I was an unofficial prop assistant for The Colbert Report last night!! Near the end of this bit about weaponized lasers on navy ships, Stephen Colbert holds up a toy laser gun which I helped select. Just by chance I was doing my volunteer shift at the 826NYC and the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company on Tuesday afternoon when an intern from the show came in on a mission for a “cool” laser gun. I think it’s notable that Colbert’s prop person picked the Superhero store, the founding org, 826 Valencia and 826NYC, do amazing work around youth literacy. Colbert, you and your folks totally get it – kudos!