Stephen Colbert dipped into the sports world on The Colbert Report Monday to review the London Olympics opening ceremony, even though he admits he doesn’t understand them.
“For some reason, they open the Games with a halftime show,” he said. “I think it’s metric, I don’t know.”
While he was impressed with what he called a tribute to landscaping – “I did not know the British had so many Mexicans,” he said – Colbert did take issue with one sequence in Danny Boyle’s show: a salute to Britain’s National Health Service, which he said offered a peek into America’s future after the Affordable Health Care act takes effect.
“Instead of taking you to a hospital, they throw you on a rolling disco bed and cram you a thousand at a time into a stadium while spectators when your colonoscopy gets thrown up on the ‘Kiss-Cam,'” he said.
But he was heartened by the fact that after Monday’s events, the U.S. and China were tied in the total medal count, even if China held a 9-5 edge in the gold medal tally.
“Naturally, the U.S. trails in gold [medals], because every time we win one, we hand it over on the podium to pay off our national debts,” Colbert said.
Watch Colbert’s review
NYC protesters defy curfew — with a profane message for Mayor Bill de Blasio
Protesters in New York City continued to march after 8 p.m. on Tuesday -- in open defiance of a curfew order from Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Jan Ransom, who covers courts and jails for The New York Times, posted video of protesters chanting, "f*ck your curfew."
Wonder what protesters think about @NYCMayor’s 8 pm curfew?
Just listen. pic.twitter.com/8H38XNGfQt
— Jan Ransom (@Jan_Ransom) June 2, 2020
Protesters march on mayor’s mansion in NYC as criticism grows against Bill de Blasio
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been highly criticized for his response to the protests against police violence.
The mayor has been criticized by protesters and the press for violence inflicted by the New York Police Department.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly blasted the city's response.
Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) also criticized the mayor, for not doing his job.
Here are some of the scenes of protesters marching on Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the mayor of NYC. Built in 1799, NYPD is trying to protect the building.