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Stephen Colbert Reads Baristanet

Colbertreport_1 Could we ask for a more ringing endorsement? Ran into funnyman Colbert on the street yesterday -- 54th street to be exact, near the Colbert Report studio. When I told him I was from Montclair and handed over my card, he said "Baristanet, I've been there." He also posed graciously for this picture, so no ego yet.

Caught another episode of The Colbert Report -- did anyone see the interview with journalist Fareed Zakaria (best line: "you can't outsource balls."). Equally priceless -- Colbert goofing on that other former Baristaville resident, Tom Cruise. For more, check out the unofficial fan site; or to get tickets to the show, go here.

Meanwhile, we noticed he reads e-mails on the show from around the country; send him some from Baristaville.

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The elegant, educated Zakaria seemed a bit taken aback by Colbert's use of the word "balls"--I even think a bit of spittle from Colbert's mouth flew into Zakaria's eye, though it was hard to tell from the poor reception I was getting.

Posted by: walleroo | Oct 21, 2005 1:49:54 PM

does anyone care less about this guy than me?

Posted by: The Iceman | Oct 21, 2005 1:59:38 PM

Iceman! Back from the dead! Though your voice is very high these days.

Posted by: walleroo | Oct 21, 2005 2:02:26 PM

i personally enjoyed this show last night. i liked that he played the guy from the radio's clip talking about maple syrup. also i was high.

Posted by: katie | Oct 21, 2005 2:20:59 PM

"also i was high." Is that legal in Baristaville?

Posted by: The Iceman | Oct 21, 2005 2:25:53 PM

The elegant, educated Zakaria ...

Walleroo, you forgot to mention hot(!) -- I thought Zakarias was incredibly handsome and very funny in his own right -- he really held his own.

Posted by: Liz | Oct 21, 2005 2:27:02 PM

I watch ever night, this guy is great. Maybe he will start reading all of our sites! I'm with ya Steve! If you need a neilsen box put into my home to bosst ratings, let me know.

Posted by: MyManMisterC | Oct 21, 2005 2:38:52 PM

Dang! The show is on way past my bedtime but I know that I'd love it anyway. Looking forward to the Strangers With Candy movie (opening today? where?)http://www.jerriblank.com/swcmovie.html

Posted by: Krys | Oct 21, 2005 2:46:52 PM

also i was high.

LOL! didn't expect that...

::waves and jumps up and down::

love ya, Steve!!

Posted by: efs | Oct 21, 2005 2:52:25 PM

Krys -- they replay them -- I caught that episode at 8:30 pm.

Posted by: Liz | Oct 21, 2005 2:58:41 PM

Gotcha! Thanks.

Posted by: Krys | Oct 21, 2005 3:02:52 PM

While Colbert is very funny the interview segment often seems awkward. While Fareed was very funny for the first minute or so the interview then devolved into an actual discussion of world affairs that didn't seem much different any other cable news fodder.

Jim Cramer intvu was also awkward in places.

Posted by: RidgeRanger | Oct 21, 2005 3:33:24 PM

Also I was high. An interesting admission on Baristanet. You may have just cost yourself some kiddie cariciture parties, Katie. Editing is always a good thing, especially when people know your real name and when you're trying to sell your services. Just some friendly "older sister" like advice...

Posted by: Dana | Oct 21, 2005 3:42:28 PM


Katie obviously meant sugar high - from all that kiddie party cake!

For shame whatever the rest of you were thinking...

*cough, cough, giggle*

Posted by: hrhppg | Oct 21, 2005 3:50:05 PM

Looks like Katie's letting her hair down. Losing whatever few inhibitions she had. Maybe she'll even post some more pictures. Go ahead, Katie, draw another toke, belt back a few Jack Daniels and get out that digital camera. We await with bated breath.

Posted by: walleroo | Oct 21, 2005 3:54:13 PM

god jeez i was saying i was high cause it would be the only way the show would be funny. not that i was really high and the show was really funny or anything. or maybe i was telling the truth. you will never know will you? hire me for caricatures.

Posted by: katie | Oct 21, 2005 4:19:42 PM

Nice stream of consciousness you got going there.

Posted by: walleroo | Oct 21, 2005 4:40:57 PM

I wanna hang with walleroo...JD and just like Brewer and Shipley sang in '73.."one toke over the line..."

Posted by: The Iceman | Oct 21, 2005 4:42:29 PM

I would now be twice as disposed to hire Katie. Except I am a pauper & never have parties. The road of good intentions is paved all the way to hell, or something like that.

Posted by: crank | Oct 21, 2005 4:47:13 PM

Iceman! You're a midnight toker? Never would have pegged your conservative - oh wait, of course, it all makes sense now!

Posted by: Dana | Oct 21, 2005 4:51:03 PM

I'm a left-over, Man. Don't be so quick to judge people cause of their political pontifications. Going to see Cream Tuesday night...ask your Dad if you haven't heard of them.

Posted by: The Iceman | Oct 21, 2005 4:59:58 PM

Iceman, I would happily hang with you. Anytime. Been a while since I did shots. (I wonder how may I could survive?) Though let's not go somewhere where young tarts hang out. I have a feeling the evening would end with me posting bail.

Posted by: walleroo | Oct 21, 2005 5:13:14 PM


Though I was born under a bad sign, and grew up in white room, and still have the badge to prove it, you might want to check out the u chicago maroon site later tonight. My boy has a review of the latest Cream for your reading pleasure.

Posted by: jmo | Oct 21, 2005 5:49:59 PM

I can't imagine how bad that acid trip must have been that took the Iceman from Cream to Rush Limbaugh. Oh, that's right, Rush is a drug term and he's actually dabbled. Come to think of it Iceman is slang for crystal meth dealer. Maybe, it does make sense. No, I'm sure Iceman reflects his Republican sensitivities toward anyone who may need a tax dollar to survive.

Posted by: LetThemEatWords | Oct 21, 2005 8:08:16 PM

Katie: Guess your business isn't going as well as you say it is...Keep promoting your work on a silly ass blog. Sorry you got fired from "The Office!!" I probally was the one who did it.. GO KNITT!!!!

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