Finally an out-of-character Stephen Colbert, who is almost always in-character, is here caught on camera in a discussion with Neil Degrasse Tyson about science, society, and the universe at the Kimberley Academy in Montclair, New Jersey.
Stephen Colbert's new book "America Again, Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't" was released this winter. Here, he discusses the book, his odd choice of titles and how the US can recover from its current non-problems.
Hosted by Google chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt at the Google New York offices.
Stephen Colbert hosted a pretty awesome 'debate' between Ron Paul, who is a strong proponent of returning the country to the Gold Standard and the NYT's David Leonhardt who thinks things are fine the way they are. Wondering why people are getting their news from Comedy Central? This is a pretty good example.
David Leonhardt: The problem is not inflation, the problem is too weak an economy...If given the choice would you rather take my gold wedding ring or a million dollars in paper money?
Ron Paul: The question is would you rather put $10,000 in a box for 20 years or a few gold coins...The Fed Reserve has destroyed 98% of the purchasing power of the dollar since 1913 an in the meantime they have financed every war they couldn't have financed if they were on the gold standard.
Colbert:: Dave, do you want some ice for that burn? Also: The gold standard will create jobs...we'll need to hire tailors to reinforce our pockets.
If bad unemployment numbers come out this week, Obama plans to announce that he killed bin Laden a second time. Osama Bin Laden has now been marked as deceased on the FBI Most Wanted list, despite not being officially tied to the 9/11 attacks many New Yorkers and those with ties to victims are certainly celebrating.
UPDATE (6/21/08): It has come to my attention that the episode of The Colbert Report on which this video aired has been banned from Hulu, comedynetwork.ca, and even from Colbert's comedycentral.com page. I'm sorry if I made a video that will somehow be involved in the premature end of The Colbert Report. :P
UPDATE (6/20/08): They just aired it on The Colbert Report. Catch the "director's cut" here. :)
A quick remashmixup(able?) of Pulp Fiction I put together for the current Stephen Colbert green screen challenge.