It’s hard out there for white men. That’s why Roy Den Hollander is fighting the nefarious advances of gender equality, right at ground zero of feminism‘s proudest accomplishment: ladies’ night. Yes, two-for-one drinks deals could not be more threatening to the centuries of male privilege that guys have enjoyed. Hollander’s quest only got more difficult when an appeals court ruled in September 2010 that offering discounted drinks to certain clientele did not constitute “discrimination.” Now he’s fighting mad! On the “Difference Makers” segment of Thursday’s “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert profiled self-titled anti-feminist lawyer Roy Den Hollander and his noble quest to rid the world of feminism and drink specials, and introduced us to the concept of PMS: “persecuted male syndrome.” Men, are you sufferers? [The Colbert Report] Keep reading »
Maybe the real lesson learned from all of this isn’t that Miley Cyrus is a lil’ trampy for 15, or that her parents were remiss, or that Disney needs to chill the hell out. Maybe it’s that Annie Leibovitz is played out. [Comedy Central: The Colbert Report] Keep reading »
Wednesday’s episode of The Colbert Report had a segment about MyFreeImplants.com, a website started by Jason Grunstra which “brings together two groups of people: women that have a strong desire to enhance their physical appearance through cosmetic surgery and benefactors who wish to help these women improve their self esteem and confidence through cosmetic surgery.” Clearly, men have been giving their money to silly charities like St. Jude’s and OxFam for far too long. You know, it is so unfortunate that women don’t have a similar charity to contribute to which provides men with the cosmetic surgeries of their dreams. Is the URL “SizeDoesMatter.com” available? [Comedy Central] Keep reading »
How could anyone resist the mouth on Stephen Colbert or Jon Stewart or Conan Oâ€™Brien? Between the suits, the wit, the perfect hair, and the geek chic, sometimes we just want to watch the handsome hosts on mute in slow motion. And it looks like theyâ€™re in on our dirty little secret. In true form, theyâ€™ve managed to even outdo themselves! Like a pack of superheroes, the three combined forces last night on all of their programs. Thatâ€™s right 3 for the price of 1! The too-hot-to-handle trio have had a hilarious back and forth feud on-air over the past week. In Colbertâ€™s cocky form, he claimed he was responsible for Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabeeâ€™s success. Conan then countered claiming he created Colbert. Then, through a vintage tape of the Jon Stewart Show, which had the stud back in early 90â€™s duds, Colbert came on The Daily Show to argue that Jon was in fact the god who created them all. (Weâ€™d be happy to kneel at his alter!) But nothing seemed to settle it, and Conan was ready to wrestle.
Monday night, the argument culminated on Conan in one of the funniest fight scenes of all time. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert snapped up to Conan like Jets from West Side Story, they knucked it up Three Stooges style, and then they danced. We still can get the picture of the three of them showing off their smooth moves on one screen out of our heads! Sigh, sweet dreams are made of late night talk show hosts. Keep reading »
David Levy, the author of Love and Sex with Robots went on The Colbert Report recently to talk about the book, which people have been discussing non-stop since its publication in November. While the audience and Colbert laughed hysterically, David was completely serious, saying that we will be having sex with robots in five years and be capable of falling in love with them in 40. Not only will these robots be able to simulate humans well enough to get us to fall in love with them, but they’ll also be better in bed. Unlike humans with our handful of lovers from which we draw experience, the robots will be programmed with all of the information and tricks from all of the books ever written about sex. David says this is one of the major problems he sees, “…in particular with men having some sort of sexual anxiety because If they realize their woman has had the most fantastic sex of her life with a robot, guy might think, ‘I wonder if I can perform that well.’” But women will have something to worry about as well, because men will be able to program their robots to want to have sex with them. And at only a couple hundred dollars by mid century, a robot could be a better investment than a wife. [Comedy Central]
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