Hey Hubsters! Hope you are all fairing well on this two week break. As we prepare for summer’s last hurrah this Labor Day weekend, and the children are scurrying back to class, we are also anticipating the Return of Jon Stewart. I hope our bearded friend will be refreshed and ready for another go around at TDS studios, as we have missed him so. I wonder how John Oliver will settle back into correspondent role, after doing such an admirable job as interim host. What do you think?
In Stephen’s world, we have another “cOlbert’s Book Club” episode coming up on September 10th; I wonder if they will metamorphose the set again, as they did with The Great Gatsby show. It’s going to be hard to top that episode, but undoubtedly Stephen will. Have you all been reading something from Salinger (but not Catcher?)
Also the Emmys on September 22nd. (Collective groaning.) Yes, I know, I know, not typically our favorite night in the TCR fandom, but perhaps we can stomach another viewing and see if we can get a writing award at least. Something to cross our fingers for, right? As The Colbert Report achieves its eighth anniversary on October 17th, perhaps Emmy will see to it that this stellar program is properly honored. Either way we hardcore fans will still be here.
Read on and share your thoughts during this break time.
With regards to the real news world, in our last water cooler post/break from shows, Egypt’s democracy was floundering; now we find ourselves readying for military intervention in Syria, with various countries lining up to ratchet support. The Syria conflict is going to involve many players, such as Jordan, Israel, and Iran, making for a very volatile situation on the horizon. Certainly, Jon and Stephen will be on hand if the media becomes too happy beating the war drums. We will have to see. And hope for minimal casualties.
Treading on less exalted ground, we must note Miley Cyrus’ efforts to make Daft Punk the least interesting thing about the VMAs! I have to join Mika Brzezinski in my suburban mom outrage over the whole incident; it’s behavior that is hard to defend. It seems that this young lady is turning into another Amanda Bynes, not a good course. Also interesting that it directly involved friend of the show and hero of Colbchella ’13 Robin Thicke. Seems like someone is in the thicke of it! Ha, ha, I’ll see myself out. Thanks. In any event, The Onion News Network called out Miley’s depreciating talent reserves back in 2008, and I think their analysis is probably the most sound.
Now it’s your turn:
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”?
Feel free also just to chat around the CNH office’s Water Cooler. Fandom is also friend-dom.