Talk:Stephen Colbert

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Slur Find from the Book[edit]

In the slur find on pg 178, it says that there is no slurs but I found the word Polack (third row from the bottom).--Nate River 22:42, 12 January 2009 (EST)

And that means? ħumanUser talk:Human 23:25, 12 January 2009 (EST)
Polack, among other spellings, is a derogatorily term/ethnic slur against people of Polish descent.Ever see All in the Family?--Nate River 23:50, 12 January 2009 (EST)
Sure, I get that, but how did what you said above help me find that? Do I need to buy Stevie's book to follow you? ħumanUser talk:Human 00:12, 13 January 2009 (EST)
Yeah. On pg 178, there is a word search puzzle where Stevie asks you to look for racial slurs. The upside-down answer says there is none, and calls the reader a racist if they see any.--Nate River 01:01, 13 January 2009 (EST)
I bet there are more... does that not strike you as perhaps being a joke rather than an error? ħumanUser talk:Human 13:23, 13 January 2009 (EST)
I came to a similar conclusion. I was just wondering if anyone else noticed. I googled it and nothing came up. I'm guessing blind faith.--Nate River 19:47, 13 January 2009 (EST)
Is there a copy of the "puzzle" on line anywhere? How about at that truthiness wiki? ħumanUser talk:Human 20:12, 13 January 2009 (EST)
I could send you a scan or just rewrite it here--Nate River 01:30, 14 January 2009 (EST)
My email is enabled, that would be cool, thanks! ħumanUser talk:Human 01:53, 14 January 2009 (EST)
It work?--Nate River 19:03, 14 January 2009 (EST)
I undeleted the one you uploaded to look at it, thanks. It's, um, loaded with "racial slurs" ;) ħumanUser talk:Human 19:22, 14 January 2009 (EST)

Never really looked myself. I took it on a blind faith basis and continued reading.--Nate River 20:48, 14 January 2009 (EST) Words I have found so far: Spade, Chink, Bohunk, Twinkie, Coolie, Redneck, Wetback, Darky and Polack. Colbert is a hilarious asshole!

International Space Station[edit]

During his March 3, 2009 broadcast, Colbert reported that NASA was opening to the public the naming of a new ISS module. He noted that the four choices on their website, 'Earthrise,' 'Serenity,' 'Legacy,' and 'Venture,' are lame beyond belief, and that the leading write-in candidate was 'Xenu,' the primordial interstellar dictator of Scientology. He encouraged his followers to go to the site and vote to name the module 'Colbert.' As of March 8, the leading write-in candidate is now 'Colbert,' but 'Serenity' seems to be leading overall. There's still time! Get your asses over there and vote! [1]— Unsigned, by: 68.40.24.90‎ / talk / contribs

Arsefly interview[edit]

Is this hosted anywhere which can be seen outside of the US? Webbtje (talk) 11:34, 27 July 2010 (UTC)


Colbert before congress[edit]

Has anyone seen Colbert's testimony before congress. unfuckinbelivibly hilarious--BenB (talk) 13:34, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

Do you have a link? ħumanUser talk:Human 18:06, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
Right here. http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20100924/pl_yblog_upshot/stephen-colbert-draws-attention-to-self-then-farmworkers-during-hill-appearance
Could you give us a better link? The videos on that page won't load for three of my web browsers. --Oniontalk/edits 15:03, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
Never mind, here's a YT version, works better for me. --Oniontalk/edits 15:12, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

"Colbert" pronounciation[edit]

Hey guys. According to what I've read, the story of how the real person pronounces his name is a bit more complicated than what is written in this article. I won't try to explain it here - Wikipedia, for example, has some info on it. 155.33.101.119 (talk) 22:41, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

"More"? ħumanUser talk:Human 02:02, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
Who cares? ТyrannisPlead 02:08, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

Transphobia[edit]

I'm sort of surprised that Stephen Colberts rampant transphobia isn't mentioned in the article, since its sort of his thing. Besides use slurs for trans women over and over and over again, he's picked the trans community as his socially acceptable punching bag for years. The closest he has come to actually apologizing is after making a joke about growth hormones being used in cows, that he is sorry to offend "transgender bovine viewers".

Its pretty confusing that that has been left out. In any case, a somewhat full list is here. He's Bill Maher bad when it comes to talking about trans people. — Unsigned, by: 70.74.199.110 / talk / contribs 20:29, 8 November 2014‎ (UTC)

So he's an Inverse stopped clock. Aren't we all. Noir LeSable (talk) 21:57, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
It's debatable. You have to remember the context of the persona he's playing; we are encouraged to laugh (or roll our eyes) at Colbert's outrageous remarks because the source of the comedy is the caricature that he represents (for example). I'd argue that the easiest way to see if his (or his writers') transphobia is genuine is when he cracks jokes out-of-character, and there will be plenty of time for that soon. Osaka Sun (talk) 08:36, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes, the Poe is strong with this one. You need to be careful of the possibility that he's bullshitting you. Reckless Noise Symphony (talk) 10:44, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
Especially if you consider the wording he uses and the context of how he's using it. I'm just looking at the second video, and the context in which he is using the alleged slur is also when he is feigning hysteria over gay marriage. Do you really think "shemales tying the knot on preschool playgrounds" is said in any seriousness? Reckless Noise Symphony (talk) 10:49, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
Restating the trope, even in the interest of mocking it, is still perpetuating it. So not entirely unproblematic. But I guess that's the nature of comedy. Nullahnung (talk) 10:53, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
I would akin it to Mel Brooks' constant making fun of and stereotyping of the Jews and, even, his limitlessness in The Producers' "Spring Time for Hitler"; the best thing about comedy is that it allows us uncomfortable expression. Reckless Noise Symphony (talk) 10:58, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Colbert is wrong about Christianity[edit]

Conservative Christians aren't against helping the poor. They just believe that it should be done voluntarily through charity instead of foisted upon people by government through taxes, which is theft. Obviously Colbert has a tiny brain if he can't figure that out. Also, he's a pretty sorry Catholic, since he seems okay with gay marriage and abortion. Very hypocritical.50.136.139.204 (talk) 17:50, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

You accusing someone of having a tiny brain is like Trump accusing someone of being obese. If you're a genuine Catholic, you have bigger fish to fry than ranting about a Catholic who has embraced modernity enough to realize that voluntary charity does next to nothing in helping the poor, that LGTBQ people of majority age have the right to marry other LGBTQ people of majority age and that a woman's rights don't end where her uterus begins. What you ought to be doing, as the great George Carlin once said, is telling "these priests who took a vow of chastity to keep their hands off the altar boys!" Tomas Vilanch (talk) 08:26, 9 September 2018 (UTC)