My Favorite Things About 2013

I no particular order but numbered none the less.

1) I can no longer tell the difference between Amanda Bynes and Miley Cyrus and, because I’ve turned 30, I no longer have to.

2) #dreampope

3) The head of MTV told Stephen Colbert that Daft Punk couldn’t perform on his show ahead of some MTV awards thing and phrased it as such: “not sure I can help you with that one” because “[I] checked with my peeps and they’re feelin’ funky on this one.”

So Stephen made his own Daft Punk video with Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Charlie Rose, Hugh Laurie, Henry Kissinger, Matt Damon, Jon Stewart and other people who can’t dance.

4) Folks at MIT invented the thing I’ve been waiting for all my life. I’m definitely gonna use this to freak you out on April 2.

5) Neko Case. I am always thankful for Neko Case, Jenny Lewis, Cat Power, Feist, Sia, and Florence + the Machine, but Case has a new album out and it’s fabulous and she’s fabulous and we should all remember to tell her so because she works in an industry that thinks Robin Thicke is talented. #RedHeads

6) Non-idiots ended up realizing Robin Thicke is the worst and these ladies made the best parody video possible to prove it:

7) I never once said the word “Twerk” out loud.

8) Ellen’s “Fitch, please” moment

9) Americans finally made a show better than the British original.

10) Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosted the Golden Globes and they said things like this:

- “That was Hillary Clinton’s husband! Bill Rodham Clinton!”

- “When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron.”

- “Anne Hathaway, you gave a stunning performance in Les Misérables. I have not seen someone so totally alone and abandoned like that since you were on stage with James Franco at the Oscars.”

11) These Halloween Costumes

12) "Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie" - NYT

13) Lana Del Rey twirling on SNL, twirling in a microwave, et al.

14) Gawker’s defense of snark and attack on smarm

15) There are TWO WOMEN in the senate who have introduced bills to curb sexual assault in the military and the cover-ups those incidents have inspired.

16) Some people sorta know what I do for a living because Marissa Mayer is the poster child for product, which is amazing.

17) BriWi, The Roots and Jimmy Fallon made the Debt Ceiling debate really, really dirty. #AintNothingWorseThanASoftBoehner

18) There have been the best performances by men in movies. I can’t remember another year when I thought there were more heart-wrenching, dedicated, brilliant jobs done by male leads in films: Michael B. Jordan, Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew McConaughey, Leonardo Di Caprio (“Gatsby” and “Wolf”), Joaquin Phoenix, Forrest Whitaker, Bradley Cooper, and Christian Bale.

19) Proust (the non-French one)

20) The First Annual Ladder Ball Classic

This was such a great segment, highlighting the despicable reaction to Trayvon’s murder by the conservative press. More on that here, Colbert video here.
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The Colbert Report: The Word - Dressed to Kill

This was such a great segment, highlighting the despicable reaction to Trayvon’s murder by the conservative press. More on that here, Colbert video here.

comedycentral:

The Colbert Report: The Word - Dressed to Kill

Colbert suggests other hooker-themed headlines for the New York Post.