Welcome to CNH’s Water Cooler, where fellow Hubsters commiserate and comment on current events, or whatever you like, while our boys Jon and Stephen are away.
While we of the Colbert News Hub always approach break weeks with bated breath, in the hopes that national/international news will not explode in our boys’ absence, we are continually proven to be correct in our apprehension. Egypt decided to have a big old coup, with the military ousting President Morsi and the entire country grappling to find a successor. To understand the complex socioeconomic and political underpinnings to these heady events, let this 12 year old Egyptian boy break it down for you.
What’s on your mind these fine break weeks? Wouldn’t we like to know! Read on and comment.
On the national front, we just experienced a pretty horrific 777 plane crash in San Francisco. While surely it was a harrowing ordeal for all involved, it’s a blessing that there are only 2 fatalities. A story like this would never make it on TCR, but it reminds us all the same about the precariousness of life (and technology).
Last week something caught my eye that I wanted to mention: it’s been interesting to see George Bush getting out of Texas and weighing in on current affairs. He has been in Africa recently doing some charity work, and the former president, ever reluctant to comment on the Obama administration, even dared to opine on soon-to-be-South-American-dweller Edward Snowden’s spying activities. With Bush becoming bored with painting his acrylics in Dallas, I wonder if he is thinking about dipping his toe into further media appearances. I know of a fantastic host who recently had another former president on his program with great success. You may recall his satirical stylings, Mr. Bush? I’ll just say his initials are STC.
Speaking of the Report, do you guys think we will be having a Colbchella this year? I have been asking various sources and no one seems to know. I would think if we were, we would have heard about it by now. It can be presumed that with last year’s event on the Intrepid being so elaborate, and Stephen having so much going on this year, the concert festival couldn’t materialize. I hope sponsorship wasn’t a problem. Hmmm. Well, at the very least, this year we got Paul McCartney. That can be considered to be entire Colbchella in and of itself.
Now it’s your turn, let us know your thoughts:
What stories do you think Stephen and/or Jon/John Oliver would cover right now? Was there anything that happened this week which prompted you think, “Stephen would have totally talked about that”?
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