Stephen Colbert Just Gave Apple the "Wag of the Finger!!!"

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Bobdude161, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    OMG!! Anyone watching? lol. But I think with his sense of opposite-ness I think that's a good thing.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    What does "the wag of the finger" mean? Did he just point the bone at Apple? It sounds like the same sort of thing only pointing the bone at someone is a very bad thing to do.

    Why did he do it?
     
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    I'm so sick of Colbert.

    Not everybody likes him as much as he likes him.

    And by that I mean if everyone in the world combined how much they liked him it wouldn't be as much.
     
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    You know he's not really that self-centered, right? That it's an act? A parody of Bill O'Reilly?
     
  5. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, Colbert usually is poking fun at the hard-core right wingers.

    I'm suprised you couldn't smell the sarcasim from 5 channels away!
     
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    If you are a Seinfeld fan, think of the guy who wags his finger and says 'you are a very bad man!'
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Ahhhh....

    But why did he do it?
     
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    I personally think the Daily Show and the Colbert Report are two of the worst shows on Comedy Central.
     
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    Ahh, they have so many raplys of his show on CC. I don't even pay attention to his show, but I leave it on cause there's nothin' else. Sometimes he's funny. Maybe he was wagging his finger about the iPhone, maybe?...
     
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    Second best show on TV. The Daily Show is #1.

    Havn't seen it yet, can't wait!!
     
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    Talking about the Jan 11th episode? It airs in 35 minutes here, so I guess I'll see.

    I watch it regularly, if I can. Both of those shows are well worth watching and a better source of news than anybody else (on US tv).
     
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    <sarcasm>
    I think it amounted to the fact that it is a 3-in-1 device, and he was NOT satisfied with that. At least until, according to him, he gets one for free. <
    </sarcasm>

    I'll check on youtube for it.
     
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    Seconded.
     
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    :confused:
     
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    Daily Show is good, but from what I've seen of Colbert......meh. *shrugs shoulders*
     
  17. mrmma macrumors member

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    I think that was about it.



    As an off topic note, his "guess what number I'm thinking" bit last night was absolute genius following his introduction. That was very smart comedy.

    I think that with the Daily Show and Colbert Report, one either gets/likes that type of humor and then loves the show because they do it very well, or one doesn't get/like that type of humor and then the show is banal and not entertaining.
     
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    I personally thought it was hilarious, but then I quite like Stephen Colbert. I'm not going to explain it, you can see it here.
     
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    I don't waste my time with any of those political "pundits" and their opinions, I prefer to form my own.

    At the end of the day, if you play back all their comments in your head it's all drivel and gibberish.
     
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    Pundit

    pundit |?p?ndit| noun 1 an expert in a particular subject or field who is frequently called on to give opinions about it to the public : a globe-trotting financial pundit.

    Satire

    satire |?sa?t?r| noun the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. See note at wit . • a play, novel, film, or other work that uses satire : a stinging satire on American politics. • a genre of literature characterized by the use of satire. • (in Latin literature) a literary miscellany, esp. a poem ridiculing prevalent vices or follies.

    Comprehension

    comprehension |?kämpri?hen ch ?n| noun 1 the action or capability of understanding something : I lack the reading comprehension to understand what people in this thread have been saying | the comprehension of spoken language.


    A number of people in this thread need to work on those 3 definitions.

    I find they both have their strengths and weaknesses, Stewart tends to be better at big events and news, Colbert tends to be better at the empty times in-between. The two of them could combine to make a killer 1/2 hour, the full hour is a bit drawn out (and yes, I know Colbert is a spin-off, I would love to see them do a Crossfire style show).

    I haven't watched for a while, due to time reasons, just tuned into this week's shows, and have to admit I've been disappointed with both of them. Hopefully its just holiday doldrums.
     
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    Best line: "I already use Cingular so it would be easy."
     
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    I personally think they are 2 of the best shows on tv. :)


    Well said.

    For anyone/everyone that actually watches his show (Colbert)- how great is it when a guest on his show actually gets the point of his show?! Some of the best I've scene (that I can remember their names, I'm no politician) are Will Wright (I know, not politics, but a great episode) and former president Ford (I think... I am pretty sure it was him). They fire right at Colbert before he even gets a chance and it ends up being hilarious. Predidential hopeful Vislack was also a fantastic guest.
     
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    I wouldnt say worst...


    Their jokes are definitely lame and easy to see them coming. What annoys me about the show is their act. For example the Daily Show, the guy sometimes acts as if he is clueless and somehow it is funny, but rubs off on me as if he is just stupid....
     
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    MOD WARNING: Keep the discussion civil and on topic please or I'll just wasteland the thread.
     
  25. Roderick Usher macrumors regular

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    Finally saw this, it was hilarious.

    Laughed long and hard at that. I'd recently rewatched Woz's interview on the Colbert Report. Stephen was breaking character all over the place and acting like a little kid - he was clearly starstruck. Woz said in a later interview with Guy Kawasaki that people had written him saying they'd never seen Stephen act that way before. :D
     

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