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  • Drilling Me Softly
"Is off-shore drilling the solution to our oil shortage!? It's definitely the solution to our whale surplus!"
  • Pet Project
"Plus, I introduce this week's Alpha Dog! I hope you're not in heat!"
  • Rush To Judgement
"And, the band Rush is here! Either that or a drum factory exploded in my studio!"

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Good fences make good neighbors and good neighbors make good fences! Get on it, Mexico!
This is
The Colbert Report!
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~ Stephen Colbert
July 16, 2008 The Colbert Report

Jimmy Plays The Wrong Song To Start The ShowEdit

  • Rush are like the J.D. Salinger of Canadian prog-rock
  • Jimmy is the biggest Rush fan
    • he won a bet against Stephen
    • saved his life
      • Stephen bet he could breath underwater


  • oil is expensive
  • buy gas, you'd need to take out a mortgage from the bank
    • if you can find one that's still open
  • losing your home is psychological
  • Tonight's Word: Placebo

Alpha Dog of the WeekEdit

  • Jimmy replaced words in the TelePrompTer with lyrics from a Rush song
  • President Bush
    • while at the G-8 Summit in Japan
      • G-8 is the traffic school of international diplomacy
    • exited by saying, "Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter"
    • He may be a lame duck, but someone forgot to tell that to his balls


  • Rush
    • 24 gold, 14 platinum records
    • in today's economy, they may be considering melting them down.
  • Members:
    • Geddy Lee
    • Alex Lifeson
    • Neil Peart
  • first appearance on American television in 33 years
  • early on influenced by English rockers
  • Dr. Colbert asked questions from Jimmy as well as his own


  • Tom Sawyer


  • When they came back from the break, Rush was still finishing up Tom Sawyer.
  • As they played, Dr. Colbert put on his sleeping cap and pulled out a pillow and blanket from the C-Desk and went to sleep, wishing American "good night".


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