Archive for the ‘Stephen Colbert’ Category

Stephen Colbert Blog Corps?

September 22, 2008

The other day I became acquainted with a new type of “blog compilation” site called Boxxet.com because it kept showing up in my WordPress logs for a post I wrote about Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert and Bob Saget.

From Boxxet’s About Us page:

“Boxxet (pronounced “box set”) brings together the “best of” news, blogs, videos, photos, gear and much more on your favorite subjects. For the things you care about (teams, hobbies, interests, schools, towns, etc), Boxxet’s unique combination of computer automation and community participation produces the most diverse and complete best-of compilations.”

After seeing the referrals from Boxxet, I went to their site where I learned the post I had written about Stephen Colbert had placed this lowly blog 9th on their top Stephen Colbert bloggers list.

Stephen Colbert Bloggers

Stephen Colbert Bloggers

I hadn’t thought about the Stephen Colbert blog corps much since then, but began to notice more Colbert search referrals coming in over the weekend and thought I would see where my blog stood now in the Colbert blogger corps.

Voila! This blog is now the fifth most popular Colbert blog at Boxxet.

Take that Blog Numbers 6, 7 and 8!

Stephen Colbert Bloggers Boxxet

Stephen Colbert Bloggers Boxxet

To keep my newly discovered Stephen Colbert blog corps fires burning. here is the most recently known Colbert Quip from last night’s Emmy Awards found via the WashingtonPost.com and their new “Political Browser” News section:

Political Browser Stephen Colbert Quip

Political Browser Stephen Colbert Quip

Comedy Central Bob Saget Roast

August 15, 2008

Several years ago after watching Stephen Colbert interview Rev. Al Sharpton, I signed up for a Comedy Central “account” to post on their blog and view video highlights of The Daily Show and later The Colbert Report.

I provided my email address and “opted in” to receive email notifications about Comedy Central’s shows and specials.

Infrequently – possibly once a week – I get an email from Comedy Central about upcoming guests on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. More often than not I ignore their emails because I regularly watch both shows instead of the local news.

Today, however, I got an email from Comedy Central promoting their upcoming roast of Bob Saget hosted by roastmaster John Stamos.

Bob Saget Roast

Bob Saget Roast

I love Comedy Central roasts!

Because I love them and I am always in the market for them, their email grabbed my attention and made a sale so to speak ie., I clicked open their email where I then found an extended video trailer and details about the comedians who will be roasting Bob Saget Sunday night.

Their extended video trailer was entertaining – except for of course – the embedded pre-roll advertising.

Had I not been reached today by Comedy Central’s email marketing campaign, I could have easily forgotten about the Bob Saget roast and in turn missed some good Sunday night laughs.

Instead, it’s highly likely I will remember to watch the Bob Saget roast this weekend.

What is highly unlikely is my remembering which company’s ad I muted while waiting for their pre-roll ad to finishing rolling.