5
March
2008

Episode 56 of Upon Further Review!

We’re back and ready to roll with our look at doctors, DJs and comedians in Episode 56 of Upon Further Review! In this episode we comment on a busy couple of weeks for our website’s comment section before getting down to business: first, we consider the alternatives as we look at homeopathy; second, we ask what the line between satire and subtlety truly is with our review of The Colbert Report (thanks to Idiosyncratic Idiot for the suggestion!); and finally, we decide to bliss out a bit with our review of Soultripper’s Dark And Lovely podcast. As always, we are grateful for your ideas, opinions and comments, and as always, we ask that you get other people involved by spreading the word about the show! (As usual, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (“We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

Homeopathy

The Colbert Report

Soultripper’s Dark And Lovely Podcast

3 Comments

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  2. idiosyncratic idiot:

    Yeah, I must agee with you about Mr. Colbert – he’s often too exaggerated, over-the-top; I prefer Jon’s subtetly much better (although I find him funny too).
    The one thing I truly like about him is the coinage of neologisms (truthiness!).

    Now when it comes to homeopathy… I haven’t made any research about it so please disconsider my opinion when I say it sounds like total bs. I mean, it is hard to believe that a substance being diluted more and more to the extent that there is barely of it causes more effect… it doesn’t make sense.

  3. classic chris:

    What a show, G&C!

    Sorry to hear your puppy isn’t doing well. Hope she gets well soon, whatever the treatment. I agree w/ ii: homeopathy seems counterintuitive. I understand though, though, having a gaggle of pets myself (2 dogs, 4 cats, 2 birds, 3 aquariums and a koi pond, plus feeding anywhere from 4 – 12 stray cats), that sometimes you just want to exhaust all possibilities.

    Personally, I think Colbert’s extreme, over-the-top style is what makes him hilarious, especially when he interviews people (the ones that ‘get it’, as you put it). I have to disagree, though, that his show is just a parody, as that makes it seem kind of empty or a total joke. I believe that while he takes things to the extreme that there is substance and values behind the show, same as the Daily Show (which I love, also) takes things to the extreme, but also has substance and values behind it. Personally, what I like about Colbert’s show is that it isn’t afraid to laugh at itself, whereas Stewart does a wonderful job, but sometimes takes himself and the show a little too seriously and gets in his own way.

    Thanks, again, for an awesome time! See you on 57!

    – Chris

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