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Colbert’s Tasty Use for the iPad

Hint: It goes well with tortilla chips.

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Colbert Debates “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (with Himself)

6a00d8341c730253ef011570ed5163970b-800wiStephen Colbert, perhaps television’s wittiest comedian/commentator, is in Iraq. In this sketch, he explains the ins and outs of the wisdom in the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. The full sketch is here.

The conversation between the two Colberts reminded me of Borges’ classic, “Borges and I” with a comic twist.

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Colbert satirizes anti-gay commercial

22348_topnews_colbert469Stephen Colbert satirizes the anti-gay marriage ad by the National Organization for Marriage. As he puts it, the ad is “like watching The 700 Club and The Weather Channel at the same time.”

One of my favorite lines from Colbert–on Iowa’s sanction of gay marriage and its domino effect to New York’s gay marriage legislation introduced by Gov. Paterson: “The same-sex chickens have come home to gentrify their roost.”

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Hey kids, want $50? Study hard and earn an “A”

One of the great lines in this interview of Harvard economics professor Roland Fryer by smart (smart-ass?) comedy guru Stephen Colbert: “What is wrong with the older generation’s way of doing things, where they paid kids to do well in school…by not opening an unholy can of whoop ass”

Fryer’s controversial, innovative theories are controversial and direct: Blacks are the worst performing population in the U.S. public education system.

Colbert wonders aloud (half-jokingly) if these comments by Fryer, a professor of economics at Harvard, are racist. Fryer–an African American man–says that his comments are fact and reality, not racism. “The achievement gap in this country is our biggest civil rights concern.” I tend to agree with Fryer; if not our biggest, then right up there with equal marriage rights for all and closing the gap between the very rich in our nation and the very poor.

Colbert’s other great quip: “If this works, look for Secretary of Education Alex Trebek.”

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» "Pinays," AGNI, Spring 2016
» "Dandy," Post Road, Spring 2015
» "Wrestlers," Fifth Wednesday, Spring 2014
» "Babies," Joyland, August 2011
» "Nicolette and Maribel," BostonNow, May 2007
» "The Rice Bowl," Memorious, March 2005
» "The Rules of the Game," Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images (Coffee House Press, June 2003)
» "Deaf Mute," Growing Up Filipino (Philippine American Literary House, April 2003)
» "Good Men ," Genre, April 2003
» "The Foley Artist," Drunken Boat, April 2002
» "Squatters," Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America (Asian Am. Writers' Workshop, 2001)
» "Deaf Mute," The North American Review, Jan 2001
» "The First Lady of Our Filipino Nation," The Boston Phoenix, 1999
» "Paper Route," Flyway Literary Review, 1996
» "Brainy Smurf and the Council Bluffs Pride Parade," Generation Q (Alyson, 1996)
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