Archive for August 18th, 2006

Haves and Have-Nots

Do you ever read the credits at the end of television shows? It’s a pain, because they fly by so quickly, and usually get scrunched up as the network pops up a preview of whatever is on next, in some sort of desperate attempt to hold on to the miniscule attention spans of modern-day viewers, but every once in a while you see something interesting.

Take Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert, for instance – hosts of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, respectively. The Daily Show has been on for ten years; the Colbert Report is a relative newcomer, at something like two years on the air. Colbert is best known for lampooning President Bush at a dinner earlier this year, which attracted a great deal of media attention, while Stewart is just, well, John Stewart. 🙂

But read the credits at the end of their shows, and you’ll see something interesting: Colbert’s wardrobe is furnished by Brooks Brothers, who clothe a lot of television personalities. Stewart, on the other hand, has his attire provided by Ralph Lauren (Ralph Lauren Black Label, specifically) and his footwear by – wait for it – Ferragamo.

It’s just something to think about. 🙂

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