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Colbert on Carmageddon: "We prayed this day would never come"

July 15, 2011 |  3:49 pm



“Sure, Californians have survived earthquakes, droughts, wildfires, Laker victories, even alien invasions. But this is the Big One, folks -- increased traffic on two off-peak days.


"You know what that means?

Pause. Steady yourself now.

“Someone might have to walk someplace.”

Yep, Colbert says during a mile-a-minute lampoon of the planned shutdown this weekend of a 10-mile stretch of the 405, closing down even a sliver of a freeway in L.A. is deeply messing with the gods.

“We prayed this day would never come.”

Well, it has. 

Fortunately, Colbert points out, the media have provided the voice of calm throughout.

Such as the newscast snippet in which viewers are warned that traffic could be backed up to the Mexican border. Wow,

Bring on the "hellstorm."


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