Stephen Colbert on JFK’s Legacy.

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Source: JFK.org

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11 thoughts on “Stephen Colbert on JFK’s Legacy.

  1. Love what he said about the Dems and Republicans needing to be friends, and how humor is a “social lubricant.” It was also nice that he expounded on that whole “Kennedys as icons” thing. Awesome, thanks for posting, Katt.

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  2. I really love both of these videos so much. The fact that they are completely out of character is a rarity, and a fantastic one. I especially liked the first one with him explaining how important JFK and RFK were in his family when he was growing up. That really reinforces the importance that was placed on intelligence, proper values, and good-heartedness in his family, all attributes that he clearly absorbed.

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  3. Very nice videos. I wonder what my sense of humor says about me? Someone should ask him sometime, “what does it mean if we find YOU funny”? hehe.

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  4. Very cool to see him talk completely out of character. I agree that what a person finds funny says a lot about them. I get worried about people who laugh hilariously at videos of people being seriously injured (ex: Tosh.o).

    My parents also loved the Kennedys. In fact, I was named after Caroline Kennedy and my younger brother was almost named Teddy – but my parents decided that would be a bit too much and called him William instead.

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    • Tosh.0… I watched it one time and I’m never making that mistake again. In the part I saw Tosh asked people to send in videos where they snuck up behind women and touched their stomachs. (I’m still confused about why this is funny.) I’m just glad that all of my friends who like the Report on Facebook don’t like Tosh.0, and vice-versa. It definitely shows a lot about their personalities.

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  5. I love seeing him out of character. He is such an eloquent and intellectual speaker when he’s himself and not “Stephen”. He has the sort of velvety voice that you could listen to for hours on end. And it was interesting to hear his thoughts on JFK and the situation in Congress. With the way Democrats and Republicans act like children today, it’s hard for me to believe that there was a time when they could stay true to what they stand for, but still work together, get along and even socialize a bit. I’ve pretty much given up on them ever working together again. Stephen hit the nail on the head when he said that nobody’s friends (in Congress) anymore. I also liked what he said about how what you find funny says a lot about your character. I think that’s true in a way.

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    • He is such an eloquent and intellectual speaker when he’s himself and not “Stephen”.

      Agreed, agreed, agreed. I do think that “Stephen” can be a remarkable speaker; fantastic diction, and there is something to be said for the ability to state your position so clearly when you’re yelling. But Stephen is so soft-spoken, and yet so well-spoken and sincere. It seems like he displays a lot of emotion in his voice as well – you can tell if he’s smiling when he speaks without even having to look at him. He could read the dictionary cover to cover and I would listen.

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        • I would assume so. Because it sounds like America Again is written in character like IAAASCY was, I think it’s a pretty safe bet that Stephen will be reading the majority of the audiobook again. Which is definitely exciting, because I have listened to the IAAASCY audiobook more than I’ve actually read the book, ha. I am not sure, however, whether or not there will be others reading on the audiobook as well, like there was with the “Stephen Speaks For Me” sections of IAAASCY.

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    • Oh, I totally agree with you that “Stephen” can be a great speaker too, especially when he’s verbally eviscerating hypocrites or “agreeing” with conservatives when he’s actually ridiculing them. It just reminds me of when I finally discovered this soft-spoken, well-versed, wonderful man behind the character, the real Stephen Colbert, and the reason why I fell in love with him and became a fangirl in the first place.

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