Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert called Canton, Kan., a sh**hole on “The Colbert Report.”
Canton is my hometown, and the residents there reacted negatively and were quite upset, threatening physical harm to the comedian.
I thought the whole bit was great.
The people of Canton need to learn to take a joke.
For example, my new town of residence, Moundridge, Kan., can take a joke.
A Moundridge Chamber of Commerce board member has designed a T-shirt tapping into the publicity the neighboring Canton received (read that post <a href=” http://voiceofthevogts.wordpress.com/2008/08/13/neighboring-town-spins-colberts-canton-kan-slam/” here).
I ordered one of the shirts.
It arrived yesterday afternoon.
Doesn’t the shirt look nice?
I tried it on before I shot this photo of it laying on my floor.
It fits well, but that doesn’t matter.
It could fit like crap and I would love it because it is hilarious.
Granted, the latest installment of Colbert’s running “Canton” gag was lacking.
All he did was apologize to Canton, Kan., and then perform a crappy musical insult of Canton, S.D.
Even so, I am glad the shirts exist and mine came in.
It’s a novelty item that serves as a reminder of Canton’s 15 minutes of fame.
If you want to buy a shirt, they can be purchased at www.cafepress.com/moundridge.