The Colbert Report

Season 2 Episode 110

Janna Levin

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Aug 24, 2006 on Comedy Central
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Janna Levin
Tonight Stephen welcomes mathematician Janna Levin, author of A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines.
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      • The Word: Bad Boys.

      • Stephen: …which brings us to tonight's Word: Bad Boys. Ms. Boof's revelations prove that women don't always make good choices when it comes to men. (Ask Geraldo's five wives) So guys you have go to be cruel to rule. (Genocidal, even) When it comes to women, don't make yourself to available, (Be "Most Wanted") also, don't call to often. If you want to keep her guessing send her a video every six months or so. (Jihad me at hello) And remember guys, throughout history women have fallen for all sorts of terrible men. There was Josephine and Napoleon, Eva and Adolph, Whitney and Bobby, and speaking of Whitney, according to Ms. Boof, [opens book] want to get this right, "Whitney Houston's was the one name that would be mentioned constantly. How beautiful she is, what a nice smile she has, how truly Islamic she is but is just brainwashed by American culture and her husband Bobby Brown, who Osama talked about having killed!" Ladies, there's an important lesson here. If your guy is talking about killing another woman's husband, it means he's just not that fanatical about you. Okay? Which by the way is the title of my new relationship guide: He's Just Not That Fanatical About You. Lot of great advice in here like in chapter one: Did He Dump You For 72 Virgins? Tip: If you talk to another man and he doesn't publicly stone you, he's just not that fanatical about you. Point is ladies, if it's not working, it's not worth it, move on. Remember, if you truly love a genocidal madman, let him go. (In Tora Bora) And that's the Word.

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      • The 'preview' of the episode of Morgan Spurlock's "30 Days" uses the actual opening credits to the show, although abbreviated to remove all names other than that of Mr. Spurlock. Also, the other graphics during this segment are exceptionally similar to those used in "30 Days", if not taken directly from the show in question.

      • Plop Plop Physicist

        This refers to the Alka Seltzer jingle, "Plop, plop; fizz, fizz"

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