PNT Exclusive – Stephen Colbert answers the call

Posted July 8th, 2007 by Sylvia S Tognetti and filed in Living in Post-Normal Times

Stephen answers the call

Special to the Post-Normal Times. If you watched the Colbert report last week, you may recall, that Stephen had a fit because USA Today, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal all received iphones before he did. Saturday evening, after he pitched the first pint of “Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream” ice cream to Jerry (of Ben & Jerry’s) at the Charleston Riverdogs baseball game, he was presented with the one pictured above. So he answered it. I guess we will get his review when he goes back on the air next week. Jerry dished out ice cream. Then the game got rained out. But Americone Dream is now available at all area Piggly Wiggly’s. Proceeds go to the Americone Dream Fund to support various charities. So you may eat it in good conscience.

As for the iphone, I didn’t get one to review either, but I caught a glimpse of the other kind, belonging to a friend – it was impossible to get out of the hands of a child. I don’t like it because you can’t read books on it. So I guess its perfect for Stephen – since he doesn’t read.

This is Sylvia Tognetti, reporting from The Low Country behind the scenes, in The Colbert Nation.

[revised, 8:30 am]
Update: NoFactZone.net has footage of Stephen pitching the pint and several more blog posts and pictures from the River Dogs game, including a cross-post of this post. Via a comment left over there, by RiverDog, I now know who it was that stepped in to give him the “iphone”:

Good catch. Me and one of my employees are big Colbert fans and I pointed out we should present him with a Colbert ‘08 jersey and my employee is the one who created the iPhone…complete with the apple on top!

Lastly, I’m not sure whose call Stephen answered – the title of the post reflects my attempt to stick to the main topic of this blog – environmental science and policy. To “Answer the call” from Al Gore, click here.
For those visiting this blog from outside the United States, who may not have heard of Stephen Colbert, I should also add that, I often post clips from his comedy show because, as I explained in this previous post, he does a much better job than most scientists at conveying the value of science for the common good. Besides that, he is “America’s Benigni.”

One Response to “PNT Exclusive – Stephen Colbert answers the call”

  1. DB Ferguson says:

    Wonderful scoop! I was wondering when Stephen was FINALLY going to get his iPhone! I’ve blogged about your experience – and used your exclusive pic (watermarked to feature your web site URL). Thanks for sharing with those of us who weren’t able to make it for this momentous occasion.
    http://www.nofactzone.net/?p=1823

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