Thursday, July 02, 2009
Steven Colbert says he'd rather stay in the U. S. on Canada Day.
Late night funnyman Stephen Colbert always aims a zinger at Canada
"I celebrated Canada Day today by not going to Canada."
He probably forgot the last time he slagged Canada, specifically the Oshawa Generals hockey team--and then when his team finally lost to Oshawa, he had to make good on a bet with the mayor of Oshawa. Colber wore the Generals' jersey on that show.
In that second-last game, when Michigan won, Colbert had said, "in the spirit of good sportsmanship I have decided, in spite of the Spirit victory, to wear an Oshawa Generals jersey tonight."
He then unbuckled and dropped his pants to unveil a pair custom made of boxer shorts – complete with the Generals logo on his posterior.
Well, he is mooning Canada again.
Hard to imagine our uptight Prime Minster Harper dropping his pants in retaliation to Colbert, but I'm sure it would have made a great skit for the now defunct Royal Canadian Air Farce.
Hell, I think I'll send it in as an idea to "This Hour has 22 Minutes", the equally funny satirical show run largely by Newfies, probably the funniest people on the planet. Certainly in Canada.
Oh damn it all, Saul.
I have spent thirty years as a novelist and have finally realized I'm a frustrated gag writer.
And it has just struck me that in background, Colbert is Acadian, about nine generations back..
Hey, that's close to Newfoundland. No wonder the guy is hilarious.