I forgot to mention that in last Wednesday’s Fairy Tales class, we talked about Kathryn Davis’ The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf. One of the main characters has a tattoo of an eye, and champions “truth” rather than fact. Therefore, I spent much of the class picturing Stephen Colbert dressed as Count Olaf, and then Count Olaf disguised as Stephen Colbert, possibly because the Baudelaire orphans were going to be interviewed on the show.

To make the experience suitably miserable, perhaps they could be added to the On Notice board. Stephen doesn’t trust murderers, especially when one of them has been known to disguise herself as a hairy, half-beast freak creature. She might as well be half-bear. And all those books Klaus reads? We all know how Stephen doesn’t trust facts. And Stephen doesn’t like the color “violet,” because that’s what you get when you mix red, white, and blue, and these colors don’t run!

Someone needs to write that fanfic. Maybe they could call it “The Repulsive Report,” and when I have a life again I could do a photomanip of Count Stephen.

I really, really need sleep.

Speaking of the union of humorous political commentary and television, check out Battlestar Galacticons: A close look at the right’s scary affinity for sci-fi foreign policy punditry.