I've been really bored lately, but Stephen Colbert has saved me.
Last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen made some comments about Rahm Emanuel, a pussy congressman with no sense of humor. Emanuel has advised new arrivals in congress not to appear on Colbert's "Better Know A District" series because The Colbert Report edits the interviews to make the representatives look really stupid or outrageous. It's all fucking hilarious, and I would totally get a kick out of it if they did it to me. But many congressmen are pussies who cannot deal with looking stupid for a minute, even though everyone knows these interviews are doctored and otherwise manipulated.
So Stephen put himself through the same thing. He participated in a fake, scripted interview with someone on the show's staff so people like me can take the footage and edit it into something that makes him look like a total asshole. It's already god-damn funny, but it can be edited into something ridiculously funny, and I'm going to give it a try.
I might be really good at this. Not necessarily a good editor, but good at finding the right things to edit because I tend to get really focused on things that interest me. Couple that with the perfectionist and crossword puzzle freak inside, and I might end up making a totally bad-ass video. We'll see. I'm downloading the source video right now on my dad's Mac.
I think this is a contest, but I'm not sure. Time to get to work.
The Quasi-Aimless Trailer