11 posts categorized "STEPHEN COLBERT"

Jun 02 2014
FLATT-Liners: The Wit & Wisdom Of Debbie Harry, Neil Patrick Harris & Ron Galella Comments (0)
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The covers of Flatt (Debbie Harry & Neil Patrick Harris) are by Hattie Stewart and are works of art in their own right.

Flatt #4 (2014) has an amazing Debbie Harry cover shot by Christina Lessa. In that image and in at least one or two of the others inside, Lessa manages to make Debbie look identical to her Rockbird self of very nearly 30 years ago, when Scavullo was capturing the Blondie frontwoman's beauty.

In the wide-ranging interview, also done by Lessa, Debbie has this to say about her late friend Andy Warhol:

“I thought that he was a genius. He did something that was crossover: he took graphic art and technical art and he merged it with fine art. This was, in part, the basic philosophy and theory of pop art. Andy Warhol, part of his genius, was that he was a very good listener. Most people are expounding and talking about their ideas, Andy, he listened.”

I love that. That is so true. I think to whatever extent I am an artist, I am of the observer variety. And yet to whatever extent I am a person, I am of the expounding variety.

Neil-Patrick-Harris-1Bill Phelps shoots NPH.

The back cover is an equally impressive Neil Patrick Harris shot. He's interviewed by Stephen Colbert inside, and says of Hedwig:

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Feb 04 2013
50 Superhot Hosts, Newsmen & Presenters Comments (31)

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Anchorman-Sequel-1333031817I'm certain I'm forgetting some, so rather than put a set-in-stone ranking out there, I thought I'd do this list of superhot TV hosts/newsmen/presenters alphabetically. They're all sexy in their own way, no?

Please feel free to post names that belong on this list, especially locals I might otherwise never get to ogle...

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Apr 10 2012
How Mitt Can Appeal To The Shirtless Ones Comments (0)

Via Towleroad: Yet another reason to love The Colbert Report.

Nov 02 2010
Guydar: Rally To Restore Sanity Edition Comments (5)

All the hottest lefties I spotted in D.C.—remember to vote for the Democrats today...they need all the help they can get!

More after the jump...

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Nov 01 2010
Stop The Insanity Comments (1)

Yeah, Glenn Beck still thinks his rally had more than ours.

Oct 30 2010
The Sane Event Comments (0)

IMG_8346So much for the enthusiasm gap

IMG_8315 We woke up at 3:30AM in order to get over to Citifield in Queens for the free HuffingtonPost busses to the Rally to Restore Sanity.

I'm not sure it was totallllly worth it, but it was an experience and I wound up feeling I'd supervoted.

IMG_8206 Citifield was a clusterfuck! There were thousands of happy-go-lucky liberals swarming in very loose lines. Picture tons of college sophomores, AARPers, wheelchairs, headscarves and Obama T-shirts—the diversity was like the reverse negative of the Tea Party's high-profile gatherings. As we milled about, waiting for directions, a bunch of flashes alerted us to a celebrity presence.

A"You're velcome, dahlinks!"

A twentysomething said, "It's that blonde girl who announced the busses!" She was right—we walked past Arianna Huffington herself greeting all her freeloading followers. Some of the line chanted "thank you" and she basked.

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Aug 17 2010
I (Can Do No Wrong) Of Newt Comments (1)

Via DailyKos: The Colbert Report makes mincemeat of Newt Gingrich's adventures in marriage. As much as I fear almost all of the potential Republican contenders and take them all seriously—if our economy is still shitty in '12, even Palin will look viable—but it's hard for me to picture Gingrich getting the nomination or being elected. I hope the public continues to say "I don't" to this miserable hypocrite.

Also fun is the morality index Colbert references, wherein Americans think the death penalty and divorce are the most morally acceptable of a series of controversial things, and cheating in a marriage is the least. (Even polygamy outranks cheating!)

Video after the jump...

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Feb 02 2010
Ford Gets Gored Comments (1)
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Harold Ford Jr.
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorEconomy

I love how smarmy Harold Ford Jr. refers to Kirsten Gillibrand as the "young lady" he hopes to unseat. Also, he tries to explain all of his shifting positions, but Stephen Colbert eats him for breakfast. The most scathing and telling moment is when Ford—perhaps used to being a fave on FOX—pointedly brings up President Obama's position against same-sex marriage...in exactly the same way Republicans do...in order to make his own position look better. That should be a lightbulb moment.

And for fuck's sake, can't Stewart and Colbert run on a ticket in the near future?

Jul 02 2009
Feeding Frenzy Comments (0)
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Tip/Wag - Cynthia Davis & Fox News
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorJeff Goldblum

Missouri state rep Cynthia Davis (a birther who doesn't believe President Obama was born in the U.S.) opposes subsidizing lunches for low-income students during the summer months because, "Hunger can be a positive motivator." For this too-Republican-to-be-true stance, she earns a very funny "Tip of the Hat" from Stephen Colbert.
Apr 16 2009
Abs-Olutely Useless Comments (0)
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Better Know a District - Illinois' 18th - Aaron Schock
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorNASA Name Contest

Above is the Republican douche that Democrats have inexplicably given a national face by praising his, well, his face. And his six-pack abs. Aaron Schock is not unattractive superficially, but he's superficial so he's unattractive...after the countless interviews of this sort that Colbert has brilliantly executed, you'd think someone young and gay (they say) like Schock would be on his toes enough to come off as anything other than clueless, uncomfortable and desperate to appear serious. I wouldn't kick him out of bed...but I'd kick him.