Grassley now represents Nebraska and QCs escapes uncontrolled reproduction
Just like that, Iowa is rid of Sen. Charles Grassley, courtesy of a rather dim MSNBC graphics person. This appeared during Thursday's "Countdown with Keith Olberman".
No word on his replacement.
And I've been meaning to post something about yet another reference to our area on The Colbert Report since I saw it way back on August 14th. Might as well do it now.
First I should mention that among other real and spoof merchandise Colbert often plugs on his show (ala O'Reilly) is his "Formula 401", which he bills as his genuine "genetic material" along with "some zanthan gum and of course, high fructose corn syrup", for all the adoring females just aching to bear his offspring.
Colbert opened his show by saying,
"Tonight, the Report examines an issue which affects every single one of us, especially those of us who are female, ovulating, and live in the Iowa Quad Cities area."(Why he specified Iowa, I haven't a clue.)
The news flash was that a tanker truck, "brimming with Formula 401", had "jack-knifed on an overpass on highway 74 right outside of Moline, Illinois." (big laughs)
"Let me reiterate a warning. Quad City women please, I recommend you stay indoors and seal your windows tight. It is believed that some of the Formula 401 may have become airborne, and I do not want to be responsible for fathering a 5th city."
For those of you who missed it, Colbert earlier had done an interview with Rep. Phil Hare and in the intro to that piece noted that Hare's district included the "Quad" cities and proceeded to name them while counting them off on his fingers. He then paused and looked at the five fingers, before moving on. Adding those to his frequent mentions of Knox College (which presented him with an honorary doctorate) and Colbert is really putting this area on the map. (as a subject for laughs)