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'The Colbert Report' 11/8/12

By Tricia Williams,

In the Noveber 8th episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert reported on a strip club in Albany that claims to sell ‘art,’ a recent study that addresses the platonic relationships between male and female friends, and then he sat down with Rachel Maddow to discuss the recent election.

Colbert started the show by acknowledging that right after the East coast has suffered through Hurricane Sandy, they are now being hit by a “nor’easter,” as many news programs have dubbed it. Colbert said it was a storm “so powerful, it can wipe out a region’s supply of t’s and h’s.” He also expressed his fear that this storm could affect Mitt Romney’s momentum because, after all, “Florida’s still being counted.”

Colbert then moved into a segment called “Difference Makers,” where he reported that in response to having a large tax imposed on him, a strip club owner in Albany, NY tried to find a way around it by claiming exotic dancing is an art form. But, after many appeals, the owner of the club did not win the case.

Next, Colbert reported that a recent study in “Scientific American” has ‘discovered’ that “men and women can’t be ‘just friends,’” which, Colbert said, confirmed the results of the “study done years ago that was published in the "Journal of When Harry Met Sally.” The study also found that men were much more attracted to their female friends than vice versa, and Colbert added that it “also found men were more attracted to female acquaintances, female strangers, females on billboards, Sears’ catalogues and particularly plump couch cushions.”

Colbert then moved over to interview Rachel Maddow of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. Colbert brought out Maddow’s recently published book “Drift,” and the two discussed what reporting on election night was like. Colbert asked deep questions, such as “Was election night crazy?” and “Was Chris Matthews running around with a lampshade on his head?”

 
 

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