Re: The non-playboy version

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That is indeed a good interview. When I was living in NJ some of my friends would see him from time to time at the Whole Foods in Montclair.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-16-12 12:03 AM
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ts/dr


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11-16-12 5:35 AM
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A friend of mine was a guest on the show, and he reports that it went down backstage exactly as Colbert said in the interview: Colbert tells the guests, "When you come out there, I'll be in character, and he's an idiot."


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11-16-12 6:12 AM
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3: It occurred to me reading that bit that it's a continuation of what was his method when he was on The Daily Show. A friend of mine was his producer, and their approach to their subjects was what SC called "Good Cop, Retarded* Cop." My friend was Good Cop. In any event, watch the old "orange juice makes you gay!" segment, and you can very plainly see it in action.

*His words. And he's since had a guest on his show about never using said word again, so it's all ok!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11-16-12 6:42 AM
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That sketch was the funniest thing I saw that year. Especially the look on the poor woman's face when he asked "If you're a lesbian, how come you're so good at turning me on?"


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-16-12 6:45 AM
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He really comes off as a good, smart, charming guy. And he loves Robertson Davies!


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-16-12 9:37 AM
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As OT as can be, what if they gave an election and nobody came?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-20355358


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 11-16-12 9:49 AM
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The bill family boarded a plane last Christmas holiday and who was in economy class but Mr. Colbert with one or two kids. As passengers filed past, about one in three would nod or speak to him. He was low key, polite, and acknowledged every sign of recognition. I assume that many on the plane were thinking as I was: "Colbert is sitting in economy class??" Just as boarding ended, he darted up to first class and traded seats with a woman who sat with the kids in economy. Thus was order restored to the universe. I should note that there seemed to be a fairly big Colbert party split between first class and economy and he came back a couple of times during the flight to check on his party. Not that I paid attention or anything.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 11-16-12 2:14 PM
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8: It sounds to me like you're saying he was flying first class while his wife and kids were in economy. Is that right?


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 11-16-12 2:17 PM
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Major discussions about this at the time but our guess was that he, his wife, and a kid were in first, while one or two kids and another adult (nanny? assistant? sister?) were in economy. Wiki says that he he has three kids so this is at least plausible. Hard to tell for sure because, needless to say, we were SO FAR BACK in economy.

Also widespread speculation that maybe they weren't all in first because they waited too long to get tix. That was a completely full flight.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 11-16-12 2:25 PM
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On the OP, "things are to be used" was the ultimate conclusion we reached when my wife closed out her parents' home and uncovered a few possessions connected to her brother who died at age 6, before she was born.

The unused Davy Crockett lunch box is the prize of the lot. We sent our then-first grader to school with it a few times, but first graders don't really appreciate nostalgia for characters they never heard of, and he complained that it was too heavy and the metal clasps were hard to use. Now we use it for odds and ends in the kitchen where an occasional grownup of proper vintage can admire it.

The metal toy soldiers also didn't hold his attention for long. The metal matchbox cars were sturdier than their twentyfirst century successors, and he go a lot of use from them.


Posted by: unimaginative | Link to this comment | 11-16-12 2:46 PM
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The metal toy soldiers also didn't hold his attention for long.

Not the fun chewy lead kind?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-16-12 2:48 PM
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needless to say, we were SO FAR BACK in economy.

Or "the statistically safest seats", as I like to call them.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-16-12 2:49 PM
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8, 13: Given his father and two brothers, I was a bit weirded out that the story started with Colbert alone with possibly two of his kids on a plane.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-16-12 4:21 PM
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