Sunday, February 18, 2007

My New Favorite Ice Cream

I haven't tried it yet. But I have a new favorite ice cream. It's vanilla with bits of fudge-covered waffle cone and caramel. It sounds good enough, but what puts it over the top for me is a healthy dose of "liberty".... it's Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream. In a statement released in response to this latest Ben & Jerry's offering, Colbert said "Dessert has a well-known liberal agenda. What I hope to do with this ice cream is bring some balance back to the freezer case." I say it's about time.

12 comments:

BA said...

What will those corporate sell-out goofballs think of next?

Marc said...

Hey... the fact that they are corporate sell-outs makes Colbert even happier, okay?!!

Alifinale said...

Yum, it sounds good to me. I love ice cream!

christovich79 said...

After watching Stephen Colbert's appearance at Harvard's I.O.P. JFK Forum and Jon Stewart's Crossfire appearance, I'd submit that Stephen is much more likable. But why?

I can appreciate Stewart's point that the media is deceptive, but that's the pot calling the kettle black--as if he is the chosen one allowed to profit from TV political op/ed entertainment. Maybe I need to do more research so I can start liking him again--it would make life easier. I could more easily blend in with my adulating peers.

Stephen holds more integrity by simply acknowledging and reaffirming his role as a professional comedian. I loved the truthiness.

Marc said...

I think you're being a little too hard on Stewart. His appearance on Crossfire isn't really representative of most of his work, though I do think his criticisms there represented the opinions of many. Stewart on his show is much more affable and, importantly, funny.

As for Colbert, I'm not so sure he can be written off as solely a professional comedian. I think both he and Stewart likely view themselves as critics of the news media at large. Colbert's performance at the White House Correspondence Dinner last year wasn't just a comedic routine, but a scathing commentary on the Washington Press Corps and the Bush Administration.

Perhaps you like your comedians without the baggage of social commentary?

BA said...

I can't watch too many episodes of the Colbert Report. It's too much of him. At least the Daily Show has awesome correspondents. To me, personally, Colbert was a much better wing man then front man.

Tara said...

Completely agree with BA on this one. Colbert is alright but I can only take so much of someone saying the exact opposite of how he really feels all day. The sarcasm is funny to a point but that much of it just gets old and annoying.

Stewart is much much better!

christovich79 said...

I completely agree that Colbert's show is not as funny. The satire got stale as-a-whole midway through the first season. I preferred him mixed in as a DS sidekick. I really loved Rob Corddry, too. When they left, so did I.

I love the political jabs, such as mocking a congressman doing a crossword puzzle during an important hearing. But the media seems like such an easy target that it bores and annoys me. "You mean that news reporters care about paychecks more than truth???" (Listen for my non-existent gasp) And he is right in the middle of "infotainment", as much as anybody. So can you see how he's being a tad hypocritical when he comes down from his ivory towers like a Savior?

Sue Ellen Mischke said...

I totally agree that Colbert and Stewart are critics of the news media. In fact, it seems kind of obvious to me. I like them both, but I like Stewart more. I don't have time to watch both shows, and I always choose Stewart over Colbert.

David said...

I do love my Marcie!

David said...

Who says I do not read your blogs

Marc said...

Everyone - I guess I initially felt the same way about Colbert, but I've grown pretty fond of him of late. He's quick as a whip and his show ends up being pretty scathing social commentary. He can dissect a guest on the fly like no one else. I think he's on par with Stewart. There's nothing I love better than Colbert's "Better Know A District" segments.

Dad - Awww! My dad reads my BLOG!