Jul 222016
 

Jon Stewart took over Stephen Colbert’s desk on last night’s Late Show to talk a bit about this year’s presidential election. If you missed it, you’ll definitely want to watch it. Or perhaps you just want to watch it again. So happy to oblige…

Apr 102014
 

I’m kind of surprised the announcement came this early since David Letterman isn’t retiring for at least a year, but I think they made a good choice. Besides, right winger heads are exploding all over the place, and that has to be good…

Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman on “Late Show”

CBS didn’t waste too much time finding a new host for the “Late Show.” Exactly a week after David Letterman announced his plans to retire, his successor has been named.

Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of “The Colbert Report,” will replace Letterman in 2015.

“Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television,” CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves said in a statement Thursday. “David Letterman’s legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here, and today’s announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he established for CBS in late night.”

The 49-year-old Colbert, who signed a five-year deal, said in a statement: “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead. I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.”

Colbert’s premiere date will be revealed after Letterman figures out a timetable for his final episodes. According to CBS, “Late Show” creative elements, as well as the producers and the location for the Colbert-hosted “Late Show” will be announced at a later date.

Weekend Videos

 Posted by at 20:56  Entertainment
Apr 022011
 

Here are couple of videos to brighten your weekend. The first is courtesy of last night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The second comes by way of Ireland. The first is definitely lighter than the second, but I hope they both add some joy to your weekend.

Please feel free to comment to comment on either or both.
 

Dueling rallies

 Posted by at 18:33  Politics
Sep 172010
 

Watch as Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert announce their “Rally to Restore Sanity” and “March to Keep Fear Alive,” respectively…

So if you find yourself with little else to do on the weekend of October 30th (other than move your clocks one hour back or hand out trick-or-treat candy) and a few dollars to spare, why not join the dynamic duo in Washington, D.C.? You may learn something.
 

Town Hall Snaps

 Posted by at 19:24  Politics
Aug 202009
 

Yesterday we touched on Barney Frank’s town hall meeting in which he gave the wingnuts a little taste of their own medicine. I’m not quite ready to let it go. Not just yet. Sorry. It was just too good.

Here’s America’s most trusted newsman’s [*] (<- there's a link in there) take on the "incident..."

I’m enjoying this way, way too much.

The first time I watched this segment, I thought the “Fox News guy” was a member of Jon’s staff. He wasn’t. He was actually a Fox News guy.

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At some point, I’m going to have to let this go. Just not tonight. Okay?

P.S. This may be the segment of video that the Fox News guy wanted to show…

I find it absolutely hilarious that the people who show up at these town hall meetings for the sole purpose of screaming, shouting and preventing rational dialog complain about being “put down.” Come on…

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Priceless. (I have to wonder who’s paying for her daily Lipitor fix. I’ll bet it ain’t her.)

People in Massachusetts get Barney Frank to represent them. I get Pete Sessions. I’m telling you, life is not fair.

UPDATE:


 

Pity Party

 Posted by at 19:58  Humor, Politics, Republicans
Nov 132008
 

We have talked here before about right-wing Republicans’ love of masochism. There is really nothing they enjoy more than portraying themselves as victims. You can see it in everything from the so-called “Bush Derangement Syndrome” to the imagined “War on Christmas” (brace yourselves, it is coming soon).

All of which makes this video from Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, broadcast Nov. 12, 2008 even more enjoyable.

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On a somewhat related note, why must we see and hear about Sarah Palin and Joe Lieberman every single day? Am I really the only one who has grown very weary of these two losers? Let’s let Palin return to the oblivion from which she came and Lieberman go to the oblivion which he so richly deserves.