Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Another Study Break

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think "hot chic on webcam" was better.

5/02/2006 3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

link it

5/02/2006 4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just go to the Colbert link and it's there as the #2 video.

5/02/2006 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, you're right. when you scroll down, it seems that the colbert piece is out of place. armen, you dog you, out of all the countless sites that hosted this video, was it a coincidence you chose this one?

5/02/2006 5:33 PM  
Blogger Armen said...

I make no claims or representations regarding the site hosting the Colbert video. However, I am eternally grateful to ever-so-vigilant readers of Nuts and Boalts. Although given that this involves a swanky video on the internet, I have a hunch as to who 3:50 is.

5/02/2006 5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that was a reference to the simpsons, Armen [Tanzarian], then I believe "'swank'-y" is the term you're looking for. Unless, of course, you thought the video was "imposingly fashionable and elegant."

I really needed to get that off my chest.

5/02/2006 5:46 PM  
Blogger Armen said...

If you want to eat at a swank restaurant that's your choice. I'll stick to Krusty Burgers.

5/02/2006 5:49 PM  
Anonymous je ne sais rien said...

Did any of you read the NY times article (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/03/arts/03colb.html?hp&ex=1146715200&en=ca5165dd06591dfd&ei=5094&partner=homepage [sorry, don't know html code]) on the Colbert speech?
I totally disagree with my friend Noam Scheiber, who said "I laughed out loud maybe twice during Colbert's entire 20-odd minute routine. Colbert's problem, blogosphere conspiracy theories notwithstanding, is that he just wasn't very entertaining."

I disagree, though of course it depends on how you define "entertaining." Granted, I didn't laugh a ton at his speech, but it was largely because the irony cut too close to home...but it was well done and held my interest. In my book, that's interesting.

5/02/2006 9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noam's just still sore he lost out on the TNR top job to Frankie Foer (Jeff).

I thought Colbert was hilarious -- all the more so because official Washington had their napkins jammed too far up their asses to laugh. I've been to one of these, many moons ago. You glue a smile on your face and freeze your blood for three hours. Given a choice between playing to the hall and playing to the 45 million of us who voted for John Kerry, I think Colbert made the right call. I'm only sorry he didn't work the phrase, "Stop, you're hurting America" into the roast, or the circle of irony would have been complete.

5/02/2006 10:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are the blogosphere conspiracy theories about Colbert?
I thought it was pretty funny for the most part although the video was pretty lame.

5/02/2006 11:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a Washington insider but it was indeed terrible comedy. Colbert is hilarious, and needs to do the Colbert Report forever, but this was bad comedy. Seriously, the joke about someone pulling themselves up by their bootstraps because he saw someone do it in cirque du soleil, or the 90 minute long video of Helen Thomas chasing him?

You folks have blocked the vast majority of the routine out because of one or two (admittedly very good) swipes at Bush and Cheney. Fine, he spoke truth to power, for like a minute. But the rest was dull and made me cringe in a "I'm so embarrassed for you," way, not an "I wish you weren't slamming the media, or which I'm a member" way.

5/03/2006 12:53 PM  

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