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  •  Naomi rocked. (14+ / 0-)

    She knew Steven's shtick.  She was a debater through high school and college.  She deflected him gracefully, was pretty much non-plussed and ended up on message.

    You don't go on TCR to deliver a serious message without being messed with.  But she (her publishers) wanted you and me to see her and hear about her book.  I'm buying it so, ipso facto, she did a great job.

    Contrast that to the British Twit who was on a few weeks ago who tried to banter with Steven and ended up looking stupid.  He told Colbert that Steven "didn't know anything about the internet".  The counter was "I know enough to hit the clear history button on my browser to erase my porn!"

    8,9,10, you're out.  The Reigning Champion of late Night, Steven Colbert.

    Ninety percent of life is just showing up. Woody Allen
    The other 10% is homework. Anonymous student.

    by captainlaser on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 07:56:55 AM PDT

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    •  nonplus (2+ / 0-)
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      mataliandy, gatorcog

      To cause to be at a loss as to what to think, say, or do; to confound; to perplex; to bewilder.

      Use of nonplus is something I can never rely on because I think half the time, it gets used incorrectly.  It seems like "nonplus" should mean "no big whoop," but it doesn't.  When you said Naomi knew his shtick, the inference is that she would not be nonplussed.    

      And I know that as soon as I hit "post," I will feel like a royal, nitpicker asshole.  

      •  You're right, of course, except that I speak (1+ / 0-)
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        StrayCat

        Amercun.

        See Oxford's recognition of American misuse.

        The language is what you make it.  Or I mean what I say not I say what I mean.

        I suppose "unruffled" would have fit best here.  But then again, I don't know what Naomi would have said if I said she was "ruffled".

        Ninety percent of life is just showing up. Woody Allen
        The other 10% is homework. Anonymous student.

        by captainlaser on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 03:55:31 PM PDT

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