On last night’s “Colbert Report”, Stephen Colbert ran down the recent spate of Tolkien references being made by media and political figures in the discussion of the debt limit fight. He reveals the true extent of his geekiness by extending the metaphor out to its furthest limits, recasting the debt fight with most of the main characters of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. He then produces “Aragorn’s sword Anduril, Flame of the West, forged from the shards of Narsil”, not because it has anything to do with the debate, but just because he wants to remind everyone that he has it.

Watch the video, from Comedy Central, below: