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Yahweh Or No Way vs. Susannah Is Introverted

It's Stephen Colbert's Most Catholicest Moment vs. yuppie suburban malaise ad infinitum!

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Yahweh Or No Way

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Susannah Is Introverted

The case for Yahweh Or No Way

As the self-proclaimed most famous Roman Catholic in America, Stephen (the first martyr of Christianity) Colbert discussed many issues related to his religion on The Colbert Report, including: reciting the Nicene Creed, performing an interpretive liturgical dance to King of Glory, examining Pope Francis' secret life as a superhero, and having a Catholic trivia throwdown with Jack White. Topping that highlight reel were Stephen's remarks after the resignation of Pope Benedict, including who might be on deck to replace him. Was Stephen being bitingly funny? Of course. Was he also sincere in his bewilderment? Could be! — palmaire

The case for Susannah Is Introverted

Thirtysomething examined, in excruciating detail, the lives of the ur-yuppie married couple Michael and Hope Steadman and their friends as they essayed a nano-level dissection of their educated, privileged white lives. Reading the episode summaries -- Hope is irritated when her parents visit, a friend cancels a game of squash, remodeling the house, finding a nanny -- would be suitable for any number of broad family sitcoms, except that Thirtysomething was an hour-long drama that considered each situation with the utmost, intense gravity. The presumed epic drama inherent in everyday life was exemplified by a misunderstanding between Susannah and Hope about which one of them was intimidated by the other. OMG!

Despite not being the target baby boomer demographic, I was riveted by the show. Why? Because who loves to indulge in endless introspection about each and every small social interaction and stumbling block of life? Teenagers — pound foolish


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