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Colbert Testifies Before Congress

This is awesome. Think Correspondents Dinner 2: Correspond Harder.

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House Republicans took their shots in the hearing. "Maybe we should spend less time watching Comedy Central and more time looking for the jobs that are out there," said Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), the ranking Republican on the subcommittee. Later on, King even accused Colbert of not actually doing typical farm work during his one-day stint with the UFW, claiming that the comedian was packing corn into a box in an unusual manner. Colbert responded in full deadpan with his own zinger: "I was a corn packer. I know that term is offensive to some people, because corn packer is a derogatory term for a gay Iowan."

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What the hell is wrong with American politics that the best material from a satirist comes from CSPAN?


 

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It's quite ironic that satirical testimony isn't that far removed from legislative debate in this country. And Steve King? He's an opportunist - saying outrageous shit because bad air time is better than no air time.

"I was a corn packer. I know that term is offensive to some people, because corn packer is a derogatory term for a gay Iowan."

classic; shows why the Colbert Report didn't suffer too much from the writers's strike.

Apparently King was pretty pissed off too afterwards. Just icing on the cake.

But what the hell, did Congress really call Elmo once to testify?

They called "Lord" Christopher Walter Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley – and Michelle Bachmann speaks before Congress on a regular basis. Elmo would be a big step up.

Apparently they'll call Elmo now to testify what he thought of Katy Perry's boobs.

Rep. Steve King was pretty funny himself when he opened his remarks wondering if fruit and vegetables were so critical why Eskimos get by without them. Tortured logic?

Colbert commented on his show that "Fox & Friends" host Gretchen Carlson got so worked up about his upcoming appearance before Congress that "her hair almost moved." I doubt it, though. I think it's made of cement.

Yeah someoine should tell him that Eskimos are actually called inuit and that "eskimo" is a slang term meaning "eaters of raw meat".

A practice that prevents scurvy caused by absence of fresh vegetables.

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