Colbert and Dolan take their show to the kids.


  1. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    Excellent likenesses of Colbert and His Eminence.

    The cartooning style is familiar, and the priest standee on the right looks like one of the character designs for the pilot of that animated Love in the Ruins sitcom from a few years ago that none of the networks picked up. Must be Fr Kev Kevin.

  2. Excellent. Sorry I didn’t fly back and attend myself. Best line (reported, anyway):

    “Consubstantial!” Mr. Colbert exclaimed, using a particularly cumbersome word that is now recited in the Nicene Creed. “It’s the creed! It’s not the SAT prep.”

  3. It’s not nice for my religious leaders to make me all envious like that.

  4. This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

    Correction: September 15, 2012

    An earlier version of this article misidentified the magazine whose editor sent out live Twitter posts from the event. It is Commonweal, not the Jesuit weekly America.

    No sweat! Easy mistake to make. I mean, for instance, I mistake the Olsen Twins All. The. Time.


  5. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says
    • Yeah, saw that. You can do better. Want to tackle it for Lives of Famous Catholics? If anybody can drill down into Colbert’s layers upon layers…

      • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

        … it’s Søren ‘I-didn’t-drop-character-till-the-posthumous-publication-of-Synspunktet-for-min-Forfatter-Virksomhed‘ Kierkegaard.

        • It’s funny, Angelico, the way you pretend he isn’t you.

          • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

            I suppose that’s a funny joke in the US.

            • Well, it’s certainly funny in the WE, though I don’t know why we’re shouting.

              • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

                Q: What does Princess Aiko use to play video games?

                A: The Royal Wii.

                But seriously–

                There is a Colbert story worth telling, but I’m just not feeling it.

                The idea that keeps coming back to me is Arnold Schwarzenegger reminiscing on his relationship with Maria Shriver and the Kennedy clan, maybe in a series of flashbacks framed by what will turn out to be his last visit to Hyannis. I’m seeing a sort of less-good, American mashup of Brideshead Revisited, A Handful of Dust, and, well, The Loved One. Working title: Staying Hungry.

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