Prance On Ye Merrie Foole
Just as absolute monarchs of old had their court jesters, with deliberate comic idioms as a mock reflection of the King’s, so today we have the prancing Stephen Colbert. Also as one big download. Apparently the YouTube videos got yanked, but it’s on Google Video.
As Late Capitalism increasingly resembles the Ancien Rgime, everything old is new again. It’s possibly correlated with the fact that England recently appointed its first official Jester (Nigel Roder) since 1649 (ante Regicide). Let’s just hope Colbert avoids the fate of Jester Archibald Armstrong.