Guess Which City Colbert Calls 'The Earth's Rectum?' Hint: It's South Of Detroit
A Metro Detroit city with 210,000 people serves as a serial punchline for Stephen Colbert -- and it's not Inkster.
Five years ago, the Comedy Central funnyman classified the local city as "the worst place on earth" on TV. In shot No. 2, he refers to it as "the Earth’s rectum" in his new book, 'America Again."
The punching bag is Windsor.
"In a passage discussing geothermal energy," The Windsor Star reports, "Colbert explains such energy can’t be harnessed until after taking the earth’s temperature with a geothermometer. 'And I have no idea where the Earth’s rectum is,' Colbert pens before attaching a footnote that references Windsor, Canada."
Mayor Eddie Francis, an occasional viewer of "The Colbert Report," tells Dave Waddell of The Star:
"It’s Colbert being Colbert. He’s done it before. I don’t even know if he’s ever been to Windsor. It certainly seems someone on his writing staff has.
"You don’t measure the city by what a comedian says.”
Waddell, who couldn't reach Colbert, adds a philosophical note about what he calls "a double dip in Colbert's comedic crosshairs:"
The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.