June 5, 2008

Intermission: Attention, Walgreens shoppers

Leave it to some of the sharper minds at Viacom's Comedy Central to operate on the more cancerous areas of our American way of life — like, say, the recent disheartening news from our Environmental Protection Agency (as per the Associated Press) that "there's a 'distinct possibility' the agency won't take action to rid drinking water of a toxic rocket fuel ingredient that has contaminated public water supplies around the country." (California, Arizona, and Nevada have it especially bad, but 40 other states in the nation are in the same poisonous boat. Go read the figures from the Environmental Working Group if you find that hard to believe. And pay close attention to how we got to this point.)

Which leads us to Stephen Colbert, and this "Cheating Death" segment of a recent Colbert Report episode, in which he brings some new and most unbelievable products to our eager attention:

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Don't look for any of these to be covered by your flexible spending account.

Now if we could get Showtime (another Viacom entity) to make some embeddable Penn & Teller sketches available…

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