EPISODE NUMBER: 9050 (January 24, 2013)
GUESTS: Tavi Gevinson | Edward Berenson
SEGMENTS: France & The Mali Conflict | France & The Mali Conflict – Edward Berenson | Benghazi Attack Hearing | Sign Off – Stephen’s Makeover
SUIT REPORT: Subtly Pin-Striped Black Suit | Light Blue Checked Shirt | Black/white Patterned Tie
VIDEOS: Thursday, January 24, 2013
Sublime pin striped black suit framing the gorgeous black and white patterned tie over what looked on my TV as a lavender shirt but I see in the ColbertNation video pic as blue with a checked lines, you decide.
Check the end of the post for Tavi’s make over at the Sign-off.
Salute to the Truffle Huffing Surrender Monkeys otherwise known as the French. Stephen praised the French for their honoring of the sanctity of marriage as one man, one woman and a mistress for either of them or as they say in France, “A Rose is a Rose is a Rose.” It was important for Stephen to point out that waving a pink sign and dancing to ABBA is the way to support traditional marriage and anti-gay-marriage that makes us all less Miserable.
Stephen is pleased that the French have agreed to distract us all from Afghanistan despite the fact Afghanistan is never in the news these days but launching their sophisticated gun ship that “fires missiles at itself in a Dadaist commentary on the cruel face that is war!” Mon Dieu!
Edward Berenson of the Institute of French Fry Studies at NYU explained to Stephen how France has gone in and out of countries in Africa, in and out and in and out. So Mali might not be a long term relationship but rather perhaps a tryst or a rendezvous or an amour or a … well you get the picture, you know the French.
“The American People on Fox News demand that the American People demand answers.” Sadly, no one has told them what the questions are. Obviously there were no drilling down o the questions like the French would. Well, considering how much Hillary Clinton, according to Stephen, “spanked” her Republican Inquisitors and “Thank you Madam Secretary” became the new committee’s safe word.
Among others, Fox News accuses Hillary of faking her outburst and as Stephen points out, who better to consider faking emotions than the folks over at fair weather friends at Fox News. And with a wonderfully written double entendres, Stephen went on to share that no women faked their anger around him. He bragged that “he has enraged the ladies. He gets them there” *wink*. And somewhat sadly reveals that now he only gets yelled at on his Birthday, LOL.
Tavi Gevinson is a force to be reckoned with but them most teenagers are. She has proved her chops though with starting a blog at 11 and now publishing an eZin for Teens and now a book!. Her Rookie magazine does have good images for girls but Stephen fretted that this might limit the vicarious commercialism and Tavi confessed to being “obligated” perhaps beholden to training bra companies. Stephen admitted that that particular industry was not one of his sponsors. Stephen and Tavi’s laughter was gentle and endearing revealing again that his a family man and a dad who lives for his children’s admiration.
He made this most apparent when he fished for a chance to write for her magazine. When she accepted showing her editorial chops, she had forgiven him for outing her on not doing her poetry homework.
He pitches a column called by a 48 year old Dad, “You’re not wearing THAT.” Should be a hit!
Tavi introduces “Cool Dad” touchstone and declares that Stephen’s show must be a “Cool Dad” show. This definitely pleased Stephen. Loved how Stephen wanted and sort Tavi’s approval; reminds me of when he was at the Grammys and he turned to his daughter, Madeleine and asked her, “Am I cool now?”
Tavi totally makes over “Cool Dad” Colbert with this Boy Band Teal Skinny Jeans and hair, Doctor Who Bow Tie and Professor Jacket, and necessary Puppy!