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  1. Entertainment

    #CancelColbert Kind of Worked: He’s Taking Over The Late Show From David Letterman

    Stephen Colbert is taking over as host of The Late Show (and so can you!) He's been rumored to be the frontrunner for the past few days, but CBS just announced it officially. This is going to take his on-again-off-again best friendship/worst enemy-ship with Jimmy Fallon to a whole other level.

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  2. Entertainment

    Stephen Colbert Makes Maxim’s 2012 Top 100 Hot Women List

    Beating out the likes of Internet and real-life sensation Christina Hendricks, as well as other famous gorgeous female celebrities like Nicki Minaj, Kat Dennings, and Sofia Vergara, Stephen Colbert made it onto Maxim's 2012 top 100 hot women list. Yes, Stephen Colbert is a man. Possibly the man after his inclusion on a female-only beauty list.

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  3. Entertainment

    With the Help of Jack White, Stephen Colbert is Finally Over Charlene [Video]

    A few short days ago, Stephen Colbert announced his glorious, triumphant return the music scene -- after his faux-1980s new-wave hit "Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)" -- with the help of Jack White and his company Third Man Records. It was a long, arduous journey, but Colbert is now over Charlene. So much so, he performed a song about it with the help of The Black Belles. Will the follow-up "Charlene II (I'm Over You)" equal the restraining order winning original? Will it too become Rock Band DLC? Only time will tell. (via Uproxx)

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  4. Entertainment

    Stephen Colbert Weighs in on Bing-Google Spat

    We normally leave the Stephen Colbert coverage to our sister site Mediaite, but it so happens that on last night's Colbert Report, he entered the fray of what's been one of the most contentious debates in tech this week: Whether or not Bing is crossing the line in indirectly using Google's search results as signals for improving its own. [Ed: Bing is currently an advertiser on Geekosystem and other Abrams Media sites.] Whereas Googlers like Matt Cutts charge that Bing was "targeting Google deliberately" and that Google's sting proves this conclusively, Bing defenders downplay the significance of Google results to Bing's algorithm and say that Google's sting was flawed in its methodology. Daniel Eran Dilger writes that Google is "hypocritical" for "claiming to be wronged by the reuse of the information it makes publicly available" when it has greatly benefitted from the same in the past. Colbert, for his part, definitely comes across as pro-Google, despite his show's relationship with Bing (he claims that every time his bell rings on the Report, it's [obviously] making a "Bing" sound). Colbert: "For the first time ever, someone’s search history has been busted for something other than porn." (via TC)

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  5. Entertainment

    Stephen Colbert’s Senior Yearbook Page

    Reading Stephen Colbert's senior yearbook page, you know that you would have wanted to be friends with him if you had gone to high school together. Apparently, this was his #1 ambition too. (via Flavorwire, Comedy Central)

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  6. Weird

    Stephen Colbert Couch

    If you don't just like Stephen Colbert, but really like him, and if you've got $5000 to spare, then has Etsy vendor mattcharlan got the couch for you.

    The couch creates a forced perspective, with the appropriate subject matter of Stephen Colbert... I must say, look at all the pictures, the face changes as you move about the room. People will gravitate to the percise place in the room looking for where the face is most accurate. While you round them up make sure your finger is ready on the dead switch to the trap door to you basement where you keep all Colbert Couch huff puff nay sayers.
    As several Regretsy commenters note, Colbert has some serious guyliner going on there. (Stephen Colbert Couch via Regretsy)

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  7. Entertainment

    Geeky Signs from the Rally to Restore Sanity

    This past weekend's Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive may have had the highest geekiness quotient of any political rally in history, and as such, the signs people carried did not disappoint, with computing and geek culture references galore. Also, apparently some of the rally attendees were not fond of Sarah Palin/Glenn Beck/Fox News/etc. We were planning on unveiling an ultra-comprehensive roundup of signs from the Jon Stewart- and Stephen Colbert-orchestrated rallies, but BuzzFeed did a bang-up job of that already; definitely check out their roundup of 100 (!) signs from the Rally to Restore Sanity and March to Keep Fear Alive. (Though if you're conservative, prepare to be offended!) Just a few of our favorite geeky signs below:

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  8. Entertainment

    Revealed: The Schedule for Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity

    Our pals at Mediaite have gotten ahold of the schedule for The Rally to Restore Sanity, Jon Stewart‘s much-anticipated rally in Washington, D.C. this coming weekend. (At least one Geekosystem editor will be there; please say hello.) On the docket: Performances by The Roots and Sheryl Crow, the incredibly promising-sounding “Sanity and Fear Awards,” and [...]

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  9. Weird

    Sane or Not: The Site for Sanity Rally Signs

    Are you disappointed that there's no way for you to make it to a certain Washington D.C. gathering? Maybe you're going, but can't think of any good slogans for a sign? Maybe you're bored and looking for something to occupy yourself for the rest of the day? Well then you could do worse than to head over to Saneornot.com and submit and rank some signs. Who knows, maybe you'll even see somebody with your submission?

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  10. Entertainment

    Stephen Colbert Testifies In-Character Before Congress

    In case you missed it: Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert (host of The Colbert Report) testified this morning before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. The appearance almost didn’t happen—at least, it wouldn’t have if Colbert had followed the direction of Rep. John Conyers, (D-MI), chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Conyers asked that Colbert leave so that the Committe could “get to the bottom” of the issue. Mediaite has videos of Colbert's testimony, including the now-immortal "cornpacker" line, and further coverage. (Mediaite)

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  11. Entertainment

    Jon Stewart / Stephen Colbert Rallies Confirmed for October 30th

    Consider that announcement doubly announced: Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart will be holding competing rallies in Washington, D.C. on October 30th, "for the 70 to 80 percent of you out there who care about the issues but who also 'have s--t to do.'"

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  12. Entertainment

    Truthiness Restored? Colbert, Stewart Announce Big Plans For A Coming Announcement

    In the days that followed Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally, a strange and fascinating movement started on Reddit. For a number of days, the most popular post on the social news and information service was an earnest and excited plea for Stephen Colbert to host his very own rally in the nation’s capital, in much the same fashion as Beck. Last night, Colbert addressed this phenomenon on his show, and just like his lead-in Jon Stewart had announced in the prior time slot, Colbert made a rather startling announcement. While the specifics of the announcements are still unclear, it appears that there may in fact be some sort of event in the works, though one can only imagine how that would work or what it would look like. But we can imagine... >>>Video of the segment at Mediaite.

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  13. Entertainment

    Restore Truthiness: Stephen Colbert Gets a Rally Poster

    Redditor ladiesfortruthiness (guessing that's not her main account?) stayed up all night to make this poster for the Stephen Colbert DC rally we all want to happen. Revised draft forthcoming.

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  14. Entertainment

    The Carrell Corral: Can This Please be Real?

    Tonight's Colbert Report began with possibly the greatest cold open ever: In fact, it was not The Colbert Report at all, but a new program, titled the Carrell Corral, hosted by geek god Steve Carrell. Alas, while there's some delightfully loopy shock questioning and some quality Old West pew-pewing, it turns out to be but a dream. But there's a silver lining: During Colbert's most enjoyable interview with Carrell later in the program, they revive the excellent "Even Stephven" hypercharged debating sketch from the days when the Steves were castmates on The Daily Show.

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  15. Entertainment

    Stephen Colbert Lauds Reddit on Colbert Report, Reddit Explodes With Ecstasy

    There aren't too many people in the world who manage to be both beloved celebrities in the real world and beloved celebrities on the Internet, but Stephen Colbert is definitely one of those people. And it seems that Colbert may just love the Internet, too. Last night in his interview, Colbert praised social news site Reddit. But he didn't just give it a passing mention. No, he spoke of it with the childlike wonder and glee of a kid who just got back from Space Camp and is full of stories to tell.

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