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The Truthiness Hurts

ColbertvacMontclair's favorite funny man is everywhere you look these days. There's his high-profile gig at the White House correspondents dinner and then a revealing turn with Morley Safer on 60 Minutes.

Watch the video, then weigh in with your favorite Colbertism.

May 1, 2006 in Major Dudes | Permalink


Mark and I are going to see him tomorrow with Lori and Jim (my parent's friends AND my friend's parents, trippy I know). Lori is the biggest Colbert fan EVER I hear (I haven't seen her since her obsession began) and she reads baristanet all the time now. I bet she'll read this and be embarrassed that I wrote a comment about her.

Posted by: katie | May 1, 2006 1:14:18 PM

Yeah That was a great interview :)
mmmmm too bad he didn't ask Morley if he took any money from Jack Abramhoff.
I wonder if Stephen Colber(t) made a copy little Stephen ( the eagle-lette )???
Yeah I love that show BUT I also miss Ali G.
althou there are some similarities

Posted by: JT | May 1, 2006 1:42:42 PM

I swear JT we were just watching Ali G 2 minutes ago. I still have never seen the first season but I have watched the second over and over.

Posted by: katie | May 1, 2006 2:01:21 PM

First time I saw Ali G, I said
"What the #$%^! A white guy dressed in some crazy running outfit, singing chicks, rings & jewlery galore, rapping w/ some wierd Brit accent"

ohhh man :)

Posted by: JT | May 1, 2006 2:09:17 PM

Hear me now!
This is Ali G's Harvard commencement speech

Posted by: JT | May 1, 2006 2:17:02 PM

Love Ali G...he's a riot!

Posted by: Miss Martta | May 1, 2006 2:17:43 PM

I am hard pressed to pick my favorite "Colbertism" there are so many of them. I just printed his speech and reading it vs seeing the video is a must do.

"Tony Snow's Secret Service code name is Snow Job!"

"The last third is usually backwash!"

"Oh, they're just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic." First of all, that is a terrible metaphor. This administration is not sinking. This administration is soaring. If anything, they are arranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg!"

His entire piece was a wickedly biting, brillant, scathing commentary on this presidency and he all but lit the cigarette for them.

Posted by: Anne Prince | May 1, 2006 2:40:30 PM

I thought this was great! Not only does the truth hurt but its FUNNY!

Posted by: lasermike026 | May 1, 2006 3:18:56 PM

On point, hard-hitting and funny - he absolutely "nailed it!" Well done Stephen Colbert!

Posted by: schnooz | May 1, 2006 3:41:01 PM

Laughed so hard I cried----if you'd like to thank Mr. Colbert, you can do so at www.thankyoustephencolbert.org

Posted by: gmb | May 1, 2006 3:48:03 PM

i'd rather listen to someone funny

Posted by: Iceman | May 1, 2006 3:50:46 PM

I noticed that the president didn't find very funny. "POP!" Did you hear that? I think the presidents bubble just burst.

Posted by: lasermike026 | May 1, 2006 6:22:09 PM

I heard he bombed at the correspondent's dinner.

Posted by: Black Irish | May 1, 2006 6:53:16 PM

Wow! Who suggested Colbert for this? And has his/her head stopped rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue yet?

This is classic. The Bushies must have thought "gee, he looks like one of us, all button down, glasses and everything. He'll be, I don't know, funny. "

Yes, he was funny all right, to the bone and beyond, paring aways layers of presidential (and journalistic)hypocrisy and deceipt and self-importance in a brilliant and courageous display of public indignation, stealthly cloaked in satire and humor. And trust me, it took courage to face Bush - several times he turned to look directly at him, unflinchingly, four feet away.

An interesting side note. Most major news organizations barely mentioned Colbert's appearance, if at all. Of course, they were also on the end of Colbert's stinging barbs as well.

Posted by: gwb | May 1, 2006 7:12:39 PM

Wow gwb, it's that rugged individualism that makes you want to wake up in the morning and scream "sieg hile!" You go get'em trailblazer.

Posted by: lasermike026 | May 1, 2006 8:21:54 PM

I adored him before, and now I think I might nominate him for Essex County Resident of the Year.

Posted by: Dog Mom | May 1, 2006 8:36:02 PM


I think you're being sarcastic but I'm not sure about what. Could you explain your comment a bit. Thanks.

Posted by: gwb | May 1, 2006 8:45:36 PM

All this sarcasm. Its like facing two mirrors at each other.

Posted by: lasermike026 | May 1, 2006 8:55:41 PM

Thanks so much for the clarification.

Posted by: gwb | May 1, 2006 9:23:27 PM

"Its like facing two mirrors at each other."

One is cracked and the other is not so much a mirror as it is a dull piece of pot-metal which someone has attempted to shine.

Posted by: Right of Center™ | May 1, 2006 9:28:08 PM

An arched eyebrow, a hokey in-and-out accent and some pretty obvious lines do not perforce a great wit make. Even if he lives in Montclair.

But lasermike, you really should have swallowed back the impulse to make the "sieg hile" (sic) crack above. You never even have halfway-decent lines to toss out.

Posted by: cathar | May 1, 2006 10:42:23 PM

"An arched eyebrow, a hokey in-and-out accent and some pretty obvious lines do not perforce a great wit make."

For a second there when you said hokey accent and obvious lines I thought you meant the glorious GWB himself.

Oh well

Posted by: Shitalker | May 1, 2006 10:59:30 PM

Cathar, the president of the United State is committing torture. There is no excuse and we must commit ourselves to zero tolerance.

Posted by: lasermike026 | May 1, 2006 11:08:41 PM

All Colbert's performance at the correspondents' dinner did for me was make me sympathetic with the people he was attacking, including Bush. (But then I wasn't a fan of Chris Rock's taking potshots at his Academy Award audience either.) And that video? Took me about 10 seconds to get the full effect of the joke, and then it went on and on and on. Embarrassingly lame.

Posted by: Chris | May 2, 2006 8:23:24 AM

what's wrong with torturing a suspect to get information that may save thousands of lives? Or to save the life of a child who has been kidnapped. You really need to wake up to the real world. Our country needs a strong spy organization to survive and if that group has to resort to torture once in awhile...that's ok by me.

Posted by: Iceman | May 2, 2006 8:38:14 AM

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