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2012-02-16 07:43:18 PM  

Tax Boy: someonelse: Khellendros: Johnny Savage: Jon Stewart is funny; Stephen Colbert is not.

Fact.

Jonnny Savage states opinions, then states they are fact.

Fact.

Yogurt with fruit on the bottom is superior to yogurt with fruit blended throughout.

Fact.

Frozen yogurt is superior to both.

Fact.


It is known as Frogurt.

Funk dat!
 
2012-02-16 07:45:48 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: Tax Boy: someonelse: Khellendros: Johnny Savage: Jon Stewart is funny; Stephen Colbert is not.

Fact.

Jonnny Savage states opinions, then states they are fact.

Fact.

Yogurt with fruit on the bottom is superior to yogurt with fruit blended throughout.

Fact.

Frozen yogurt is superior to both.

Fact.

It is known as Frogurt.

Funk dat!


Dude, his name is Neil!
 
2012-02-16 07:48:33 PM  

GranoblasticMan: brigid_fitch: Stephen Colbert has suspended production of his satirical comedy show temporarily because of an emergency in Mr. Colbert's family, according to people familiar with the show. (new window)

Guy definitely deserves a break, then... I just wish Comedy Central said "due to personal reasons" or something like that instead of the ever-so-helpful "unforeseen circumstances."


Better than "Mysterious circumstances". When will they find a cure??
 
2012-02-16 07:50:19 PM  

mr lawson: I just heard he was in a car accident and died.
/rip


Um, he's sick. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Stephen pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.
 
2012-02-16 07:51:39 PM  

moralpanic: GranoblasticMan: moralpanic: GranoblasticMan:
Guy definitely deserves a break, then... I just wish Comedy Central said "due to personal reasons" or something like that instead of the ever-so-helpful "unforeseen circumstances."

WTF would it matter to you?

Well, it would matter in that I know his show isn't being canceled indefinitely and therefore will continue to be entertained for ( potentially ) years to come... But would it matter in my day-to-day life? No, I suppose you're right, it wouldn't.

/ Some people...

Ya, because you have the right to know his personal problems, right!


Holy crap, dude, put the crackpipe down. 1) I never said I had a "right" to know anything, and 2) I didn't even say they should give personal details. I said "due to personal reasons," which is reasonably ambiguous enough without leading people to believe the show itself is in jeopardy.
 
2012-02-16 07:54:44 PM  

Rich Cream: netizencain: Can't Jay Leno just step in?


Step in what?


He can step in some Santorum
 
2012-02-16 07:57:56 PM  

netizencain: Can't Jay Leno just step in?


What is this I don't even....
 
2012-02-16 08:01:14 PM  

NeoCortex42: Optimal_Illusion: Tax Boy: someonelse: Khellendros: Johnny Savage: Jon Stewart is funny; Stephen Colbert is not.

It is known as Frogurt.

Funk dat!

Dude, his name is Neil!


But then he took a flaming arrow to the knee
 
2012-02-16 08:14:45 PM  

Dog Welder: My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Stephen Colbert pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.


Damn you.
 
2012-02-16 08:21:14 PM  

Johnny Savage: Jon Stewart is funny; Stephen Colbert is not.

Fact.


Stephen Colbert was funny to a point. But his shtick is old now.
 
2012-02-16 08:26:27 PM  
Well, it's a start.

Now, if they can get that turd Tosh and the least entertaining person on the planet known as John Stewart off for good along with this asswipe maybe Comedy Central will have some room for some actual comedy instead of "comedy" like they have now.
 
2012-02-16 08:28:25 PM  

anfrind: There is no such thing.


thatsthejoke.jpg
 
2012-02-16 08:28:27 PM  

WhiskeySticks: Can't we just make The Daily Show an hour while he's gone?


Please this.

Or put a good show on in Colbert's slot.

Whatever is put there will be a hit by getting the views drawn in by Stewart, the only thing that made Colbert a success.
 
2012-02-16 08:33:28 PM  

WhiskeySticks: Can't we just make The Daily Show an hour while he's gone?




You shut your whore mouth!
 
2012-02-16 08:42:42 PM  

GranoblasticMan: brigid_fitch: Stephen Colbert has suspended production of his satirical comedy show temporarily because of an emergency in Mr. Colbert's family, according to people familiar with the show. (new window)

Guy definitely deserves a break, then... I just wish Comedy Central said "due to personal reasons" or something like that instead of the ever-so-helpful "unforeseen circumstances."


That was just ominous phrasing IMO. Not ashamed to say that my heart leapt a bit.
 
2012-02-16 08:44:47 PM  

someonelse: Khellendros: Johnny Savage: Jon Stewart is funny; Stephen Colbert is not.

Fact.

Jonnny Savage states opinions, then states they are fact.

Fact.

Yogurt with fruit on the bottom is superior to yogurt with fruit blended throughout.

Fact.


I'm no expert on where the line should be drawn, but you, sir/ma'am/hermaphroditic alien being, have certainly crossed it.
 
2012-02-16 08:48:27 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Johnny Savage: Jon Stewart is funny; Stephen Colbert is not.

Fact.

Stephen Colbert was funny to a point. But his shtick is old now.


He's gone meta. The White House Correspondent's Dinner, the SuperPac, it's like Andy Kaufman with a sense of humor.
 
2012-02-16 09:08:07 PM  

Bungles: scottydoesntknow: Bungles: From the WSJ story. Hopefully this is a joke

Mike Colbert wrote:
My aunt, Stephen's wife, was killed in a car crash yesterday afternoon. More details to come.

Mike Colbert wrote:
Sorry. To clarify... my aunt-in-law. More details at my twitter feed

Because when people have a family tragedy, the first place they turn to are WSJ blogs and Twitter.



Although hopefully it's nonsense, her nephew would, presumably, be a late teen child, so not exactly radically unlikely.


I would think that it would, however, be radically unlikely that her nephew would have her husband's last name.
 
2012-02-16 09:08:13 PM  
I think the world will survive on re-runs for a few days.
 
2012-02-16 09:09:27 PM  

Boondock3806: someonelse: Khellendros: Johnny Savage: Jon Stewart is funny; Stephen Colbert is not.

Fact.

Jonnny Savage states opinions, then states they are fact.

Fact.

Yogurt with fruit on the bottom is superior to yogurt with fruit blended throughout.

Fact.

I'm no expert on where the line should be drawn, but you, sir/ma'am/hermaphroditic alien being, have certainly crossed it.


No, no... Wait a minute, I think he's on to something here. Acidic fruit could potentially kill the probiotic cultures in yogurt.
 
2012-02-16 09:11:40 PM  

apoptotic: Bungles: scottydoesntknow: Bungles: From the WSJ story. Hopefully this is a joke

Mike Colbert wrote:
My aunt, Stephen's wife, was killed in a car crash yesterday afternoon. More details to come.

Mike Colbert wrote:
Sorry. To clarify... my aunt-in-law. More details at my twitter feed

Because when people have a family tragedy, the first place they turn to are WSJ blogs and Twitter.



Although hopefully it's nonsense, her nephew would, presumably, be a late teen child, so not exactly radically unlikely.

I would think that it would, however, be radically unlikely that her nephew would have her husband's last name.


I think you just derped for a second there. Stephen's got 6 brothers, y'know.
 
2012-02-16 09:13:03 PM  
This thread has ADHD.
 
2012-02-16 09:13:27 PM  

KwameKilstrawberry: GranoblasticMan: brigid_fitch: Stephen Colbert has suspended production of his satirical comedy show temporarily because of an emergency in Mr. Colbert's family, according to people familiar with the show. (new window)

Guy definitely deserves a break, then... I just wish Comedy Central said "due to personal reasons" or something like that instead of the ever-so-helpful "unforeseen circumstances."

That was just ominous phrasing IMO. Not ashamed to say that my heart leapt a bit.


Allow me to apologize for my inappropriate comment. Apparently "I wish" is the new "I demand this happen because it's my god-given right goddammit," and that was not right of me to say.
 
2012-02-16 09:14:05 PM  

GranoblasticMan: apoptotic: Bungles: scottydoesntknow: Bungles: From the WSJ story. Hopefully this is a joke

Mike Colbert wrote:
My aunt, Stephen's wife, was killed in a car crash yesterday afternoon. More details to come.

Mike Colbert wrote:
Sorry. To clarify... my aunt-in-law. More details at my twitter feed

Because when people have a family tragedy, the first place they turn to are WSJ blogs and Twitter.



Although hopefully it's nonsense, her nephew would, presumably, be a late teen child, so not exactly radically unlikely.

I would think that it would, however, be radically unlikely that her nephew would have her husband's last name.

I think you just derped for a second there. Stephen's got 6 brothers, y'know.


Well, not so much derped as lost focus for a sec. I missed the aunt-in-law clarification.
 
2012-02-16 09:14:28 PM  

simplicimus: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Johnny Savage: Jon Stewart is funny; Stephen Colbert is not.

Fact.

Stephen Colbert was funny to a point. But his shtick is old now.

He's gone meta. The White House Correspondent's Dinner, the SuperPac, it's like Andy Kaufman with a sense of humor.


He is definitely this generation's Kaufman. Not quite as bat shiat insane, but he's in the same area code.
 
2012-02-16 09:18:41 PM  

apoptotic: Well, not so much derped as lost focus for a sec. I missed the aunt-in-law clarification.


Ah, by "derped," I just meant you accidentally short-circuited a thought, not that I was calling you a moron or anything. That crap happens to me all the time, especially on Fark. I think it's my brain conspiring to make me look like an idiot since you can't edit Fark comments.
 
2012-02-16 09:19:46 PM  

The Onion is prophetic: thomps: perhaps this is a good time to reflect on the lulz he provides you, quantify those lulz in terms of dollars, and donate those dollars to the colbert superPAC on behalf of his family.

Any chance I get to post this video (new window) (lulz starts at 1:45) is a good chance


Bahahaha

Also, I found this gem on Colbert Nation - clickity-pop
 
2012-02-16 09:25:01 PM  

Geotpf: simplicimus: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Johnny Savage: Jon Stewart is funny; Stephen Colbert is not.

Fact.

Stephen Colbert was funny to a point. But his shtick is old now.

He's gone meta. The White House Correspondent's Dinner, the SuperPac, it's like Andy Kaufman with a sense of humor.

He is definitely this generation's Kaufman. Not quite as bat shiat insane, but he's in the same area code.


I agree. When the audience can't separate the person from the persona, no matter how disparate the two are, it's art.
 
2012-02-16 09:27:33 PM  

DKinMN: You were talking about the worst possible conservative humor, and generalizing. Mine, I believe, is fairly accurate.


Are you able to point out any conservative humor? I somewhat agree with the liberal humor aspect, but only insofar as comedians tends to be rather progressive in terms of thoughts of social matters which often has them in stark contrast to social conservatism, which is what conservatism in American politics involves. To say Colbert or Stewart, for instance, are liberal comedians is inaccurate because the comedy tends to come first with the progressivism being assumed.

But, I have never found a conservative humorist with a sense of humor, yet conservatives seem to have make more attempts than liberals.
 
2012-02-16 09:28:15 PM  
Drew should guest host.
 
2012-02-16 09:29:28 PM  
While I feel bad for a family emergency, this guy sucks. Keep him off the air.
 
2012-02-16 09:31:11 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: As a church-going Catholic, who taught Sunday School Catacism and is raising his kids as Christians, he wants to keep his personal like separate.


He does.. yes. But he has no control over what the media reports about him.
 
2012-02-16 09:33:09 PM  

Vangor: But, I have never found a conservative humorist with a sense of humor, yet conservatives seem to have make more attempts than liberals.


P.J. O'Rourke was....
 
2012-02-16 09:34:10 PM  
Stephen Colbert is not only the funniest person on television right now, but probably the funniest person that has been on television in over 15 years.


His show goes from brilliant satire to low-grade physical comedy without skipping a beat and in his interviews he shows the quickest wit I have seen since Johnny Carson and a fearlessness in the name of comedy that I have not seen since Andy Kaufman.


/Yeah, I'm a fan
 
2012-02-16 09:34:11 PM  

Vangor: DKinMN: You were talking about the worst possible conservative humor, and generalizing. Mine, I believe, is fairly accurate.

Are you able to point out any conservative humor? I somewhat agree with the liberal humor aspect, but only insofar as comedians tends to be rather progressive in terms of thoughts of social matters which often has them in stark contrast to social conservatism, which is what conservatism in American politics involves. To say Colbert or Stewart, for instance, are liberal comedians is inaccurate because the comedy tends to come first with the progressivism being assumed.

But, I have never found a conservative humorist with a sense of humor, yet conservatives seem to have make more attempts than liberals.


Just my opinion, but liberal, heck even the Redneck tour comedians, start from a sense of bemusement about the world as it is. Conservative comedy is about belittling other people.
 
2012-02-16 09:34:13 PM  

chrisco123: While I feel bad for a family emergency, this guy sucks. Keep him off the air.


You're certainly entitled to your opinion, but seeing as the Colbert Report is probably one of the highest-rated shows on their network, Comedy Central would be shooting themselves in the foot if they let him go.
 
2012-02-16 09:35:28 PM  

GranoblasticMan: apoptotic: Well, not so much derped as lost focus for a sec. I missed the aunt-in-law clarification.

Ah, by "derped," I just meant you accidentally short-circuited a thought, not that I was calling you a moron or anything. That crap happens to me all the time, especially on Fark. I think it's my brain conspiring to make me look like an idiot since you can't edit Fark comments.


No worries, I just spend way too much time in the Politics tab, where derp is insidious and presumed to be intentional. I too hate that feeling of having a brain fart and realizing "omg wtf did I just post....delete delete delete....aaaaaaargh!!"
 
2012-02-16 09:35:49 PM  

Kentucky Fried Children: The Onion is prophetic: thomps: perhaps this is a good time to reflect on the lulz he provides you, quantify those lulz in terms of dollars, and donate those dollars to the colbert superPAC on behalf of his family.

Any chance I get to post this video (new window) (lulz starts at 1:45) is a good chance

Bahahaha

Also, I found this gem on Colbert Nation - clickity-pop


I missed that one, thank you for posting...

"I just want to remind everyone that I have this..."
 
2012-02-16 09:37:48 PM  

GranoblasticMan: chrisco123: While I feel bad for a family emergency, this guy sucks. Keep him off the air.

You're certainly entitled to your opinion, but seeing as the Colbert Report is probably one of the highest-rated shows on their network, Comedy Central would be shooting themselves in the foot if they let him go.


He just wants to increase the chance that Mind of Mencia comes back.
 
2012-02-16 09:41:52 PM  

taliesinwi: GranoblasticMan: chrisco123: While I feel bad for a family emergency, this guy sucks. Keep him off the air.

You're certainly entitled to your opinion, but seeing as the Colbert Report is probably one of the highest-rated shows on their network, Comedy Central would be shooting themselves in the foot if they let him go.

He just wants to increase the chance that Mind of Mencia comes back.


Oh god. That show made me want to gouge my eyeballs out with a spoon. Mencia and, what's-his-face, George Lopez... Their entire shtick relies on simply, "I'm Hispanic! Isn't that funny?"
 
2012-02-16 09:41:52 PM  

piney: Stephen Colbert is not only the funniest person on television right now, but probably the funniest person that has been on television in over 15 years.


His show goes from brilliant satire to low-grade physical comedy without skipping a beat and in his interviews he shows the quickest wit I have seen since Johnny Carson and a fearlessness in the name of comedy that I have not seen since Andy Kaufman.


/Yeah, I'm a fan


Can all the haters just go watch Leno or Jeff Foxworthy or whatever else they deem to be funny? No one knows for sure what he is going through, so why can't we be decent for a minute and send good thoughts to someone who hasn't done a damn thing to hurt us?

/Also a fan.
 
2012-02-16 09:43:58 PM  

shivashakti: P.J. O'Rourke was....


Hrmm, I suppose, though I have seen, in the admittedly little I have been reading from O'Rourke in the passed few years, a tendency for the greater the conservatism the lower the humor. Would accept but for my conception of O'Rourke. I remember he is being amusing, or he is being conservative, but not the two together. Would be willing to read examples which you thought crossed both areas.
 
2012-02-16 09:47:37 PM  
files.sharenator.com
 
2012-02-16 09:53:06 PM  

Geotpf: simplicimus: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Johnny Savage: Jon Stewart is funny; Stephen Colbert is not.

Fact.

Stephen Colbert was funny to a point. But his shtick is old now.

He's gone meta. The White House Correspondent's Dinner, the SuperPac, it's like Andy Kaufman with a sense of humor.

He is definitely this generation's Kaufman. Not quite as bat shiat insane, but he's in the same area code.


Wrong. Brent Weinbach is.
 
2012-02-16 09:53:08 PM  

Via Infinito: How did this get the asinine tag, subby? They don't do this shiat unless the circumstances are fairly serious.


It got it because subby's a douchenozzle who has mistaken himself for someone who is clever. Duh.
 
2012-02-16 09:55:36 PM  

Cosmk: Geotpf: simplicimus: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Johnny Savage: Jon Stewart is funny; Stephen Colbert is not.

Fact.

Stephen Colbert was funny to a point. But his shtick is old now.

He's gone meta. The White House Correspondent's Dinner, the SuperPac, it's like Andy Kaufman with a sense of humor.

He is definitely this generation's Kaufman. Not quite as bat shiat insane, but he's in the same area code.

Wrong. Brent Weinbach is.


I thought Victoria Jackson was this generation's Kaufman?

/It's all an act, right?
//Hope things are as well as possible with the Colberts
 
2012-02-16 09:55:37 PM  

Vangor: shivashakti: P.J. O'Rourke was....

Hrmm, I suppose, though I have seen, in the admittedly little I have been reading from O'Rourke in the passed few years, a tendency for the greater the conservatism the lower the humor. Would accept but for my conception of O'Rourke. I remember he is being amusing, or he is being conservative, but not the two together. Would be willing to read examples which you thought crossed both areas.


Almost certainly unintentionally sounintentionally so, but that "Foreigners" bit was hi-larious (sadly unavailable in complete form on the internet anymore).
 
2012-02-16 09:57:32 PM  

BalugaJoe: Drew should guest host.


Drew was on Fox News late at night and sucked balls.
 
2012-02-16 09:57:39 PM  
Oh wait, here it is. (new window)
 
2012-02-16 10:05:41 PM  
AND COMPLETELY NSFW, I must say.
 
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