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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I’m On Colbert Tonight

posted by on November 11 at 14:41 PM

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I Googled my last appearance on the Colbert Report because I was worried that I brought the same shirt with me to NYC. Luckily my boyfriend packed my other teevee shirt. Stephen is going to be talking with me aboutócan you guess?óProp 8. And, yes, I am going on Colbert in my official capacity as spokesperson for all gay people everywhere.

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1

Break a leg! And visit Baltimore!

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | November 11, 2008 2:44 PM
2

For those of us without the cables, please provide a link tomorrow on the internets.

Thank you.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | November 11, 2008 2:47 PM
3

Be certain to blame the blacks and latinos. No one knows how to line up a circular firing squad better!

Posted by NapoleonXIV | November 11, 2008 2:47 PM
4

Blame senior citizens while you're at it.

Posted by w7ngman | November 11, 2008 2:52 PM
5

Yes a link to the chat would be good.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | November 11, 2008 2:54 PM
6

If you got a ride to and from the airport, remember the IRS upped the deductible business mileage reimbursement to 50.5 cents per mile, assuming the paper reimburses for that. If it's for charity it's only 14 cents a mile, and what's up with that?

Posted by tomasyalba | November 11, 2008 2:54 PM
7

Cool! Be sure to read Nate Silver as background...

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/11/prop-8-myths.html

Posted by So-called Claire | November 11, 2008 2:55 PM
8

Read and linked already, Co-called.

Posted by Dan Savage | November 11, 2008 2:58 PM
9

a sportcoat wouldn't kill you.

Posted by max solomon | November 11, 2008 2:59 PM
10

Boycott Colbert!

Posted by AJ | November 11, 2008 3:00 PM
11

I love Colbert but how in the hell do you prep for that show? He's absolutely mental! Good luck!

Posted by Katy | November 11, 2008 3:04 PM
12

Oh god. You're going to talk about black people using the 70% figure, so please at least note the same exit poll showed more white people than black people voted to ban gay adoption in Arkansas. And that 88% of people who go to church once a week voted for Prop 8. Maybe throw in some figures like 27% of gays and 57% of white men voted for McCain, compared to 95% of black people who voted for Obama. Please?

Posted by jrrrl | November 11, 2008 3:07 PM
13

Blame senior citizens while you're at it.

Clearly pit bulls are at fault.

Posted by kitschnsync | November 11, 2008 3:07 PM
14

I disagree with you completely about the Prop 8/black voters issue but good luck. Please don't come off as demonizing black people. :[

Posted by jrrrl | November 11, 2008 3:08 PM
15

You should talk about how gays should try to win over the country the way Obama won over the country. Rather than being a dick to those who currently oppose you.

In other words, abandon the failed McCain-Palin tactic of insulting the slices of the electorate that currently favor the other side. Be positive. Be nice.

Posted by elenchos | November 11, 2008 3:09 PM
16

max @9, a jacket sometimes camouflages the trapezoids, a Glamour Don't for the gay chat-show guest under 50. Sheesh.

Posted by tomasyalba | November 11, 2008 3:09 PM
17

Thanks for being THEE gay!

Posted by jimk | November 11, 2008 3:12 PM
18

cool, that guy is a complete Spazz - say hi to Gorlock (his financial trader) for me!

Posted by bobcat | November 11, 2008 3:14 PM
19

Seriously, pay attention to Nate Silver's stats and don't scapegoat African Americans and other minorities. Colbert comes off like a loon, but he'll show you up as a buffoon and racist so try to be tactful for your own sake.

Posted by Ann | November 11, 2008 3:14 PM
20

I can't wait to see it! But I'll have to wait till it's available on iTunes (tomorrow, I suppose) since I don't have teevee. !

Posted by d | November 11, 2008 3:14 PM
21

Use that awesome rap line I gave you.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 11, 2008 3:17 PM
22

#15

AND AND REALY ORGANIZE, NOT JUST TALK AND BLATHER ... SFO LOW TURNOUT - NO OUTREACH TO MINORITES - NO AGRESSIVE FIELD, JUST BAD MEDIA TOO LATE

BAD CAMPAIGNS LOSE, WHATEVER THE STATS OF THE FINGER POINTING, SORRY

Posted by CAMERON | November 11, 2008 3:17 PM
23

Dear god, watch him go on a pointless random white power tangent. I am as white as they come, (lol i have a picture of dale earnhardt hanging up), I have family members with all sorts of racial opinions, but Dan Savage has got to be one of the most clueless mfs ever. I am prepared to be embarrassed.

Posted by EmmiG | November 11, 2008 3:18 PM
24

d: You know you can watch it on hulu.com or colbertnation.com, right?

Posted by oscar | November 11, 2008 3:19 PM
25

dan...i love you...can we meet up for drinks later? my bf got to meet you...i'm insanely jealous.

Posted by b | November 11, 2008 3:26 PM
26

Just keep the talk to sex advice or charming anecdotes from home and you'll be fine!

Got to hand it to you, though -- I'd kill to be paid to pontificate on subjects of which I was completely ignorant. Hell of a scam.

Posted by whatevernevermind | November 11, 2008 3:27 PM
27

So far on this, you have been Al Sharpton. Don't be Sharpton. Be Obama.

Posted by Terry | November 11, 2008 3:31 PM
28

God help us. Now he's going on national television to shit can black people.

Which polling data are you going to use?

Posted by HDS | November 11, 2008 3:31 PM
29

@27 - I love Al Sharpton. I'm cool with Dan being Al Sharpton.

Posted by Soupytwist | November 11, 2008 3:34 PM
30

Last time you were just at his table, no?

It looks like this time you're at the big table.

Posted by stinkbug | November 11, 2008 3:35 PM
31

what % of gays voted for Prop 8?

anyone?

Posted by rococo | November 11, 2008 3:40 PM
32

I love seeing you on TV. You always do a great job.

Posted by mj | November 11, 2008 3:41 PM
33

It's times like these that I regret not having cable. But I'm sure I'll be able to find it somewhere else later (Woo youtube!).

Posted by Lor | November 11, 2008 3:43 PM
34

Hey Faggot! Break a leg!

Posted by Clint | November 11, 2008 3:45 PM
35

hey, so we all are trying to run a campaign against mormons I hear. How bout jamming there "chat line"

I found on of all places Huffpost.com

http://www.mormon.org/mormonorg/eng/ask-a-question/chat-live

also, you can call them too.. oh fun!
1-888-537-6600

Posted by Joseph Peila | November 11, 2008 3:45 PM
36

Mention that we have nothing against straight people as long as they continue to make gay kids. Credit Charles Pierce. Thanks.

Posted by RHETT ORACLE | November 11, 2008 3:46 PM
37

11/2006 CR appearance: http://tinyurl.com/5fnvva



10/2007 CR appearance: http://tinyurl.com/68n2hr

Posted by sir links-a-lot | November 11, 2008 3:48 PM
38

@31: Not enough were polled in California for the polling company to report (same issue with black men). They did say 4% of exit polled voters self-identified themselves as gay, though.

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/polls.main/

Can anyone get the CNN site to work? Maybe someone can do some math to find out.

Posted by jrrrl | November 11, 2008 3:57 PM
39

Thanks for telling us ahead of time. (I sometimes skip Colbert...)

But you sure took a risk! No wonder you don't usually inform us until after the event.

Though this was probably 'after the event,' too. Colbert tapes early in the day, doesn't he?

Posted by Ayden/VA | November 11, 2008 3:58 PM
40

Looked at Colbert's website and on the left side :-) where he shows upcoming guests I don't see you listed. Why?
http://www.colbertnation.com/home

Posted by GDC | November 11, 2008 3:59 PM
41

colbert tapes at 4pm our time 7pm their time

Posted by colbert stalker | November 11, 2008 4:04 PM
42

Hi Dan,
I don't watch Colbert regularly so could you make a post about when it's going to air?

Posted by buck | November 11, 2008 4:07 PM
43

I love you, warts and all. Break a leg!

Posted by Vince | November 11, 2008 4:12 PM
44

To everyone who didn't get the headline:

Dan is going to be on the Colbert Report tonight. It airs at 11:30p.m. on Comedy Central-- usually this is channel 60 around Seattle.

If you are unable to watch it at air time, I suggest using these sites:
http://www.hulu.com/the-colbert-report
http://www.colbertnation.com
They don't require your credit card number, they just require a reasonably current version of Flash be installed on your computer.

And if I seem humorless, it's because I hate stupid questions.

Posted by Jessica | November 11, 2008 4:18 PM
45

welcome to new york! And break a leg =)

Posted by lorinyc | November 11, 2008 4:21 PM
46

Someone needs to buy Savage a Tom of Finland t-shirt to wear for media events.

Nothing says Gay Spokesperson, like Tom of Finland.

Posted by michael strangeways | November 11, 2008 4:22 PM
47

@28
Now he's going on national television to shit can black people.


Of course, he's white that's all we ever do... even when we are not doing it out loud, we are thinking about it. That clarified.....
Dan, you rock! Say what you think is right and ignore this race-card playing lynch mob

Posted by kelly | November 11, 2008 4:49 PM
48

Thank you for NOT wearing a sweater vest.

P.S. I hope you bump in to Jon Stewart and his 2 pit bulls Shamsky & Monkey.... & have a POSITIVE life changing experience!

Posted by Julie Russell | November 11, 2008 4:55 PM
49

when did racism and blame -- or assigning responsibility -- become card games? No Dan is not the Grand Wizard. He plays the milder form of the game called race baiting. Kind of like bridge vs. spades. And he's good!

Posted by HDS | November 11, 2008 5:02 PM
50

Break a nail, Dan.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | November 11, 2008 5:06 PM
51

This should be fun. :D

Posted by violet_dagrinder | November 11, 2008 5:07 PM
52

Gross!

Posted by Too Too Gay | November 11, 2008 5:09 PM

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