The Colbert Report

Season 5 Episode 20

Jonah Lehrer

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Feb 05, 2009 on Comedy Central
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Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of How We Decide, Jonah Lehrer. Also, Stephen talks with New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki.
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      • Stephen: Tonight: What's in the stimulus package? I'm guessing high fructose corn syrup because that stuff's in everything. Then: I salute the Boy Scouts of America. In you face, boy scouts of elsewhere. And Jonah Lehrer is here to talk about the neuroscience of decision making. I'll use my medulla oblong-gutta. Don't put off until tomorrow what your team of personal assistants can do today. This is the Colbert Report.

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      • Stephen Colbert: Now, the Democrats just are taking a page from the Republicans' Fear Book, which they found in the Vice President's office, under a loose floorboard, next to a beating human heart.

        The location of the Fear Book is a reference to the short story The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe. In that tale, a murderer is driven mad by the sound of his victim's beating heart, long after the victim was killed, the crime scene cleaned, and the body stashed underneath the floorboards.

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