2006-04-30

"When the president decides something on Monday, he still believes it on Wednesday - no matter what happened Tuesday."

A blistering comedy “tribute” to President Bush by Comedy Central’s faux talk show host Stephen Colbert appeared at the White House Correspondent Dinner Saturday night and left in his wake an grim faced Bush and a tweaked media. No need for me to relate the finer points as Editor & Publisher did a fine job. Many are pleased with the Bush bashing and don't hesitate to say as much.

As I serenly surfed the web this morning, I couldn't help but notice this little tid-bit: FBI Investigated 3,501 People Without Warrants. Warrentless wiretaps; not just for the NSA anymore.

In the muffled laughter department, news that it cost the government 1.4¢ to make every penny.

A fourteen-year-old beat the crap out of a man who tried to attack her.

I'm sure we're all wondering what the hell Keith 'Keef' Richards was doing up in a palm tree.

And, direct quote from the article: "Evolutionary biologists have traced the origins of laughter back 4 million years to pre-humans slipping and stumbling in their first faltering attempts to walk on two legs."

So, basically, we can laugh because our ancestors fell on their asses and farted. Seems about right, doesn't it?

3 comments:

Michael said...

The really wonderful thing about the Stephen Colbert 'character' is that he actually IS turning out to be an American hero.

Jennifer Jordan said...

I wonder if the people that booked him knew it was a character and not another Bill O'Reilly...

Michael said...

I gather from the various commentaries on it that they usually book some kind of comedian in that spot. The point seems to be to get somebody who'll make a few good-natured cracks at the expense of the media.

Oops.