Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I'm a stalker in a Taurus.

So I was poking around tonight trying to find out how early to arrive for the Daily Show taping (I realize it's a little ways off, ok, can I help you?), if cameras were allowed, you know, all that jazz. And I found two things that cracked me up. The first of which was:

What time should I get in line/arrive?

The Daily Show lets the audience in around 4:30, and it's recommended to get in line around 3:00-3:15. The Colbert Report lets the audience in at 6:00 p.m., but many people get in line starting at 4:00 p.m. or even earlier.

Seating at The Colbert Report is more dependent on your place in the general-admission line. Also, Stephen Colbert's fans tend to be batshit insane and get there really early.

The second is this site right here. I'm not even sure how I found this site but jesus. I could only get through a few...at first it was funny and then it was just too creepy to be funny anymore. I seriously, seriously need a bath. I mean, I like Jon Stewart as much as the next person but I don't know his goddamn pets' names nor would I stand up before the show and personally sing him "Happy Birthday" out of goddamn nowhere. People like this are the reason I would never approach a celebrity. Ever. (Not that I would ever have anything to say, wtf?)

And waiting at the stage door after a PLAY like you're SUPPOSED TO doesn't count. So there.


MacGuffin said...

As I was reading this post, I pictured a Dan Clowes looking character, wild eyed with beads of sweat pooling on their forhead and a crazy slack-jawed open-mouthed smile, singing happy birthday to Stewart as he tries to get in his car unmolested. I'd feel icky enough just gawking at a celebrity let alone asking them(or begging, lets be honest) for an autograph.

Ellen Aim said...

lol! Hey, perfect description of what I'm picturing, too!

And it's a shame cameras aren't allowed...I'll be amongst these freaks soon.

Yeah, there's just something trite, painful and obvious about the approach, like bad Mexican food farts. Don't think I could do it. Unless they're an unknown and then maybe that's cool for them...? Easier to leave them in peace...

Veloute said...

That second site is sort of sad and makes me very glad I am not famous.

I mean, Jon is great. Faboo. The man is hilarious. Totally, totally jealous you are going to the DS taping. But I see that I am not obsessed. I see now that would be a different sort of admiration that the folks have there.

Ellen Aim said...

Right on. The man can make me laugh. I just had no idea he had such a cult following or that he was such a stud. Damn.

But reading that site is depressing! People can be, oh, CREEPY, can't they?