with only a few minutes remaining in the game when Austin fumbled the ball on the punt return i thought i was going to have a heart attack .. i can’t believe the d. would allow that touchdown run for the second time! they were great the 1st half, buutt offensively what-the-f—? it was just miserable to watch, their numbers were so badd but they had a chance to win throughout the entire game ..which made it so much worse when theyy losttttt.. and the way they did..so upsetting..!
Stephen Colbert’s The Colbert Report is a spin-off of and counterpart to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Like its predecessor, this show critiques politics and the media. It satirizes personality-driven political pundit programs, particularly Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor.
Host Bill O’Reilly a.k.a “Papa Bear” known for having a conservative bias and a short fuse was the main influence for the creation of The Colbert Report. The Stephen Colbert character and The Colbert Report are generally parodies of Bill O’Reilly and The O’Reilly Factor. It pokes fun at both O’Reilly’s personality, and his program segments in a hysterical manner.
The Colbert Report features a commentary segment called “The Word” which is similar to O’Reilly’s “Talking Points Memo”. Like the Memo, The Word features the commentator asserting a political point of view with a text screen graphic next to him. However, while O’Reilly’s text serves to emphasize his points, Colbert’s text generally serves as an ironic counterpoint to his character’s position. Other segments juxtaposed with The O’Reilly Factor are The Colbert Report’s Inbox compared to O’Reilly’s “Factor Mail”, Stephen Colbert’s Balls for Kidz, which, unlike The Factor’s “Children at Risk”, tends to portray messages and lessons typically considered unsuitable for children. And That’s The Craziest F#?king Thing I’ve Ever Heard, is comparable to O’Reilly’s “The Most Ridiculous Item of the Day”. Additionally, Colbert parodies O’Reilly’s references to his program as the “no spin zone” by inviting viewers of his show to “take a spin in the no fact zone.”
In a historic moment, Stephen Colbert was a guest on The O’Reilly Factor, in January of 2007. Colbert was in full right wing, well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status-idiot-mode and kept O’Reilly on the ropes while getting in a few good jabs – like ripping on Bill’s ancient audience. O’Reilly then refers to Daily Show viewers as “stoned slackers,” a myth put to an end, when MSNBC found that Daily Show viewers are actually more educated than those who watch The Factor.
During the interview, when referencing the similarities of their shows, O’Reilly asked Colbert, “Don’t you owe me an enormous amount of money?” Colbert did not flinch, as usual, and said, “Well, if I were imitating you, Bill, I would, but there’s a difference between imitation and emulation.”
It is not surprising how popular The Colbert Report has gotten since its debut in 2005. It is one of Comedy Central’s highest-rated series,winning both an Emmy and a Peabody award. This 30-minute segment is sure to put a smile on your face while informing you on important current issues simultaneously.
Here are two clips where Colbert and O’Reilly are discussing the same issue: Christmas. I’ll leave it for you to decide which one you’d rather watch.
Click here to see Colbert’s version.
Tragically, 19-year-old New York Ranger prospect Alexei Cherepanov collapsed on the bench during today’s hockey game in Russia, and died shortly after suffering an apparent heart attack.
His head coach, Wayne Fleming said Cherepanov collapsed on the bench during the third period of the game a little while after his line change with teammate and former New York Ranger, Jaromir Jagr.
Fleming also said medical authorities tried to get Cherepanov’s heart beating again after it had stopped. Sources in Russia told TSN that the ambulance that is normally at all games had already departed and had to be called back. Also, the defibrillators at the arena were not working order, and could not be used.
“We are extremely saddened by the tragic passing of Alexei,” said New York Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather. “On behalf of the New York Rangers organization, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his family. Alexei was an intelligent, energetic young man, with tremendous talent and an extremely bright future.”
“He was a great kid,” Cherepanov’s agent, Jay Grossman told TSN. “He had a great smile and was an outstanding player with a great future on and off the ice. It’s both shocking and devastating news for all of us. “
He set the RSL record for goals by a rookie with 18, beating the previous mark held by Pavel Bure (17 goals), during the 2006-07 season. His total of 29 points in his rookie campaign was more than Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Ovechkin and Ilya Kovalchuk during their first initial RSL seasons.
Cherepanov helped lead Russia to a Bronze Medal at the World Junior Championships in 2008, scoring three goals and adding three assists with a plus-three rating over his six games at the tournament.
Talented & Too Young..
#17 – R.I.P You Will Forever Be In Our Hearts ♥
Gossiping is always a big trend in Hollywood. Gossiping about a Vice Presidential nominee however is not. But with the introduction of Sarah Palin to Americans, she is now the country’s newest overnight celebrity, and the gossip begins.
According to New York Times business reporter David Carr,
“To readers of women’s magazines — [Palin] represents the ideal blend of femininity and toughness, mother and mayor, good girl and governor. As the saying goes, “She’s just like us.Only better.”
Perhaps because Hollywood celebrities do not read women’s magazines, they can not agree that Palin epitomizes any of these ideals. In fact, they believe in the exact opposite. In recent interviews and blogs, many A-listers have shared their distaste for the new Republican Nominee, accusing her of being “evil” and “unprepared”.
Comedian Margaret Cho is the latest star to chime in on Mrs. Sarah Palin.
Writing the following on her blog:
“At first I thought Sarah Palin was some kind of Republican pandering – a misguided attempt to woo Hillary voters over to the dark side, as if they believed women voters were so stupid that they would vote for anyone in skirt, but now I see that she is much, much worse…I am a feminist and a Christian – and when I see Sarah Palin – I see neither. And it is official. She is evil…This is serious and bad.”
Girlfriends Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson also use the internet to air their thoughts on John McCain’s running mate. They have released a joint statement on Ronson’s official Myspace blog, saying:
“I really cannot bite my tongue anymore when it comes to Sarah Palin.
I couldn’t be more supportive of a woman in office, but let’s face it, it comes down to the person, and their beliefs, male or female.
Is it a sin to be gay? Should it be a sin to be straight? Or to use birth control? Or to have sex before marriage? Or even to have a child out of wedlock?”
Pop Star Pink also had some choice words for a certain vice presidential candidate, telling PopEater:
“If I were writing a letter to Sarah Palin it would be a lot of whys and hows. Who are you? Do you know? Why do you hate animals? Please point out Iraq on a map.”
She continued by saying:
“This woman hates women. She is not a feminist. She is not the woman that’s going to come behind Hillary Clinton and do anything that Hillary Clinton would’ve been capable of…. I can’t imagine overturning Roe vs. Wade. She’s not of this time. The woman terrifies me.”
Matt Damon talked about Sarah Palin to The Associated Press, where he compared the possibility of her being President to a ‘really bad Disney movie’. Damon stated:
“I think there’s a really good chance Sarah Palin could become president, and I think that’s a really scary thing… I don’t know anything about her and in eight weeks, I don’t think I’m going to know anything about her. I know that she was a mayor of a really, really small town and she’s the governor for Alaska for less than two years. I just don’t understand. I think the pick was made for political purposes… Do the actuary tables and there’s a one out of three chance, if not more, that [John] McCain doesn’t survive his first term and it’ll be President Palin… It’s like a really bad Disney movie. The hockey mom, you know, ‘oh, I’m just a hockey mom’… and she’s facing down President Putin (of Russia)… It’s totally absurd… it’s a really terrifying possibility.”
Animal rights activist Pamela Anderson is clearly not a fan of her either. An E! reporter asked the former “Baywatch” babe if she she’d seen the photo of Palin, a proud hunter, with an animal fur in the background.
“I can’t stand her,” Anderson replied after rolling her eyes. “She can suck it!”
It is safe to say that this won’t be the last we hear of celebs gossiping about Mrs. Palin. Things are just getting started, and with her vice presidential debate next week with Senator Joseph R. Biden, we will take a closer look at seeing if Sarah represents either the qualities Carr has stated, or those that these celebrities accuse her of.
Besides Britney Spears finally winning her first and possibly last moon man during the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, the biggest story to come out of the night was its host, the blunt British comedian Russell Brand.
Personally I wasn’t offended or put off when he urged Americans to vote for Barack Obama and called George W. Bush a “retarded cowboy”, but hey that’s just my opinion. If you have not figured it out, I am a liberal but I can see if you are a conservative Republican, it was a little rude.
In his opening monologue, he went on to say that, he sympathized with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s daughter’s boyfriend and would-be father, Levi Johnston, stating, “That is the safe sex message of all time. Use a condom or become a Republican!”
Perhaps the most controversy actually came when Brand repeatedly joked about the Jonas Brothers and their purity rings. First of all, the Jo Bros are America’s new sweethearts so you need to be careful when you criticize everyone’s’ favorite new boy band. But, it would not have been a big issue if Brand would just make 1 joke about it and move on. It seemed as if after every commercial break, Brand would keep poking fun of three brothers, all of whom vow not to have premarital sex.
Clearly angering “American Idol” champion Jordin Sparks, who defended them by coming up on stage and saying, “It’s not bad to wear a promise ring because not every guy and a girl wants to be a slut, OK?”
After the VMAs, the Jonas Brothers responded stating they are cool with it. Youngest brother Nick said, “For us it’s cool to see that he recognizes we are gentleman.” He even said he thought Brand was hilarious when he appeared on Conan O’Brien. Middle brother Joe went on to joke that maybe Russell just needs a hug.
Aw. How can you not love them??
Throughout the night Russell Brand was slowly losing his cool, he spoke too fast, and many times, he was incomprehensible. He cut off one of the main actors in the upcoming movie “Twilight” and many fans were outraged! But to the naked eye, it wasn’t that noticeable.
Overall, the 2008 VMAs were better than last year’s disaster, and hey, Russell Brand did add a new twist to the ceremony. He was entertaining to watch, even if you were just staring at his wacky hair-do.