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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Stephen Colbert: The Americone Dream

Ben & Jerry's is fudging the truthiness.

The maker of Phish Food, Cherry Garcia and Vermonty Python is adding Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream to its collection of cult figure-inspired ice cream flavors.

Billed as "the sweet taste of liberty in your mouth," Americone Dream is vanilla ice cream packed with fudge-covered pieces of waffle cone and a caramel swirl.

"I'm not afraid to say it. Dessert has a well-known liberal agenda," Colbert said in a statement. "What I hope to do with this ice cream is bring some balance back to the freezer case."

Freedom has never tasted so sweet.

The host of the Emmy-nominated Colbert Report will be donating his portion of the proceeds to the newly established Stephen Colbert Americone Dream Fund, which will then dole out the dough to various charities.

I have always been a big fan of Stephen Colbert and his show, The Colbert Report. Him and Jon Stewart make up some of the best comedy television of the current day. For those that do not know Stephen Colbert, just turn on Comedy Central and enjoy his show (links provided above). His comedy and wit are nothing short of brilliant. Before his show, I would never have thought that the best way to poke fun at the right wingers, Bill O'reilly, and all the other lost souls in the "no-spin" zone, would be to imitate them (tongue firmly in cheek).

The one thing that made me one of Colbert's biggest fans, is the 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner. Wow! This man has balls. I have no doubt that the people who brought him there fully believed he would bring a lighthearted monologue with him. Stephen is at the top of his game there and he doesn't pull any punches. Colbert's comedy touch along with the stunned faces and steely stares from Bush and his cronies make me laugh every time I watch this. I admire him for taking the opportunity to bring truth and comedy together for a night that is bound to become a classic moment in history.

Now, for your entertainment, here are the Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner featuring Stephen Colbert (and more than a fair bit of truthiness)...

Stephen Colbert Part 1

Stephen Colbert Part 2

Stephen Colbert Part 3

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Anonymous Jillian said...

colbert is so great. i love that speech, it's such a punch in the face to bush.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Panda!!! said...

I am very disappointed with anyone who doesn't know who Colbert is by now.
Colbert: Great American, or Greatest American?

5:51 AM  

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