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Colbert Report Filming Spoof Of Fox News
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the interrogation begins

Tired of Fox News? So is The Colbert Report, who is on campus right now filming students. We caught up with a CC senior who had just been interviewed for the segment to mock Fox News making Columbia students look stupid.

“So The Colbert Report is coming on with unreasonable demands—he holds up a picture of somebody and swooshes it by really fast and asks them to name which political official it was. The humor is that Columbia students are really smart and answer correctly, and he’s trying to make a funny shot and gets pissed off. So I was just interviewed to answer what are the three branches of government. I actually got 2 of them right the first time, and then they did the shot again where I got all three of them right—he said ‘Son of a bitch!’ and stormed off.”

How many takes would it take you?

Bwoglines: Breaks and ‘byes Edition

I wonder how it tastes...

New York Times foreign correspondent and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Shadid passed away in Syria due to a severe asthma attack. (Columbia Journalism Review)

Jon Stewart has temporarily cornered the market on late night satire. (New York Times)

Corruption is everywhere. (The Guardian)

Never take candy from strangers undercover cops. (AlterNet)

Bunnies via Wikimedia Commons

Foner Gets Phallic

Foner, contemplating Colbert's question. Photo via Wikipedia Public Domain.

There’s nothing Bwog loves more than to wake up to a boner joke. Aren’t you glad we said “joke” at the end of that?

Anyway, Columbia’s very own superstar Professor Eric Foner stopped by The Colbert Report again (!) to discuss his new book “The Fiery Trial.” But before he even began to share his expertise on Abraham Lincoln and American slavery, Foner was asked a pressing (ha) question by Colbert:

“Does he know his name rhymes with boner?”

Watch Colbert’s intro here and Foner’s segment here.

Reasons Why You Came Back Early: Colbert Edition

Another snowstorm, another reason to love New York and Columbia. As they did during the storm last year, the kind folks at The Colbert Report reached out to Bwog, letting us know that the “odds are good” of getting standby tickets for the day’s taping of the show. Your friends made fun of you for coming back early… but now who’s laughing! Ha ha! (You are. At the taping of The Colbert Report.) Full tip with details:

Hey Columbians!

It’s that time of year again! Due to heavy snowfall last night, we over at “The Colbert Report” think that today will be a great day to head on down to the show for standby tickets. Standby tickets are not guaranteed, but the odds are good considering the heaps of snow outside. Besides, school hasn’t started yet, so what else are you doing?

Come on down!

The Colbert Report
513 W. 54th St
New York, NY 10019

Standbys should sign in around 4:30pm, but then they don’t have to be back until 6pm (meaning you can go and get warm during the interim). The taping ends around 8:30pm. Standbys must bring a government issued photo ID (like a driver’s license or passport). You must be at least 18 years old to see the taping.

Let It Snow Part 2: Skip Class and Hang Out With Colbert

UPDATE: Current snowfall at 3-6 inches

UPDATE: NYU calls off classes

Bwog just received this tip:

Hey Columbians!

Due to the crazy blizzard outside, we over at “The Colbert Report” think that today will be a GREAT day to head on down to the show for standby tickets. We can’t guarantee anything, but the odds are good considering the winter wonderland outside.

So come on down!

The Colbert Report
513 W. 54th St
New York, NY 10019

Standbys should arrive around 4 PM. Taping ends around 8 PM. Standbys must bring a government issued photo ID (like a driver’s license or passport). You must be over 18 years old to see the taping.

We hope you post this note on Bwog today.

If you have any questions please email us at audience@thecolbertreport.org

Sincerely,
Audience Department
The Colbert Report