14 July 2011

So what does it take to strike Stephen Colbert speechless?

I'm super late to this one, but ... holy blithering wow, man.

Dan Savage—nationally syndicated advice columnist, It Gets Better co-founder, serial contributor to This American Life, and all around alpha-gay—was on the Colbert Report to discuss the recent New York Times profile about his views on monogamy, which views may be briefly summed up as why ruin a perfectly good marriage by insisting on complete sexual fidelity? And about midway through said interview, Savage drops a line which, while requiring no censorious bleeping whatsoever, stops Colbert dead in his metaphorical and satirical tracks and had me just about on the floor in laughter and/or amazement. I'm frankly still a mite breathless, and in full-on Wallace-esque run-on mode as a result.

And, well, you probably don't want to see it if you're not particularly cool with Savage's aforementioned feelings about monogamy, but if you are in fact generally on board or at least don't get the howling fantods after reading my summary or obliquely contemplating what I shall delicately call the mechanics of love, and if you are even later to this than I am* you really ought to right now.

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All of which is a rather long way to go to say, gods (or whoever) bless Dan Savage and Stephen Colbert.

*Which probably means you didn't have an internet connection till this evening, in which case let me take this footnote to say, welcome to the World Wide Web!

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