Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart bid farewell to Steve Jobs (with video)

On “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert said, “Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away [Wednesday]. He was a visionary who changed the way we use computers [shows Mac onscreen], listen to music [iPod], communicate [iPhone], and stay awake in meetings [iPad].”

“But the thing I will miss [the most],” Colbert said, “is that no on else could make me beg quite like him.”

Colbert then played a montage of him begging for an iPhone and then, later, an iPad and reported, “It’s a testament to Steve Jobs’ generosity and my celebrity that everything I asked for, I got!”

On “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart was much more subdued, saying, “I always thought, for him to die young, it seems so strange because other people of his magnitude, like Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, you sort of feel like we wrung everything out of them – they were old when they died – but with Steve Jobs you really got the sense, ‘Ahhh, we’re not done with you, yet!'”

[Attribution: AllThingsD. Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]


  1. My eyes are still moist two days later.

    I’m kind of like Jon Stewart: Steve’s gone. Now what? Who’s gonna lead us into the future now? Are the aliens gonna have to land and do it? ‘Cause I can’t think of a single “mere mortal” who can.


    1. Ditto on the moist eyes. Can you think of anyone else, other than a relative, you would have shed so many tears? To love this guy you didn’t know like a friend and brother? As the Wizard of Oz said to the Tin Man: “A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.”

      I don’t think it’s sunk in yet what a special privileged time it was we witnessed when Jobs was with us and what we’ll miss now, a giant hole, that he’s no longer here. I still can’t wrap my head around a world without Steve Jobs. Is this some cruel joke?

    1. Agreed, my sadness hasn’t abated even a little bit.

      BTW I love the Apple Logo with Steve, and think it should be used Exclusively on the iPhone 4S. It’s a nice extension of the empty seat at the news conference.

  2. My favorite SJ story so far was in the Onion. The headline reads, “Last American who knew what the fuck he was doing dies”

    A lot of truth in that jest I think

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