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7 times Stephen Colbert didn't just push the envelope — he crushed it.

Here are just a few of many moments from "The Colbert Report" that remind me of how much I already miss the show.

1. When he called the President of the United States of America a "skinny bitch."

In defense of corporations, of course.


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2. When he was somewhere between 0 and 100 percent impressed by George Bush.

George P. Bush, that is — son of Jeb, nephew of George W., and grandson of George H.W.

Watch the video.

3. When he politely let two famous musicians know their song kinda really, really sucks.

Nice try, fellas. You live and you learn, right?


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4. When he warned us that a big gay storm was coming.

With a hilariously awkward/sexy political ad.

5. When he learned how to make $800,000 disappear.

Like a true political pro.

6. When he tried to kill his uncle with a Christmas card.

Because taxes.

7. When he DESTROYED at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

And fulfilled his dream of meeting George W. Bush. You'll love every minute of this.

"The Colbert Report" brought truthiness and laughter to millions of people for nine years.

While the show is no more, the legend of his character lives on through his loyal fandom (Colbert Nation) and the magic of the Internet.

In 2015, Colbert will become host of "The Late Show," taking the desk David Letterman has captained since 1993.

His audience will be much larger (yay for basic cable!), so here's to hoping he brings some of that truthiness to his new stage. This country really needs it.

For the first time in its 56-year history, Sports Illustrated will feature a transgender model on its glossy cover. 23-year-old Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio will appear in the July issue, which hits stands early next week. Sampaio wrote on Instagram that she was "excited and honored" to be part of such an iconic issue, adding: "The team at SI has created yet another groundbreaking issue by bringing together a diverse set of multitalented, beautiful women in a creative and dignified way."

A native of Fortaleza, a city in northeastern Brazil, Sampaio has been making history in the fashion world in recent years. She was already the first trans model to make the 2017 cover of Vogue Paris. Scouted while she was a young teen, she quickly made her way onto key runways in her home country. She managed to make an impression in a short time— launching her career at 18 years old—as L'Oréal Paris's first trans model. She hit another milestone last year, when she was the face of Victoria's Secret campaign, breaking barriers as the first trans woman working with the brand.

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