Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Beginning

Welcome! This is the first official post to this blog, and I want to outline what I currently see as its future, and what you can expect to see.

I am a huge fan of both “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report”, a fake news show and fake pundit/commentary show respectively, that each air four nights a week on Comedy Central. I will certainly get into why I like the shows so much in future posts, but I feel like my affection for these programs will act as an effective springboard for a discussion of many issues.

This is not going to be a blog about these two shows. There will certainly be a lot of information about the shows, and over time, an episode guide will be built for reference and for your convenience. This will be more of a side project, however, and much of what will be discussed will be issues brought up by the shows, as well as other points of discussion that are unrelated to the programs.

Essentially, I’m not sure about exactly what is going to happen on this blog. It will evolve over time, I’m sure. However, throughout all of it, there will be some interesting discussions of various issues (I hope you will think so, too!).

Another point – I have set the blog up so that comments are open for anyone, not just registered members of Blogger. I’m doing this so that anyone can read and comment on a post when they want to, no matter who they are. Please keep your comments polite and relevant to the blog entry on which you are commenting – not only will obscene or spamming comments be deleted, but they also may lead to my shutting down the public comment system. This is something I don’t want to do, because I want anybody who wants to be able to comment to feel free to do so. This, I hope, will help to stimulate plenty of healthy discussion.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy this blog!