Colbert Report

I love this show. I’ve been watching it even more closely the past few days since Colbert’s broadcasting from Philadelphia. Good times. And here, for your linking pleasure, is a great fusion of two things I like: Colbert and explaining why Wikipedia isn’t always a good thing. I know–you’re all saying Wikipedia is the best thing since ftp, but the librarian in me shudders when I find students on campus who use it in “scholarly” papers. Come on, people. The wisdom of the masses is sometimes not worth a whole lot. And there are other electronic resources out there. Just not ones we all know the name of off the tops of our heads.


Personal update: I’m sick. Wife is sick. Baby’s sick. Son is sick. If you’d like to be sick, just send me a self addressed stamped envelope (SASE), and I’d be happy to cough into it, lick it, seal it and send it back to you. Then all you have to do is eat that envelope and voila! You’ll either get sick or get really blocked up. Maybe even both. Free of charge. Sometimes, I impress even myself with how downright giving I can be.

And as a parting salvo, can someone please explain to me why Clinton is still in the race? I’m serious. I just don’t get it. Does she play the lottery every week? Is she aware of this thing called “probability”? If any of you out there are Clinton fans and care to make her case for me, I’d appreciate it. Because I have a hard time believing she’s going to lose the popular vote, convince super delegates to vote for her anyway (thereby telling the Black man who won the popular vote, “Sorry. Try again next time.”), and then turn around and win the election. It’s exactly this sort of muddled mess that Romney helped the Republican Party avoid by dropping out when he did.

And because I can’t resist: Romney recently gave his top ten reasons for dropping out of the race:

No. 10: There weren’t as many Osmonds as he thought.
No. 9: Got tired of the corkscrew landings of his campaign plane while under fire
No. 8: As a lifelong hunter, I didn’t want to miss the start of varmint season.
No. 7: There wasn’t room for two Christian leaders in the presidential race
No. 6: I was upset that no one bothered to search my passport files.
No. 5: I’d rather get fat, grow a beard and try for the Nobel prize.
No. 4: When my wife realized I couldn’t win the GOP nomination, my fundraising dried up.
No. 3: Got tired of wearing a dark suit and tie, and I wanted to kick back in a light colored suit and tie.
No. 2: I took a bad fall at a campaign rally and broke my hair.
And the No. 1 reason Romney dropped out: His campaign relied on a flawed campaign strategy that as Utah goes, so goes the nation.

See the whole article here.


2 thoughts on “Colbert Report”

  1. I agree with your frustration about people using Wikipedia so much. I found that as a teacher it was hard to get kids to use anything but Google to find information. It was cool to be able to help them see why it was important to use valid sources and how to discern what those sources are. Go teachers and librarians! (the non-evil kind)

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