Monday, January 21, 2008

Stephen Colbert’s Persuasion


I’m a little late in writing about this story from last week, but it’s too good not to say a few words. Comedy Central’s faux pundit Stephen Colbert has succeeded in getting the Smithsonian Institution to hang his portrait in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. for a six-week showing. The museum placed Colbert’s portrait in what it deemed an “appropriate place”-- between the bathrooms and close to the “America's Presidents” exhibit.

Maybe he can’t get the Democrats to put him on the ballot in South Carolina but he certainly knows how to play a joke to conclusion even without his writers who are on strike.

8 comments:

Marion said...

Sorry I haven't been around much lately, Sheila...I can't believe how much there is to do! Guess it's not such a long time since you were packing things, lol!

Stephen Colbert...what can I say? He's great...even if he's situated nest to the bathrooms!

Lorelei said...

I can't say I ever really got into SC's humor, although I've always liked the interviews he does with his guests. I'm too madly in love with Jon Stewart.

Sheila said...

Oh Marion, I completely understand how the moving process can consume your time. SC is brash, funny and surprisingly honest. Love how he's taken on Bill O'Reilly and has nailed his personality to a tee.

Lorelei,
I like Jon Stewart too but SC has temporarily stolen my heart.

Diane J Standiford said...

Amazing isn't it? He makes such "smart" people look so stupid, with such ease. They are clueless. OY and DOH

Sheila said...

Diane,
He is a rare talent for sure.

KJ said...

This is classic! I had heard about this, but I had not seen the portrait yet. I guess Mt. Rushmore is next...

KJ

Sheila said...

kj,
I wouldn't put it past him. It is bringing in younger patrons to see it and that is a great thing to me even if it is not great art.

Palm Springs Savant said...

he's a little odd, but I like his style, and he is unique.