Colbert interviews Smaug the dragon (video)

Smaug, the dragon, (from The Hobbit movies) goes on The Colbert Report to be interviewed by Stephen. It’s pretty funny.

One thing I didn’t realize until a few weeks ago was that Smaug is played by Benedict Cumberbatch, of “Sherlock” and the new Star Trek movies fame.

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I posted his audition video a while back, and while post it again below the Colbert clip.

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Oh god, my nephew just told me that Colbert has a cameo in the new Hobbit movie, and he does! Here’s that clip:

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Here’s the Colbert interview. Just one more week to go and Colbert is off the air :-(


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20 Responses to “Colbert interviews Smaug the dragon (video)”

  1. Jim Olson says:

    Not a complaint, really. Just an observation.

  2. Indigo says:

    Blame Smaug.

  3. Mike F says:

    During the various Ferguson protests, in the aftermath of Robert McCulloch’s triumphal manipulation of the grand jury, a young lady (a friend of some friends) also lost an eye to a rubber bullet (which are often euphemistically referred to as non-lethal ordnance, amongst other innocent-sounding names; most of them apparently don’t use “rubber” bullets, but rather wood plugs. Oh, yeah, and a nun, amongst others of course, was struck with one as well. Nice, huh?).

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  5. Zorba says:

    It happens from time to time. Deal with it, Jim.

  6. Jim Olson says:

    Well, this thread went off the topic rails rather quickly.

  7. Indigo says:

    That’s pretty much how I see it. Tengo miedo que ya vuelva francaismo.

  8. Zorba says:

    I can sympathize with him. I’m ashamed of our government, too, and I don’t know how to deal with it, either. {{Sigh}}

  9. nicho says:

    Yep. It’s a worldwide phenomenon — but with our crazy gun worshipping culture, we had a hear start. I was out with a friend from Barcelona last night and he was almost in tears. He said he was so ashamed, he didn’t know how to deal with it.

  10. Zorba says:

    Yes, this is true. But our police are also getting more brutal.

  11. nicho says:

    They have gotten more brutal. There was a case of a young woman who lost an eye to a rubber bullet last year. As far as preferring a fine to pepper spray, some people might choose the pepper spray over being bankrupted. The people protesting don’t have a lot of money to begin with.

  12. nicho says:

    Maybe more than a side-effect. After all the idea behind the creation of the euro — despite the crap peddled about it — was to hamstring national politicians when a crisis developed or was created by the bankers. Without the ability to enact any kind of monetary policy, national leaders had no choice but to enact decrees from Brussels on imposing austerity, driving down wages, attacking unions, and threatening social programs.

    People in Spain were pissed at the Socialists for not doing more (they couldn’t) and voted in the PP, which, being essentially fascist, gleefully tried to destroy the middle class. Since they have an absolute majority, they can pass any legislation they want without effective opposition.

    They’re going after abortion and would love to get their hands on same-sex marriage. They’re stymied in the last case because the question is still before what is analogous to the supreme court and the law prohibits them from acting on it until the court decides. (Ironically, the PP was the group that took the matter to the supreme court. So they must be kicking themselves.)

    Everyone I know in Spain is absolutely furious about this latest atrocity.

  13. Zorba says:

    Way too close to this now, never mind a year or two.
    Do the Spanish police brandish military-style weapons, or use tasers or pepper spray on occupiers or protesters? Or do they just issue a fine?
    I’m sure that our protesters would rather be given a fine than pepper-sprayed. Or worse.
    Sad, isn’t it? :-(

  14. Indigo says:

    A side-effect of the EU-German bank attack on Spain?

  15. nicho says:

    Or like the US in a year or two.

  16. Don Chandler says:

    Sounds like Russia.

  17. nicho says:

    OT, but something that is being ignored or downplayed by the MSM. Fascism has returned to Spain.

    The ‪#‎LeyMordaza‬ (Gag Law) has been approved in ‪#‎Spain‬. With this law, the production and distribution of images such as this one (of a demonstration) can get you a 30.000€ fine.

    1. Photographing or recording police – 600 to 30.000€ fine.
    2. Peaceful disobedience to authority – 600 to 30.000€ fine.
    3. Occupying banks as means of protest – 600 to 30.000€ fine.
    4. Not formalizing a protest – 600 to 30.000€ fine.
    5. For carrying out assemblies or meetings in public spaces – 100 to 600€ fine.
    6. For impeding or stopping an eviction – 600 to 30.000€ fine.
    7. For presence at an occupied space (not only social centers but also houses occupied by evicted families) – 100 to 600€ fine.
    8. Police black lists for protestors, activists and alternative press have been legalized.
    9. Meeting or gathering in front of Congress – 600 to 30.000€ fine.
    10. Appealing the fines in court requires the payment of judicial costs, whose amount depends on the fine.
    11. It allows random identity checks, allowing for profiling of immigrants and minorities.
    12. Police can now carry out raids at their discretion, without the need for “order” to have been disrupted.
    13. External bodily searches are also now allowed at police discretion.
    14. The government can prohibit any protest at will, if it feels “order” will be disrupted.
    15. Any ill-defined “critical infrastructure” is now considered a forbidden zone for public gatherings if it might affect their functioning.
    16. There are also fines for people who climb buildings and monuments without permission.

  18. annatopia says:

    i find it hilarious that colbert was in the hobbit. and…. cumberbitches unite! :P

  19. wmforr says:

    And let the Wookie win.

  20. Don Chandler says:

    Never laugh at a live dragon.

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