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Have Lunch with Stephen Colbert on Us

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“I’m trying to drop a few pounds…so I’m practicing portion control. I’m only eating small-sounding foods,” says comedian Stephen Colbert as he removes a Little Caesar’s pizza, a box of Thin Mints, and some baby back ribs to wash it all down. Now, just nearly a month and a half before he takes over the reins for David Letterman on CBS’ Late Show, Colbert is doing everything in his power to reintroduce his sharp-featured mug to the American public. This week, he’s hosting a five-installment lunch series officially titled, “Stephen Colbert has Stephen Colbert’s Daily Lunch with You, Starring Stephen Colbert.” The first and second installments have been posted and are, as you’d expect, wildly funny. My favorite bit from…

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David Letterman, last heir to the Carson legacy, says farewell

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When David Letterman signs off on his last edition of CBS’s The Late Show on Wednesday, he not only ends his remarkable 33-year tenure as the man millions of Americans loved to take to bed. He also draws the curtain on a remarkable television lineage, one that began on a different network with a different host, but that has been part of our cultural heritage for 61 years. The Late Show’s style of talk show began in 1954 on NBC with Tonight with Steve Allen. Allen’s show was the birthplace of the talk show as we know it—an opening monologue, a house band, celebrity interviews, audience participation and cameras that took to the streets for comedy bits. It was created…

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8 funny videos to spread some holiday cheer

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We here at the BookTrib Nerd Squad love our books. Heck, books are an integral part of our very name. But every now and then we enjoy a good video, especially during the holiday season when all kinds of seasonal goodies come down the chimney. So, save these for your lunch hour if you must (they’re all safe for work) then enjoy a little seasonal cheer on us.

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Happy Birthday, Mark Twain, comedy godfather of Stewart and Colbert

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Happy birthday, Mark Twain! You’re 179 years old, but America still loves you—in fact, Smithsonian magazine has just ranked you the country’s number one pop icon ever. Number one—ahead of Elvis Presley, Madonna, Bob Dylan, and Michael Jackson. Twain (born Samuel Langhorne Clemens) is, of course, America’s most important literary figure. But it’s not just iconic works like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (widely considered to be the first great American novel), A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court and The Prince and the Pauper that help assure a special place for Twain in America’s heart. It’s also his indomitable personality, keen wit, and dedication as a satirist and social critic that’s kept his image…

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