Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Also this one: "We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home"

It seems like every time I tire of Stephen Colbert's faux-right-wing schtick, he pulls one out of his ass and blows me away.

Last year, it was his amazing bit at the White House Correspondents Dinner, which bombed in the room (sometimes, the satire, she cuts a leeeetle too close to home) but was a huge hit on the internets. (On a side note, it was announced that this year's comedy guest at the WHCD is Rich Little. I'm not kidding. Apparently he's the only comedian in the "still alive" category who can squeeze under that very low "things that insult the president" bar.) Last night, Colbert sliced far-right uber-idiot Dinish D'Souza into teeny tiny little bite-size pieces, and then pushed the plate away and said “I’m done, thanks,”and all the while agreeing with everything he said. It was a thing of beauty, I tell you. It's not on YouTube yet, but you can see it on the official show site.

D'Souza was hawking his new book The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11. His arguments were pretty much what you expect from someone whose most brilliant idea ever was to become a brown-skinned pet for the war-mongering elite in the Republican party. Seriously, you'd think that someone from an Indian background would understand that when Bin Laden refers to "infidels," he's not referring to the Hollywood/homosexual/atheist/ liberals that D'Souza is attempting to scapegoat for his own personal profit, but to anyone who doesn't subscribe to Bin Laden's own brand of radical Islam, the end. I mean, how fucking hard is that?

Never mind the irony of us poor liberals being blamed for 9/11 and the downfall of our great nation by exercising those same personal freedoms that supposedly define our worthiness in the annals of nationhood.

What's a poor homosexual liberal Hollywood atheist to do? Perhaps the right could come up with a list of behaviors that they find acceptable, and us liberals could conform to them voluntarily, so as not to upset that whole delicate "freedom" idea that we're so found of espousing.

I just hope, when they come up with that list, that they remember that old "do as I say, and not as I do” axiom.


Pops said...

...someone whose most brilliant idea ever was to become a brown-skinned pet for the war-mongering elite in the Republican party.

Oh fuck, I hope Malkin doesn't find out about this dude. She is going to be SO pissed.

Skylers Dad said...

From Colbert remarking about the whole iPhone announcement:

"The iPhone has given the nerd community its hardest collective wood since Princess Leia wore a bronze bikini. But you haven't engorged me Apple. I am flaccid with rage."

I love him, he is funny as shit!

Johnny Yen said...

I'm at a loss to figure out if people like D'Souza and Ann Coulter actually believe the shit they shovel, are flagrant profiteers conning their right-wing flocks or are actually mentally ill. I lean toward the last one lately. Seriously, the only times I've ever heard any sober person make statements as bizarre as those that they regularly make were when I was stuck waiting for buses while card-carrying paranoid schizophrenics were nearby.

I can't wait to see the Colbert video.

Phil said...

Unfortuanetly, Comedy Central has requested that their t.v. show clips be removed from YouTube for copyright reasons. You can still find stuff though.

Loved it when Colbert got him to blame FDR as well.

O'Reilly is gonna be on tommorrow. Can't wait.

Johnny Yen said...

Do you want to know the real reason they're having Rich Little there? Andrew Dice Clay wasn't available.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Pops: How do you think she'll feel when she finds out that they're both part of some GOP minority support breeding program?

Sky: I got to hand it to him. I thought there was no way he could distinguish his show from Stewart's, but he did.

JohnnyY: I lean toward "greedy opportunists who have discovered a niche full of vile shit in which they can prosper."

Phil: You know DD'S came on the show thinking he was going to outwit Colbert and make his points, and then he just sat there sputtering and caving on everything. What a tool.

JohnnyY: I love you for making an Andrew Dice Clay reference.

If only Bill Hicks weren't dead. But the Bush2 administration would've killed him, anyway. His head would've exploded or something.

Grant Miller said...

I saw the Report. Loved the interview. D'Souza will probably avoid the show for years to come.

But Rich Little is still alive? Performing even?