September 28, 2010 question – Mr. Snark Goes to Washington

A guy with a sense of humor, or any sense for that matter, has no place in Washington.
Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Stephen Colbert makes a pretty decent living making fun of politicians, but apparently they don’t like it when he shows up at their workplace to do it. When the crown prince of Comedy Central appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Friday, its chairman, Rep. John Conyers D-Mich, asked the comic to submit his written statement and leave so that people who actually knew what they were talking about could take the floor. “I don’t have a problem with a little levity, but you have no expertise in the matters we’re most concerned about,” Conyers chided. “Your style of comedy draws attention only to yourself and away from the very serious topic of . . . um . . . whatever it is we’re supposed to be talking about.”

Today’s Question
Labor Unions
Who founded the United Farm Workers of America?

Yesterday’s Answer
And the People Who Knew It
Cap’n Crunch’s first name is Horatio. It says so on the Limited Edition Collector Card on the back of my throwback cereal box. Eat that, America. Seriously, it stays crunchy in milk and is delicious.

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