If 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.
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.
What 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
In honor of United 93 exploitation week, be sure to check out the season 3 premiere of The Post Show, featuring BWE’s own Bob Castrone, as they hilariously send up Hollywood’s willingness to profit on the 9/11 tragedy.
Today’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 itâ€™s good to show them off.â€
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.
This 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?
You 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!