"A perfectly silly, genius idea" -- David Letterman

Friday, October 29, 2010

Stephen Colbert -- plus a bonus!

For purposes of image clarity, as well as for their own safety, CelebriGum subjects are reminded to WALK, NOT RUN, as they approach the Ed Sullivan Theater.

Otherwise, as we see in this unfortunate picture of Stephen Colbert, the photo quality will be port.


CelebriGum fans have made it clear that the gum must be prominent in each photo.  A faint hint of gum at the very edge of the frame is not acceptable.  So I'm giving the people what they want.

Some might object that this isn't a valid CelebriGum photo either, since there's gum but no celebrity.  But based on the intense interest in the gum, I propose that the gum is the celebrity.


  1. Are you familiar with rappie pie? It's a French Canadian (Acadian) dish served in a lot of diners in Nova Scotia. This close up of the gum, kind of looks like rappie pie (rapure) the way my Nana made it.

  2. Never heard of rapple pie.

    It also sort of resembles a boiled dumpling from a lower-quality Chinese restaurant.

  3. I had no idea the gum was filled with so much intriguing detail.

    And, I thank you for inadvertently including me in Celebrigum! I am wearing the green shirt, just steps ahead of the celebrity and two stories below the gum. It's quite a privilege!

  4. Congratulations, Scott! Welcome to worldwide fame.

  5. The Toast in the MachineOctober 30, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    The Gum has hobnobbed with so many bigwigs and dilly-dallied with so much riffraff that it is now famous for simply being famous. The Gum now tends to Eclipse any other celebrities who suffer the extreme misfortune of finding themselves standing in the Gum's formidable shadow, hence the swift and blurry passage of so many 'neath that dreaded window ledge. Instant fame is thrust upon those unsuspecting and formerly anonymous individuals who get pulled into the powerful Orbit of the Gum's Wrigley Field of attraction, a kind of tractor Beeman of celebrity, if you will...

    I only pray that the next news we hear of Scott doesn't involve a naked, sobbing porn starlet locked in a fancy hotel bathroom. Good luck, and may Gum bless!

  6. "the gum's Wrigley Field of attraction." Okay.

    "tractor Beeman of celebrity, if you will." Had to look that one up. So I don't know if I will.

  7. The Toast in the MachineOctober 31, 2010 at 3:01 PM

    I don't blame you, Steve. I knew I'd lost the internal argument with the Beemans Reference when it said, "But Beemans Gum had nearly as big a role in 'The Right Stuff' as Dennis Quaid, whose brother is Randy Quaid, who is currently a walking, talking example of the possible dangers encountered in the quest for fame and celebrity. Anyone who's willing to strap themselves into a catapult (be it in an effort to break the sound barrier, or simply to achieve the highest levels of fame and recognition) needs to be made aware of the inherent dangers faced with unflinching bravery by those pioneers of rocket science and acting who came before them, and of the sacrifices that they made in the pursuit of perfection in the fields of both stardom/household-name-recognition and aerospace engineering. Furthermore, Dennis Quaid starred with Fred Ward in 'The Right Stuff,' who also starred with Kevin Bacon in 'Tremors.' There are only two degrees separating Kevin Bacon from a BLT, which was what Charlie Sheen was trying to order from room service while a sobbing porn star was locked in his bathroom."

    Me (rubbing temples): "I hadn't thought of that, Beemans Reference, and I certainly can't argue with the logic."

    In retrospect, I probably shouldn't have given up the fight so easily. I should have stuck to my gums.

    (On the bright side, You shouldn't see what DID end up on the cutting room floor. For example, I rejected this route immediately: "Is The Gum dyslexic? Because that would explain the smug expression on The Gum's face in that close-up - I'm also guessing it's difficult to get dyslexic Gum to mug for the camera." And I managed to avoid any mention of "Invasion of the Celebrity Snatchers" after seeing that pod-like close-up. Well, I managed to avoid it...until...now.)

    The moral of this long, drawn-out and completely unnecessary comment: In the future, I will Chews Gum references more carefully.
    Gum bless us, every one! :)