Sometimes you don't need to look hard for the stupidity - it just comes right at you. Witness this thing of beauty that made the front page of Slashdot. In pointing to another Colbert prank (instead of Wikipedia, he hit on a public "name the bridge" contest), this slipped out:
However, last night Stephen Colbert (of Comedy Central's "Colbert Report") suggested that viewers vote to name the bridge after him. Remembering the effect that a Colbert segment had had on Wikipedia, I visited the voting page (in Hungarian when it works) soon after that and it was completely non-responsive. This morning (8:00 Thursday Pacific time) it is showing a "Horrible exception" and a Jetspeed/tomcat stack trace. " I believe Colbert's straight-talking sensibilities have earned him far more than just a bridge in whatever continent Hungaria is in.
You have to love that last sentence. Geography, anyone?
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