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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:55 PM

Topping off a perfect week: I just met Stephen Colbert!

The story: My daughter is at the age where she's looking at high schools. She's an actress, so she's interested in the drama departments. Tonight, on a whim, we decided to go to a play at my Alma Mater. I'd once learned that Colbert's two kids currently attend the school, but didn't think anything of it. Turns out, both were performing in the play. I didn't see Stephen as we entered, but on our way out I walked right past him.

Understanding that he was here for his kids, I didn't want to take much of his time. So I simply turned to him, said hello, shook his hand, and told him it was a pleasure meeting him. He just smiled and said "Likewise".

How cool is that?

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Reply Topping off a perfect week: I just met Stephen Colbert! (Original post)
VWolf Nov 2012 OP
Esse Quam Videri Nov 2012 #1
We People Nov 2012 #2
Marie Marie Nov 2012 #3
VWolf Nov 2012 #4
progressoid Nov 2012 #8
roguevalley Nov 2012 #16
renate Nov 2012 #12
roguevalley Nov 2012 #15
City Lights Nov 2012 #5
KT2000 Nov 2012 #6
VWolf Nov 2012 #7
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #9
tavalon Nov 2012 #14
Greybnk48 Nov 2012 #10
Cha Nov 2012 #11
VWolf Nov 2012 #17
tavalon Nov 2012 #13

Response to VWolf (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:03 PM

1. Very cool indeed

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Response to VWolf (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:18 PM

2. You are so lucky, and you also know how to think on your feet...with class!

What a evening!

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Response to VWolf (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:24 PM

3. I remember that Al Franken said on his old radio show that

he knew someone whose daughter had worked for Stephen Colbert and she said that he was genuinely just the NICEST man. Kind and gracious to everyone who worked for him.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:36 PM

4. Well he was exceedingly pleasant tonight

And both his son and daughter are quite talented. His son looks just like him.

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Response to VWolf (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:16 AM

8. Biggest Tolkien geek ever...

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Response to progressoid (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:44 AM

16. awesome. In a bit, Colbert wrote a letter I think to Romney and asked that he be

appointed Ambassador to Middle Earth.

As one LOTR geek to another, this man is gold

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:30 AM

12. oh, that is so nice to hear!

For obvious reasons (look to the left!) I'm not surprised to hear that, but I really am glad that my suspicions have been confirmed.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:39 AM

15. I have read that in every interview I ever read. he's genuinely nice and decent.

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Response to VWolf (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:37 PM

5. That is very cool!

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Response to VWolf (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:50 PM

6. Cool and Cool!

and you handled it so well.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:00 AM

7. Thanks! I really wanted to get a picture

But it just seemed inappropriate.

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Response to VWolf (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:29 AM

9. I heard him on NPR a few weeks ago

It was fascinating hear him talk about the process of trying to get on the ballot and then starting a super PAC. He is funny, but he is also very intellectual and just flat out brilliant.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:03 AM

14. Yeah, you know, it's funny,

he launched from The Daily Show and he is every bit as liberal and wonkish as Jon Stewart and yet, when he's not in his role, he doesn't pretend he's just a comedian. Jon Stewart does, although I think Jon Stewart actually believes he's just a comedian. Neither are "just comedians", not by a long shot and they are both scary smart.

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Response to VWolf (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:37 AM

10. Lucky Duck!! How fun! n/t

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Response to VWolf (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:40 AM

11. Class Act Meeting, VWolf! What a week, Indeed, and what a

Lucky Chance meeting!

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:30 AM

17. Next week is gonna be a downer

by comparison, no matter what happens.

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Response to VWolf (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:59 AM

13. Totally cool.

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