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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Savage Does Colbert

Posted by on Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 9:55 AM


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I thought Dan did great! He broke Colbert, so props for that.
Posted by frank on November 12, 2008 at 10:00 AM · Report this
killed it
Posted by daniel on November 12, 2008 at 10:02 AM · Report this
Dan killed on Colbert. Cracked him up, which almost never happens. Great Saddleback joke, too.
Posted by Norskymom on November 12, 2008 at 10:04 AM · Report this
Posted by jameyb on November 12, 2008 at 10:04 AM · Report this
Posted by kwater on November 12, 2008 at 10:10 AM · Report this
Great job Dan!
Posted by Poster Girl on November 12, 2008 at 10:12 AM · Report this
Nice work. Anyone who can leave Colbert speechless is good indeed.

But hey, didn't you wear that shirt on Real Time?
Posted by Dean Venture on November 12, 2008 at 10:14 AM · Report this
Well, I suppose if we must have a spokesgay to represent us all, we could do worse.

Good job!
Posted by Reverse Polarity on November 12, 2008 at 10:19 AM · Report this
Oh, nicely done!
Posted by Patti on November 12, 2008 at 10:23 AM · Report this
Awesome job Dan! Always great to see someone who can think so quickly on their feet. @8 Don't think there is a better spokesgay.
Posted by Liarbility on November 12, 2008 at 10:29 AM · Report this
Tea with Riz has to happen at some point, but in the meantime...

Himself does such a fabulous job in the national media. On Colbert, he was inarguably super focused, funny, and still biting - and it was as though the bullshit parts of the Slog posts the last few days never existed. Pragmatically (assuming that's the word), it's probably been extremely helpful to him that his (deliberately?) flamey Slog posts of the last several days have generated such a huge range of comments. They help him learn what flies and what doesn't, which points illuminate and which ones alienate, and why. The Colbert appearance and the NYT piece prove that overall this has a tremendous value, well offsetting any temporary alienation we local and/or Slog-centric readers may feel.

Until the tea with Riz comes to pass, trial balloons will probably keep floating up on Slog. I hope commenters can not take stuff too personally or swear off reading these posts, but keep on parsing flaws and strong points to help fella be as well-prepped as possible choosing his words for the national stage.

It's worth it.
Posted by tomasyalba on November 12, 2008 at 10:34 AM · Report this
Methinks my little crush on Dan just got bigger! Why don't you have your own show yet?
Posted by silly snowflakes on November 12, 2008 at 10:35 AM · Report this
Well done, Dan. Really nice job.
Posted by kerri harrop on November 12, 2008 at 10:35 AM · Report this
very nice, Dan...

is it kind of weird that I am proud that one of my friends was on Colbert Report but I dont really know Dan? He is my spokesgay older brother.
Posted by Womyn2me on November 12, 2008 at 10:35 AM · Report this
That was great! Hard to believe it wasn't scripted.
Posted by Please wait... on November 12, 2008 at 10:39 AM · Report this
Way to think on your feet. Errr...I mean seat.
Posted by Vince on November 12, 2008 at 10:50 AM · Report this
Posted by N on November 12, 2008 at 10:50 AM · Report this
Colbert doesn't get taken off guard by guests very often. Well done indeed!
Posted by Jesse on November 12, 2008 at 10:55 AM · Report this
Pure awesomeness.
Posted by scharrera on November 12, 2008 at 11:25 AM · Report this
Great seeing it - very good.
Posted by Will in Seattle on November 12, 2008 at 11:26 AM · Report this
Yes, but is it really a comfort that older people are dying? I mean, we'd be foced into celibacy or sex with methed-out twinks and I'm not for either!
Posted by cunei4m on November 12, 2008 at 11:35 AM · Report this
Dan tore it up and had me cracking up! Bravo!
Posted by Kevin on November 12, 2008 at 11:55 AM · Report this
Very nicely done.

Has anyone heard about this?

Personally, I don't think your political donations should cause you to lose your job.
Posted by Lavode on November 12, 2008 at 12:03 PM · Report this
Dan was great and even though Colbert was joking about the black gays versus other gays, there's some truth to it specially went it comes to marriage. I've repeateadly heard from other black gays how marriage is not a priority for them and how it is just a rich white gay thing.
Posted by Hanna on November 12, 2008 at 12:06 PM · Report this
Going on the Colbert Report is never an interview. It's a game.

The game is: If Colbert makes you look like an idiot, Colbert wins. If you can make Colbert break character or crack up, you win. Neither, and it's a draw.

Dan won!
Posted by Christin on November 12, 2008 at 12:23 PM · Report this
He didn't just crack up, he had to physically cover his face! Awesome.
Posted by Darcy on November 12, 2008 at 12:53 PM · Report this
I'd be more impress if Dan had gone a few rounds with a actual blow hard( ie Bill o'Reily Sean Hannity etc) then with a faux one. And Dan, just because there are Queers of color, don't assume that their agenda is the same as yours.

Posted by Justin on November 12, 2008 at 1:00 PM · Report this
Dan is my ultimate fantasy Gay Boyfriend. Outlive the bigots!
Posted by Eva Hopkins on November 12, 2008 at 3:05 PM · Report this
You were fantastic, Dan. Kudos!
Posted by hcethatsme on November 12, 2008 at 3:19 PM · Report this
Dan Savage is the sexiest man alive. Say "wrestling" again Dan!
Posted by Ben on November 12, 2008 at 3:30 PM · Report this
Dan was fucking brilliant on Colbert! I was cracking up!
Posted by chdwckvnstrsslhm on November 12, 2008 at 3:41 PM · Report this
Wow, this guy is brilliant. He outsmarted Colbert which was pure awesomeness!! I wish I could think on my feet like that haha.
Posted by Monsieur V on November 12, 2008 at 4:20 PM · Report this
Dan- you were AMAZING! I haven't laughed that hard at the Colbert Show in a LONG time!
Posted by ann on November 12, 2008 at 5:15 PM · Report this
Proud to "know" (read: read) you, Dannnn!
Posted by Non on November 12, 2008 at 5:31 PM · Report this
Great job Dan, and the very last line was brilliant.
Posted by Dikla on November 12, 2008 at 9:05 PM · Report this
I'll pile on: that was 'effing brilliant, Dan. Congratulations.
Posted by David Wright on November 12, 2008 at 11:25 PM · Report this

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