Thursday, December 10, 2009

Colbert/ Krampus/ The League - WTF?

So, this is @#$%ing BIZARRE.

A week ago, co-worker Dan Z. started telling me all about Krampus, and we all had a good laugh about terrorizing his children. I actually wrote my Krampus post while watching Glee on my DVR, starting around 9:30. So... yeah.

Now Colbert, in my final two weeks here at The League, is making me look like I'm copying stuff off TV and passing it off as my own.

Anyway, seems last night around 10:30 central time, Stephen Colbert and the Colbert Report aired this (skip to 2:34):

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
The Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude - Hallmark & Krampus
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorU.S. Speedskating

I'm kind of freaking out.

Obviously Colbert Report tapes well before airing.

I... just don't know what to make of this. Is it possible it is, in fact, time for Krampus in America?


J.S. said...

Eh, these sorts of things have a way of being out there, but remaining relatively unexamined, before suddenly bubbling up from different directions into the collective consciousness, all at the same time. I'm not sure why this happens, but it seems to happen over and over again...
that or maybe Krampus has just been travelling through the dreams of Americans this year as they sleep.

Michael Corley said...

I forget, but I think it was Ray Bradbury who wrote a story with a Sandman the Endless sort of theme where if Santa was real because children believed in him, the jerk of the story could create an anti-claus by passing along stories of him.

Naturally the tale ends with Sir Jerk being dragged down to his doom by his own imaginings.

Seasons greetings.