Guild Member on the Colbert Report!

Long-time Guild member Peter Perrello informed me recently of his participation in the Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report. For those who aren’t familiar, the show satirizes conservative political pundit programs and is filled with tongue-in-cheek humor. The show is also intended for an adult audience due to the off-color humor, so just a little warning before you watch.

The clip is very interesting as it brings attention to the whole SawStop debacle. Pretty wild that the story hit mainstream media. But the real reason for me posting this is to give Peter a shout out. I think he did great and it was cool seeing his shop on a cable channel. And as tempting as it will be to get into a big SawStop debate, let’s not. :) I hear the dead horse whispering, “No mas! No mas!”


  1. I’ve seen this clip batted around a bit, but didn’t know he was a guild member! Quite the coup, Marc.

  2. Saw this the other day…Awesome that it’s a guild member and a great poke at Saw Stops fear mongering…

  3. Chris February 16, 2012

    It’s about time someone put a pair of truck nuts through a table saw!

  4. John Fitz February 16, 2012

    I’m all for good natured humor (and that clip is pretty funny), but I’ve seen so many posts go off-topic that I feel a little tired about the whole topic.

  5. Thanks for posting Marc, unfortunately it says ‘unavailable in your location’ on my computer, as I am not in the US. Is this on YouTube or other sites do you know? (Count not find it initially) Thanks!!!

  6. Joe February 16, 2012

    It worked on my PC, but I got the “unavailable” on my iPad.

  7. herp February 16, 2012

    Ha! Check out what he’s writing @ 9:37…

  8. Dozer's Workshop February 16, 2012

    Well Let me tell you what I think about Sawstop….

    oh…I forgot that I have this stinkin restraining order keeping me from beating dead horses….sorry

    Too bad he couldn’t make a mention for the guild…

    Marc, perhaps you could start a new room in the forum…a support group for anyone who has to take off a shoe to count to ten. I’m sure some could give it one and a half thumbs up.

  9. Ray February 16, 2012

    Woodworking and Colbert…two of my favorite things wrapped into one. I love it!

  10. Jesse February 16, 2012

    I want Peter’s last quote on a tshirt!

  11. Mitch Wilson February 16, 2012

    Unfortunately, the Colber Repor is off of the air as of tonight, theoretically only temporarily. Could this be a conspiracy? SawStop is retaliating? To be continued…..

  12. Adrian February 16, 2012

    I almost spit my drink out on my desk when I watched this LOL. Very good stuff!

  13. what?! no TWW t-shirt! Could have had some free marketing there.

  14. Arnold March 2, 2012

    It doesn’t matter if your for or against…. Government intervention of any kind is always bad.

  15. jHop March 2, 2012

    This is just too hard to ignore. I mean, the fact that this is getting into the main stream media now. We need to be careful about what message we send; there are millions of impressionable minds now tuning in. If we are not careful about what we send, people will start thinking the Guild and all “whispererites (I hereby trademark and lay claim to this term that nobody in their right minds will ever acknowledge)” are part of the majority / popular crowd.

    Oh, wait, this was about the saw, wasn’t it?

    Too funny! I haven’t laughed this hard in a while… thanks! While safety is no laughing matter, it’s nice to know some people can still take a joke.

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