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Colbert Vs. the Jazz Robot

[Anthony Dean-Harris]
Editor-In-Chief
anthonydeanharris@gmail.com / @retronius

Did you catch The Colbert Report last night? You might have wanted to catch these jokes.

Colbert once again stood on his soapbox and railed against jazz music. Specifically, he announced the shocking future of MIT-engineered marimba playing robots that can improvise with human musicians. If the bit weren’t so funny, we’d be frightened and offended. Start at 1:27 to exercise your ability to laugh at yourself.

(If you're in Canada, the show is [here])

Also, note Colbert’s joke later in the episode about NPR. We’re sure the folks down at A Blog Supreme got a kick out of that one. (start at 2:30 for the NPR snarkiness)


Anthony Dean-Harris is a contributing writer for [African-American Reflections] and hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on [91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio]. More of his writing can be found at his blog, [In Retrospect] and you can also [follow him on Twitter].