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In Tuesday night's episode, Colbert started off by discussing Valentine's Day, calling himself “a powerful aphrodisiac.” He also talked about the Westminster Dog Show, and how it dropped Pedigree commercials featuring shelter dogs, saying they are too sad.
He moved on to talking about Obama's “vengeful crusade against the Catholic Church.” The Church is fighting the law that there must be funding for contraceptives for employees. The Catholic Bishops are speaking out against even Obama's most recent compromise attempt. The liberal side of the argument is that if you take taxpayer money, you should follow the same rules as everyone else. It is being taken by conservatives as an attack on religion and religious freedom. In a demonstration utilizing an actual miniature guillotine, Colbert showed how Obama's attack on religion is castrating freedom, at least in the eyes of the Republicans.
In Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger, Colbert talked about a woman in Seattle who plans to marry a building, and was endorsing the idea until the woman said her marriage to the building would be a gay wedding. Who knew buildings could be lesbians? This shocking revelation led to a wag of his finger to gay building marriage. He then gave a wag of his finger to the National Transportation Safety Board, since they called for a ban on the use of all electronic devices while driving. Colbert was appalled at the thought that he might not have his dashboard blender. The ban would include hands-free devices, but exceptions to the ban would be made for emergencies.
Colbert's guest was William Broad, a science writer for the New York Times. Broad has won two Pulitzer Prizes. He was on the show to talk about his book on yoga. He and Colbert talked about the positive effects on his mind and body. They discussed “yoga-butt” and the pros and cons of yoga. One of the notable pros, at least according to Colbert, is the positive effect is has on one's sex life. Broad does acknowledge the dangers of certain yoga positions and practices.