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Steve Martin Gives Stephen Colbert Some Tips on Playing the Banjo (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Mar 22nd 2011 7:10AM
Steve Martin on 'The Colbert Report'Steve Martin was on 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET Comedy Central), were he performed a song from his new bluegrass album, 'Rare Bird Alert.'

But before doing so, he told Colbert about different types of banjo playing techniques, including one known as "clawhammer."

"Clawhammer?" Colbert repeated. "It sounds like a disability ... "

"Or I think of it as a 'Kama Sutra' position," Martin shot back.

Well, you can certainly learn a lot about a man from what he thinks "clawhammer" sounds like.

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The Office: The Convict

by Michael Sciannamea, posted Nov 30th 2006 10:04PM

(S03E09) After watching Michael Scott "transform" himself into "Prison Mike," I was so enthralled by it that I've decided to rent Scared Straight from Netflix. I remember watching that documentary back in the 70s when I was a teenager, and I thought it was so over the top that I remember laughing all the way through it. Of course, if I was sitting in that room with those convicts in Rahway, I might have gotten smacked around a bit. But the idea of "lifers" telling kids how to not be like them is just too much grist for the comedy mill.

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