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(Uproxx)   Stephen Colbert showed up to a prestigious Catholic dinner, called Cardinal Timothy Dolan "Flamboyant Zorro", and everyone gave their money for needy kids. True story   (uproxx.com) divider line 34
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2013-10-18 12:57:19 PM
Giving money to those in need?  That's socialism!
 
2013-10-18 01:45:45 PM
www.zorrolegend.com

What a flamboyant Zorro might look like.
 
2013-10-18 02:05:01 PM

Sybarite: [www.zorrolegend.com image 708x476]

What a flamboyant Zorro might look like.


i saw that movie when it came out but was far too young to realize the whole camp nature of it. it was very confusing to me...
 
2013-10-18 02:24:41 PM
I think he's about 1000 x more witty and entertaining that John Stewart, but thats just me.
 
2013-10-18 02:38:23 PM

T.rex: I think he's about 1000 x more witty and entertaining that John Stewart, but thats just me.


Colbert tries to be witty/entertaining/informative in that order and John Stewart tries for the reverse order.
 
2013-10-18 02:42:50 PM
I saw clips of it. It was funy what he said about if the pope threw the event it would be at an Ihop and they would share a Rootie tootie while wearing sweats.
 
2013-10-18 03:15:00 PM

T.rex: I think he's about 1000 x more witty and entertaining that John Stewart, but thats just me.


It's not just you.   Also a 1000x more creative and talented.
 
2013-10-18 03:25:42 PM

T.rex: I think he's about 1000 x more witty and entertaining that John Stewart, but thats just me.


Well, I should hope that Colbert is wittier than an early 20th century Canadian financier and railway builder.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stewart_%28financier%29
 
2013-10-18 03:33:24 PM
You knew that John Kerry was Catholic because when he spoke it sounded like a priest saying a mass in Latin.
New York City may not be the gay mecca but it is at least the gay rusalem

I didn't know until now that Colbert was a Catholic. And you know he's a real one because he knows all about the damn pancakes.
 
2013-10-18 03:36:49 PM
Came for Zorro the Gay Blade, leaving amused.
 
2013-10-18 03:41:08 PM

varmitydog: You knew that John Kerry was Catholic because when he spoke it sounded like a priest saying a mass in Latin.
New York City may not be the gay mecca but it is at least the gay rusalem

I didn't know until now that Colbert was a Catholic. And you know he's a real one because he knows all about the damn pancakes.


I thought most people knew about Colbert's Catholicism, honestly.  He's mentioned before that he used to teach Sunday School back in South Carolina at his parish church.
 
2013-10-18 03:42:23 PM

T.rex: I think he's about 1000 x more witty and entertaining that John Stewart, but thats just me.


They are much more valuable as a team than as solo artists.  Kind of a yin/yang thang.

Stewart has more gravitas and simmering outrage, while Colbert has the crazy, don't-give-a-shiat King's Fool vibe.

They make great thinking-person's late night viewing.
 
2013-10-18 04:40:07 PM
Stephen Colbert is awesome.
 
2013-10-18 04:47:29 PM

someonelse: T.rex: I think he's about 1000 x more witty and entertaining that John Stewart, but thats just me.

Well, I should hope that Colbert is wittier than an early 20th century Canadian financier and railway builder.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stewart_%28financier%29


Definitely funnier than the Green Lantern, anyway.
 
2013-10-18 04:55:04 PM

varmitydog: I didn't know until now that Colbert was a Catholic. And you know he's a real one because he knows all about the damn pancakes.


He generally doesn't bring it up on he show, but it does come up in interviews with the "real" Stephen Colbert.

He also participates in sailboat races.
 
2013-10-18 05:01:17 PM

InmanRoshi: T.rex: I think he's about 1000 x more witty and entertaining that John Stewart, but thats just me.

It's not just you.   Also a 1000x more creative and talented.


Y'all know he's not a real republican, right?
 
2013-10-18 05:29:16 PM

T.rex: I think he's about 1000 x more witty and entertaining that John Stewart, but thats just me.


Both of them would probably agree with you.
 
2013-10-18 05:29:31 PM
Coco LaFemme:  He's mentioned before that he used to teach Sunday School back in South Carolina at his parish church.

The exact quote was "I teach Sunday School, motherf**ker!"

It was at the end of his Phillip Zimbardo interview. Still the greatest comeback I've ever heard.

/Daily Show is better at highlighting the absurdity of USA politics, Colbert Report is better at highlighting the absurdity of USA society as a whole.
 
2013-10-18 05:37:12 PM
I feel stupid because I kept clicking on his suit pocket handkerchief thinking it was a play button.  I'm not even drunk.
 
2013-10-18 05:43:08 PM

HST's Dead Carcass: InmanRoshi: T.rex: I think he's about 1000 x more witty and entertaining that John Stewart, but thats just me.

It's not just you.   Also a 1000x more creative and talented.

Y'all know he's not a real republican, right?


Colbert's absurdism is a infinitely more entertaining and cutting than Stewart's rightous indignation from the soap box.   I dunno, I guess some people just want the spoonfeeding and the marching orders.
 
2013-10-18 05:49:29 PM

Uncle Pooky: Coco LaFemme:  He's mentioned before that he used to teach Sunday School back in South Carolina at his parish church.

The exact quote was "I teach Sunday School, motherf**ker!"

It was at the end of his Phillip Zimbardo interview. Still the greatest comeback I've ever heard.

/Daily Show is better at highlighting the absurdity of USA politics, Colbert Report is better at highlighting the absurdity of USA society as a whole.


31.media.tumblr.com

In case it's too big for Fark
 
2013-10-18 05:53:00 PM

Dwight_Yeast: varmitydog: I didn't know until now that Colbert was a Catholic. And you know he's a real one because he knows all about the damn pancakes.

He generally doesn't bring it up on he show, but it does come up in interviews with the "real" Stephen Colbert.


You guys must not watch his show very often. He brings it up all the time.
 
2013-10-18 06:23:29 PM
www.johnpratt.com

Thank God for Martin Luther or the world would have been 100% farked by now.
 
2013-10-18 06:29:18 PM
Colbert thanks Jon Stewart every time he wins an Emmy because without Jon Stewart Colbert would be working at the Laugh Shack or Chuckle's Lounge.
Here is Colbert wearing his prayer hat. He brings up his Catholicism frequently and it's real.
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2013-10-18 06:29:47 PM
WARREN/COLBERT 2016 !
Speaker: Jon Stewart
Sec of State: Al Franken (with Samuel L. Jackson as an alternate)

/Up with reasonalble people !
 
2013-10-18 06:32:52 PM

fusillade762: Dwight_Yeast: varmitydog: I didn't know until now that Colbert was a Catholic. And you know he's a real one because he knows all about the damn pancakes.

He generally doesn't bring it up on he show, but it does come up in interviews with the "real" Stephen Colbert.

You guys must not watch his show very often. He brings it up all the time.


Yeah, but to give credit to the ignorance, you can't really believe anything "Steven Colbert" says, since that's a character.  So unless you've read/ seen/ heard an interview where it gets brought up out of character, you might not realize that he's actually a seriously devout Catholic.

There's also the fact that lots of good Catholics go through life without the need to "witness" to every farking person they meet.

/I've eaten way to many pancakes myself
//The church will pay for my knee surgery when I'm older, right?
 
2013-10-18 06:38:26 PM

fusillade762: Dwight_Yeast: varmitydog: I didn't know until now that Colbert was a Catholic. And you know he's a real one because he knows all about the damn pancakes.

He generally doesn't bring it up on he show, but it does come up in interviews with the "real" Stephen Colbert.

You guys must not watch his show very often. He brings it up all the time.


Yeah I was going to say: I don't watch it that often, but I remember he always calls himself "the Most Famous Catholic" or something.
 
2013-10-18 07:25:11 PM

T.rex: I think he's about 1000 x more witty and entertaining that John Stewart, but thats just me.


Each guy as his own schtick. Also, they have writers. Jon also has correspondents, unlike Stephen. Two flavors that go great together, maybe.

Also
i.imgur.com

Disrespect him all you want, but at least spell his name right.
 
2013-10-18 08:43:36 PM

DrunkWithImpotence: There's also the fact that lots of good Catholics go through life without the need to "witness" to every farking person they meet.


That's more of an Evangelical Protestant thing.  I've got a Jesuit priest and a nun in my family, and both adhere very strongly to tenet that you advertise being Catholic through your behavior, not through boilerplate speeches or specific recruiting methods.

Evangelical behavior does vary wildly among Catholics worldwide.  Hispanic and Filipino Catholics are far more likely to engage in it but that's because they are inundated with Protestant outreach in their home countries.  US Catholics are also split - Northeastern members are typically stoic and old school, while the closer you get to the South you encounter some behavior that would traditionally be associated with evangelicals.
 
2013-10-18 08:53:21 PM

emotion_lotion: Sec of State: Al Franken (with Samuel L. Jackson as an alternate)


I'd vote for Samuel L. Jackson as long as he included f-bombs in his speeches.

/ yes, I know Secretary of State isn't an elected position
// just saying
 
2013-10-18 11:35:19 PM
He lives in my town.  I've gone 5 years without seeing him...

UNTIL THIS MORNING!!!

Saw him getting the newspaper.  Nearly crashed into a tree doing a double take.
 
2013-10-19 01:08:04 AM

ArgusRun: He lives in my town.  I've gone 5 years without seeing him...

UNTIL THIS MORNING!!!

Saw him getting the newspaper.  Nearly crashed into a tree doing a double take.


Montclair?
 
2013-10-19 01:25:58 AM
I'm enjoying seeing the confused atheist mob wondering about Catholic Colbert in their pantheon of hipster wankery.
 
2013-10-19 01:57:15 AM
 
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