Al Franken has awarded his COMMUNIST SEAL OF APPROVAL to Al Franken
October 19, 2006 8:51 PM   Subscribe

These institutions have one very clear problem: they promote facts and books. Clearly something needs to be done. Call your local police or FBI field office or speak clearly into the closest potted plant to give the NSA all pertinent information regarding these and other terrorist elements. View a rough sketch of Hell. What we're doing is bringing democracy to knowledge.
posted by Blazecock Pileon (16 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
2nd link is busted
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 8:56 PM on October 19, 2006

Fixed link
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:00 PM on October 19, 2006

How is this different from the uncyclopedia?
posted by gsteff at 9:01 PM on October 19, 2006

Way more Colbert Report in-jokes?
posted by smackfu at 9:03 PM on October 19, 2006

Yeah, seems like a lame uncyclopedia ripoff, but sponsored by colbert.

Seems like it would get pretty boring after a while.
posted by delmoi at 9:16 PM on October 19, 2006

the facts have an anti-Bush agenda
posted by caddis at 9:22 PM on October 19, 2006

You mean in real life? Or on this site?
posted by umberto at 9:34 PM on October 19, 2006

Facts are simple and facts are straight
Facts are lazy and facts are late
Facts all come with points of view
Facts don't do what I want them to
Facts just twist the truth around
Facts are living turned inside out
Facts are getting the best of them
Facts are nothing on the face of things
Facts don't stain the furniture
Facts go out and slam the door
Facts are written all over your face
Facts continue to change their shape
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:36 PM on October 19, 2006

This FPP is awful. wikiality is not nearly as clever as it thinks it is, and neither are the fifty-five million smug liberal Colbertistas.
posted by nasreddin at 10:07 PM on October 19, 2006

FWIW nasreddin, I know I'm not clever. And this is pretty darn funny. But like delmoi says, it could get tired pretty quick.
posted by bardic at 10:09 PM on October 19, 2006

De humoribus non est disputandum, I suppose. Frankly, uncyclopedia was funnier, even after the thirteen year olds took it over (5 minutes after its launch).
Shouldn't the fact that American politics are an empty farce in which the participants no longer have the energy to believe trouble you people? I mean, if the welfare state is supposed to be so great, shouldn't it be based on something more solid than a set of televised caricatures? (Bill O'Reilly is a caricature playing itself, Stephen Colbert is a caricature playing a caricature)
posted by nasreddin at 10:25 PM on October 19, 2006

I agree nasreddin. I'm finding it harder and harder to laugh at the political comedy these days. It's like pointing to your leg while a rabid dog is chewing on it and giving yourself a Nelson Muntz style "ha-ha".

We've got elections coming up. And even if you're not the kind of person that is a get-out-and-hit-the-streets type, call your relatives and friends and make sure that they understand what is at stake and get them to show up at the polls. Sure comedians like Colbert provide some relief from our frustrations, but it also breeds a sort of complacency and resignation, which frankly, we can afford less and less these days...
posted by lovejones at 11:15 PM on October 19, 2006 [2 favorites]

Take a step away from the computer.
posted by smackfu at 6:40 AM on October 20, 2006

Would you care to say anything intelligent, or would you prefer to sit in front of your computer telling people what to do?
posted by lovejones at 9:09 AM on October 20, 2006

Colbert is actually starting to get on my nerves. He was far funnier and watchable on tDS.

Plus, I get the Ruhpore shoved down my throat damn near every time I switch on the Tubes.
posted by dozo at 11:54 AM on October 20, 2006

"Colbertistas"... LOL
posted by clevershark at 1:13 PM on October 20, 2006

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