Sunday, December 23, 2007

What would Stephen do?

As we head into the end of 2007 and the beginning of 2008, we should be asking ourselves a vital question.
What would Stephen Colbert do?
What would he do about global warming? (We may never found out thanks to those wimps in South Carolina who wouldn't put him on the ballot.)
What would he do about the major issues?
What would he do about minor issues?
What would
Stephen Colbert do?
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Some people will say, look in his book.
But it's been so long since we've heard his words in first run. We need to know!
What would Stephen Colbert do?
(OK, we admit. We're killing time on a Sunday night. But it's a good question.)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Colbert to return Jan. 7

The Comedy Channel announced Thursday that Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart will both be returning to the air Jan. 7 whether the writer's strike is settled or not, reported the Associated Press. Already, Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel have all said that they will resume programming Jan. 2 with or without their writers.
The AP story quotes Colbert and Stewart from a joint statement: ""We would like to return to work with our writers. If we cannot, we would like to express our ambivalence, but without our writers we are unable to express something as nuanced as ambivalence."
Though we want the show to come back, we're disappointed they're doing it without the writers. The writers are asking for something they have the right to get -- the residuals from internet and DVD use of their material.
So, if you support the strike as we do, go Strike Swag, a website set up to sell t-shirts and other things in support of the writers.
And let's get them back on the air where they belong.

Colbert chosen AP Celebrity of the Year

Stephen Colbert topped J.K. Rowling, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus ("Hannah Montana"), Kanye West and Kenny Chesney, among others, in being voted Associated Press Celebrity of the Year, it was announced today.
The story says Colbert had the biggest impact on pop culture in 2007. Doesn't that say it all?
The fact is that Colbert took the "fake news" idiom well beyond what his friend, Jon Stewart, had done with "The Daily Show," Colbert's launching pad for "The Colbert Repor(t)".
Even now, with a Writer's Guild strike in full bloom, we still can't stop talking about him.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Finally, something slows Colbert down

With the white hot pace Stephen Colbert was moving at a few weeks ago, it was hard to believe anything would slow him down.
But something did -- the writer's strike. And at this point, it doesn't look like there will be any resolving of the dispute anytime soon. One of the most recent negotiation sessions broke off with bad feelings on both sides. The studios are resisting the writers' very logical demand for a piece of the money from DVD and internet revenue. Why shouldn't they get it?
In any event, the Colbert DVD and reruns can only go so far. Hopefully, this mess will end soon and both sides can settle up.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The word is .... missing

We're missing Colbert. Reruns are ok, but the real thing is better. I'm on the writers' side, but I wish this thing would be settled.
Colbert for Christmas. Sounds nice.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

And here is the big matchup ... ALF vs. O'Reilly

This is actually very funny. Unlike the Stephen Colbert interview, O'Reilly actually loosened up. ALF managed to get in a few digs, too.