December 11, 2013 - Elizabeth Gilbert

  • 12/11/2013

Festivus comes to the Florida Capitol, Obama's handshake causes outrage, Mike Huckabee fights Obamacare with music, and Elizabeth Gilbert talks "The Signature of All Things."

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> WELCOME TO THE REPORT,

GOOD TO HAVE WITH US.

>> STEPHEN, STEPHEN,STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN,STEP EN!

>> Stephen: THANK YOU LADIESAND GENTLEMEN.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

FOLKS, LET'S GET RIGHT TOOUR TOP STORY TONIGHT.

I'VE GOT AN INCOMING NEWSFLASH.

I BELIEVE IN GOD.

AND FRANKLY, I HAVE HAD ITUP TO HERE WITH ATHEISTS,

THEY'RE SO SMUG ANDANNOYING.

AND IF THEY ARE CREATED INYOUR IMAGE, THEN YOU ARE A

JERK.

(LAUGHTER)>> BECAUSE THEY'RE ALWAYS

ATTACK OUR SACRED HOLIDAYS.

I MEAN BABY JESUS ASK IN SOMUCH DANGER THIS YEAR THAT

PROTECT HIS IDENTITY WE HAVETO CALL HIS BIRTHDAY X-MASS.

THIS IS THE BLITZKRIEG ONGRINCHITUDE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> FOLKS THE SECULAR

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> FOLKS THE SECULAR

PROGRESSIVES OUT THERE AREONCE AGAIN COMING AFTER OUR

CHRISTMAS DISPLAYS-- DISPLAYS.

I CAN'T EVEN PUT UP AREINDEER WITHOUT SOME GUY

TELLING ME TO GET OFF THEROOF OF TEMPLE BETH ELOHIM.

AND FOR THE LATEST ATTACK WEGO TO THE GRETCH WHO LOVED

CHRISTMAS.

>> REMEMBER THIS CLASSICSEINFELD MOMENT?

>> NO A NEARLY 6 FOOT TALLFESTIVUS POLL MADE OF

EMPTY BEER CANS ABOUT TO GOUP TO THE FLORIDA STATE

CAPITOL,.

>> THAT'S RIGHT, IN ADDITIONTO THE NATIVITY SCENE, THE

FLORIDA STATE CAPITOL HAS AFESTIVUS POLE, A MENORAH AND

A MONUMENT TO THE AZTECSNAKE GOODE GOVERNOR RICK

SCOTT.

SURELY, SURELY-- (APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: SURELY I AM NOTTHE ONLY ONE, I AM NOT THE

ONLY ONE WHO IS SO OUTRAGEDBY THIS.

>> I AM SO OUTRAGED BY THIS.

WHY DO I HAVE TO DRIVEAROUND WITH MY KIDS TO LOOK

FOR NATIVITY SCENES AND BELIKE OH, YEAH, KIDS, LOOK,

THERE'S BABY JESUS BEHINDTHEFESTIVUS POLE MADE OUT OF

BEER CANS.

IT'S NUTS.

AND I'M ALLERGIC.

>> YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TOLOOK THE A PILE OF BOTHER

CANS WHEN YOU'RE JUST TRYINGTO SHOW YOUR KIDS POSITIVE

IMAGES LIKE LEAVING A BABYOUTSIDE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE

WINTER.

BUT THAT WANE EVEN THE MOSTOUTRAGEOUS PART OF

GRETCHEN'S HOUR OF OUTRAGE.

>> WAIT A MINUTE,CHRISTIANITY STOLE THE

SEASON FROM THE SOLSTICE.

>> THAT A NEW HEADLINE FORME, THAT SOMEHOW CHRISTIANS

STOLE CHRISTMAS FROM THE -->> THAT IS RIDICULOUS.

WHAT IS NEXT, YOU'RE GOINGTO TELL ME THAT JESUS WAS

JEWISH, COME ON.

(LAUGHTER)FOLKS, I AM SO-- I WAS SO--

(APPLAUSE)I UNDERSTAND, THAT IS HOW

YOU KEEP JESUS ALIVE, YOUKEEP CLAPPING.

I WAS SO ENRAGED BY THISCLAIM THAT I DID SOMETHING

I'M NOT PROUD OF, RESEARCH.

IT TURNAL-- IT TURNS OUTOCCASIONALLY WE CHIST YENS

HAVE ABSORBED OTHER SEASONALTRADITION INTO OUR OWN.

FOR EXAMPLE, GIFT-GIVING WASDON'TED FROM A ROMAN

FESTIVAL.

CHRISTMAS TREES CAME FROMTHE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CUSTOM

WORSHIPPING THE GOD RA WITHA PALM RUSH AND SANTA IS

BASED ON A WAR LORD CRINGEELS THE UNJOLLY WHO LAID

WASTE TO HIS ENEMIES IN COALFIRE.

HE NOSE LIKE A CHEREE FROMTHE BLOOD OF THE VANQUISHED

WHOSE BODIES HE BURIED.

SO I SAY, WE SHOULD STOPTHESE ATHEISTS BY ABSORBING

THEIR FESTIVUS TRADITIONLIKE SOME SORT OF YULETIDE

BORG.

IT WILL BE EASY, AFTER ALL,JESUS WAS THE ORIGINAL

CHEREE.

THINK ABOUT T HE WAS ASINGLE GUY, HANGING OUT WITH

A COUPLE OF GUYS.

AND ONE WOMAN.

AND HE'S ALWAYS FOILED BYHIS NEMESIS, HELLO, JUDDAS.

AND FOLKS, EVERY TIMEPRESIDENT OBAMA GOES

OVERSEAS HE EMBARRASSES OURCOUNTRY AND HE HAS DONE IT

AGAIN.

THIS TIME AT YESTERDAY'SMEMORIAL FOR NELSON MANDELLA.

>> ON HIS WAY TO THE PODIUMTHE PRESIDENT SHOOK HANDS

WITH OTHER WORLD LEADERSINCLUDING THE CUBAN LEADER

RAUL CASTRO.

>> OUR PRESIDENT DID SHAKEHANDS AT ONE POINT WITH RAUL

CASTRO.

>> IT WAS THE MOMENT WE ALLSTOPPED AND SAID WHOA.

>> YEAH.

>> AND THE OTHER -->> WHAT JUST HAPPENED THERE?

>> Stephen: WHOA!

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT JUSTHAPPENED THERE, BILL.

THE PRESIDENT SHOOK HANDSWITH RAUL CASTRO, AND THAT

IS VERY, VERY BAD BECAUSE-- (LAUGHTER)

LITTLE HELP?

LITTLE HELP.

>> JUST ONE MONTH LAST YEARCUBA JAILED MORE THAN 1100

POLITICAL DISSIDENTS.

>> IT WAS NAUSEATED THAT HESHOOK THE HAND OF A MURDERER,

A THUG AN THOSE ARE BLOODIEDHANDS.

>> WHY SHOULD YOU SHAKEHANDS WITH SOMEBODY WHO IS

EP COULDING AMERICANS INPRISON.

WHAT'S THE POINT.

NEVILLE CHAM ERLANE SHOOKHANDS WITH HITLERS.

>> THEY SAY A FRIENDLYGREETER WITH RAUL SENDS THE

WRONG MESSAGE.

>> SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE,A MESSAGE THAT WE MIGHT TALK

TO THEM AGAIN.

AND IS NELSON MANDELA'SMEMORIAL REALLY THE PLACE

FOR RECONCILIATION?

SHAKING THIS MAN'S HAND-- (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> I DO ENJOY CLAPPING.

FOLKS, SHAKING THIS MAN'SHAND IS AN OVERT ENDORSEMENT

OF RAUL'S BROTHER, FIDEL.

AND YOU CAN'T DO THAT.

THAT IS WHY FDR NEVER SHOOKHANDS WITH KEVIN HITLER.

OKAY.

PRETTY NICE GUY, BY THE WAY.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: SOLID DUDE.

BUT HE WOULD HELP YOU MOVE,YOU KNOW, YOU CALL HIM UP,

KEVIN, WOULD YOU HELP MEMOVE.

AND WE SAY, YOU KNOW, MYBROTHER IS ADOLF HITLER.

AND YOU GO YEAH, YEAH, IKNOW, BUT COULD YOU HELP ME

MOVE, IT IS A FIVE STORYWALK UP.

AND HE WOULD GO I'M THERE,MAN, IS THERE PIZZA.

YEAH, AFTER WE MOVE THERE'SPIZZA.

BUT I'M NOT GOING TO PAY YOUTHE PIZZA BEFORE WE MOVE,

YOU KNOW, OR BOTHER ORANYTHING LIKE THAT WE MOVE

FIRST.

AND THEN HE GOES IT'SRAINING.

HE GOES NOPE, I'M THERE.

THAT'S KEVIN HITLER.

(APPLAUSE)

BUT PERHAPS THE BIGGESTOUTRAGE OF THE DAY HAD

NOTHING TO DO WITH PRESIDENTOBAMA, IT HAD TO DO WITH THE

MAN STANDING A FOOT AWAYFROM PRESIDENT OBAMA.

>> THIS IS INCREDIBLE.

THE SIGN LANGUAGEINTERPRETER USED AT

TUESDAY'S MEMORIAL SERVICEFOR NELSON MANDELA, RIGHT

THERE ON THE STAGE, A FOOTAWAY FROM THE PRESIDENT OF

THE UNITED STATES, BY 9 WAY,IT TURNS OUT IS BEING CALLED

A FAKE BY THE DEAFFEDERATION OF SOUTH AFRICA.

THEY'RE SAYING NOTHING HE ISDOING THERE IS SIGN LANGUAGE.

>> Stephen: COME ON, NONE OFIT WAS SIGN LANGUAGE, FROM

WHERE I'M SITTING IS VERYCLEARLY SAYING-- I DON'T

SPEAK HEBREW BUT MY HEARTGOES OUT TO THOSE WHO DO,

PLEASE HERE, HAVE SOME PIEAND REMEMBER ALWAYS WEAR

YOUR SEAT BELT.

(APPLAUSE)WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

BEATS ME.

I DON'T SPEAK HEBREW EITHER.

NOW IT TURNS OUT THIS GUYHAD PREVIOUSLY WORKED AT

AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESSEVENTS WHERE QUESTIONS HAD

ALSO BEEN RAISED ABOUT HISPROFICIENCY THERE TO WHICH

HE FORMALLY RESPONDED,-- (LAUGHTER)

(APPLAUSE)LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT IS

AN OUTRAGE TO CRITICIZE THISMAN.

IN YOUR RUSH TO CALL THISGOOD MACHINE A FRAUD DID YOU

EVER STOP TO CONSIDER THATPERHAPS HE WAS TRANSLATING

FOR THE SIGN LANGUAGEIMPAIRED?

ALL THE DEAF PEOPLE OUTTHERE WILL JUST NEVER GOT

AROUND TO USING SIGNLANGUAGE.

BUT STILL WANT TO SEEM LIKETHEY'RE PARTICIPATING.

I MEAN IMAGINE THEIR SENSEOF ISOLATION, THERE ARE DEAD

PEOPLE WHO CAN'T EVENUNDERSTAND OTHER DEAF

PEOPLE.

BUT NOW THERE'S FINALLYSOMEONE WHO SPEAKS THEIR

MADE UP LANGUAGE.

I HAVE A MESSAGE FOR THEBRAVE MEMBERS OF THE SIGN

LANGUAGE IMPAIRED COMMUNITY.

I STEPHEN COLBERT, STANDWITH YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT

TIME.

FOR TWO LONG, FOR TWO LONGYOU HAVE HAD NO VOICE.

THERE HAS BEEN NO ONE TOSPEAK FOR YOU.

BUT FROM GREAT HARDSHIPCOMES GREAT STRENGTH.

DID MANDELA NOT TEACH USRECONCILIATION AND

FORGIVENESS?

SO NOW LET EVERYONE IN THEDEAF COMMUNITY JOIN HANDS IN

THE SPIRIT OF BROTHERHOODAND SAY HEY, THAT'S A PRETTY

GOOD BIRD.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> HEY, WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY IT SEEMS LIKE THE

BAD NEWS ABOUT OBAMA CAREKEEPS POURING IN.

SEEMS LIKE EVERY TIME I TURNON THE TV I SEE ME SCREAM

BEING IT.

AND FRANKLY, I CAN'T BLAMEME, I MEAN FIRST THE WEB

SITE WAS BROKEN.

THEN IT WAS FIXED.

AND NOW A MILLION PEOPLEHAVE SIGNED UP.

AND I'M NOT THE ONLY ONEWHO'S UP SET.

SO AS HOST OF FOX NEWS'S ISTILL HAVE A SHOW MIKE

HUCKABEE, LAST SATURDAY HETOOK OBAMA CARE DOWN WITH

THE POWER OF SONG.

>> WHILE MOST OF US ARESCRAMBLING TO GET OUR

SHOPPING DONE, THE PRESIDENTIS BUSY SELLING A

HEALTH-CARE PLAN THAT, WELL,NOT A LOT OF AMERICANS ARE

BUYING.

SO TO HELP US CELEBRATE THEMOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE

YEAR, WE'RE JOINED BY THEJOLLY HOLIDAY CARROLLING

COMPANY FOR A LITTLE SPIN ONTHE HOLIDAY CLASSIC THIS IS

THE 12 DAYS OF BAMA CARE ♪OBAMACARE IS TO ME ♪

♪ A DOCTOR I CAN'T SEE ♪ ON THE 2 BE DAY OF

CHRISTMAS OBAMACARE GAVE TOME ♪

♪ TWO AND A DOCTOR I CAN'TSEE ♪

♪ ON THE THIRD DAY OFCHRISTMAS OBAMACARE GAVE TO

ME BIG HIKES, AND A DOCTOR ICAN'T SEE ♪

♪ ON THE 4th DAY OFCHRISTMAS OBAMACARE GAVE TO

ME A FOUR MONTH DELAY, THREERATE HIKES, TWO-- AND A

DOCTOR I CAN'T SEE ♪♪.

>> Stephen: FOLKS, THAT IS AGREAT SONG TO PARODY BECAUSE

EVERYONE KNOWS JOKES GETBETTER THE MORE TIMES YOU

REPEAT THEM.

WHILE COMEDIANS CALL THERULE OF 12.

AND HERE COMES THE BESTPART.

>> ON THE FIFTH DAY OFCHRISTMAS OBAMACARE GAVE TO

ME-- .

>> Stephen: GET IT FIVEHARRY REIDS.

LIKE FIVE GOLDEN RINGS.

HARRY REIDS, GOLDEN RINGS,GOLDEN RINGS, MARRY REIDS,

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE HARRYREID IS THE SENATE MAJORITY

LEADER, YOU KNOW-- GOLDENRINGS WELL, FOLKS, THAT WAS

SO INSPIRED BY HUCKABEE THATI MADE MY OWN ANTIO BANLACARE

SONG PARODY FOR STEVENCOLBERT'S NOW THAT'S WHAT I

CALL CHRISTMAS HEALTH CAREPARODY VOLUME 1.

OKAY.

GIVEN TO A FRIEND AND THEYWILL ENJOY CHRISTMAS

CLASSICS LIKE HARK THEHERALD CATHLEEN SEBELIUS,

GLORY TO OBAMACARE.

>> AND ♪♪ BOMB-- OBAMACARE IS

BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKESOCIALISM, EVERY HOSPITAL

YOU GO ♪♪ PLUS, FELIZE -- AN NO

YOU GO ♪♪ PLUS, FELIZE -- AN NO

ELECTION WOULD BE COMPLETEWITHOUT-- AWAY IN A HEALTH

CARE MANAGER, HE SAID IF YOULIKED YOUR HEALTH CARE PLAN

YOU COULD KEEP IT ♪♪ OBAMACARE MADE A LITTLE

LORD JESUS CRY.

♪ AND FOR THE KIDS OUTTHERE.

♪ FROSTY THE BIDEN ♪ DA DA DA DA

♪ AND THE WHOLE FAMILY WILLSING ALONG WITH.

♪ OH O BOMBA CARE ♪ OH OBAMA CARE

♪ OH OH OH OH OH OHOBAMACARE ♪

♪.

>> ACT NOW AND WILL YOU ALSOGET JINGLE OBAMACARE DOG, A

BUNCH OF LOVABLE SICKLYCONSERVATIVE PUPS BARKING

YOUR FAVORITE CHRISTMASANTI-OBAMACARE SONGS.

LIKE THIS CLASSIC ♪♪ .

LIKE THIS CLASSIC ♪♪ .

>> OVER NOW, BEFORE ANOTHERMILLION PEOPLE SIGN UP FOR

OBAMA CARE.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> WELCOME BACK, MY GUESTTONIGHT IS A BEST SELLING

AUTHOR WHOSE NEW BOOK ISCALLED THE SIGNATURE OF ALL

THINGS.

I'M HOPING TO GET MY COPYAUTOGRAPHED BY ALL THINGS.

PLEASE WELCOME ELIZABETHGILBERT.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> THANK YOU.

>> FOR THOSE OF YOU PEOPLEOUT THERE WHO HAVE NOT

BOUGHT AND READ YOUR BOOKEAT, PRAY, LOVE, LET ME TELL

A FEW PEOPLE ABOUT YOU.

YOU ARE THE AUTHOR OFSEVERAL BOXES OF FICTION,

PILGRIM, STERN MEN,COMMITTED AND OF COURSE EAT,

PRAY, LOVE.

WHICH SOLD 10 MILLIONCOPIES.

(APPLAUSE)>> I KNOW THAT YOU BOUGHT

ONE BECAUSE ARE YOU JUSTRIGHT IN THE DEMOGRAPHIC.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> I HAVE WOMANLY HIPS.

NOW BOY, 10 MILLION COPIES.

NO PROBLEM EATING THESEDAYS.

>> OR LOVING.

>> REALLY, REALLY?

>> BUT NO-- BUT NO PRAYING.

>> NO, PRAYERS OF GRATITUDE.

>> OKAY, GOOD.

>> YEAH, GOOD.

NOW YOU'VE GOT A NEW BOOKCALLED THE SIGNATURE OF ALL

THINGS.

IS LIKE AN EAT PRAY LOVEELECTRIC BOOG A LOO.

>> IT.

>> I KIND OF WROTE THESEQUEL ALREADY BECAUSE RIGHT

AFTER EAT, PRAY LOVE I WROTETHIS BOOK CALLED COMMITTED

WHICH IS ABOUT GETTINGMARRIED.

AND I THOUGHT THAT WASENOUGH ABOUT ME, I THINK WE

COULD ALL AGREE.

>> Stephen: I DON'T FEELTHAT WAY.

>> ABOUT ME OR ABOUT YOU.

>> Stephen: ABOUT ME,ACTUALLY.

>> OKAY, WHAT ABOUT ME?

BUT I DECIDED TO GO BACK TOFICTION WHICH IS WHERE I GOT

MY START AND I WANTED TOWRITE THE KIND OF BOOK THAT

I ALWAYS LOVED TO READ.

A BIG GIANT DEKENSIAN EPICNOVEL OF IDEAS WITH ACTION,

ADVENTURE ON THE HIGH SEAS.

>> SO THIS IS ANOTHER BOOKABOUT A WOMAN IN THE 19th

CENTURY.

WHAT IS SHE-- SHE IS APOLITE-- SHE'S CALLED A

POLITE-- WHICH IS WHAT THEYCALLED WOMEN WHO DEBOTANIST

TO DISTINGUISH THEM FROM AMAN.

>> WHY MAKE HER A BOT ANNISIN THE 19th CENTURY.

FOR A WOMAN IN THE 19thCENTURY WOULDN'T A MORE

REALISTIC OCCUPATION BEDYING IN CHILDBIRTH?

>> PROFESSIONAL BLEEDING OUTWOMAN, YEAH.

UNFORTUNATELY, YES, HOWEVERTHERE WERE AN AMAZING NUMBER

OF FEMALE BOT ANNISES.

IT WAS THE ONLY SCIENCE THATWOMEN WERE A LITTLE BIT

WELCOMED IN TO BECAUSEFLOWERS.

>> Stephen: OH, FLOWERS AREGIRLS.

>> THEY KIND OF-- THE WORLDOF PLANTS IS REALLY BORING

TO WOMEN SO WOMEN KIND OFSNUCK INTO THAT WORLD OF

GARDENING AND ONCE THEY WEREIN THERE THEY MADE AMAZING

CONTRIBUTION, SO I WANTED TOWRITE ABOUT ONE OF THOSE

WOMEN.

>> Stephen: IS THERE-- SENSETHERE SEXY TIMES IN THIS

BOOK.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: REAL SEXY TIMESOR JUST PISTOLS AND

STAMMENS.

>> FLOWERS THEY SAY ARE SEXMADE EVIDENCE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO LOOK VERYCARE FLOE AT AN ORCHID OR

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE PAINTING TOGET-- .

>> Stephen: WOW, SHOULD IPIXEL ATE MY ROSE GARDEN.

>> CROSS POLLINATE.

>> Stephen: I DO, BABY.

>> I THINK-- VERY SEXY TIME.

SHE IS A WOMAN OF GREATPASSION AND DESIRE WHICH IS

SOMETHING THAT I WANTED TODO BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE AS A

CONTEMPORARY REQUIRE WRITINGABOUT THE 19th CENTURY I CAN

DO LIKE THE BRONTES AND JANEAUSTEN AND ELLIOTT COULD

ONLY HINT AT.

I CAN ACTUALLY SAY WHATHAPPENS.

>> ALL RIGHT WHAT DOESHAPPEN?

I MEAN WITHOUT GIVINGEVERYTHING AWAY, DOES

MR. DARCY COME IN AND THENTAKE HER AWAY AND THEN SHE

GETS ON TO THE IMPORTANTWORK OF CUTTING CRUSTS OFF

CUCUMBER SANDWICHES?

WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR A19th CENTURY WOMAN.

>> WELL, THERE'S LOVE IN THESTORY BUT HE ESSENTIALLY

WHAT THIS IS A BOOK THATCELEBRATES A WOMAN'S

LOCATIONMENT BECAUSE I FELTTHAT IS A STORY WE'VE NEVER

HEARD.

AND AS A WOMAN WHO HERSELFHAS HAD HER LIFE SAVED SO

MANY TIMES BY HER PASSIONFOR HER WORK I WANTED TO

TALK ABOUT SOMEBODY WHOs WHOLIVES UP AND DOWNS AND

ROMANCES AND DRAMAS MAY COMEAND GO BUT WHAT IS AT THE

CENTRE OF IS IT IS THISDESIRE TO UNDERSTAND NOTHING

LESS THAN THE WORKING OF THENATURAL WORLD.

SHE SPENDS HER COMPLETE LIFEIN DEVOTION TO SCIENCE.

>> IS SHE OBSESSED.

>> SHE'S OBSESSED.

>> YOU DID A TALK ONCREATIVITY.

>> I DIDN'T AND ONE OF THETHINGS YOU SAID IS THAT YOU

DON'T THINK THAT PEOPLE HAVETO LIKE SUFFER TO BE AN

ARTIST, OKAY.

>> YEAH.

>> YOU HAVE SUFFERED?

>> SURE.

I HAVE SUFFERED.

>> OKAY, YOU'VE SUFFERED.

AND YOU'RE AN ARTIST.

>> I HAVE SUFFERED BUT IHAVEN'T DEVELOPED A

NARCISSISTIC ADDICTION TOTHE IDEA OF BEING A

SUFFERING ARTIST WHICH ISSOMETHING THAT I OBJECT TO.

BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE THERE ISTHIS HANGOVER FROM GERMAN

ROMANT CIVIL THAT SAYS IFARE YOU NOT MISSERABLE IN

MAKING EVERYONE AROUND YOUMISERABLE THAN YOU ARE NOT A

SERIOUS ARTIST.

AND I DISAGREE WITH THAT.

>> VAN GOGH DIDN'T CUT OFFHIS EARS ALIKE A WEIGHT

LOSS.

HE'S A MESSERABLE PERSON.

DON'T GREAT ARTIST, I'M NOTSAYING YOU AREN'T A GREAT

ARTIST.

PAIN ARE YOU AND ARE YOU NOTGIVING YOUR SUFFERING ENOUGH

CREDIT.

>> RIGHT.

I SHOULD SORT OF GO DEEPERINTO IT.

>> MAYBE YOUR NARCISSISM ISSAYING THAT I'M NOT A NARS

CYST-- NARSISYS.

>> I DON'T THINK ANYBODY WHOWROTE TWO MEMOIRS IN A ROW

SHOULD HAVE TO DEFENDEDQUESTION OF WHETHER OR NOT

SHE'S A NARSISYS.

THAT PUTS ME IN A BADPOSITION.

>> Stephen: HOW ABOUT THISIDEA.

WHAT IF EVERYBODY SUFFEREDBUT ARTISTS DO SOMETHING

ABOUT IT.

>> THAT'S TRUE.

>> THEY LEAVE THEIRSUFFERING OUT IN, LIKE PAINT

ON A PALACE.

>> YEAH.

>> AND THEN THEY SHOW YOUWHAT THEY'RE

RESPONSIBLE-- EVEN IF THEYARE NOT SHOWING YOU THEIR

SUFFERING, THEY DON'THAVE-- YOU DON'T HAVE TO

PAINT THE TIERS BUT YOU CANUSE THE TEARS TO PAINT

SOMETHING PRETTY.

>> DO YOU PAINT A LOT WITHYOUR TEARS.

>> I HAVE NEVER SUFFERED.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU SOMUCH FOR JOINING US.

>> ALWAYS A JOY, STEPHEN,THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: ELIZABETHGILBERT, THE SIGNATURE OF

ALL THINGS.

>> THAT'S IT FOR THE REPORT,EVERYBODY.

GOOD NIGHT.

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