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  • Flying on Fumes
"Airlines suffer from high fuel prices! They might try not idling on the tarmac for 16 hours!"
  • Full-Globe Press
"Plus, other countries are interested in our elections! They're dying to find out who's going to ignore them next!"
  • Bam! Zap! Pow!
"And, my guest, David Hajdu, said comic books in the Fifties made Americans angry! You wouldn't like them when they're angry!"

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The heat wave is over, but I'm still smokin'!
This is
The Colbert Report.
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~ Stephen Colbert
June 11, 2008 The Colbert Report

Middle Eastern Bird NewsEdit

Standing room only--the heroes are eager to change the world!

  • Israel's new national bird
    • long-billed Hoopbow (sp?)
      • The Torah says they are an abomination that shall not be eaten
      • squirts fecal matter
  • The barn owl's mating call is "joo joo"

Leviticus UpdateEdit

  • makes ya spill your Manischevitz
    • what Jews can chew
  • Giraffe is kosher

Gas PricesEdit

  • hurting flash-frozen crab cake industry
  • also hurting airline industry
  • Tonight's Word U.S. Airweighs

Other CountriesEdit

  • Un-American News
    • U.S. Election Edition
  • Obama may mean horoscope in eight different languages
  • Castro supported Obama in Granma, a Cuban periodical that offers hard butterscotch candies
  • Obama wears Death To America Pin
  • the German's call the White House under Barack as "Uncle Barack's Cabin"
    • German's should not do comedy
  • Japanese assemble their graphics at the local Kinko's
  • closed by playing the national anthems of all the countries he mentioned all at once


  • David Hajdu
    • book The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America
    • book burnings
    • Congressional hearings


Stephen vows to memorize the next 408 episodes!


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