Hello everyone! I’m Jane, and I need your help to become Australia’s Chief Funster.
What is that, you ask? Tourism Australia is hosting a contest called Best Jobs in the World, a crowd-sourced competition in which six winners get selected to travel across Australia for 6 months and blog about our adventures. We had to submit a 30-second video to apply for the contest, and out of over 46,000 videos submitted, I have been selected as one of 25 shortlisted for the Chief Funster role. I know, I can’t believe it either!
During a live taping of the Colbert Report, I asked Stephen Colbert to make a video of the audience doing the Harlem Shake (I’m in the middle back with the red shirt!). This video went viral, and the Colbert Bump helped get me on the shortlist for Chief Funster.
Over the next two weeks, I’ve been tasked with sharing fun stories and getting awesome celebrities/people to support my application for the job. On Thursday, my life was made complete when I returned to the Colbert Report and got him to officially endorse me! But this is just the start. Now, I need the PolicyMic community to help me come up with fun and crazy stuff to get this job.
Unfortunately, before this story could be posted, Jane announced that she unsuccessful in her quest, despite the Bump. From her facebook page: “Guys, I did not make it to the next round. I want to say a HUGE heartfelt thank you to everyone!! You have been so supportive through these past couple of weeks and just the greatest ever. I’m so touched! Thanks for being the best, I feel extremely lucky.”
We are glad to hear that she was able to get The Colbert Bump, and get The Harlem Shake going on at the TCR studio, though. It was a clever idea, and she would have made for a great “Chief Funster.” We wish her all the best.
EPISODE NUMBER: 9102 (May 13, 2013) GUESTS:Dan Brown SEGMENTS: Obamacare Repeal Vote | Heritage Foundation’s Immigration Study | Who’s Not Honoring Me Now? – Maxim | Sign Off – Maxim’s Hot 100 SUIT REPORT: “A+”: Navy Suit | Light blue shirt | Purple, navy, white & periwinkle striped tie VIDEOS:Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Stephen makes a brilliant nexus between two papers and controversial findings by The Heritage Foundation on immigration policy.
On behalf of the staff and community at Colbert News Hub, Happy Birthday to Stephen Colbert! In celebration of our fearless host’s birthday on Monday, May 13th, we are once again reactivating our DonorsChoose Page. Your generous contribution will not only honor Stephen in a practical and tangible way, but also help deserving schoolchildren in need of important tools for their education.
In an effort to mobilize our community to fund projects for the most deserving students, we tried to select the best possible theme for this year’s initiative. Shortly after watching the TCR interview with Charlie LeDuff and listening to his anguish about his native city of Detroit, we received a mass email from DonorsChoose CEO Charles Best. He voiced his concerns about Detroit-area schools, stating that “budget cuts and financial mismanagement have left many classrooms barren. Students and their families are suffering. Against these odds, dozens of Detroit teachers are using DonorsChoose.org to give their students a better chance.”
For that reason, our page is focusing on projects supporting children in Detroit. Here are a few we would like to help fund:
We thought that Stephen would approve of the science projects we selected on our page, as science-related topics have played such an important role on TCR.
Several projects are well on their way to being funded. They just need a little push to get the supplies finally to the teachers and kids. Colbert News Hub will get things going with a $50 donation. Help us celebrate Stephen’s birthday the best way we know how – by making a difference for our least little brothers and sisters. A little goes a long way.
In an emotional address, and flanked by family and friends, Colbert Busch singled out her army of volunteers in particular, stating “your time, your hard work, your dedication, and your confidence in me will take me to wherever my next journey is.” She concluded by saying, “my only pledge was to the people of the first district, and I respect your decision. This is the beauty of our country,” adding, “I assure you I will continue to fight for the state of South Carolina.”
EPISODE NUMBER: 9097 (May 6, 2013) GUESTS:Robert Caro SEGMENTS: cOlbert’s Book Club – “The Great Gatsby” | Stephen Colbert’s Bats**t Serious – Bullet Conspiracy Theory | Tip/Wag – Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn & Stoner Dogs | Sign Off – South Carolina Special Election SUIT REPORT: Navy suit | White Shirt | Red, black, & blue striped tie VIDEOS:Monday, May 6, 2013
Hubsters in congressional district SC-1, get out and VOTE in today’s special election! “Go get ‘em, Lulu.”
Welcome to Fan Art, where we highlight the glorious manifestations of Stephen, as rendered by fans and talented artists.
Check out a chalk portrait of this handsome lad on the University of Virginia’s “Free Speech Monument” in Charlottesville, VA:
The UVA students are clearly excited about Stephen appearing as this year’s valediction speaker – and who better exemplifies the value of free speech better than our fearless pundit? A couple technical questions: how much much chalk was used, and how long does it take to create something like this? It looks uncannily like Stephen – so good job, Fan Artist.
The Colbert Busch/ Sanford debate moderators react to the crowd’s thunderous applause following Elizabeth Colbert Busch’s final remarks, which included the revelation that, if elected, she would take a 10% pay cut in light of the current fiscal dysfunction in Congress.
South Carolina’s First District constituents were treated to a lively debate held at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina on Monday, April 29, 2013. This debate offered the first glimpse of Elizabeth Colbert Busch under the scrutiny of a publicly moderated format against her competitor, former Governor Mark Sanford. From the rush of applause that greeted her entrance to the debate, there was no doubt as to the powerful presence of her supporters. However, a strong contingent of vocal Sanford supporters were also present, quick to applaud the former Gov as he touted his financial credentials — for example, his being a member of the “Republican Revolution” in the 1994 Congress and for famously turning away stimulus money as Governor. Let’s take a look at this lively exchange, and its ramifications for the remaining days leading up to the election on May 7th.