Sticking up for the Earth’s rectum

by Aaron Wherry

Joe Comartin and Brian Masse respond to Stephen Colbert’s suggestion that Windsor is “the Earth’s rectum.”

“It’s not unusual for a humourous comedian to use somebody as a whipping boy on a repeated basis. It’s a convenient and easy way for them to get a laugh,” Windsor-Tecumseh NDP MP Joe Comartin said. “But as always, it’s a cheap shot.”

Windsor West NDP MP Brian Masse wants Colbert to visit Windsor before rushing to judgement. ”I would just invite Stephen Colbert to come to Windsor, get out of his basement, and to come over here and talk with people, see people,” Masse said. “Obviously; he’s off his medications and hopefully Obamacare will come from him and rescue him from his situation.”




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Sticking up for the Earth’s rectum

  1. This reaction is completely predictable. Nobody likes to be the butt of other people’s jokes.

    • Oh sure, I knew you’d be behind them.

        • That exchange was asinine.

          • But, but, but…

            Sorry, I lost my train of thought.

          • C’mon… get your head outta your ass.

  2. Bad idea guys. Colbert tends to make anyone who takes his humour seriously look like complete idiots.

  3. I thought Prince George had won this title hands down. Maybe time for a Macleans 50 Best list, if we have more than one.

    • 50 Worst?

  4. Huh. I always figured Winnipeg.

    • Now you’ll have to come here and see for yourself. What are you doing in January?

    • Winnipeg, perhaps, but ever been to Sudbury?

  5. A sad waste of words.

    You could have deleted “ing”, “for” and “Earth’s” from the title, and then everything after “Masse”, and you’d still have an accurate article — just much more succinct.

  6. Does no one realize that this joke is actually at the expense of DETROIT?

  7. Windsor West NDP MP Brian Masse wants Colbert to visit Windsor before rushing to judgement. ”I would just invite Stephen Colbert to come to Windsor, get out of his basement, and to come over here and talk with people, see people,” Masse said. “Obviously; he’s off his medications and hopefully Obamacare will come for him and rescue him from his situation.”

    Yeah. ‘Cause Colbert filming a segment for his show from Windsor is going to make Windsor look BETTER, LOL.

    And, honestly, what’s with the basement crack??? Does Masse think that the Colbert Report is some little online show on YouTube??? We all KNOW that Colbert gets out of his basement from time to time. He had to go outside to pick up his five Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards and his Grammy.

    Anyway, this kind of response will either be ignored, or it’ll be a PR disaster for Windsor. If you’re self-deprecating about this sort of thing, Colbert might make you look great and put you on the map. Get all pissy, and you risk him doubling down.

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