EPISODE NUMBER: 7038 (March 22, 2011)
GUESTS: Ayman Mohyeldin
SEGMENTS: Californians Respond to Japanese Disaster, Stephen Colbert’s Raging Art-On – Art 2, Crisis in the Middle Everywhere – CNN And Fox News Fight in Libya
VIDEOS: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Has everyone texted 90999 to donate to the Red Cross yet? I texted them this morning – thanks for the reminder, Stephen! Has anyone sent Stephen naked pictures yet? Bad Zoner! *flogs with wet noodle* He’s a married man! And it’s Lent, for heaven’s sake!
I don’t talk about my day job much on this blog, because let’s face it, it’s quite boring – I am a sales administrator for a company that rents electrical and environmental test equipment. But for the first time, well, ever I’m pretty sure, Stephen talked about an issue that is affecting my job. One of the devices that our environmental division rents is radiation testing. And we have been getting call after call from California from people wanting to rent radiation testing equipment. In a nutshell, it has been proven to my satisfaction that people in California really are freaking out about the radiation.
I cannot express to you how amazingly hard I laughed at the reappearance of Clambo during Stephen Colbert’s Raging Art-On Art 2 segment. Stephen hogging the Hors d’œuvres was great as well, but my favorite moment was Stephen yelling “Can I sit on this? Is this art? I don’t want to sit on this if it’s art.” And then later, Stephen saying “You can’t sit on this. Okay. I didn’t know it was art – I asked!” Did anyone else catch that Andres Serrano’s title was “Really Famous Artist, Collaborator”?
Stephen’s meta-reporting of the CNN vs Fox News controversy was hysterical – “Get Lord Pricklepusss here a saucer of milk – meow!” I also really enjoyed Stephen’s interview with Ayman Mohyeldin. I think people in America forget the amazing bias in pretty much every one of our news organizations, and often wish we had more access to other news organizations for a little bit of perspective if nothing else.
What did all of you think of the episode? Leave it, and any bodily fluids you choose, in the comments!