it to citizens who have debt (ear-marked to be only for debt), who will then use it to pay off that debt, and in turn inject some liquidity into the struggling banks.

    Of course, easier said than done (I can think of at least three major problems), but on the surface it's the best idea on the topic I've heard so far.

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited February 2009
    Oh, I've thought of that before, cover peoples mortgages and debts but leave the bank to fend for itself and its own fuck ups.

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  • fjafjanfjafjan Registered User
    edited February 2009
    Fleck0 wrote: »
    Aegis wrote: »
    Oliver's Travels? Really great?

    indeed it was

    "Just say the word and we'll take you back". and "It's this kind of attitude that made it not work". Oh John Oliver, your lack of Soul is god damned hillarious.

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  • TheBlackWindTheBlackWind Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Haha Colbert really stuck it to Rush last night. That was great.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    fjafjan wrote: »
    Fleck0 wrote: »
    Aegis wrote: »
    Oliver's Travels? Really great?

    indeed it was

    "Just say the word and we'll take you back". and "It's this kind of attitude that made it not work". Oh John Oliver, your lack of Soul is god damned hillarious.

    The last shot of him putting tiny British flags all over the guy's desk brought it home for me.

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  • cheezcheez Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I always wonder whether Oliver gives his interviewees any advance notice that he's going to be trolling them, or if he really does just blindside them with it.

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    cheez wrote: »
    I always wonder whether Oliver gives his interviewees any advance notice that he's going to be trolling them, or if he really does just blindside them with it.

    Yeah, for a while there I was wondering if "humor" was an alien concept to Kenyans.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    cheez wrote: »
    I always wonder whether Oliver gives his interviewees any advance notice that he's going to be trolling them, or if he really does just blindside them with it.
    It's really the same sort of thing that the Daily Show did at the beginning of the decade, except with more and more respectable people, and fewer crackpots. Colbert referred to wishing he could take his soul off and dryclean it. So no, they're most likely just asked for an interview.

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    cheez wrote: »
    I always wonder whether Oliver gives his interviewees any advance notice that he's going to be trolling them, or if he really does just blindside them with it.
    It's really the same sort of thing that the Daily Show did at the beginning of the decade, except with more and more respectable people, and fewer crackpots. Colbert referred to wishing he could take his soul off and dryclean it. So no, they're most likely just asked for an interview.
    I believe the quote was something like; "You kind of wish you could take off your soul and hang it in the closet before you got on the plane to do those bits."

    They definitely didn't used to be warned ahead of time. Judging from the reactions they still get, I'd guess that's still standard operating procedure.

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    cheez wrote: »
    I always wonder whether Oliver gives his interviewees any advance notice that he's going to be trolling them, or if he really does just blindside them with it.
    It's really the same sort of thing that the Daily Show did at the beginning of the decade, except with more and more respectable people, and fewer crackpots. Colbert referred to wishing he could take his soul off and dryclean it. So no, they're most likely just asked for an interview.

    You sort of hope that they apologize afterwards.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    cheez wrote: »
    I always wonder whether Oliver gives his interviewees any advance notice that he's going to be trolling them, or if he really does just blindside them with it.
    It's really the same sort of thing that the Daily Show did at the beginning of the decade, except with more and more respectable people, and fewer crackpots. Colbert referred to wishing he could take his soul off and dryclean it. So no, they're most likely just asked for an interview.
    I believe the quote was something like; "You kind of wish you could take off your soul and hang it in the closet before you got on the plane to do those bits."

    They definitely didn't used to be warned ahead of time. Judging from the reactions they still get, I'd guess that's still standard operating procedure.
    That's it. Oliver does a podcast for Times Online called the Bugle, and he references how terrible he feels when he has to make fun of people at the inauguration for example.

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I'm watching it on Hulu and just got to the Kenyan ambassador interview. I'm scared.

    Oliver: "You know the door to colonialism is till wide open."
    Ambassador: *smiling and nodding, then o_O * "You mean closed forever, right?"

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  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    moniker wrote: »
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    cheez wrote: »
    I always wonder whether Oliver gives his interviewees any advance notice that he's going to be trolling them, or if he really does just blindside them with it.
    It's really the same sort of thing that the Daily Show did at the beginning of the decade, except with more and more respectable people, and fewer crackpots. Colbert referred to wishing he could take his soul off and dryclean it. So no, they're most likely just asked for an interview.

    You sort of hope that they apologize afterwards.

    From the reactions of the guests, I get the feeling that a lot of them catch onto it being a joke during the interview. I recall reading something with one of the 'journalists' saying that they don't usually advertise as being with The Daily Show or Colbert Report, but just some generic news team or something like that.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    cheez wrote: »
    I always wonder whether Oliver gives his interviewees any advance notice that he's going to be trolling them, or if he really does just blindside them with it.
    It's really the same sort of thing that the Daily Show did at the beginning of the decade, except with more and more respectable people, and fewer crackpots. Colbert referred to wishing he could take his soul off and dryclean it. So no, they're most likely just asked for an interview.
    I believe the quote was something like; "You kind of wish you could take off your soul and hang it in the closet before you got on the plane to do those bits."

    They definitely didn't used to be warned ahead of time. Judging from the reactions they still get, I'd guess that's still standard operating procedure.

    Yeah, I remember at (i think) his out of character talk at Harvard he explained that, when asked, they'd say "I'm from the Daily Show;" if asked what channel it was on, they'd say "I'm not sure which channel it is here, but in NY it's [whatever number, like 29 or something]." Only if pressed further would they admit that it was Comedy Central.

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  • OmeksOmeks Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I reeeealy hope Stephen does a Threatdown tonight.

    Because this is a story that demands our full attention.

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  • HamHamJHamHamJ Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    KalTorak wrote: »
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    cheez wrote: »
    I always wonder whether Oliver gives his interviewees any advance notice that he's going to be trolling them, or if he really does just blindside them with it.
    It's really the same sort of thing that the Daily Show did at the beginning of the decade, except with more and more respectable people, and fewer crackpots. Colbert referred to wishing he could take his soul off and dryclean it. So no, they're most likely just asked for an interview.
    I believe the quote was something like; "You kind of wish you could take off your soul and hang it in the closet before you got on the plane to do those bits."

    They definitely didn't used to be warned ahead of time. Judging from the reactions they still get, I'd guess that's still standard operating procedure.

    Yeah, I remember at (i think) his out of character talk at Harvard he explained that, when asked, they'd say "I'm from the Daily Show;" if asked what channel it was on, they'd say "I'm not sure which channel it is here, but in NY it's [whatever number, like 29 or something]." Only if pressed further would they admit that it was Comedy Central.

    It's their own fault for not watching The Daily Show. :P

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  • TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    KalTorak wrote: »
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    cheez wrote: »
    I always wonder whether Oliver gives his interviewees any advance notice that he's going to be trolling them, or if he really does just blindside them with it.
    It's really the same sort of thing that the Daily Show did at the beginning of the decade, except with more and more respectable people, and fewer crackpots. Colbert referred to wishing he could take his soul off and dryclean it. So no, they're most likely just asked for an interview.
    I believe the quote was something like; "You kind of wish you could take off your soul and hang it in the closet before you got on the plane to do those bits."

    They definitely didn't used to be warned ahead of time. Judging from the reactions they still get, I'd guess that's still standard operating procedure.

    Yeah, I remember at (i think) his out of character talk at Harvard he explained that, when asked, they'd say "I'm from the Daily Show;" if asked what channel it was on, they'd say "I'm not sure which channel it is here, but in NY it's [whatever number, like 29 or something]." Only if pressed further would they admit that it was Comedy Central.

    "I'm a reporter for a Viacom network"

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  • Ethan SmithEthan Smith Origin name: Beart4to Arlington, VARegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    KalTorak wrote: »
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    cheez wrote: »
    I always wonder whether Oliver gives his interviewees any advance notice that he's going to be trolling them, or if he really does just blindside them with it.
    It's really the same sort of thing that the Daily Show did at the beginning of the decade, except with more and more respectable people, and fewer crackpots. Colbert referred to wishing he could take his soul off and dryclean it. So no, they're most likely just asked for an interview.
    I believe the quote was something like; "You kind of wish you could take off your soul and hang it in the closet before you got on the plane to do those bits."

    They definitely didn't used to be warned ahead of time. Judging from the reactions they still get, I'd guess that's still standard operating procedure.

    Yeah, I remember at (i think) his out of character talk at Harvard he explained that, when asked, they'd say "I'm from the Daily Show;" if asked what channel it was on, they'd say "I'm not sure which channel it is here, but in NY it's [whatever number, like 29 or something]." Only if pressed further would they admit that it was Comedy Central.

    "I'm a reporter for a Viacom network"

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  • TubularLuggageTubularLuggage Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Forar wrote: »
    moniker wrote: »
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    cheez wrote: »
    I always wonder whether Oliver gives his interviewees any advance notice that he's going to be trolling them, or if he really does just blindside them with it.
    It's really the same sort of thing that the Daily Show did at the beginning of the decade, except with more and more respectable people, and fewer crackpots. Colbert referred to wishing he could take his soul off and dryclean it. So no, they're most likely just asked for an interview.

    You sort of hope that they apologize afterwards.

    From the reactions of the guests, I get the feeling that a lot of them catch onto it being a joke during the interview. I recall reading something with one of the 'journalists' saying that they don't usually advertise as being with The Daily Show or Colbert Report, but just some generic news team or something like that.

    They explain how they do it around 2:30 or so. (The rest is pretty entertaining too).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fnHcbQJiYM&feature=PlayList&p=9D2FB11DED9F69F0&index=10

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  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Colbert's opening bit with Steve Martin was pretty damned good.

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  • TubularLuggageTubularLuggage Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Ha, the Steve Martin bit continues. That is awesome.

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Okay, this is the best interview ever.

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  • AegisAegis Not Quite TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Oh my, the opening bit with Steve Martin is hilarious.

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  • valiancevaliance Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Forar wrote: »
    moniker wrote: »
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    cheez wrote: »
    I always wonder whether Oliver gives his interviewees any advance notice that he's going to be trolling them, or if he really does just blindside them with it.
    It's really the same sort of thing that the Daily Show did at the beginning of the decade, except with more and more respectable people, and fewer crackpots. Colbert referred to wishing he could take his soul off and dryclean it. So no, they're most likely just asked for an interview.

    You sort of hope that they apologize afterwards.

    From the reactions of the guests, I get the feeling that a lot of them catch onto it being a joke during the interview. I recall reading something with one of the 'journalists' saying that they don't usually advertise as being with The Daily Show or Colbert Report, but just some generic news team or something like that.

    They explain how they do it around 2:30 or so. (The rest is pretty entertaining too).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fnHcbQJiYM&feature=PlayList&p=9D2FB11DED9F69F0&index=10

    that was awesome

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