'The Colbert Report' Recap - 2/19/2013

By Ricky Riley,

This episode focuses on the Russian meteorites, the stock market recovery, presidential golf and the episode also features author Emily Bazelon and her book: Sticks & Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy.

The fireballs over Russia were like Terminator 4 except that people saw it. Colbert believes that the world is being attacked by giant space boulders. However, the process of analyzing the meteorites brings up the question how some many people were able to record the event.

It seems that most Russians have dash cams in order to protect themselves from corrupt cops and insurance scams. It is visible proof for the drivers.

Colbert says that the scary part is that we did not see this coming. We will all die in a flaming ball of death. NASA says that they are working on a new detection system.
The stock market was the second topic of the show. With the Dow reaching 14,000, the nation has seen a spike in millionaires and billionaires.

This leads into the Colbert Platinum segment of the show. The Pagani Huarya is a car that can’t go anywhere and it is available now. The segment also includes Phil Mickelson who wants to move out of California because of the taxes. But if he stops someone else will make those millions.

Belle Isle could be a refuge. Rod Lockwood, Real Estate developer, wants to buy the island located near Detroit and make it a tax free haven for the rich.

In the last minutes of the show, Colbert discusses President Obama’s secret meeting with Tiger Woods. There are clearly too many holes in this story. There are about 18. Colbert wants to know: where are the photos? Every day Obama locks himself in a tiled room and leaves with a sense of serenity. We must know what he does.

This episode’s guest, Bazelon, talks about her book on bullying. She shares when she was younger, her friends dumped her and left her alone. Bullying must be redefined and examined. After the story, Colbert calls her a loser. Then Colbert asks her if he is a bully and she gives a long yes. Colbert jokingly says sometimes it’s the nerd’s fault.

This episode was behind on the news but ahead on the funny. The Colbert Report airs on Comedy Central.



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