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  1. drsusancalvin
    drsusancalvin at |

    “Fulsome”? Fulsome doesn’t mean anything like “full” but is in fact close to being an antonym of sincere. “Fulsome appreciation” could be read as : aesthetically, morally, or generally offensive, exceeding the bounds of good taste, excessively complimentary or flattering, effusive…. I apologise if there was irony intended that I have failed to detect.

  2. tigtog
    tigtog at |

    The OED believes that there’s more ambiguity in the word than you indicate above. I’m using it in the original meaning of “abundant”, to the point of excessive.

    (ETA) People may interpret excessive admiration or praise as insincere, but there’s nothing inherently contained in the word that can be held to be “the antonym of sincere”.

  3. koipond
    koipond at |

    I just watched the clip and checked the twitter.

    I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.

  4. orlando
    orlando at |

    Does everyone remember Martin Sheen in The West Wing letting Congress shut the government down and then bellowing at the House Speaker “I am the President of this Nation and we are going to sit here until we come to an EQUITABLE agreement!”? I want President Bartlett back.

  5. Pirra
    Pirra at |

    I have long had a major crush on Colbert. And John Stewart. Though the goatee thing he was sporting a while back was a bit of a dick softner…(Oh gods, I am that crass.)

  6. Mary
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    Colbert breaking character (first time ever?)

    He’s done it a few times, they even have a tag for it: http://www.colbertnation.com/video?keywords=cracks+up The Prince Charles skit on The Daily Show is probably the best one for epic character smashage though: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-november-10-2003/prince-charles-scandal

    I think https://twitter.com/#!/StephenAtHome/status/57861839576498177 is my favourite non-fact.

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