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post #31 of 40
"Colbert took a swipe at Bush's Iraq policy, at domestic eavesdropping, and he took a shot at the news corps for purportedly being nothing more than stenographers recording what the Bush White House said. He referred to the recent staff changes at the White House, chiding the media for supposedly repeating the cliche "rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic" when he would have put it differently: "This administration is not sinking. This administration is soaring. If anything, they are rearranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg." A mixed metaphor, and lame as can be."

The Hindenburg comment is political satire at its best. Ribbing them, but not going ridiculously overboard. How Mr. Cohen can call this line "a mixed metaphor (huh???), and lame as can be" is mind boggling.
post #32 of 40
As much as Cohen's report rips on Colbert, it can be expected from members of the news corps who Colbert gave a good old fashioned rimjob to in his speech. There have been numerous newspaper reports (including one in the Washington Post, where Cohen's article was published) that say the exact opposite of Cohen's perspective. Colbert has some amazing guts, and damn that was funny.
post #33 of 40
I just really enjoy how he tries to convince me that he's hilarious. [edit] A good old fashioned what?
post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by edmorel
... rearranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg." .... How Mr. Cohen can call this line "a mixed metaphor (huh???)....
but it is a mixed metaphor. that's the 'funny' part of it. most mixed metaphors are kindof funny.
post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by faustian bargain
but it is a mixed metaphor. that's the 'funny' part of it. most mixed metaphors are kindof funny.
But I distinctly saw the interior of the Hindenburg in that Indiana Jones movie, and there were no deck chairs present, therefore this joke is DQed.

PS: No ticket.
post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by odoreater
I really disagree with a lot of Justice Scalia's legal opinions, but I think that the man is brilliant and I am a great admirer of his.

completely disagree with scalia, but he is brilliant at times. and i mean, i completely disagree....
post #37 of 40
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Originally Posted by j
But I distinctly saw the interior of the Hindenburg in that Indiana Jones movie, and there were no deck chairs present, therefore this joke is DQed.

PS: No ticket.

Thanks god, and I thought I was the only one who got historical facts from Steve Spielberg movies.

Jon.
post #38 of 40
For the record, I've read a lot of Richard Cohen columns, and though I like him, his self-reported sense of humor doesn't come through. He's a columnist, though, so he shouldn't logically be offended by making fun of reporters.

I've heard one explanation that Colbert may have come off better over TV/video clip than he did in the room. His jokes might have been a little too rapid fire and deadpan to play well live, in a big room.
post #39 of 40
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
I just really enjoy how he tries to convince me that he's hilarious. [edit] A good old fashioned what?
Yeah I was wondering what Trad had come to these days too...
post #40 of 40
He's under no obligation to be funny. He's there to give cynics like me a voice.
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