Comedy cut-off

2007-11-07

in Canada, Films and movies, Geek stuff, Internet matters

I haven’t seen The Daily Show or The Colbert Report in ages. The American Comedy Central site is blocked in Canada, and the Canadian site you get re-directed to isn’t Mac compatible. For a while, the new Daily Show website worked here. Now, it just shows a never-ending string of ads.

These shows were the only television news I had ever watched with any regularity. Until their online infrastructure changes, it seems that print and web sources will be my sole connection to the mass media.

[20 August 2008] Ashley has kindly informed me that full episodes of The Daily Show and the Colbert Report are available in Canada through CTV.ca. It looks like I won’t need to set up a special US proxy system after all, though Pandora may still tempt me to do so.

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chris November 7, 2007 at 7:52 pm

In lieu of Colbert, you should see this funny Youtube clip that’s a parody of a Giuliani ad, making fun of Hillary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2Sc_E1llpY It’s very much in the same spirit as Colbert..

Milan November 7, 2007 at 11:42 pm

It’s very much in the same spirit as Colbert..

Except not funny or clever…

Sorry, but I don’t see how that bears comparison to the comedic genius of Colbert/Stewart.

Litty November 8, 2007 at 4:36 pm

Amusing:

Teen gets strippergram at school

A woman in Nottingham, England ordered a “gorillagram” sent to her 16-year-old son at school for his birthday and even enlisted the teacher to film the surprise. But apparently, the company screwed up and sent a strippergram instead. The school is now investigating the matter. From Sky News:

After walking the boy round the classroom and spanking him with a whip – the action turned even more blue.

“She took off some clothes until she was down to her bra and pants, pulled out some cream, put it on her buttocks and told him to rub it in,” the source said.

It was at that point the shocked teacher – who had not been told what the surprise was – called an end to the show.

Brett Banks November 8, 2007 at 10:32 pm

cant you use a free US proxy to access the US site and its videos?

Milan December 21, 2007 at 8:57 am

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