Monday, February 9, 2009

It's been awhile....

Here at Feminists for Colbert, we seemed to have dropped the ball...alas, we have been quite busy, one of us graduated, one of us had a baby--a new Colbert devotee--and one of us went on sabbatical....and dropping the ball was not all of our fault, there was that writer's strike which prevented Colbert from coming to our turf--we even had a feminist interning for him so we could be in his inner circle!

However, HUGE HUGE HUGE news! WE ARE GOING TO MEET STEPHEN COLBERT!!! That's right! In March, two members of the Feminists for Colbert team will embark on a trip to the mystical land called "New York City" and will attend a taping and get a special VIP visit with Colbert!!!

How did this wonderfulness happen? Did it have to do with our wooing of Stephen? Um, no, it didn't... A lovely man by the name of McAlister awarded one of our lovely contributors with this special prize pack for watching the stuff he won at a charity auction.

Anyway, we are coming March 4th! Let the countdown begin!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Colbert: Amazing, as always

If you didn't see Colbert on Monday, be sure to check out this Huffington Post article that reports the whole story and includes clips of Stephen's interview with Civil Rights legend Andrew Young, who worked to end the Charleston Hospital workers' strike--right here in Charleston--in 1969 with Stephen Colbert's dad.

The article starts by saying,
Stephen Colbert is a great entertainer, but the reason he has resonated so strongly with audiences particularly during this administration is because he has a core of earnestness that deeply reflects a strong moral sense and a desire to educate, illuminate, and do good works.
Damn straight. That's why we've got a whole feminist blog devoted to him.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Celebrity of the year!

Stephen Colbert has just been named Celebrity of the Year by the Associated Press. We've missed him during the writers' strike, so it's exciting to hear that he got this honor, and he emailed the AP to tell them this:
In receiving this award, I am pleased that I was chosen over two great spinners of fantasy — J.K. Rowling and Al Gore. It is truly an honor to be named the Associated Press’ Celebrity of the Year. Best of all, this makes me the official front-runner for next year’s Drug-Fueled Downward Spiral of the year. P.S. Look for my baby bump this spring!
He was chosen because of his influence on pop culture this year.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Fellow feminist blogger from Louisville

This just in: we've been teased (in a really affectionate way, imo) by Lauren, a feminist blogger from Louisville. Here's what she had to say:

Hey Ladies,

I hope you all don't get mad about this, but I've been following your Feminists for Colbert blog for a little while. I have a blog that's connected to a weekly newspaper in Louisville, KY and I'm sort of their token Feminist blogger. Also, I tend to write a lot about Stephen Colbert.

So, please don't get mad. I wrote a blog about you all and that guy at Comedy Central Insider who made those nasty comments. But, I kind of poked fun at you all, too. So... Don't take it too seriously. Just thought you'd like to know. Here's the link to the blog.

Hope you all don't hate me. I was just trying to be funny.

Love your blog by the way.

We don't hate you, Lauren! We know that you love us. In fact, we think that guy at Comedy Central might love us, too. The jury's still out on how Stephen Colbert feels about us.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Colbert's coming to Charleston sooner than we thought!

Charleston Stage PresentsStephen Colbert’s Holiday ApparitionI Am Charleston (And So Can You!) Sunday, December 23rd at The Sottile Theatre at 7pm Charleston’s favorite son is coming home for the holidays! Yes, Stephen Colbert, America’s favorite know-it-all, political pundit and Wiz-Kid, returns to Charleston (The Capital of Colbert Nation) for an exclusive appearance in Stephen Colbert’s Holiday Apparition, a benefit for Charleston Stage.Stephen Colbert’s Holiday Apparition will include a reading from Stephen’s best selling new book: I Am America (And So Can You!), which is currently The New York Times number one bestseller, an interview about growing up in Charleston, and his journey from Charleston to Chicago’s Second City Improv Troupe to his hit Comedy Central series, The Colbert Report. Stephen’s rare appearance will conclude with a Q & A session with the audience. Proceeds from Stephen Colbert’s Holiday Apparition will benefit Charleston Stage and its extensive arts-education programs, which reach over 20,000 Lowcountry youth each year.Get Your Tickets Now Before This Special EventIs Announced to the Public!
VIP Tickets: $250 per personIncludes passes to Wassail With Stephen Holiday Party (Hurry! There are only 50 VIP Tickets!)
Regular Tickets: $75 per person
Student Tickets: $25 per person (Hurry! Numbers are limited!)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

No Stephen, No!

According the The New York Times: S.C. Democrats Say No to Colbert

"GREENVILLE, S.C. — The momentum of the Colbert presidential campaign hit a cul-de-sac today when the South Carolina Democratic Party decided he wasn’t a serious candidate and turned down his application to get on the ballot.

...the party’s executive council just voted 13-3 not to certify him.

Carol Fowler, chairwoman of the state party, told us that the council “really agonized over this because they really like him, they love his show and everyone thinks it’s wonderful that he cares about us.”"

Stephen Colbert, we still love you here in Charleston, even though you've stood us up like 50 million times so far and you still haven't gotten in that skirt for Skirt Magazine.

Don't tell anyone, but this feminist is still waiting by the phone for you.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Breaking News!

Stephen Colbert is in Charleston. On a carriage. Dressed as Uncle Sam. Give me one hour and I will track him down and force him into a skirt.

We are on to you, Stephen Colbert. See you around lunchtime, say, Market Street?