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Colbert: Winter storm Nemo begins countdown to eating your loved ones

By David Ferguson
Friday, February 8, 2013 9:07 EDT
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On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert issued stern warnings to people in the path of Winter Storm Nemo, urging them to salt their driveways, salt their meat and salt their loved ones, because at some point, you may run out of meat.

The National Weather Service has been issuing dire warnings about the winter storm poised to bury the northeast in snow. Colbert began the show Thursday by stacking winter storm supplies on the broadcast desk, including a windshield scraper, a plastic jug of driveway salt, a snow shovel and a handle of Jack Daniels black label whiskey.

“Folks, I want you to prepare, if you live anywhere from Maine to North Dakota to south Ohio,” he said, “because the largest blizzard in decades is poised to swallow the northeast.”

Boston, he said, is expecting five foot drifts of snow. “My god!” he exclaimed. “If that happens to New York, we won’t be able to find our mayor until spring.”

He urged viewers in the affected areas to be proactive. “Tonight, you’re going to want to salt your driveway. Then, salt your meats. And then salt your loved ones,” he said. “Because if it’s as bad as they say, they may soon be your meats.”

Watch the clip, embedded below via Comedy Central:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
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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