Jason (jcreed) wrote,

Here's a long interviewish thing of Stephen Colbert at Harvard, which I found on digg. It's interesting to hear Colbert talk for so long out of character.

One thing that strikes me is how he repeats the message that he is a comedian, not someone one should look to for real news; yet somehow the fact that he has to tell people this illustrates how obviously eager so many people are to look for advice from a person able to laugh at the world.

You know? In a conversation, considered abstractly, if one person is upset, and the other person is laughing, the laughing person is winning. The upset person may be right, but somehow that's secondary.
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