Colbert: It was a compliment when I called Windsor, Canada earth’s rectum

By David Ferguson
Thursday, November 15, 2012 8:38 EDT
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On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert presented an episode of his “Who’s Attacking Me Now?” segment that was dedicated to the Canadian Broadcast Company (CBC).

It seems, said Colbert, that the “Maple-stream media” has gotten its nose out of joint over something the host said in his latest book, America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t.

The book, he said, “makes an excellent Christmas gift for whenever Canadian Christmas is. Here it’s December 25, but everything’s metric up there.”

“Folks in Canada are OOT-raged,” he said, about a chapter in the book discussing renewable energy. In it, Colbert suggested that suggested that perhaps the place to take the planet’s geothermal rectal temperature would be Windsor, Canada.

“Now don’t get your tukes in a twist, Canucks,” Colbert said, saying that at least he phrased the insult in the form of a question, leaving room for the possibility that the earth’s rectum could be Winnipeg.

Besides, he said, take a look at the poll at the bottom of the article on the CBC website calling the joke about Windsor a “cheap shot.”

“Is Stephen Colbert’s description of Windsor as ‘the earth’s rectum’ good or bad for the city?” asked the poll, to which 76.64 percent of respondents answered “good,” and 23.36 percent answered “bad.”

“Apparently,” said Colbert, “‘the earth’s rectum’ is an improvement over Windsor’s previous reputation. So, you’re welcome, Windsor, you just got the ‘Colbert bump.’

Watch the video, embedded via Comedy Central, below:

David Ferguson
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David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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