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(My Fox DC)   Stephen Colbert gets limited six-week showing at National Portrait Gallery on the wall right between the bathrooms over top of the water fountain. Museum officials say that's an "appropriate place." (w/photos)   (myfoxdc.com ) divider line
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2008-01-17 12:00:35 PM  
KatjaMouse: Jon Snow: I should stop by, even if it means going into a liberal-ass gallery.

How is that gallery liberal by any means?


You're supposed to call anything that you don't like "liberal." Its a popular moniker these days. Colbert is a stupid liberal. Dick Cheney is a liberal. See how it works. If you say it enough, maybe its true.
 
2008-01-17 12:01:42 PM  
+1 for Steven Colbert. Soon he is going to find himself as a real vp cannidate
 
2008-01-17 12:04:20 PM  
I'm off tomorrow , I have to go see this.
 
2008-01-17 12:06:48 PM  
Alphax: I saw this on Colbert's show the other night.

Stewart seems to be having longer interviews now, although it seems last night's interview with Jonah Goldberg had to be shortened after taping. I liked when Stewart pointed out that Goldberg was complaining that people were using Fascism incorrectly, so Goldberg was doing it, too.


I'm convinced that the interview was shortened because Goldberg was going off the rails. There's a part halfway through where Stewart asks, "Can we show any of this?!" I'd be curious to see the entire interview uncut - if Comedy Central put it up on their website it'd be interesting...
 
2008-01-17 12:08:18 PM  
Does anyone have a link to the full Daily Show interview with Jonah Goldberg?
 
2008-01-17 12:12:31 PM  
RsquaredW: I'm convinced that the interview was shortened because Goldberg was going off the rails.

That wouldn't surprise me. I've not seen Goldberg live before, but I've read a number of transcripts from Fox appearances, and he makes the worst Fark trolls seem sane by comparison.
 
2008-01-17 12:13:01 PM  
Mordant: Colbert is teh bad on cause of he makes fun of smrt conservatives. Only conservatives good, he poopy head and belong near bathroom !!!!!

*blinks

What?
 
2008-01-17 12:13:05 PM  
Cletus from Canuckistan:
It's funny, I've seen lots of people on the blogs saying one or the other. Same with the late night talk shows: Some people saying Leno shines, Letterman is teh suck without writers, and others saying the reverse. Odd.


Dude, Letterman HAS his writers back. He owns his production company, so he was able to negotiate a deal with the writers union. Basically just conceded to their demands, but since said demands are downright reasonable, I think he made a really smart move.

Still prefer Leno, though.
 
2008-01-17 12:13:17 PM  
Maybe they are saying Colbert is a cool refreshing drink of water in a world where we see shiat either way we look.

/just my opinion
 
2008-01-17 12:20:06 PM  
Pocket Ninja: I've only watched a couple broadcasts of each The Daily Show and The Colbert Report since they resumed airing without their regular writers, but it's been enough to verify a suspicion I've long had: John Stewart is funny and witty all on his own, and Stephen Colbert needs lots of help to be so.

i think they're both doing well without the writers.

actually, i think stewart is better... colbert is about the same.

i think your observation comes mostly from the fact that colbert is using the lack of writers as material, purposefully acting out of sorts (if you saw the bit of him reacting to oreilly...). he's playing the irony of his big-headed character thinking he's fine without the writers but flubbing the whole time.

/seriously, i think stewart's jokes are a lot less contrived and cheesy without the writers
 
2008-01-17 12:21:49 PM  
KatjaMouse: How is that gallery liberal by any means?

colored portraits are liberal. america was founded as a nation of black and white portraits.
 
2008-01-17 12:22:29 PM  
Pocket Ninja

Srsly? Have we been watching the same Daily Show? This is so off I almost think I'm being trolled...
 
2008-01-17 12:23:55 PM  
DrForrester: I remember TV. Vaguely.

**ding**ding**ding**

The I don't watch TV troll has made his appearance.
 
2008-01-17 12:24:07 PM  
 
2008-01-17 12:28:24 PM  
www.myfoxdc.com

fyi if the site is farked, here's the part you clicked to see
 
2008-01-17 12:30:49 PM  
Neither Colbert or Stewart are as good without writers, although neither suck either.

That said, Colbert without writers kind of reminds me of a bad fark troll.
 
2008-01-17 12:49:27 PM  
I'm actually enjoying both shows, and I will not bow to the herd mentality to declare something sucks because it is popular. I DEFY YOU, FARK! There, I said it.

One thing I've really enjoyed on 'A' Daily Show has been the interviews. One thing Stewart is really good at is interviews. He knows what questions to ask and how to point out, to his interviewee, that his/her position might just not hold up to rational scrutiny. (His interview with the author of 'Liberal Facism' was quite good, if choppy. I'll have to watch the entire thing sometime.)

They are both enjoyable and funny.
 
2008-01-17 12:49:36 PM  
Canadian Canuck: That is exactly what I said. Good on them for playing along.

Exactly. I'm glad to see some people not taking themselves so seriously for a change :)


UberDave: Man, I wouldn't want to go into *any* "ass gallery".

followed by:

anal brazil men: Oh man, I'm totally going there when I'm in Chinatown next.

has a little bit of poetry to it, don't ya think? :D
 
2008-01-17 12:57:25 PM  
Perhaps an impromptu fark gathering around the portrait will help further his cause. I wonder what the gallery heads would say to a crowd gathered around the painting...
 
2008-01-17 12:58:45 PM  
Eh. It's been done.

Link (new window)

From the Mental Floss article regarding another portrait in a bathroom:
..But one naming has been a source of contention - the Howard Stern Rest Area on I-295 in Springfield, NJ. It was christened in 1995 by governor Christie Todd Whitman. This gesture - a "thanks" for Stern's support in the November 1993 election - drew both criticism and thieves. A plaque featuring Stern in an outhouse was stolen. Jim McGreevey closed the rest stop in a 2003 cost-cutting measure.

A little help, farkers? There's a McGreevey-rest stop-Stern joke in here somewhere...
 
2008-01-17 01:00:03 PM  
Foxymophandle: I wonder what the gallery heads would say to a crowd gathered around the painting...

"Until further notice, we will no longer be offering chili at the cafeteria."
 
2008-01-17 01:03:18 PM  
I'll have to go check it out this weekend....haven't seen either show since they have ccome back
 
2008-01-17 01:13:50 PM  
 
2008-01-17 01:33:05 PM  
I think they are both doing very well without writers. Stephen may be better at improv but Jon is still funny. I don't watch the shows to laugh, i watch Daily show to see someone point out BS and i watch Colbert to see someone point out BS using satire. If you don't like the shows it's probably because you don't agree with the host. Same reason i don't watch O'reilly.

P.S. I totally love the charity work Colbert does. Who else has a wrist-strong braclet?
 
2008-01-17 01:50:27 PM  
Barakku: Jon Snow: I should stop by, even if it means going into a liberal-ass gallery liberal ass-gallery.

FTFY?


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2008-01-17 01:52:16 PM  
The woman and I with the older picture in Charleston
www.t-lay.com
 
2008-01-17 02:33:51 PM  
bonerici: Surpheon:
the probem with stewart is that he just doesn't come prepped to the interviews like colbert does. watching colbert argue catechisms with a priest or debate history with an author is always good because he knows his stuff.

with stewart, he has only a few people that he can get a good interview out of, just because he's never as well prepped, and just not as smart as colbert.

agree the shtick hurts colbert in the interviews, he would be a really good interviewer ifhe just played it straight.


One thing to note is that Stewart just sits down and runs through the interview without editting or clips (although he may do a pickup of a set piece outside the interview if he flubs a joke). I think for some of the interviews (like better know a district) Colbert will take a lot of footage - 60 mins or more, to put together the best possible piece. Anyhow, they are both pretty entertaining to watch, and while I wouldn't vote either of them to office, I do toss a few buck to iTunes to catch them every once in a while.
 
2008-01-17 03:23:12 PM  
Pocket Ninja
I've only watched a couple broadcasts of each The Daily Show and The Colbert Report since they resumed airing without their regular writers, but it's been enough to verify a suspicion I've long had: John Stewart is funny and witty all on his own, and Stephen Colbert needs lots of help to be so.

Yeah, I've also noticed just the opposite. I like Stewart enough, but I think Colbert just has a natural attitude that makes him a lot funnier, even without writers. I think "A" Daily Show has been lacking since its return.
 
2008-01-17 03:55:45 PM  
I notice many many audio edits between "camera switches" on the daily show leading me to believe that jon is just rambling as much as possible and they edit what they decide is the best of what he rambled to put on the show.

Regardless, I'm enjoying both shows very much and think they're both doing a better job than another set of late night shows who don't have their writers.
 
2008-01-17 04:07:27 PM  
I am so going to see this
 
2008-01-17 04:09:06 PM  
I went and saw it yesterday, it's neat but not as impressive as it sounds.
 
2008-01-17 04:16:08 PM  
I'm a bad lib'rul; I find neither Stewart nor Colbert to be funny at all. Colbert makes me think of a bad internet troll, and Stewart's piss-poor delivery and smugness are simply repulsive. I think Colbert has far more comedic skill and charisma, but it's squandered in his bit which is incredibly stale at this point.

I just don't get the worship. Oh well.
 
2008-01-17 04:32:50 PM  
As a male college student I would rather have:

www.150.si.edu
 
2008-01-17 05:15:19 PM  
Mordant: Colbert is teh bad on cause of he makes fun of smrt conservatives. Only conservatives good, he poopy head and belong near bathroom !!!!!

Kill yourself. This was a segment on his show, and ending up in the bathroom next to the hall of presidents was basically the punchline of the sketch.
 
2008-01-17 05:52:38 PM  
farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2008-01-17 07:18:21 PM  
In this age when network bandwidth has the value of used toilet paper, why in the hell can't anyone ever post enbiggened pictures that are actually frikkin bigger than the one that you click to see the bigger pic?
 
2008-01-17 07:26:27 PM  
bring_it: In this age when network bandwidth has the value of used toilet paper, why in the hell can't anyone ever post enbiggened pictures that are actually frikkin bigger than the one that you click to see the bigger pic?

My laymen may be off, but are you asking for a thumbnail?
 
2008-01-17 08:48:49 PM  
Magruda

Usually when you click a picture, the "big version" is basically the same image resolution of the one you clicked. bring_it is requesting that when you click a cropped and optimized 200x200px image, it ought to open up, say, a 1920x1080 image, since certainly the source material and internet bandwidth are sufficient.

Seriously, though, these web designers that add "click to enlarge" and make the image 10% bigger are either retarded or it just doesn't occur to them that an "enlargement" feature ought to do just that.

Think penis enlargement vs. boob enlargement.
 
2008-01-17 10:55:22 PM  
To add to the "are they better with/without writers?" debate you need to keep in mind Stewart's and Colbert's backgrounds. Jon was originally a stand-up comedian so his experience was most likely standing infront of an audience with moderate to minimal preparation and some current events info to play off of. An approach that has loasted him through the "Daily Show". Colbert's background however comes not from stand-up, but from improv. Colbert is a master at improv which makes him, IMO, a better interviewer as he is able to play off of whatever the interviewed gives him to work with, any preparation he has is a bonus for him, he doesn't need it but it lets him go longer.

They're both doing well without writers, though Stewart is suffering more from the lack then Colbert is. If anything the writers are keeping colbert from doing more scripted segments (no writers means they can't have a script) which is why he's been doing long interviews and trying to get his portrait in a gallery (no script needed, just go to the gallery and start BSing the curator) Basically the shows aren't any worse without writers, but they aren't any better either, they just had to change the way the shows worked a little.
 
2008-01-18 09:59:02 AM  
i54.photobucket.com
 
2008-01-18 12:48:03 PM  
Pocket Ninja: I've only watched a couple broadcasts of each The Daily Show and The Colbert Report since they resumed airing without their regular writers, but it's been enough to verify a suspicion I've long had: John Stewart is funny and witty all on his own, and Stephen Colbert needs lots of help to be so.

Wow thats the exact opposite conclusion everyone I know has reached.
 
2008-01-18 12:57:57 PM  
Colbert last night interviewing Lou Dobbs as a latino talk show host was priceless. Who needs writers with that comic gem?
 
2008-01-18 10:46:36 PM  
i'll get a picture of me at the pic tomorrow, AFTER the baltimore fark party


hooray, two fark related events in one day

and i don't even live in the baltimore/dc area

/thank bob
 
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