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The Colbert Report

Season 5 Episode 138

Bill Simmons

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Oct 29, 2009 on Comedy Central
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Bill Simmons
Tonight Stephen welcomes columnist and author of The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy, Bill Simmons. Also, Stephen talks with singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash who is part of a coalition to find out if their music was used to torture.
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      • Stephen: Tonight: Were Gitmo prisoners tortured with rock music? I say nothing goes better with The Beatles then a good beating. Plus: A special Halloween Threatdown. Careful, I might have put a razorblade in it. Plus Bill Simmons is here to talk about his 700 page book about basketball. I'll summarize it for you: Put ball in hoop. Sorry, the shows running long, I'm not going to say anything here. Colbert Report.

      • Stephen: Threat number 3: Candy. According to British researchers, children who frequently eat candy are more likely to grow up to become criminals. This poses a real catch-22 on Halloween: Do you give the kids candy and send them toward a life of crime or not give them candy and watch them turn into criminals immediately. Last year I ran out of Almond Joys and the neighborhood kids egged my house. Then the chickened my house. It's hard to clean up.

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