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Person Article Proposal - Stephen Colbert

Last posted Dec 07, 2012 at 06:12PM EST. Added Nov 27, 2012 at 04:55PM EST
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Alright, let’s get this started. First of all, I haven’t posted here in a while. I browse around occasionally, but the last time I was actively involved in writing an article was a year or two back I think.

That aside, I’m creating this thread to float a project idea for a person or subculture page. Yes, a Stephen Colbert page. There are a lot of internet events related to him already (one of which I did an article on a while back), but I wanted to figure out if he really has enough notability to warrant an article about him or the show. if there are derivatives, sightings, etc. of Colbert-related content on a memetic scale, then I’d like to hear about it. If he isn’t really that present though, I’ll probably drop this. Well, discuss. (And I mean discuss, not discus; nobody plays that anymore.)

Truthiness is pretty big actually; it’s pretty much what he is known for. The second one is a bit more obscure to me, so I might need to look into that a bit more.

A good enough basis to go off of certainly. Wether or not it’s worth doing for certain is another thing in itself. Probably worth it, he’s a rather notable character on the internet and elsewhere.

You are by law, by contractual obligation, and by common curtesy, REQUIRED to establish a historically accurate and relevant page for Stephen Colbert, with no less than 500 distinct and engaging examples for EACH of the following areas:
– Videos
– Pictures
– Paintings
– Statues and sculptures

Failure to comply will result in a $250,000 fine and up to 10 years in jail.

The amount of Tumblr accounts dedicated to Colbert and the volume of traffic on the Stephen Colbert tag (still on Tumblr) also tend to confirm that. We can almost call his"Nation" a subculture. At least I feel that way.

Last edited Dec 06, 2012 at 05:27AM EST

Yes. Stephen Colbert pics, gifs, and video links are so common everywhere you go on the internet. Of course, a second entry for Jon Stewart should be made as well as he’s just as common and the two often go together. Whenever they hold their special events, such as Restoring Sanity, the internet goes wild.

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Is there one on John Leibowitz (neé Stewart)? No. And with good reason. IMFAO they are both unfunny twats who mug for the camera in teh 2012 version of 1950’s slapstick but that’s not even the point. There is nothing internet-y or meme-related to either.
Let them do something stupider than usual and then we can all make fun of them in meme form. As of now, they are both were they belong: a dying form of media

daddytype wrote:

Is there one on John Leibowitz (neé Stewart)? No. And with good reason. IMFAO they are both unfunny twats who mug for the camera in teh 2012 version of 1950’s slapstick but that’s not even the point. There is nothing internet-y or meme-related to either.
Let them do something stupider than usual and then we can all make fun of them in meme form. As of now, they are both were they belong: a dying form of media

You’re just pissed because they’re liberal. Well guess what, just because you don’t agree with their politics doesn’t mean one of them doesn’t have enough internet notability to have their own entry.

Holy schist, front page topic!?

Alright, this just became serious business. If KYM is going to tackle something as big as Colbert, and do it right, we need to start organizing. Get out your flag pins, it’s about to get all sorts of ’Merican in this thread.

Now, for some responses.

First, I only signed up for a Colbert article. If you want to make a Jon Stewart article (and I will admit we need to, badly), that should probably spin off into another thread.

Second, Colbert Nation is definitely a subculture, and we’ll attach that article to the Stephen Colbert page when we finish them. Colbert Remix Challenge will also be addressed somewhere in the main Colbert article or perhaps as an event. Colbert Super PAC as an entity should also be considered in my opinion.

Specifically @Project Endo: The Rev. Sir Dr. Stephen T. Mos Def Colbert, D.F.A., Heavyweight Champion of the World✱✱ page shall be as historically accurate and relevant as possible.

Oh, and daddytype, obvious troll is obvious.

Last edited Dec 06, 2012 at 06:17PM EST

YNG, The Grey wrote:

You’re just pissed because they’re liberal. Well guess what, just because you don’t agree with their politics doesn’t mean one of them doesn’t have enough internet notability to have their own entry.

You are making uncalled for assumptions about my motives. If you always assume bad faith of those who disagree with you there is no point in your participating in adult conversations.
I stated my reasons clearly in the post: There is nothing particularly noteworthy about colbert vis-a-vis internet and/or memes. Why not have a meme page about Jim Gaffigan, Dave Letterman, Jon Leibowitz, Brian Regan or Jimmy Kimmel? None of these people are salient in matters internet and meme and concomitantly none of those people are featured here. You might as well demand a profile of Colbert in Guns And Ammo magazine “just ‘cause he’s awesome”

NES2 wrote:

Holy schist, front page topic!?

Alright, this just became serious business. If KYM is going to tackle something as big as Colbert, and do it right, we need to start organizing. Get out your flag pins, it’s about to get all sorts of ’Merican in this thread.

Now, for some responses.

First, I only signed up for a Colbert article. If you want to make a Jon Stewart article (and I will admit we need to, badly), that should probably spin off into another thread.

Second, Colbert Nation is definitely a subculture, and we’ll attach that article to the Stephen Colbert page when we finish them. Colbert Remix Challenge will also be addressed somewhere in the main Colbert article or perhaps as an event. Colbert Super PAC as an entity should also be considered in my opinion.

Specifically @Project Endo: The Rev. Sir Dr. Stephen T. Mos Def Colbert, D.F.A., Heavyweight Champion of the World✱✱ page shall be as historically accurate and relevant as possible.

Oh, and daddytype, obvious troll is obvious.

NES2: “Agree with me or you are a troll”

daddytype wrote:

You are making uncalled for assumptions about my motives. If you always assume bad faith of those who disagree with you there is no point in your participating in adult conversations.
I stated my reasons clearly in the post: There is nothing particularly noteworthy about colbert vis-a-vis internet and/or memes. Why not have a meme page about Jim Gaffigan, Dave Letterman, Jon Leibowitz, Brian Regan or Jimmy Kimmel? None of these people are salient in matters internet and meme and concomitantly none of those people are featured here. You might as well demand a profile of Colbert in Guns And Ammo magazine “just ‘cause he’s awesome”

I apologize for making said assumptions, but keep in mind the derisive nature of your post and your past comments have made it very clear your quite conservative, so don’t blame me entirely for assuming a political motive to your conviction there shouldn’t be an entry for Stephen Colbert.

As for whether or not he deserves an entry, there may not be any major internet memes associated with him, but keep in mind the fact that the his performance at the 2006 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner was a massive media sensation both on TV and the internet. It fits the definition of a viral video, and those have been documented here before.

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