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2014-08-19 06:34:30

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Everyone gets caught out at some time, be it an April Fool’s Day jest or a TV spoof. Most people are smart enough to spot a send-up or a bit of satire eventually but might just get fooled at first until the penny drops. It happens to the best. In one now infamous case, as Politico reported last year, the Washington Post picked up on a satirical piece on the Daily Currant website and reported that Sarah Palin was joining the Al...

2014-07-29 12:29:01

Last year's dinner raised an unprecedented $3.4 million to support the Ad Council and its 50 national public service campaigns NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ad Council, the largest producer of public service advertisements (PSAs) in the U.S., announced today that its 61(st) Annual Public Service Award Dinner will honor FedEx Chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith and Stephen Colbert will host. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Waldorf Astoria...

2014-06-04 04:21:37

Staten Island Pediatrician Michael Gabriel provides important tips and information on preventing tick bites, treating tick bites, and the risks of Lyme disease. BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics responds to an article published on Ozarksfirst.com on May 23(rd) that gives advice on tick bites and urges people to be cautious during the summer. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140603/93928 The article titled, "Health...

2014-05-30 12:24:12

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Redacted Tonight, hosted by comedian Lee Camp, gives the news bulletins of the week a political satire treatment. It premieres May 30 and will air Fridays at 8 pm EDT on RT America. This is not your grandparents' satire program. Every week Redacted Tonight will provide "comedy news with a punch." This weekly show tackles all the real news stories the mainstream media failed to mention and provides new angles on the ones they do. "With...

2014-04-16 23:08:40

Analyzing the voting behavior of users on Ranker.com reveals that in choosing Stephen Colbert, CBS is indeed addressing a need to compete for younger, more pop culture savvy viewers. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 In 2015, Stephen Colbert will depart from his home at Comedy Central where he’s amassed a huge cult following and head over to the mainstream late show game, replacing David Letterman. CBS is surely hoping he’ll bring all those young fans, too. Mention "The...

2014-04-01 16:22:47

Reputation Maxx, an industry-leading online reputation management firm, is sharing tips to deal with the recent "racist" tweet sent out by Steven Colbert and the Colbert Report. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Time and time again, online reputation management firms, like Reputation Maxx, have warned celebrities to be careful of what they put out online. Especially on social media, tweets and other comments can be taken out of context and blown out of...

2014-02-19 23:25:01

Onnit Labs, nutritional supplement and unconventional fitness equipment manufacturer announces the acquisition of My Mad Methods Magazine and MyMadMethods.com, the premier source of unconventional fitness information. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Onnit Labs has acquired My Mad Methods Magazine, creating one of the most comprehensive unconventional fitness resources in existence. The merger will make alternative fitness products and information available all in one place. “My...

2014-02-02 20:22:40

Nation's Largest Pistachio Grower Asks America to "Count Our Nuts" for Chance to Win $100,000; Unveils New Campaign Theme LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wonderful Pistachios today revealed two new commercial spots featuring Stephen Colbert, Emmy-award winning host and executive producer of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report", during the Big Game. The two :15 spots appeared in the 2(nd) quarter of the game and featured the brand's new campaign theme, "Get Crackin',...

2014-01-15 08:25:32

West to East Coast, Galleries Sell Nelson De La Nuez Coveted Paintings at LA Art Show, Miami International Art Fair and Art Palm Beach LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After a busy 2013 year selling out shows worldwide of the artwork of international pop artist Nelson De La Nuez, Bruce Lurie, owner of Lurie Gallery, is excited for a great start to 2014. His booths #1020-1121 South Hall at the LA Art Show, January 15-19, 2014, will feature a good mix of De La Nuez paintings,...

2014-01-06 08:22:30

Wonderful Pistachios Returns to the Super Bowl with Two New Spots, New Campaign Theme LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wonderful Pistachios announced today that Stephen Colbert, Emmy-award winning host and executive producer of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," will star in two Super Bowl spots for the nation's leading pistachio grower. This will be Wonderful Pistachios' second consecutive Super Bowl appearance and will kick-off a new, full-year agreement with Mr....


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Aptostichus stephencolberti
2014-04-07 14:17:32

Aptostichus stephencolberti is a species of trapdoor spider named after the American satirist Stephen Colbert. The spider was discovered on the coastline of California in 2007. This species can be found on coastal dunes that extend from the Big Sur region to the San Francisco peninsula at Point Lobos and Golden Gate. Compared to the closely related species such as Aptostichus angelinajolieae, Aptostichus stephencolberti is lighter in coloration.  The male holotype and the female paratype...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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