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Stewart speech gets auto-tuned, and other residual rally news

November 2, 2010 - 09:53 AM
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Stewart and Colbert at a post-rally press conference. (Photo: TBD Staff)

When will auto-tuning the news get old? When it stops being funny. And it just stopped being funny. The Gregory Brothers, of "Bed Intruder Song" fame, have digitized Jon Stewart's rousing speech at the end of Saturday's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" (clip below). The shout-outs to the names of the New Jersey Turpike's rest stops is mildly amusing, but it's not enough to convince me that this group's 15 minutes aren't up — until, that is, their inevitable auto-tune of the Rent is Too Damn High guy, which better be an improvement over these three remixes.

[The Daily What via Vulture]

Other detritus from the rally:

• Two million people watched the rally on Comedy Central, but on Sunday night 5 million people watched the AMC zombie drama The Walking Dead, which means, I guess, that zombies are more popular?

• Stephen Colbert climbed the fountain at Old Ebbitt Grill, reports the Reliable Source.

• Politico has a roundup of the rally after-parties.

• Both Metromix and Politico choose their favorite signs.

• The Examiner scolds Colbert for saying CBS News told staffers not to attend the rally, which isn't true.

• The City Paper investigates rally fashion:

• On their respective shows last night, Stewart and Colbert celebrated the rally's success. Stewart apologized for his singing, thanked ralliers for mowing the lawn, then rifled through a lost-and-found box that contained bags of weed, negative reviews, and a wad of $8,000 ("That's gotta be Arianna."):

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Rally to Restore Sanity Lost and Found
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity

And Colbert apologized for his jumpsuit:

The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
A Fond Look Back at the Rally
Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010 Election March to Keep Fear Alive

[via the Post]

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