It’s the End of the World as We Know It


Greetings, Zoners. It’s hard to believe that our fun here is drawing to a close, but the Rapture waits for no one. It’s time for me to wrap up my tenure as a Completist, then pack for the Rapture. (We can take stuff with us, right? Because I’m totally taking my Flatpoint High t-shirt and my Colbert Report “C” hat.) I’ve had an amazing time here, both as a Zoner and a Completist, and while I’m sad it’s ending, I’ll be leaving with some fantastic memories.

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Stephen Colbert in the Zeitgeist – February 6, 2010

So is everybody excited about watching the Super Bowl tomorrow? Yeah, me neither. But hey, the Olympics are less than a week away, the speedskaters are all in Vancouver, and Stephen and Team Colbert should be up to their collective eyebrows in preparation for their own trip to Vancouver. I’m eager to see what kind […]

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Stephen Colbert in the Zeitgeist – October 14, 2009

Greetings, Zoners! I apologize for being a bit negligent with the zeitgeist recently, but sometimes when real life sneaks up on you and says “hey, remember me?” it’s hard to ignore it. Here are some of the news items that have been filling up my inbox recently, your zeitgeist for October 14th. New international markets […]

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NASA update: COLBERT now fully operational


Hey kids! Just a quick update for you on the space treadmill saga. When last we checked in, astronaut Nicole Stott was scheduled to have the first run on the C.O.L.B.E.R.T. on Friday, and we were told there would be video. It doesn’t look like any video has surfaced yet, and I’m not sure if […]

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NASA update: Astronauts start running on COLBERT today!


Greetings, Zoners! I’ve been monitoring the progress on the C.O.L.B.E.R.T.’s assembly and testing, and the astronauts on the space station are getting very close to putting the treadmill to good use. Yesterday’s ISS status report included the news that the C.O.L.B.E.R.T. was activated and tested for the first time, and this great article from […]

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COLBERT update: How to assemble a space treadmill


Hey gang! As Stephen told us this past Wednesday (and I blogged on Monday), the crew aboard the International Space Station began putting together the C.O.L.B.E.R.T. this week. Today DB pointed me toward this article in the St. Petersburg Times explaining exactly what it will take to get the treadmill up and running for the […]

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CNN’s Tony Harris learns about his ‘Colbert Report’ namesake

Tony Harris hears rumors about a 'Colbert' segment

Okay, I have to confess that I’ve never really understood the appeal of Twitter. I know a lot of people love it (including good friends of mine); I’d just never embraced it, myself. Well, I still don’t have an account (or the time to dive into another online activity), but I do have to admit […]

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NASA update: COLBERT assembly begins today


I really am turning into a total space geek. I saw this tweet from @NASA on my Twitter page just a short time ago, and got very stupidly excited: And of course my first thought was, I wonder if they’ll have any pieces left over when they’re done. Anyway, it looks like the treadmill will […]

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Welcome home, Discovery!

Hey Zoners! We can start off the weekend with some excellent news: the space shuttle Discovery landed safely at Edwards Air Force Base in California just a short time ago. After two weeks, 5.7 million miles, and 219 orbits, the STS-128 mission is now complete. During the mission, the crew completed three spacewalks, moved 7.5 […]

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NASA update: Shuttle Discovery landing postponed one day

Discovery in orbit. Photo credit: NASA

For those of you following the STS-128 mission, the news from NASA is that the scheduled landing for today had to be postponed due to unstable weather conditions around the Kennedy Space Center landing site in Florida. They’ll have four opportunities to try again tomorrow: two at Kennedy, and two at Edwards Air Force Base […]

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