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Colbert: Should We Bail Out Sbarro?

Everyone knows the finest cheese is aged. And no cheese slice sits out longer than the ones in Sbarro. So, should we bail out Sbarro? Well they do employ almost 6,000 people in 45 states. Plus, Sbarro is a mall staple. If they go under, who's next? Spencer's Gifts? Where will America go for our farts and fart-related accessories? On the other hand, sometimes at Sbarro, the Parmesan cheese gets stuck in the shaker and won’t come out as fast as I like. So ... f--k em.... More

In Videos: Cookie Monster on 'The Colbert Report'

"Me have crazy times in '70s and '80s. Me like the Robert Downey Jr. of cookies." —Cookie Monster, on 'The Colbert Report' Nation, last Thursday, Stephen Colbert got a surprise visit from the Cookie Monster on The Colbert Report, just as he was lamenting the fact that fruit had replaced cookies as American kids' after-school snack of choice. Downright un-American, he said. Last night, on Jon Stewart's Daily Show, the two fake newsmen had a little back-and-forth about Cookie Monster's appearance. Seems the blue dude trashed Colbert's green room after getting angry about his green-room request list. After the jump, videos of Cookie Monster's original appearance and the ridiculous terms of his rider, including triple-stuffed Oreos.... More

In Videos: Dickson Despommier Interviewed on 'The Colbert Report' About Vertical Farming

Stephen Colbert interviews Columbia University professor Dickson Despommier about how growing food in vertical towers could be the answer to the food crisis. Vertical farming, which uses hydroponics technology, allows for better control of the growing environment and puts food within the city limits, cutting down on food transportation costs... "Plus, it's pleasantly phallic," adds Colbert. Watch the video after the jump.... More

In Videos: Andrei Cherny, Author of 'The Candy Bombers' on 'The Colbert Report'

Author Andrei Cherny visits The Colbert Report to promote his book, The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America’s Finest Hour, where he tells the story of how America prevented the spread of Communism by dropping candy bars. From The Candy Bombers website: "In the course of a single year, these men undertook the most successful humanitarian action of all time, won the hearts of America’s defeated enemies, inspired people around the world to believe in America’s fundamental goodness, avoided World War III, and won the greatest battle of the Cold War without firing a shot." Video after the jump.... More

In Videos: Doritos Wins Peabody

Last week, Stephen Colbert credited Doritos for his success on winning the Peabody award for "distinguished achievement and meritorious public service" of television news: "Doritos gave me the money to produce those ground breaking shows. Doritos, I believe, also, gave me nacho-cheese lung... So Doritos have now won a Peabody." To commemorate this "landmark achievement in snacking," Colbert has created stickers that say "Peabody Award Winning!" for people to download, print, and take to their local supermarket to stick onto bags of Doritos. Watch the video, after the jump.... More

In Videos: Stephen Colbert Interviews Dean Kamen on 'The Colbert Report'

Stephen Colbert interviews inventor Dean Kamen (best known for the Segway) to talk about his vapor compression distiller, a machine that takes contaminated water and turn it into pure drinking water without the use of filters or chemicals. Colbert tests the distiller by adding Doritos to the "contaminated water" container. The technology behind vapor compression distillers isn't necessarily new, but Kamen's invention looks a lot more compact than already existing vapor compression distillers. Since Kamen appears to have just announced his distiller on the Colbert Report last week, there isn't much information available about it yet. Watch the interview, after the jump.... More

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