30 August 2006

30 Days of Simmering Resentment

Stephen Colbert has a beef with my home state of Georgia. And, of course, it's funny as hell.



There is a little truthiness to his rant.

And if you need a little more Colbert to get you through the day, here's one of the best moments from the Emmys broadcast:

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18 Comments:

At 8/30/2006 07:45:00 AM, Blogger gizmorox said...

I saw this the other day! I was thinking "Oh, honey, if there's some place to be bragging about, South Carolina is definitely not it." :)

 
At 8/30/2006 07:47:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

Growing up, we always loved the peach water tower in Gaffney ... because it looked like a big butt on a golf tee.

 
At 8/30/2006 10:18:00 AM, Blogger Dan said...

Ya gotta love the Colbert!

 
At 8/30/2006 10:54:00 AM, Blogger nancy said...

I saw the Emmy one live, it was hilarious, but never seen the peach one, too funny!!

 
At 8/30/2006 11:05:00 AM, Blogger Ben said...

You know Beth, as someone across the pond who soaks in all the blogosphere posts, I have yet to see a negative comment on either Stewart or Colbert.

These guys must really have their finger on the pulse of American satire and comedy.

 
At 8/30/2006 11:13:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

DAN: He's worth the cable hookup, dear. But if you decide not to go there, you can find a lot of his stuff on YouTube.

NANCY: I've been monitoring YouTube since I saw his peach state rant Thursday night. Love the Colbert.

BEN: They're brilliant. "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" are great reprieves from Fox News.

 
At 8/30/2006 12:53:00 PM, Anonymous m said...

you know, the peaches in the pacific northwest can beat your peaches from the 'sherman burn your city to the ground' state...

 
At 8/30/2006 03:41:00 PM, Blogger barista brat said...

ok beth - i gotta ask:
do YOU drink peanuts in your coke?

 
At 8/30/2006 03:45:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

M: My home state may have been burned by that bastard Sherman ... but look what your home state's governor's mansion gave us. And nothing beats Southern peaches, dear heart.

BRAT: I do not. But my grandparents drank Cokes that way.

 
At 8/30/2006 05:36:00 PM, Blogger Coaster Punchman said...

Is it as hard to find a good peach in Georgia as it is everywhere else (except, I guess, South Carolina)?

 
At 8/30/2006 05:40:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Yes, it can be. I've been fooled several times this summer with icky ones. But they're fabulous right now.

But you can always find a perfectly chilled Coca-Cola ... and the occasional dancing Stipe.

 
At 8/30/2006 07:37:00 PM, Anonymous m said...

first of all, missy--that piece of %^$^%$^%$ so-called president that should be impeached already--really isn't from my home state--even if he pretends with his fake texas accent...

second, now i live in a blue state, and you --my dear, live in one of those red ones--

and third, and more importantly--i have yet to have a bad peach here...probably because of all the global warming, it is getting pretty hot here...

are we getting into a catfight?

 
At 8/30/2006 07:39:00 PM, Blogger thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Times like these, I miss cable.

PS - I'm coveting those Cat Power tickets of yours. I trust you'll tell us a bit about the show?

 
At 8/30/2006 07:43:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

M: Yeah, but he was your guv'nah. And, truth be told, I wish I lived in a blue state. So give me the peaches, okay? Oh, a cat fight isn't fun unless a bunch of guys are standing around watching us. And how could I hate my doppelganger? That's like hating myself ... and we know I'm way too vain for that.

THIRDWORSTPOETINTHEGALAXY: All the good stuff ends up on YouTube within a week, so keep checking that site. And, yes, you'll hear about the Cat Power show. I'm really looking forward to that show.

 
At 8/30/2006 07:49:00 PM, Blogger Jeremy said...

Is it wrong that I feel like Jon Stewart is the best interviewer on TV? He keeps it light and brings out the big guns when necessary. He's fantastic.

And Colbert. Colbert puts everyone on notice . . . including you, Beth. You and the bears. You're on notice.

 
At 8/30/2006 10:07:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

I agree with you about Jon Stewart. He asks the questions I'd want to ask.

But please, Jeremy, don't lump me with the bears!

 
At 8/31/2006 10:47:00 AM, Blogger Old Lady said...

Okay, listen up y'all-the real 'Georgia Peaches' are the female homosapiens of the state. That's why it is called the Peach State because of all the unfathomly beautiful women that populate the state. All South Carolina can grow is fruit peaches, we have fruit and human peaches!

 
At 8/31/2006 11:14:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

Old Lady saves the day with a brilliant argument filled with wisdom! Never count us older lasses out ...

 

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