Is Stephen Colbert Having the Best Week Ever?

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colby.jpgIf you watched the video, you already know that Stephen Colbert’s “give me hilarity, or give me death” speech at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner has earned him the honor of being regarded as the Patrick Henry of the Comedy Central set. But I happen to be of the opinion that this particular Daily Show alum is also having the Best Week Ever.

His comments were so full of uncharacteristic “Truthiness” that the mainstream press is intentionally ignoring his remarks, clearly hoping as few people as possible hear his bitingly brilliant vocalization of the outrage many Americans have been feeling for years. The good news is some people ARE paying attention to Colbert’s success, as he was profiled this week in a feature on 60 Minutes, which you can watch here in three parts. Unsurprisingly, Jon Stewart praised his performance, astutely noting that “apparently he was under the impression that they’d hired him to do what he does on television every night”.

Finally, at the writing of this post, 84% of the participants in today’s Gawker poll (and would could really be more representative of impenetrable fact?) have voted Colbert’s stunt “one of the most patriotic acts I’ve witnessed of any individual”.

Thank you, Stephen Colbert: Best Week – and best patriot – ever.

LISTEN UP: Your Daily Dose of the Best Music Ever

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  • A Blog Soup brings you back to the days when New Edition was still new and Bobby Brown’s poison was purely sexual.
  • Wolfmother’s video for their song Woman has some cool flip book special effects. (note: Hair is completely real) Check it out at big stereo.
  • Smiths cover alert! There’s a new one everyday. Copy, Right? is hosting this femme-y, jazzed-up version by Act.
  • Bishop Allen’s Flight 180 has no snakes, and it may not be historically accurate, but it will kick RV’s ass anyday. Flight attendants prepare for listening at My Old Kentucky Blog.
  • Popbytes has another pop mashup video involving Britney, Shakira and the Bee Gees. Somehow, still sounds like a Shakira song.

PROPPED: Toy Story Requiem

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Mash-ups were feeling so two months ago, until GaylenOraylee posted this one in our Drop It section. You don’t have to have seen Requiem for a Dream or Toy Story, to know that Pixar-animated characters cursing about their heroin addictions spells pure entertainment.

Rolling Stone: Where’s Waldo?

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rollingstone.jpgWhat do Madonna, Bono, Bob Dylan, Bill Clinton, George Clooney, Kurt Cobain, and hundreds of other celebrities have in common? Besides probably banging Paris Hilton? Well, they’re all on the cover of Rolling Stone’s 1,000th issue.

Bart Simpson and Kenny are there. As is Elvis, Jimi and Britney. But here’s my question: who’s missing? Who deserves to be on the cover that isn’t? Who would YOU want to see? Answer in the Comments. (For the record, I’m outraged that the Spin Doctors didn’t make it. Come on, they’ve been on the cover before…)

Link via The Modern Age

AWESOMEWATCH: Be Kind Rewind, Fool

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  • Jack Black is set to star in director Michel Gondry’s Be Kind, Rewinda new movie about a guy whose magnetized head accidentally erases all the VHS tapes in his friend’s video store, forcing him to remake the classics himself. He coulda just gone to Best Buy and bought DVDs, but I guess that’s not as entertaining.
  • TV Land has greenlit a new reality show starring Mr. T called Pity the Fool. The network is comparing the show to Dr. Phil, the main difference being that if they don’t listen to the homespun self-help advice, guests will be beaten within an inch of their lives by an angry black man.
  • The new trailer for the next installment of Pirates of the Carribean is online. It’s the best Captain Jack available, except for the contents of my coffee mug.
  • Coming Soon: Your Battle To Order A Coffee Without Being Passively-Aggressively Corrected On the Proper Use of a Non-Existant Java Language By a Smug Starbucks Employeethe Movie!
  • A supporting performer from the film on Snakes on a Plane! They used “realistic” rubber snakes!

Real World Vs. Tan World

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svetlanaToday’s New York Times takes a sobering look at the ethics of reality shows with respects to Real World: Key West’s anorexic castmate Paula.

Meanwhile this month’s FHM takes a sobering look at Real World’s other castmate Svetlana and her string bikini. While Paula reveals to the Times the status of her delicate body issues, Svetlana tells FHM, “I have big boobs, and it’s good to show them off.”

Sure the producers of the Real World grappled with allowing Paula to remain on the show in light of her illness. But that’s nothing compared to Svet’s recent blog fight with her Tanning salon boss. Sure Paula still suffers from emotional issues, but Svetlana still suffers from the fact she wasn’t picked to be the tanning salon manager.

PROPPED UP: Where Is Your Mind?

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prince-prince-debut.jpgThis one comes to us from reader uncletupelo1. If you’ve ever wondered what it would sound like if Old Blue Eyes had covered The Pixies classic “Monkey’s Gone”, if The Bee Gees had taken a stab at “Wave of Mutilation”, or best of all, if Prince had given the royal treatment to “Hey”, check out this dude’s MySpace page.

Who says MySpace isn’t punk rock?

It’s May 2nd; What’s Up?

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tv set.jpgYou know people, there’s more to life than American Idol. Especially tonight. You have the one and only Steve Guttenberg guest starring on Veronica Mars.There’s the season finale of Teachers, the season finale of Hope & Faith, and the season finale of According to Jim. Thief is wrapping up. You know what, actually, maybe there’s not more to life than American Idol.

What are you watching tonight? Vote now!

While You Were Conversing By The Water Cooler

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  • Tom Cruise has designed a workout program to help Katie Holmes lose her baby weight. He’s calling it the “Stop Wearing The Phony Pregnancy Suit” diet.
  • Liam Gallagher of Oasis has conceded that his band is no longer the biggest band in the world. He then admitted he thought OJ was innocent, and followed that up by wishing everybody a happy 1996.
  • The Black Eyed Peas call their upcoming Johannesburg Stadium show their “gift to South Africa.” South Africa wants to know where they can go to exchange it for something better.
  • Teri Hatcher announced that the title of her autobiography, Burnt Toast, is a metaphor. Which is sad, because I bet reading about actual burnt toast is more interesting.
  • A teacher has been arrested for trying to kill a student. Geez. Whatever happened to the good old days when they just tried to f**k them?
  • Bruce Willis believes he will die alone. I, for the record, still think he willl Die Hard.