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Monday, May 01, 2006

What's cool on the web this week, Don?

That seems to be the current theme of this blog. Oh, well - I'm going to go with it.

Saturday night was the White House correspondents' Dinner, when the President of the United States traditionally participates in a roast. There was much media coverage of the President's use of a Bush imitator to do a bit which was, in fairness, pretty funny.

But the less-covered highlight of the night is available on video here: Steven Colbert, former correspondent for the Daily Show and current host of The Colbert Report, delivered the final roast of the night and didn't pull punches. That's quite a trick, I'm sure, when you're two chairs down from the man you're punching.
He doesn't just stand for things, he's stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers, and rubble, and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world.
Not a bad night for Colbert, who also hosted Saturday Night Live - albeit not live, since he hosted in cartoon form as Ace, one half of the Ambiguously Gay Duo. Even still, that has to be a first.

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