On Valentine’s Day 2007 a love of Romeo and Juliet proportions was unveiled in the United States. This love followed the quickest way to one’s heart: via the stomach. February 14, 2007 was the official launch date of Stephen Colbert’s AmeriCone Dream ice cream. The delicious creation has been one of the most popular offerings ever by Vermont’s progressive ice cream purveyor, Ben & Jerry’s.
To celebrate the anniversary, Ben & Jerry’s will spread some peace, love and ice cream in the Big Apple delivering free scoops of AmeriCone Dream including full pints to each of Colbert’s studio audiences during the week of the flavor anniversary.
Own a piece of ‘Own a Piece of Histor-Me’ by bidding on the interview table featured on ‘The Colbert Report’ from 2010 – 2013, which comes ‘complete with scratches that Stephen made himself! Includes a list of 450 names of people who sat at the table, notarizing it along with Stephen’s signature and photo. Brings a whole new meaning to “farm to table”!‘.
All profits from the winning bid will go towards Farm Aid, a non-profit organisation which aims to build a vibrant, family-farm centered system of agriculture in America, providing emergency relief, counseling, education and legal aid to farmers in crisis.
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The eagle eyed Hubsters out there may have noticed that lately Stephen Colbert has been sporting some new wrist bling. After much speculation at their meaning(s) and origins(s), I thought it was high time to do a round-up post detailing the latest editions to Stephen’s beloved wrist.
Stephen Colbert is, according to Best, one of their hardest working board members. In addition to giving every guest who appears on “The Colbert Report” a DonorsChoose gift card, Colbert “has probably done about ten different campaigns, promotions, stunts, that have driven millions of dollars to classroom projects on our site,” Best says. “Everything from a philanthropic presidential straw poll to an armed forces ‘smack down’ to see who could support more military children.”
(Thank you to StephenSmile64 for the Tip)
reddit user katiecsaylor posted this touching photo of her younger sister with Stephen Colbert, taken before Wednesday night’s show. Having recently lost their father to cancer, katiecsaylor’s sister wrote Stephen a letter explaining that she and her father watched the show every night together before he passed away. In the letter, she also included one of the bracelets that she started marking to raise money for the American Cancer Society, which Stephen has worn every night for the past three months. At 11 years old, she was too young to be apart of the studio audience, but Stephen invited her to the show nonetheless, where she watched back stage. To make him feel better about losing his mother, she also gave Stephen a stuffed eagle, which he named after her and put on his desk. (Thank you to StephenSmile64 and Clem for the Tip!)
Ever wanted to hang out backstage at ‘The Colbert Report’ with Stephen Colbert? Well now is your chance!!
Omaze are giving one lucky person and a friend the chance to win VIP tickets to a live taping of ‘The Colbert Report’, and the chance to go behind the scenes with Stephen Colbert. The prize includes airfare to New York City and a 4-star hotel for the winner and their friend.
Every 100 entries received will sponsor a full after school arts program for a low-income public school in New York or Los Angeles, benefiting the ‘Urban Arts Partnership’, which aims to ‘advance the intellectual, social and artistic development of underserved public school students through arts-integrated education programs to close the achievement gap.’
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Entries close on Friday, July 12th
When I was a high-school student in Dallas, my math teacher Mrs. Bauer went to a conference and saw a demonstration of one of the first personal computers. She thought, These are going to be big. She enrolled in a night class in computer science so she could teach us how to use computers, even though she had to pay the tuition herself. Her dedication to bringing innovation into our classroom changed my life and launched a career I could never have imagined. How many of us had a teacher like Mrs. Bauer? Wouldn’t it be great if we had a way to support the amazing educators who work so hard to expose their students to the world around them?
Well, we do, through DonorsChoose.org, which makes it easy to help teachers bring their ideas to life. DonorsChoose.org provides a simple way for people who want to lend a hand to help teachers meet their classroom needs.
Teaching is a very demanding job, and it’s even tougher if teachers don’t have a way to get the resources their students need. From kindergarten to high school, many public-school teachers routinely use their own money to buy materials for their classrooms, including basic items like pencils and books. If schools can’t provide more expensive supplies, such as those for a chemistry lab, students have to go without and their learning suffers.
Through DonorsChoose.org, anyone can be connected to a specific teacher in a specific school with a specific idea about a project for students. You can support teachers in your child’s school, in your community, or anywhere in the country. You can choose projects in particular subjects you find interesting, from math and science to the humanities.