In the comments yesterday, someone said that Colbert made a Reese witherspoon crack when he was talking to Chunky Bobo last night. I don’t have the right version of flash player on this computer to watch the clip….so did this really happen?
Update. The Reese Witherspoon joke took place right before Douthat came on, apparently.
In the segment right before Doushat, Colbert was talking about wearing costumes to his rally and riffed about making something out of Reese’s peanutbutter cups. It wasn’t during but adjacent. Apparently I wasn’t the only one to make the connection!
Sadly, not in this clip, Doug.
I’d have killed myself laughing if he had, though.
Someone help me here — why is a reference to Reese Witherspoon funny?
Jay in Oregon
From the lexicon:
There are plenty of references to the article in question, but here’s one at Wonkette:
From the lexicon linked to on the right:
DougJ is the business and economics editor for Balloon Juice.
I brought it up — it was in a previous segment, like Nellcote said, about the proximity of the fear rally to Halloween. Something about how Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the scariest Halloween candy because they’re made from Reese Witherspoon. It just seemed like a very long way to go for something not very funny without the Douthat/Chunky Reese Witherspoon context.
I think he also ref’d a Chunky Andrew Sullivan.
DougJ is the business and economics editor for Balloon Juice.
I think you’re right.
Meanwhile, Louis “Terror Babies!” Gohmert thinks we should just give welfare recipients 40 acres and a mule:
I think DougJ is getting lazy with the post tagging.
Bill E Pilgrim
Chunky Reese Witherspoon always sounds like an entire phrase to me, like something out of “Clue”. I always want to add “in the Study… “
@stuckinred: And this concludes the latest episode in IOKIYAR.
Because people who have been underpaid are always so eager to do personal favors for the person who is firing them.
Unless there’s actual documentation and video, *never* trust anything Gloria Allred says to get herself on TV or into court.
Belafon (formerly anonevent)
@geg6: Once again, to reference DennisG, everything is right in wingers eyes if you own some property. How the land would help these people I have no clue, and I doubt they do either, but land will make everything better.
BUT…has he tried to ‘punk’ a CNN reporter yet?
So, I’ve been pronouncing Chunky Reese Witherspoon’s name wrong in my head for Sooo long now. In my head it is Dew-Hat. Which is clearly not even remotely accurate. (But much closer to DoucheHat…..which I feel is a better descriptor if not a correct pronunciation.)
Oh well, The more you know!
Nicki was replaced by a Roomba(tm), which Whitman also caught in bed with Buster.
@DarrenG: Yea, that’s why I deleted it, I didn’t realize she was involved.
Oops, tried to delete it!
The Douthat interview reminded me of something that I notice any time a Goldberg or a Kristol or a Brooks is on the TV: Why are all of these conservative commentators bordering on being morbidly obese?
FWIW, I will stick to Chunky Bobo for Douthat. Reese Witherspoon would probably right a more interesting column than either of them.
No worries: a clash between two wealthy, publicity-seeking, middle-aged white women is just full of win.
I swear, it’s like a conservative sexual hang-up hat trick today. Granted, the Douthat stuff is old, but the creepiness has real staying power.
How do you pronounce that name, I don’t Do-That?
Nothing useful to add. Just a headshake. These are some seriously messed-up people.
It’s the next GOP platform: coronary heart disease is a lie made up by the liberal secular nanny party.
Oh, and I don’t think they make Cheetos-lite.
And high fructose corn syrup is a health food.
All an think about when I see Douthat is “Dude, that’s not a forehead, that’s a fivehead!”
Meg Whitman said the worker had documentation. In the golden days of the media, they would ask Whitman why she did not verify the documentation. Verification might be difficult for me as an individual but she was the head of EBay. That’s the only story here imo.
Isn’t restraint supposed to be a conservative value? I can’t think of a major male conservative commentator that has a visible jaw line
Between that and the mandatory GOP chinfinity he’s going to wind up looking like Zardoz.
Then I think of “Chunky Witherspoon” using her sharp protruding chin to crack open his forehead and feast on the delicious coconut meat inside.
Is that wrong?
@JPL: Let’s see the vault copy.
Hugin & Munin
Hey, that’s the secret of America: 7-10 mil. illegals, but no one actually hires them.
@Belafon (formerly anonevent):
You ain’t no kind of man if you ain’t got land.
@Kristine: It will always be Douche-hat to me, but maybe it’s really Doubt-that. Whatever the case, I’d like to see the birth certificate for this name. It does not sound American.
It sounds so –so —Belgian
@Ailuridae: Uh, no, those conservative principles only apply to those that didn’t rightly inherit this nation. Only non-WASPs need show restraint. And sometimes Catholics, when they aren’t all preachy on that ‘least of us’ bullshit. And sometimes Jews when they’re keeping back the Muslims and being cool about the whole dying in a lake of fire so the Protestants can be saved and have their RVs and NASCAR shrines beamed up to heaven with them.
But yeah, everyone else is just borrowing the place, so don’t use it all the fuck up, okay!?
That's Master of Accountancy to You, Pal (JMN)
OT: It never ends. Eddie is back in the hospital, this time to have two toes amputated due to an infection that’s gotten into the bone.
@That’s Master of Accountancy to You, Pal (JMN): So sorry to hear that, man. Best wishes to you and Eddie.
Didn’t he actually say that the peanut butter cups are made from “chunks of Reese Witherspoon”? Maybe I’m misremembering.
Something to that effect. It was a clever TCR writer having some fun at Douthat’s expense solely for the benefit of readers of lefty blogs.
@fasteddie9318: If he actually said “chunks,” that would be awesome. But I don’t remember.
Isn’t eBay also PayPal, the company that goes hog-wild getting people to verify identities?
I thought they replaced Nicki with Mrs. Featherbottom.
“A squirt of frosting down the throat helps to take your medication / In the most delicious way… “