Harry Potter Seclusion

UPDATE:

“Hermione’s a dude, Voldemort is the ghost of Harry’s father, whose real name is Rosebud, and on the very last page Harry wakes up in bed with Susanne Pleschette.” –Stephen Colbert
Okay, folks, I’m going into Internet seclusion until I read the book. See you on the other side of the Deathly Hallows.
In the meantime, […]

The four horsemen of the aPOPcalypse

Work calls, but let me put the clip up for your Thursday enjoyment. Several great moments here. Enjoy!

A few other notables from Wednesday’s show: a confession analogy here, and for other Apple fans, Stephen is still trying to get an iPhone. (And while we’re in the Mac vein, I couldn’t resist this link).

Happy Bloomsday

In which our hero, Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFA, reads the part of Leopold Bloom in a chapter from James Joyce’s novel Ulysses
at the Bloomsday on Broadway XXIV celebration in 2005. (For more on Bloomsday, go here.)
Here’s the audio for the Lotus Eaters chapter. (Tip o’ the hat to Truth at Colbert Heroes, where […]

Hearing Voices

I was hoping for Joan of Arc as an example, but I’ll settle for Moses. From Thursday’s show, the interview with Daniel Smith, author Muses, Madmen, and Prophets: Rethinking the History, Science, and Meaning of Auditory Hallucination. I really enjoy watching Stephen dial the intensity of his character up and down depending on the guest.

Science and Religion—Formidable Opponents?

Not for Stephen Colbert, although possibly for his stubbornly one-sided persona, whose ignorance is only exceeded by his arrogance. At Book Expo America this past Saturday to promote his upcoming book, Colbert had this to say in response to a thoughtful question during the Q_A:
“I’m really interested in religion, I’m really interested in science. […]