Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010

Colbert Takes The Show To Iraq

For a week in June 2009, Colbert filmed his show in Baghdad in an effort to call attention to the Iraq war. The host's over-the-top personality was matched by the venue, one of Saddam Hussein's garish former palaces. Despite Colbert's penchant for theatrics, however, no one expected him to have his hair shaved off by General Ray Odierno in an act of solidarity. Not to mention the fact that it was President Obama himself who gave the go ahead. "General, as the Commander-in-Chief, I hereby order you to shave that man's head." Funny business aside, one of the many charities that Colbert passionately supports is the Yellow Ribbon Fund, a non-profit organization that assists injured veterans. Now that is worthy of a hooah.