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[caption id=”attachment_15104” align=”aligncenter” width=”300”] Dust Jacket for ‘Where the Wild Things Are 2; Still Wildin’! Featuring Vin Diesel, Story and Pictures by Maurice Sendak. New York, 2011.[/caption]
[caption id=”attachment_15101” align=”aligncenter” width=”300”] Sharpie markers used by Stephen Colbert and Maurice Sendak during Colbert Report interview. 2011. Gift of The Colbert Report
Sharpie markers used by Stephen Colbert and Maurice Sendak during Colbert Report interview. 2011.[/caption]
(Images Courtesy of The Rosenbach Museum & Library Press)
All items featured in the exhibitions are gifts from ‘The Colbert Report’. You can view the full list of items [Here]
The Rosenbach Museum & Library, noted for its outstanding collection of rare books, manuscripts, and art, is pleased to announce the acquisition of materials from television host and, more recently, “children’s book” author, Stephen Colbert. Colbert recently donated to the Rosenbach working materials from his book, I Am a Pole (And So Can You!), ﬁrmly planting his flagpole among the likes of renowned authors such as James Joyce, Joseph Conrad, and Bram Stoker, among others whose manuscripts are part of the Rosenbach collection.
“The Rosenbach is honored to receive Colbert’s materials from ‘I Am a Pole’ and delighted that Colbert will join the ranks of the many respected authors whose materials reside in our collection,” said Derick Dreher, John C. Haas Director of the Rosenbach. “Colbert shows the obvious influence of Joyce in his quasi-autobiographical story of a likeable main character embarking on an odyssey of self-discovery. The Rosenbach is just as interested in the classics of tomorrow as in proven masterpieces and will be pleased to display the Colbert materials alongside other great examples of English literature and American history.”
To celebrate this grand acquisition, the Rosenbach will host a limited-time exhibition, Maurice Sendak and Stephen Colbert: Interviews, Objects … and Poles!, through November 11, 2012. The exhibition will include items such as Colbert’s fair-copy manuscript of I Am a Pole, footage from Colbert’s interviews with Sendak, cut-outs of the explicit “body parts” from Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen, and even the markers sniffed by the two during their interview. Additionally, the exhibition will feature a sampling of other ﬁne poles found in the Rosenbach’s literary and artistic collections.
On Display: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - Sunday, November 11, 2012
Conversation with the Curator: 6 – 7PM Thursday, August 2, 2012.
Get the inside scoop on Maurice Sendak & Stephen Colbert: Interviews, Objects … and Poles! This informal presentation is led by exhibition curators Judith Guston and Patrick Rodgers. They’ll talk about how Stephen Colbert’s materials related to I am a Pole came to live at the Rosenbach and answer questions as you explore the exhibition further.
COMPETITION: Win VIP tickets to a live filming of The Colbert Report, official Colbert Nation merchandise, and free passes to visit the Rosenbach.
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EPISODE NUMBER: 8050 (January 25, 2012)
GUESTS: Terry Gross
SPECIAL GUESTS: Maurice Sendak
SEGMENTS: Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Address & GOP Rebuttals | Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak Pt. 2 | Un-American News - China Edition | Sign Off - Colonel Tuxedo’s Cat Food
SUIT REPORT: Dark suit | White shirt | Light blue tie
VIDEOS: Wednesday, January 24, 2012
I absolutely adored the Sendak segment. He is a feisty guy, a perfect foil for Stephen. I am hoping for some behind the scenes footage from that shoot. I imagine they actually had a lot of interesting things to talk about. I will definitely buy Stephen’s book and would love to know if he wrote that or was it one of his writers. It was really good. Maurice Sendak approved!
Being a cat owner, it was tough to sit there and watch the cat stew segment. I know, I know, different culture, we offend Indians who revere cows. It’s okay. I’m just glad we revere cats in this country.
Terry Gross was on to talk about Fresh Air and why she doesn’t want it to be represented by Febreze. She also had to defend her interview with Papa Bear. I didn’t know she used to be a teacher. I guess she found her calling.
“While the Jay Leno in chief was cracking wise, the crime rate in this country is skyrocketing. Just yesterday two peanuts were walking down the street and one was assaulted. It’s a true story!”
I am a Pole and so can You:
I am a pole, that much is clear to me, but just what type of pole could I possibly be?
I tried to be a pole for vaulting, but I couldn’t seem to bend.
I would love to be a ski pole, but for that I’d need a friend.
I wished I was the north pole and marked the home of Santa, or even just a gallop poll calling voters in Atlanta.
I considered fireman’s and fishing, was a totem for some time, and even tried to be a stripper pole but I couldn’t stand the grind.
But then one day in my depths of despair, some scouts brought me old glory as something to wear, and while she danced and she waved it became clear to me.
I’m the best kind of pole you can possibly be. I’m an American flag pole. Now pledge allegiance or else!
“The Sad thing is I like it”—Maurice Sendak
“terribly, supremely ordinary”—Maurice Sendak
“I remember Pearl Harbor, da da da da dada da da dada” —Maurice Sendak
“I hate those ebooks, they cannot be the future, they may be, I will be dead”—Maurice Sendak
Stephen: One thing you do is ask your guests a question and then let them talk. You listen to them while they’re talking. That makes no sense
Terry: Because I see it as my job to create a comfort zone where the guest will feel safe…
Stephen: I’m going to stop you right there.
Finally for the fangirls, that lovely character break:
EPISODE NUMBER: 8049 (January 24, 2012)
GUESTS: Andrew Sullivan
SPECIAL GUESTS: Maurice Sendak
SEGMENTS: Colbert Super PAC - Hostage Crisis - Day 2 | Indecision 2012 - 18th GOP Debate Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak- Part 1 | Indecision 2012 - Rick Santorum’s Senior Pandering | Sign Off - Reading “Bumble-ardy”
SUIT REPORT: Black Suit | Pinkish shirt | Purple striped tie
VIDEOS: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Don’t know what spurred the interview with Maurice Sendak, more than likely the release of Bumble-ardy, but it turned out to be delightful exchange. I think for the duration of election season I will refer to Newt Gingrich as either the Hopelessly-gross-and-vile Newt Gingrich, or Idiot-of-Great-Renown Newt Gingrich. Both have a fantastic ring to it. I am so looking forward to part 2 on tonight’s episode with fellow fangirl Terry Gross.
I particularly appreciate how Stephen and crew illustrated the faulty logic used in Rick Santorum’s explanation of staying mum with an elderly voter’s birther-esque ramblings about Obama. I don’t know who the lady was recruited for the task, but it was of course hilarious. If a man who does 161 late night shows a year and as many outside projects and endeavors as Stephen asks if you think he’s gained weight, or been adversely affected in his appearance in any way, the correct answer is always: “Lookin’ good, sir!” Lest you be carted away by security and accosted by a sack of grapefruit. Very painful, I hear.
Nice to see Andrew Sullivan, returning for his seventh appearance. He and Neil De Grasse Tyson are the most frequent guests of the Report; astronomy and politics couldn’t be farther apart, but those two gentlemen are always up for the challenge of Stephen’s many splendid questions.
Oh yes, and because Stephen asked, please help re-populate the coffers at www.colbertsuperpac.com.
That “making a better tomorrow, tomorrow” business isn’t going to happen without our support!
What did you think of this brilliant episode, Hubsters? Let’s get a-commenting.
Tonight - the world of children’s literature. See Stephen yell. Yell, Stephen, yell.
Andrew Sullivan makes his 7th appearance on the show. One more, and I’ll let him talk.
Colbert Super PAC - Hostage Crisis - Day 2
….evil stepfather Jon Stewart….
I just cannot imagine how scared my money must be right now. Nation, won’t you comfort my money, by sending more of itself? Go to colbertsuperpac.com and give recklessly. We are so close to a nice round, ridiculous number, no one thought we would hit in a million years.
Indecision 2012 - 18th GOP Debate
Last night the Republicans held their 18th debate. The question on everyone’s mind: “Who cares?”
[caption id=”attachment_9295” align=”aligncenter” width=”530”] “Way to go, Admiral Funstomp. The applause and the cheering is how you know you won. Debates should be like a wet T-shirt contest. By the way, Newt Gingrich would totally win a wet T-shirt contest.”[/caption]
Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak- Part 1
(CN’s note: Why was the audience laughing at the camera change at the beginning? Thoughts, anyone?)
Anyone who knows me knows I don’t like children, or books, or children’s books.
Folks, I want in. I’ve got everything it takes: I’m a celebrity….
Don’t you think by writing books for children you are sending the message that reading is important?
Let’s talk about kids. I don’t trust them.
Maurice Sendak: Is that true?
They are just biding their time until we’re gone, and then they get our stuff.
MS: An interesting point of view, but not interesting to me, particularly. There is something in this country that is so opposed to understanding the complexity of children, it’s quite amazing.
What do you mean the complexity of children, because children have it easy: they get driven every place, we feed them, dress them. Newt Gingrich said it, children don’t have a work ethic.
MS: New Gingrich is an idiot of great renown, I’ll give him that.
He’s an historian.
MS: Yes, but there is something so hopelessly gross and vile about him, it’s hard to take him seriously, so let’s not take him seriously.
Well let’s agree to disagree.
Why write for children?
MS: I don’t write for children, I write, and somebody says “that’s for children.”
New topic: book signings.
Really, you must have groupies, hot young moms coming up to you. Where the Wild MILFS are.
MS: That would not affect me because I am a gay man.
Why are you allowed to write children’s books? Why does a gay man care about children? Gay men can’t even have children.
MS: It’s so bad that not only will it sell, it will make pots and pots of money for you.
Can i have the blessing of your estate?
MS: Absolutely. But it has to be as bad as that looks like it is.
MS:Have you ever had a dream where you were totally naked?
MS: I think you are a man of little imagination.
Indecision 2012 - Rick Santorum’s Senior Pandering
Anybody who watches this show every night knows that I am a huge fan of Republican candidate-and-217th-trimester fetus Rick Santorum. To me, the name Santorum is synonymous with leadership, and nothing else.
I agree, gooooood job Rick. Now Rick could have informed her that Rick is not an avowed muslim, he is a secret muslim.
But today on Morning Joe with Joe Morning….
Bravo! You cannot correct an old person every time they say something offensive. You would never make it through Thanksgiving dinner! As it is, Nana grabs her purse every time someone offers her dark meat.
Good for you, Rick Santorum, for respecting the elderly’s right to spout hateful nonsense.
Crazy old lady
Ma’am I am in the middle of my show, but since you are elderly, you can say what you want.
Elderly Lady Zingers
I know for a fact that Rick Santorum runs a white slavery ring. It’s true! He steals blonde-haired, blue eyed high school cheerleaders from the changing rooms at the Gap, and sells them, like meat, on the streets of Bangkok.
Rick Santorum threw Baby Jessica down the well. He was making baby soup.
In college, Rick Santorum gave a dolphin a reach-around.
Hitler had some good ideas.
You’ve gained weight.
[caption id=”attachment_9301” align=”aligncenter” width=”530”] “You shut your dirty little mouth! Security, I want you to put her in a dark room, and I want you to beat her with a sack of grapefruits. You are going to wish you were never born old lady! I am going to make your life a living hell!”[/caption]
SC: Reasonable republicans are in opposition to Obama. Why are we dumb?
SC: They’ve [the Obama’s] got a vegetable garden, and I think that’s it.
SC:No, it is [true] because I will repeat it.
AS: Even Romney said things are getting better.
SC:That’s why Romney’s going down in the polls, because he said things are getting better.
SC: Everything you said sounds reasonable, so we will edit that out in the final interview.