The Colbert Report

Season 5 Episode 150

Elvis Costello

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Nov 19, 2009 on Comedy Central
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Elvis Costello
Tonight Stephen welcomes musician Elvis Costello. Also, Stephen talks with the founder of John Pike about the AK-47.
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      • Stephen: Yesterday they proved me right when Harry Reid presented the Senate's version of the healthcare bill. It's 2,074 pages in honor of the year in which they'll pass it.

      • Stephen: Let's talk about the AK here, very special gun. It's special in that it's everywhere. We don't even think about how it's everywhere, it's like the Windows Operating system of guns.
        John Pike: Well, no, not really. It's a lot more reliable than that. It's much more reliable than Windows.
        Stephen: Really? Because its blue screen of death is actually death.

      • Stephen: There are knock off copies all over the world of these.
        John Pike: That's right. Nobody knows…
        Stephen: Are they shoddy? Could they end up hurting somebody?
        John Pike: No, these are very well made and they could definitely hurt somebody, that's the whole idea.

      • Stephen: I text allegiance to the United States of American Apparel, and to the Facebook for which it friends, one nation OMG, indivizzibizzle, with liberty and Jonas for all.

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