I Am a Thesis (And So Can You)!: Part 2-Mailed ’em.

So I finally did it. After a year and a half photoshopping images, writing cover letters, and tracking down addresses, I finally sent off my thesis to The Colbert Report today. Actually it’s kind of embarrassing it took me to find that last part, seeing as I ended up settling for the fan mail address.

Either way I’m pretty excited about it, and proud of myself for actually going through it. As I mentioned in Part 1 this was always part of the plan when I originally wrote the thing. The cover letter my former speech coach and I included, yes- a cover letter, this is a professional operation, we hope Colbert’s staff won’t react in the same way as my graduate committee.

Much to the horrified surprise of my thesis committee, I am sending this project to you and your staff as what I hope is not the oddest tribute you’ve received.

I still think I’m in the running for odd tributes with the photos we made. I showed some of them in the last post but really went for it on others. This is the one I actually fastened to the envelope.

The is one I’m particularly proud of. It probably took the longest but I think makes for a solid desktop wallpaper. I invite you to share in the FREEDOM.

This final one is by far my favorite. I hope it serves as a visual clue as to exactly where I think the copy should go.

Man I love Photoshop (And So Can You)!

If it gets in the right hands it would be only the 6th copy ever distributed. If you yourself are intrigued, and still reading at this point, you can see a version of the thesis in the Arizona State University Hayden Library, or when I figure out how to upload them here.

These should arrive in New York sometime early next week. Then it is your move Colbert. Please don’t throw it out.

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About Joe Faina

Rhetoric & Media Professor, Writer, Humorist

Posted on 07/17/2010, in Academia, Colbert, Getting on TV, Political Pop-Culture, Satire and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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