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Stephen Colbert Reluctantly Admired Bin Laden's Meticulous Accounting (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 3rd 2011 4:30AM
'The Colbert Report'It was with reluctance, but Stephen Colbert had to give a Tip of the Hat to Osama Bin Laden on 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central). He simply had to give props for al-Qaeda's meticulous collecting of receipts.

"Bin Laden kept immaculate financial records," he said. "No doubt using al-Quicken." He had to give it up to Bin Laden for "not just being al-Qaeda's charismatic leader, but also their annoying guy from Accounting."

He then went into an impression of the terrorist leader. "Remember Khalil, after you're martyred, your 72 virgins don't carry over to the next fiscal year. Use them or lose them."

The bit was worth it for the shot of bin Laden as an accountant alone.

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Nancy

I think there are some things that should be satyrzed and funny...but this is not one of them. Noone said Bin Laden was stupid and his record keeping was necessary in order to perform terrorist attacks.

June 05 2011 at 7:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
screenwriter

Like colbert, but don''t think any arena is ok to make a terrorist into a harmless funny accountant. sometimes humor doesn't cover it. and enough terrorist jokes. it's not funny, especially if you live or work in NYC.

June 04 2011 at 6:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
celtcalgal

Colbert is fun,I love his droll sarcasm. tooo bad some people dont get it.

June 04 2011 at 4:07 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Lois

Hewtrwret and JJ...STICK to the subject and stop advertising your f,,,ing penny auciton business !

June 04 2011 at 3:56 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
sseldorado

I feel sorry for all you "Tea Baggers", you have no sense of humor! I would think after Bush you would at least be able to laugh at yourselves!

June 04 2011 at 3:39 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Bryan

Anyone who is calling Colbert a "liberal" obviously never has seen his show, nor do they know anything about him. Stop posting your ignorance please.

June 04 2011 at 2:32 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
Mary

Oh come on people! This is a COMEDY SHOW! Some people cant even take a joke?

June 04 2011 at 2:23 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
john&terry

More drival from a not so funny political wannabe This guy is pathetic he will do or say any tthing to keep his dismal career alive The clown is a typical Obamite , long on rhetoric , little on facts

June 04 2011 at 2:13 PM Report abuse -8 rate up rate down Reply
richar5795

He must have loved Hitler and Stalin...they kept such detailed records of those they killed.

June 04 2011 at 2:13 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
screenwriter

if you try to vote thumbs up for non-liberal posts, this website says you already voted .

June 04 2011 at 12:56 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

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