On Wednesday night’s episode of “The Colbert Report”, Stephen Colbert devoted a segment of “Who’s Attacking Me Now?” to the search engine giant Google, who have robbed him of a precious inch of height.
“You see folks, when I Googled myself this afternoon, as I do every day at 3 sharp … I was horrified to learn that the Google celebrity profile of me lists my height as 5’10″. 5’10″? What is that measured in? Hectares? Because it sure isn’t feet and inches, Google. I’m 5’11″!”
Colbert went on to personally address the chief executive of Google, Larry Page, because in image-conscious Hollywood an extra inch means everything. “All I want is the height I deserve. And I fought for every inch, and no one, but no one, is taking that away from me. Especially not Larry Page, who according to Google, is 5’11”. [The New York Times]
Well it seems that the good humoured powers that be at Google were watching the show on Wednesday night. If you search, “How tall is Stephen Colbert” on Google, you will receive the following answer “5′ 10.5″ (1.79m -ish)”. And as seen in the image above, Google couldn’t help getting a jab in at tiny fake newsman Jon Stewart, who is listed as “Shorter”.
As Stephen referenced earlier this week,The Colbert Report premiered way back on October 17, 2005. Those of us who were familiar with Stephen Colbert on The Daily Show were excited, of course, but little did we know what an impact the show would make on our lives and in our hearts. While we are sad to see the program to be taken off the air in a short while, we are cheered by knowing that Stephen will be moving on to an opportunity for him to be “better known” by a larger viewing audience. And here on the Hub and in other fan forums we can appreciate the friendships that have sprung up as a result of the Colbert Nation making its voice heard.
On behalf of all the Hub staff, Happy Anniversary to the past and present staff and crew of The Colbert Report! Thank you for nine great years!
Here’s something great for your Friday appointment listening, Hubsters! Slate’s David Plotz’s new podcast series “Working” explores the workdays of various kinds of folks. He sagely chose Slate-thusiast Stephen Colbert for his first episode. It’s fantastic to listen to Stephen run down through the entire day from start to finish, and it’s the longest you’ll ever hear Stephen speaking without interruption. Enjoy, and let’s discuss further after the jump.
It’s no secret that Stephen Colbert is a huge Apple fanboy, but his taking a call from Apple’s head software designer during a product presentation took the audience by surprise:
Forget hosting The Late Show, Stephen Colbert just lined up the gig of a lifetime: Intergalactic Chancellor of Apple.
Well, his exact title is still a work in progress, if Thursday’s iPad event is any evidence. In a very dad-like phone call, Apple’s senior VP of software design Craig Federighi explained to Colbert how the comedian would help the tech company “triple-down” on secrecy — something much needed after Wednesday’s iPad leak.
EPISODE NUMBER: 11011 (October 15, 2014) GUESTS:Justin Simien SEGMENTS: Who’s Attacking Me Now? – Larry Page | Tip/Wag – Barack Obama & Stan Lee | Sean Hannity’s Question of the Day | Justin Simien | Sign-Off – Goodnight SUIT REPORT: Grey Pinstripe | White Shirt | Yellow and Blue Striped Tie VIDEOS:Wednesday, October 15, 2014
I got Stephen’s pen in mid air as he threw it down in anger:
This episode was so silly and fun, and those are the best! Stephen was mad at Google for getting his height wrong, which as of Oct. 16th, 4pm EDT, was still wrong. I don’t know, Page, how hard is it to change one number?
Sean Hannity practices more fair and balanced journalism by trash talking Obama about workouts. I just don’t know…another segment with a whole lot of facepalming.
The Montclair Film Festival has posted some wonderful videos of Stephen and director Julie Taymor’s discussion at the Festival this year. The videos are separated into “beats” (so theatrical!) so be sure to check them all out. Enjoy!
EPISODE NUMBER: 11010 (October 14, 2014) GUESTS:Neil Young SEGMENTS: A Week of Victories for Gay Rights | Say Yes to Rick Scott | Neil Young | Neil Young – “Who’s Going to Stand Up? (and Save the Earth)” | Sign Off – “Special Deluxe” SUIT REPORT: Gray Suit | Light Blue Shirt | Purple Patterned Tie VIDEOS:Tuesday, October 14, 2014