Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Colbert Goes Commando

Stephen Colbert kicked off his USO tour of duty last night with the first Colbert Report taped live for the American troops in Iraq. It's sobering to see the men and women of our country pay service and sacrifice their lives for freedom in a hot, dry desert so far from home. They needed some laughs, and Colbert provided. Beside the hilarious opening monologue, where Stephen donned a camouflage suit and sported a swinging golf club a-la-Bob Hope, the following segment with Commanding General Ray Odierno was a major highlight. It also included special guest Commander in Chief Barack Obama giving orders. This was undoubtedly the best Report ever.

As for General Odierno, it's awesome to have a guy who looks like Klaatu's giant robot friend from The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008) leading our troops. He's so awesome, I bet he shoots ray beams from his eyes. Go troops!

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