Guess Which City Colbert Calls 'The Earth's Rectum?' Hint: It's South Of Detroit
November 14th, 2012, 7:11 AM
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 Earths 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 cant be harnessed until after taking the earths temperature with a geothermometer. 'And I have no idea where the Earths 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:
"Its Colbert being Colbert. Hes done it before. I dont even know if hes ever been to Windsor. It certainly seems someone on his writing staff has.
"You dont 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.