October 24, 2012 - Anthony Everitt

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Donald Trump wants Barack Obama's passport papers, Fox News rehashes the Benghazi attacks, Richard Mourdock tries to justify rape pregnancies, and Anthony Everitt talks Rome.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[CROWD CHANTING STEPHEN]

WELCOME TO THE REPORT.

GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

HAPPY WEDNESDAY.

FOLKS, LET'S GET STRAIGHT TO IT.

WE HAVE NO TIME TO WASTE HERE

BECAUSE --

FOLKS, HUGE NEWS.

WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING TO BRING

YOU THE BIGGEST ELECTION STORY.

AND RUMORS STARTED MONDAY ABOUT

A GAME-CHANGING OCTOBER

SURPRISE.

>> DONALD TRUMP NOW CLAIMS TO

HAVE A BOMBSHELL ANNOUNCEMENT

ABOUT PRESIDENT OBAMA.

>> A MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT FROM

DONALD TRUMP COMING TODAY, AND

WHY IT MIGHT CHANGE YOUR VOTE IN

THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

>> I HAVE SOMETHING VERY VERY

BIG.

IT'S VERY BIG.

BIGGER THAN ANYONE WOULD KNOW.

IT'S GOING TO BE VERY BIG, I

KNOW ONE THING-- YOU WILL COVER

IT IN A VERY BIG FASHION.

>> STEPHEN: YES, BOARD UP YOUR

WINDOWS, STOCK UP ON CANNED

MEATS --THIS WILL BE THE

BIGGEST, CLASSIEST, MOST

DEVASTATING ELECTION

GAME-CHANGER IN THE HUMAN

HISTORY OF TIME.

OKAY?

THINK TEAPOT DOME, ONLY THE

TEAPOT IS ENCRUSTED WITH GOLD

AND WE'RE USING DIAMOND TEA

BAGS.

[ LAUGHTER ]

THE SPECULATION WAS RAMPANT.

WAS IT THE LONG-RUMORED OBAMA

DIVORCE PAPERS?

PROOF THAT OBAMA'S WHITE HALF IS

ALSO BLACK?

[ LAUGHTER ]

NO, EVEN BIGGER.

TRUMP DROPPED A TEN-MEGA-TRUMP

BOMBSHELL.

>> IF BARACK OBAMA OPENS UP AND

GIVES HIS COLLEGE RECORDS AND

APPLICATIONS; AND IF HE GIVES

HIS PASSPORT APPLICATIONS AND

RECORDS; I WILL GIVE TO A

CHARITY OF HIS CHOICE-- INNER

CITY CHILDREN IN CHICAGO,

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, AIDS

RESEARCH, ANYTHING HE WANTS-- A

CHECK, IMMEDIATELY, FOR FIVE

MILLION DOLLARS.

ONE CAVEAT: THE RECORDS MUST BE

GIVEN BY OCTOBER 31ST AT 5:00 IN

THE AFTERNOON.

>> STEPHEN: THAT'S RIGHT.

HE HAS TO HAVE IT BY 5:00 ON

HALLOWEEN.

[ LAUGHTER ]

BECAUSE THAT NIGHT

HE'S RENTING OUT HIS ENORMOUS

ORANGE HEAD AS A JACK-O-LANTERN.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[ LAUGHTER ]

FOLKS, WITH DONALD TRUMP, IT'S

NOT ABOUT HIM.

IT'S ABOUT HELPING.

>> FRANKLY, IT'S A CHECK THAT I

VERY MUCH WANT TO WRITE.

MR. PRESIDENT, NOT ONLY WILL I

BE HAPPY, AND BY THE WAY TOTALLY

SATISFIED, BUT THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE WILL BE HAPPY AND YOU

KNOW WHAT?

THOSE CHARITIES WILL BE VERY

HAPPY.

>> STEPHEN: NATION, I AM SO

MOVED BY THIS GENEROUS OFFER

THAT I HAVE AN OFFER OF MY OWN.

RIGHT OVER HERE.

MR. TRUMP, I WILL WRITE YOU A

CHECK FOR ONE MILLION DOLLARS

FROM COLBERT SUPER PAC-- YOU

KNOW I'VE GOT IT-- TO THE

CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE.

ANYTHING: SAVE THE CHILDREN,

FEED THE CHILDREN, PUT THE

CHILDREN ON CHILD APPRENTICE,

WHATEVER.

ONE MILLION DOLLARS -- IF YOU

WILL LET ME DIP MY BALLS IN YOUR

MOUTH.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

BUT THIS DIPPING HAS TO BE TO

-- AND I HOPE YOU ARE LISTENING

CAREFULLY MR. TRUMP, THIS

DIPPING HAS TO BE TO MY AND MORE

IMPORTANTLY MY BALLS'

SATISFACTION.

OKAY?

[ LAUGHTER ]

ONE CAVEAT: MY BALLS MUST BE IN

YOUR MOUTH BY NO LATER THAN 5:00

P.M. OCTOBER 31ST.

OKAY?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[ LAUGHTER ]

MY BALLS HAVE A THING THAT

NIGHT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

NOTHING WOULD MAKE ME HAPPIER

THAN TO WRITE THIS CHECK.

AND NOTHING WOULD MAKE AMERICA

HAPPIER THAN TO HAVE SOMETHING

GOING INTO YOUR MOUTH INSTEAD OF

SOMETHING COMING OUT.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

LET'S DO THIS FOR THE KIDS.

BUT THERE'S AN ISSUE IN THIS

ELECTION EVEN BIGGER THAN DONALD

TRUMP.

IT'S LIBYA.

YOU SEE, ON SEPTEMBER 11, THE

AMERICAN CONSULATE IN BENGHAZI

WAS ATTACKED.

FOUR AMERICANS INCLUDING OUR

AMBASSADOR WERE KILLED.

FOLLOWING THIS TRAGEDY PRESIDENT

OBAMA ANNOUNCED AN INVESTIGATION

AND PROMISED TO BRING THOSE

RESPONSIBLE TO JUSTICE.

BUT IT APPEARED THAT THE

ADMINISTRATION WAS WITHOLDING

INFORMATION TO AVOID BEING

BLAMED FOR A TERRORIST ATTACK ON

THEIR WATCH RIGHT BEFORE THE

ELECTION.

THIS HAS LEFT SOME TROUBLING

QUESTIONS.

QUESTIONS THAT FOX NEWS HAS NOT

BEEN AFRAID TO ASK 24 HOURS A

DAY FOR THE LAST SIX WEEKS.

>> WHO IS TO BLAME FOR THIS?

>> WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE

INTELLIGENCE?

>> WHAT WENT WRONG, WHY WAS THE

INTELLIGENCE NOT RECOGNIZED AND

ACTED UPON?

>> SPECIAL REPORT.

WHO DID THIS AND HOW?

SHOULD OUR GOVERNMENT HAVE SEEN

IT COME SOMETHING IN DID

PRESIDENT OBAMA TRY TO HIDE THE

TRUTH?

IS THIS A HUGE SCANDAL THAT

EXPOSES A FAILED OBAMA FOREIGN

POLICY?

OR IS MITT ROMNEY JUST SAYING IT

IS?

>> STEPHEN: WHY DIDN'T OUR

CONSULATE HAVE MORE SECURITY?

WHY WAS THE INTELLIGENCE SO SLOW

TO COME OUT?

AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, IF YOU PUT

A STATEMENT IN THE FORM OF A

QUESTION, IS IT JOURNALISM?

[ LAUGHTER ]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

SO WHY DID THE ADMINISTRATION

IMPLY THESE ATTACKS WERE INCITED

BY A YOUTUBE VIDEO THAT INSULTS

THE PROPHET MOHAMMED?

WOULD ANYONE ELSE LIKE TO CHIME

IN?

>> WHY, WHY WOULD HE -- HE AND

HIS ADMINISTRATION -- SPEAK

REPEATEDLY ABOUT THAT LITTLE

VIDEO AND WITH SUCH AUTHORITY

AND CERTAINTY?

>> WHY WOULD THEY COME UP WITH

THE VIDEO?

>> ARE WE REALLY GOING TO BLAME

A VIDEO?

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> STEPHEN: HOW COULD A VIDEO

POSSIBLY INCITE VIOLENCE?

JIMMY, WHY DON'T WE WATCH IT?

♪ ♪

>> STEPHEN: WHY HAS MY NETWORK

FORBIDDEN ME TO SHOW THAT VIDEO?

DID OBAMA GET TO THEM?

[ LAUGHTER ]

OR IS THERE SOME OTHER QUESTION

I SHOULD BE ASKING?

[ LAUGHTER ]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> DID THE PRESIDENT, DID HIS

TEAM, CALL THIS AN ACT OF TERROR

FROM THE START?

WHY DO YOU THINK THEY HAVE SUCH

TROUBLE SAYING THAT?

>> DOES THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

HAVE A PROBLEM CALLLING IT

TERROR?

>>

>> STEPHEN: WHY DIDN'T THEY CALL

IT TERROR RIGHT AWAY?

AND DON'T YOU MISS THE BUSH

ADMINISTRATION, WHEN WE KNEW

EXACTLY HOW AFRAID TO BE THANKS

TO A COLOR-CODED SCALE THAT

CHANGED BASED ON THREATS THEY

OFTEN WOULDN'T EXPLAIN?

HEY, WHAT'S THAT NOISE?

DID YOU HEAR SOMETHING?

DON'T YOU FEEL SAFER NOW THAT

I'VE TOLD YOU THERE MIGHT BE

SOMETHING TO BE AFRAID OF?

OR ARE WE NOT SCARED ENOUGH OF

TERROR BECAUSE PRESIDENT OBAMA

MIGHT NOT BE TELLING US ENOUGH

TO BE TERRIFIED ABOUT?

DID I HAVE TIME TO WASH MY HANDS

JUST NOW?

IT DIDN'T SEEM LIKE IT, DID IT?

SPEAKING OF FILTH, ARE THERE

MORE HEINOUS ASSERTIONS WE COULD

BE PULLING OUT OF OUR ASS?

>> HERE'S THE OTHER QUESTION.

AND THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER

QUESTIONS WE NEED TO ASK --

DID WE TRADE OFF-- AND I HAVE NO

EVIDENCE OF THIS-- DID WE TRADE

OFF THE LIFE OF OUR AMBASSADOR

AND THREE OTHER AMERICANS FOR

THAT CROWD?

-- WERE THESE PEOPLE EXPENDABLE

AS PART OF A MIDEAST FOREIGN

POLICY?

>> STEPHEN: WHILE WE'RE THROWING

AROUND ACCUSATIONS WITH NO

EVIDENCE, WHAT WAS PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S ROLE IN 9/11?

WHAT WAS HIS ROLE IN LANCE

ARMSTRONG'S DOPING SCANDAL?

[ LAUGHTER ]

EVEN MORE TROUBLING, WHY DOES

PETER JOHNSON, JR., HAVE A NAME

THAT'S THREE EUPHEMISMS FOR

PENIS?

[ LAUGHTER ]

AND COULD THIS JUST BE A

COMPLICATED AND TRAGIC SITUATION

THAT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

WANTS TO PUT THE BEST POSSIBLE

FACE ON FOR POLITICAL REASONS,

AND THAT THE ROMNEY CAMPAIGN

WANTS TO PUT THE WORST POSSIBLE

FACE ON FOR THEIR OWN POLITICAL

REASONS?

AND IS THERE ANYTHING WRONG WITH

THAT?

AND IS THERE ANYTHING MORE TO

SAY ABOUT THIS STORY, OR ARE WE

ON A METAPHORICAL TREADMILL?

[ LAUGHTER ]

AND IS THAT BAD FOR OUR

METAPHORICAL KNEES?

SHOULD WE BE USING A

METAPHORICAL ELLIPTICAL?

[ LAUGHTER ]

BUT ULTIMATELY, THE QUESTION IS,

HOW MANY QUESTIONS DO WE HAVE TO

ASK BEFORE VOTERS FORGET

PRESIDENT OBAMA KILLED BIN

LADEN?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> STEPHEN: THAT'S SO MUCH.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

WELCOME BACK.

THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES MAY BE

OVER, BUT I STILL NEED MY FIX.

SO I WAS GLUED TO LAST NIGHT'S

INDIANA SENATE DEBATE BETWEEN

PRO-LIFE DEMOCRAT JOE DONNELLY

AND EVEN PRO-ER LIFER REPUBLICAN

RICHARD MOOOOUUUUURDOCK.

[LIGHTNING]

SORRY, NOT SURE WHY, BUT THAT

HAPPENS SOMETIMES WHEN I SAY

MOOOOUUUURDOCK.

[LIGHTNING]

[ LAUGHTER ]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

NOW IN THE DEBATE LAST NIGHT,

ONE MOMENT KINDA STUCK OUT.

HERE'S MOURDOCK WHEN QUESTIONED

ON ABORTION.

>> I STRUGGLED WITH MYSELF FOR A

LONG TIME BUT I CAME TO REALIZE

LIFE IS THAT GIFT FROM GOD, EVEN

WHEN LIFE BEGINS IN THAT

HORRIBLE SITUATION OF RAPE, IT

IS SOMETHING THAT GOD INTENDED

TO HAPPEN.

[AUDIENCE REACTS]

>> STEPHEN: OKAY, LET ME JUST

UPDATE THE "DAYS WITHOUT A GOP

RAPE MENTION" BOARD.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[ LAUGHTER ]

[ LAUGHTER ]

NOW MOURDOCK'S COMMENTS UPSET

MANY HOOSIERS AND ALSO POSSIBLY

GOD.

IT REALLY MAKES HIM LOOK LIKE A

TERRIBLE GIFT GIVER.

I WILL SAY, GOD, NEXT TIME

YOU'RE STUMPED WITH PICKING OUT

A GOOD GIFT FOR THE LADIES, JUST

GO WITH AN EDIBLE ARRANGEMENT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

AND MOURDOCK IS NOT THE FIRST

MEMBER OF THE GOP TO DROP THE R

WORD.

FIRST, WE HAD MISSOURI SENATE

CANDIDATE TODD AKIN WHO SAID

"LEGITIMATE" RAPE VICTIMS

COULDN'T GET PREGNANT BECAUSE

THE FEMALE BODY HAS WAYS OF

SHUTTING THAT WHOLE THING DOWN.

THEN THERE WAS IOWA

REPRESENTATIVE AND ANGRY DINNER

ROLL STEVE KING WHO SAID HE'S

NEVER HEARD OF A GIRL GETTING

PREGNANT FROM STATUTORY RAPE.

PENNSYLVANIA SENATE CANDIDATE

TOM SMITH EQUATED RAPE WITH OUT

OF WEDLOCK PREGNANCY.

AND WISCONSIN STATE

REPRESENTATIVE ROGER RIVARD WHO

OFFERED THE SAGE ADVICE THAT

SOME GIRLS, THEY RAPE SO EASY.

[ LAUGHTER ]

WHAT CAN YOU SAY?

SOME POLITICAL CAREERS, THEY END

SO QUICKLY.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[ LAUGHTER ]

AND NOW THERE'S MOURDOCK.

TOGETHER I LIKE TO CALL THESE

GUYS "TEAM RAPE" WHICH THEY

PROBABLY WOULDN'T APPRECIATE,

BUT COME ON -- THEY'RE KIND OF

ASKING FOR IT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

NOW WE'VE GOT AN IMPORTANT

ELECTION COMING UP, SO I JUST

WANT TO ADDRESS MY FELLOW

CONSERVATIVES WHO ARE RUNNING

FOR OFFICE.

FELLAS, YOU MAY NOT BE AWARE OF

THIS, BUT IN 1920 WOMEN GOT THE

RIGHT TO VOTE, AND SINCE THEN,

AMONG LIKELY VOTERS RAPE'S

APPROVAL RATING HAS PLUMMETED.

[ LAUGHTER ]

I JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE

VICE ON HOW TO HANDLE YOURSELF

IF THE MIDDLE OF THE DEBATE

DEBATE OR WHILE CASUALLY TALKING

TO REPORTERS, YOU FEEL YOURSELF

ABOUT TO SHARE YOUR VIEWS ON

RAPE, I WANT YOU-- AND THIS IS

IMPORTANT, SO GO GRAB A

PENCIL-- IF YOU'RE ABOUT TO TALK

ABOUT RAPE, I WANT YOU TO STAB

YOURSELF IN THE EYE WITH YOUR

PENCIL.

[ LAUGHTER ]

OKAY?

REALLY JAM IT IN THERE.

WORK IT AROUND BACK AND FORTH UP

IN YOUR SKULL CAVITY, OKAY?

SEE IF YOU CAN SEVER THE PORTION

OF YOUR BRAIN THAT STORES THE

WORD RAPE.

AND DON'T STOP UNTIL YOUR URGE

TO APPEAL TO VOTERS BY TALKING

ABOUT RAPE HAS PASSED.

SADLY, IT'S TOO LATE FOR RICHARD

MOURDOCK.

THESE COMMENTS HAVE LEFT HIS

CAMPAIGN IN SHAMBLES.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?

DON'T SHED A TEAR, FOLKS.

I'VE COME TO REALIZE THAT THIS

IS SOMETHING THAT GOD INTENDED

TO HAPPEN.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS AN EXPERT ON

ANCIENT ROMAN CULTURE.

I'LL ASK WHICH IS BETTER:

DOMINO'S OR PAPA JOHN'S.

PLEASE WELCOME ANTHONY EVERITT.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOININGING

ME.

CIRCUMSTANCE YOU'VE WRITTEN

EXTENSIVELY ON ANCIENT ROME.

YOU WROTE THE BOOK CICERO,

AUGUSTOUS, AND YOUR NEW BOOK IS

CALLED "THE RISE OF ROME, THE

MAKING OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST

EMPIRE."

WHY IS THE ROME THE WORLD'S

GREATEST EMPIRE?

AREN'T WE THE GREATEST EMPIRE

RIGHT NOW?

>> YOU ARE ON THE WAY.

YOU ARE THE NEW ONE.

>> STEPHEN: THANK YOU.

THAT'S A COMPLIMENT.

IS THAT A COMPLIMENT?

>> WELL, IT MIGHT BE A

COMPLIMENT.

THE ROMANS WERE TIRESOME PEOPLE?

>> STEPHEN: TIRESOME?

>> THEY WERE BRUTAL.

THEY WEREN'T VERY CULTURED.

THEY KNEW THEY DIDN'T HAVE A

CULTURE SO THEY WENT TO GREECE.

>> STEPHEN: WE TOOK YOUR

CULTURE WHEN WE STOLE HARRY

POTTER FROM YOU GUYS.

>> YES.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> STEPHEN: YOU GUYS ARE

GREECE TO OUR ROME.

>> I HAVEN'TING FOR GIVEN YOU

FOR THAT.

>> STEPHEN: EMPIRES DON'T

CARE.

YOU USED TO HAVE AN EMPIRE.

>> WE HAD IT FOR 10 MINUTES.

YOU'VE HIT FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THE ROAMENTANS HAD IT FOR 1,000

YEARS.

>> STEPHEN: WHAT DID THEY DO

RIGHT?

>> WHEN THEY WENT AND BEAT

SOMEBODY UP AND DEFEATED THEM

THEY SAID, RIGHT.

THAT'S OVER.

WE'VE WON.

COME AND JOIN US.

JOIN IN THE ENTERPRISE.

YOU CAN BECOME CITIZENS.

YOU CAN HAVE A SHARE OF BOOTY

BUT WE GO ON FOR THE NEXT WAR.

EVERY TIME THEY HAD A VICTORY,

THEY PRODUCED MORE AND MORE

PEOPLE, GOT THEM ON TO THEIR

SIDE AND SO THE ROMAN EMPIRE WAS

ACTUALLY FULL OF STAKEHOLDERS,

PEOPLE FOR WHOM IT WAS

BENEFICIAL TO HAVE THE EMPIRE.

>> STEPHEN: YOU MAKE THAT

SOUND KIND OF WARM AND FUZZY BUT

THSH --

>> THE JEWS GOT VERY CROSS.

>> STEPHEN: THE JEWS OFTEN GET

CROSS.

BUT THEY ARE A TOUGH PEOPLE.

>> I KNOW.

>> STEPHEN: WHAT DID THE JEWS

DO?

>> THEY REVOLTED BECAUSE THEY

REFUSED TO WORSHIP THE EMPEROR.

>> STEPHEN: DIDN'T HAVE THE

ROMANS HAVE A WAY -- THEY WITH

GO INTO SOME PLACE, -- IF

SOMEBODY IN A VILLAGE KILLED

LIKE A ROMAN SOLDIER, WOULDN'T

THEY GO IN AND CRUCIFY EVERYBODY

IN THE VILLAGE.

>> THEY WOULD, INDEED.

>> STEPHEN: AND THEY INVITE

THE NEXT VILLAGE OVER AND GO YOU

WANT THIS OR DO YOU WANT A ROAD?

>> THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY DID.

>> STEPHEN: I LOVE THAT MOVIE.

IT'S A DOCUMENTARY?

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> IF YOU REFUSED TO JOIN IN, IF

YOU REFUSED TO BECOME PROPER

ROMAN CITIZENS AND JOIN IN THE

NEXT INVASION OF THE NEXT GROUP

OF PEOPLE IF YOU DIDN'T DO THAT,

THERE WAS REAL TROUBLE STEENCHT

WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE CRAZY

ROMAN EMPEROR.

I'LL START ALAGABALIS.

>> HE WAS IN THE PUBLIC LAUGH

TORY.

>> STEPHEN: HE MAYOR YUD A

VIRGIN, WORSHIPED A METEORITE

AND HE WOULD SMOTHER DINNER

GUESTS IN --

>> MY FAVORITE IS THE FIRST ONE.

HE SET THE SCENE.

JULIUS CAESAR.

HE WASN'T ONLY A POLITICIAN AND

GENIUS HE WAS A VERY GOOD

WRITER.

YES.

>> STEPHEN: THANK YOU VERY

MUCH.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

DOG-O DOGGERY.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NOT AT ALL.

CAESAR IS MY FAVORITE BECAUSE HE

WASN'T JUST A MARBLE STATUE IN A

MUSICAL.

HE'S VERY MUCH FLESH AND BLOOD.

>> STEPHEN: HE GOT IT ON WITH

CLEOPATRA.

>> HE ENJOYED SEX.

HE LIKED SHARING WIFES WITH HIS

FRIENDS.

>> STEPHEN: HE WOULD HAVE SEX

WITH THE WIVES OF HIS OPPONENTS?

>> HE DID, YEAH.

THAT'S HOW HE LEARNED THEIR

PLANS.

>> STEPHEN: HE WAS A CASANOVA.

>> AND WHEN HE WAS A YOUNG GUY

HE WAS SCREWED RATHER THAN DOING

THE SCROOGE BY THE KING.

>> Stephen: THE KING HAD SEX

WITH HIM.

>> HE WAS SCREWED INTO THE

GROUND OF MARBLE FLOOR OF

PALACE?

>> STEPHEN: ARE YOU SAYING?

HE WAS BUGGER AS A YOUNG MAN BY

THE KING OF SARDINIA?

>> I DIDN'TCY THAT I SAID

BISSINIA.

>> STEPHEN: I THOUGHT YOU HAD

A LISP.

THEY WERE A SUPERPOWER.

>> THEY WEREN'T TO BEGIN WITH.

AS CATO THE ELDER SAID -- JUST

CHECKING.

>> STEPHEN: OF COURSE, OKAY.

HOW LONG DID ROME LAST?

>> DEPENDS ON HOW YOU START AND

FINISH.

ROME WAS FOUNDED IN 753 B.C. OR

THEREABOUTS FUSM INCLUDE THE

EASTERN HALF HALF OF EMPIRE,

THEY CALLED THEMSELVES ROMANS

THAT WAS 1400 AND SOMETHING WHEN

THE MUSLIMS --

>> STEPHEN: YOU ARE AN

HISTORIAN --

>> I LIKE BEING VAGUE ABOUT

DATES.

>> STEPHEN: I UNDERSTAND.

I WISH YOU HAD BEEN MY TEACHER

IN HIGH SCHOOL.

[ LAUGHTER ]

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU SO MUCH

ANTHONY EVERITT, "THE RISE OF

ROME."

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]