Friday, February 11, 2011

Stephen Colbert is a Big Fat Copycat

It has come to the attention of the Bowling in the Dark Legal Department that Comedy Central news anchor Stephen Colbert—supposedly a paragon of unassailable, serious journalistic integrity, a self-styled beacon of truthiness in a field otherwise filled with clowns and would-be comedians like Jon Stewart or Dan Rather—has been sneaking into our brains at night and stealing our ideas.

The proof:

Listen, Colbert, we were criticizing Bill O’Reilly before it was popular—three weeks ago. What rock were you hiding under while we were out risking our necks on the cutting edge? Falling asleep in class, obviously, planning to crib notes for the big test from the funny-looking kid who’s desperate to make a new friend.1 Way to go, Colbert. You may think you’re a big shot—with your big-budget show on one of cable TV’s top 157 networks; your competently-ironed suits; and your audiences that can actually be proven to exist—but we know better. We know you’re just a big fat copycat, a copycat copying us, your obvious intellectual superiors.

Sometimes we wonder if you’re really even a conservative.

1. No, we haven’t entered into a bad-metaphor contest, but now we’re kind of wishing we had.


  1. Mars doesn't have the sun. Beautiful.

  2. Don't sweat it, SG--the real fans know that you were dissing O'Reilly before it was cool.

    Just a tip--Jump on Glenn Beck as fast as you can. He's universally beloved now, but it can't last.

  3. We find it hard to believe that Glenn Beck has ever said something worth criticizing. The man is the epitome of journalistic credibility and restraint.