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Colbert 2, O'Reilly 0

Goddammit, LJ just ate my entry.

1. In case you missed it: Colbert on O'Reilly; O'Reilly on Colbert. Listen for the nervous twitters of laughter on the O'Reilly Show; it's not that Colbert was being savage, it's that he was smarter, faster, and clearly not afraid of Billo. And frankly, Bill had here a glorious opportunity to savage Colbert, and the best he could come up with was the French-ness of the name Colbert? Puh-leeze.

2. Lots of interesting TV last night, beyond the Colbert/O'Reilly craziness; a pretty good episode of The Office, followed by my boy Liev Schreiber joining the cast of CSI:Vegas; meanwhile we DVR'd the Avenue Q-ified Scrubs, which became a bit too much after 10 minutes or so.

3. I don't really pay attention to Pitchfork that much anymore, but yesterday's review of the forthcoming Menomena album sounds pretty fucking awesome. Stereogum seconds that emotion.

4. Speaking of which, Stereogum reports: Apple and The Beatles may be coming together sooner than we'd expected. As in, February.

5. Thank friggin' God it's friggin' Friday.
While I think the O'Reilly Factor was the better overall segment (mostly just because of the danger factor), the best moment of the day was the reveal of BillO's book, complete with 30% off sticker.

Also, at the end of Colbert Report, Steven revealed that he stole the O'Reilly Factor's green room microwave, and then put it up on his mantle. Totally fucking awesome.
The "oh yes I fucking totally did" look on his face when he said that he stole the microwave was my favorite part.
And, as it turns out, he actually really did steal it. I wasn't 100% sure until I read this:

It may have been a greater error allowing Colbert into the Fox News headquarters, located near the "Colbert Report" studios in Manhattan. There, Colbert smuggled a microwave out of the green room, a bounty which he proudly displayed at the conclusion of his show.

A spokesman for Fox News confirmed that Colbert stole the microwave, but said it was all in good fun.

It's kind of like stealing the rival team's mascot. I'm glad he can have this much fun doing something that we so love him for.
Memomena is one of my favorite bands. I love their first 2 CDs and the samples I've heard from this one seem really good
I'm listening to a stream (here) and it's pretty impressive. Of the earlier 2 CDs, is there one you'd recommend over the other? I know that one of them is mostly a soundtrack, or something, but if it's awesome it's awesome.
Yeah I listened to the stream.

For a first album, but "I am the fun Blame Monster". It is more of a real album so you should get it first. The "soundtrack" is really cool too, but it is basically unique background music for a strange dance performance.
agreed; colbert didn't waver one bit, and joked about himself when necessary, making o'reilly look stiff and out of place--even on his own show. colbie is just so damn flexible that it makes me wonder what kind of tv personality WOULD trip him up--the only one left on fox is hannity, and he's a joke.

do you watch 30 rock? i baldwin, fey, and friedlander are pretty "on" on that show--i'd recommend checking it out sometime (www.alluc.org).
If Colbert could do what he did in front of President Bush, there's nobody on this Earth that could trip him up. And I'm not sure he would waste his time with Hannity, or vice versa.

I keep meaning to watch 30 Rock, and I never get around to it. If it's gotten better than the pilot, perhaps I'll DVR it again.
30 Rock is about 100x better than the pilot was. The pilot was pretty weak - but 30 Rock just gets better and better each week. Mostly because Alec Baldwin is a comedic genius.
You must watch 30 Rock. Tracy Morgan is an inspired lunatic every single week.
I CAN'T READ, LIZ LEMON! I SIGN MY NAME WITH AN 'X'! I THINK I VOTED FOR NADER! NADER!
Shit! I forgot Liev started that last night. Love the Liev.

I met him at one of your Wanna shows by the way, if I never told you that. I think it was at Acme; he was trying to pick up a bartender.