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On the Shelves TODAY!!!!!!!!!!

So recently I stated I was excited on Dan Brown's latest novel, but that level of joy does not compare to what's on shelves now.....
"American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventure of an Unlikely Patriot." by Craig Ferguson. That's right, Craig Flippin' Ferguson aka the Late Late Host, everybody's 2nd favorite Scottish-American.

Craig F is hailed by many as the best late night host on TV these days, and yes some people say he's even better than Leno, Conan, Letterman, and even Carson Daly (The last one was a joke.)

But all chestnuts aside, Craig is hilarious, and I will definitely read his new book on an afternoon at Books A Million, probably next weekend. Tough times, word up.

QATFYG: Are you a Craig Ferguson fan? Who is your favorite Scottish-American? And who is the best late night talk show host?

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  1. I am not a Craig Ferguson fan. I just am not, but I have nothing against the person. So, Nader Bouberhan, if that's your real name you have not posted in a long time.? Why Craig Ferugson? Are you a fan of late night shows? Is that why you posted this. I think this will just be another one of those tv show host books. It seems every tv show host has a book.

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  2. yes indeed Anon, this is possibly just another tv host book. Jon Stewart has one. Stephen C has one, but I think Craig is funnier than those blokes. And he is better with monologues than the other hosts out there, which is my fav part of late night tv.

    And why does everyone think NB isn't my real name?

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  3. While I will Stewart, Colbert, or Conan any day, I think Letterman is the "best" at the late night gig, mostly because of his biting wit, his lack of fear of being an asshole, and being the quickest at responding to something unexpected.

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  4. Jonathan has something good to say.

    Wow, I haven't seen Letterman in years actually. But I do watch Conan sometimes. And I USED to watch Colbert and Stewart....which brings me to the next question.

    Who is better Jon Stewart or Steve Colbert?

    PS: Did anybody see the Daily show when Craig Kilborn was hosting?

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  5. I think Craig Ferguson is great at interviews and he's pretty much the only late night host that doesn't annoy me. So. I like him!

    I like Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert about the same. Don't watch either show though.

    I don't have a favorite Scottish-American (except, y'know, myself), but my favorite Scottish person is Shirley Manson. I will marry that woman one day.

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  6. Good stuff,
    For a fav Scottish-American I could say Alicia Silverstone (she's scots-yiddish according to Wikiepdia. how sexy is that?)

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  7. To me, it isn't a question. I'll take Stewart over Colbert any day.

    Colbert gets his points across with satire - which I absolutely love - and his interviews are filled with hilarious interruptions - but Colbert is a still Bill O'Reilly inspired character (this is no different than how Sasha Baron Coen interviews people when he is in character), whereas Stewart is Stewart. Colbert may be more laugh-out-loud funny, but...

    I love more the straight interviewing approach and Stewart's most shining moments on The Daily Show are the times his outrage overtake him and he's gotten deadly serious and even downright fierce during his interviews.

    Plus, without Stewart, there would no Colbert. There would be no Keith Olbermann either, for chrissakes!

    The fact that either of these comedy news shows hold as much power as they do is incredible though. Simply incredible.

    p.s. I watched The Daily Show back in the Kilborn days. I was pretty damn young though and don't think I understood most of the political humor, so I'm not sure if it was any good or not, but I still watched it.

    p.p.s. Another reason why Stewart trumps all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11TaDDUVcGQ

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