July 18, 2013 – Jeff Bridges
EPISODE NUMBER: 9125 (July 18, 2013)
GUEST: Jeff Bridges | Eliot Spitzer
SEGMENTS: Edward Snowden’s Asylum Option | Political Sex Scandals & New York City Elections | Political Sex Scandals & New York City Elections – Eliot Spitzer | Breaking News on College Sex | Sign Off – “Operation Javelin”
SUIT REPORT: Dark Suit | White Shirt | Maroon/Purple/White Striped Tie
TAPING REPORT: [Link]
VIDEOS: Thursday, July 18, 2013
This could be the best part of the show. What do you think?
Stephen was in a singing mood at the opening of the show. It sounded like “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”. I wonder if that was a part of the pre-show Q&A?
Edward Snowden’s Asylum Option
“Republican senator Lindsey Graham says that the United States should consider boycotting the [Olympics] if Russia gives the NSA leaker [Edward Snowden] asylum.
Lindsey Graham: I love the Olympics, but I hate what the Russian government is doing throughout the world. If they give asylum to a person who I believe has committed treason against the United States, that’s taking it to a new level … If you could go back in time, would you have allowed Adolf Hitler to host the Olympics in Germany?”
Stephen Colbert: Yes, good point. If you could go back in time and stop Hitler from doing anything, it would surely be hosting the 1936 Berlin Olympics. That is, without question, my number one Hitler related time travel fantasy.
Political Sex Scandals & New York City Elections
Mayor Filner, the San Diego mayor, has been outed as someone who tends to put the moves on his female staff so much so that their moves to avoid him have been dubbed the “Filner Dance”.
“Yes, the Filner Dance. Because sexual harassment Gangnam Style is so 2012” (see gif at top of post)
He’s truly sorry, but he’s not resigning. Why should he? Mark Sanford didn’t.
Anthony Weiner is back too, as we all know. If Mark Sanford can make a comeback, I mean, hey, what Weiner did is small potatoes. Maybe not that small. (pun intended)
“No surprise New Yorkers are willing to overlook Weiner’s previous indiscretions. I mean, if they were disturbed by seeing exposed genitals, no one would ride the subway.”
Political Sex Scandals & New York City Elections – Eliot Spitzer
Stephen Colbert: Given a position of this responsibility, shouldn’t the job of comptroller go to someone who has shown a modicum of self-comp-trol?
Eliot Spitzer: Yes … you are right.
Stephen: Why do you want this job? Because before you had your fall from Grace … or whatever her name was …
Stephen: You were the governor of the state. Aren’t you at one and the same time both above and below this job?
Stephen: It seems that voters are more forgiving than they used to be. Do you think that signals progress for our country, or the slow decay of our moral values?
Eliot: Wow. Wow. That’s a tough one.
Stephen: This ain’t Charlie Rose, motherf***er.
Breaking News on College Sex
The New York Times has posted a story that reveals that college kids (GASP!) are having lots of sex! WO! That is news. Where have I been?
Stephen brings out the author of a study from the 1940’s to break it down…
Henry: Rubbing bathing suit areas! Tippie canoe and doing it too! Taking a ride on the Bone Zeppelin! Playing the old hoop and stick!
…and then asks Stephen for a recommendation for a college application. Stephen agrees.
Interview – Jeff Bridges
His new movie is called R.I.P.D. and it’s about a police dept. full of dead people who capture other dead people who haven’t quite moved on so they may, I assume, RIP.
Stephen: So you kill ghosts again.
Jeff: Yeah, you could say that, those who refuse to die.
Stephen: Would you go so far as to say you bust ghosts, in a way?
Jeff: In a way, yeah.
Stephen: Are you really this relaxed or are you bullsh*tting relaxed?
Jeff: Stephen, Stephen, I am an actor. This is an act.
Jeff has anxiety so in order to relieve it, he makes a sound like an eagle.
However, Stephen reveals it’s not actually an eagle making the sound at the beginning of the show.
Stephen: I hate to burst your bubble, that’s not an eagle. That’s a red-tailed hawk … eagles have a little anaemic chirp and I wanted a bird that sounded like it was swingin’ some balls.
Jeff also talked about his work with “End Hunger Network” to help fight childhood hunger. If you text “Food” to 877877, you can find out about programs during the summer to get kids into summer meal programs.