October 20, 2007

Stephen Colbert to appear on Meet The Press

The guy that some jerk here argued long and loud that no one watches will be Tim "Pumpkin Head" Russert's guest on this Sunday's Meet the Press.

"The guy no one watches" also has a book out, "I am America (And So Can You)" released earlier this week.

Colbert's book is:

Currently ranked #4 on Amazon's top selling books list and

NUMBER ONE on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Pity no one likes him or watches his show.


At 10/21/2007 8:03 PM, Blogger nicodemus said...

Colbert was on one of my all time favorite shows "Strangers With Candy", on Comedy Central, with Amy Sedaris. Colbert co-wrote the show and played Jerri Blank's teacher Mr. Chuck Noblet.
Then unfortunately this funny show was cancelled after 2 seasons and Stephen Colbert did Mr. Goodwrench commercials. I worried about Stephen's career because he is a funny guy but looks too much like a "straight man". Then they pitched the idea that was to become the Colbert Report and the rest is history. It has been a big, big hit. My personal opinion, I dunno, the Colbert Report is just is not as funny as "Strangers With Candy". Nowhere near it. I can't figure out why, maybe he just tries too hard or it is too political. I watched like the first 2 episodes. It just doesn't do anything for me or some people.

I think Al Franken has done the successful transition from pure comedy to political seriousness. I predict he will be the next Senator from Minnesota. Then there was the late great Pat Paulsen. The "common, ordinary, savior of America's destiny". I listen to his old records. He funny.

Now a trivia question: Does anybody remember Vaughn Meader?

Speaking of books, I thought Ann Coulter's new book is a disappointment. It is just a collection of quotes and one-liners and snappy comebacks. It is thin on substance.

At 10/22/2007 3:41 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Thanks anon.

You really ought to watch more than a couple shows of Colbert, as he has a pretty developed character and the more you watch, the more you "get" his stuff, which is sometimes simply brilliant satire on the right wing, politics in general, the media, and hyper-"patriotic" and ego-crazed gasbags like O'Reilly.

And it was a bit before my time, but wasn't Vaughn Meaders a comedian who put out a comedy parody album about the Kennedys back in the 60's?

And I miss Pat Paulsen, though I almost think it's better he's not around to see just how perverted our leadership has gotten.

And forgive me, but your comment about being disappointed that Coulter's latest "book" is nothing but loony hatred simply makes me laugh.

What do you expect? Serious substance? Everything she's ever written has been thoroughly debunked and her sourcing often consists of entering a word in Lexis-Nexis or Google and then reporting how many hits it gets and using that as some sort of indictment of the left.

I really think it's FAR past time that anyone continue to take her in the least bit serious. She's a text-book example of someone deep in the throes of psychological projection, where she stridently condemns her "enemies" for the exact traits she possesses to the point of insanity, namely, irrational hatred, hyperbole and crazy irrational accusations against everything that's to the left of Attilla the Hun, desperately clinging to some sense of moral superiority and demanding that others toe her line, etc.

She's a basket case and it's so clear that she can barely get booked anywhere but Fox Noise.

The woman is a mess.

And you act shocked that her book is consists of the unhinged hatred of a right wing loon?

That's like holding a rattle-snake up to your nose and being shocked that it bites you.


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