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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rush reference on The Colbert Report last night
7:56AM EST | comments (30) |

There was a humorous Rush reference in last night's episode of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. In the opening news segment Colbert relays a news story out of Canada about a 24-year-old Canadian grinch who was arrested for harassing children and telling them Santa Claus wasn't real. Colbert then goes on to say that there is no Santa Claus ... but only in Canada:

... but don't worry Canadian kids, you still have a Santa - it's just a Canadian Santa. Every year I believe it rotates to a different Canadian celebrity. Last year it was Nelly Furtado Claus (shows a picture of Nelly Furtado in a Santa hat), this year it's Rush (shows a picture of Rush with Santa hats on - see above). So that jing-jing-jingle you hear on the roof is just Neil Peart breaking into a 45-minute high hat solo.

You can watch the segment below or at this location. Rush was a guest on The Colbert Report back in 2008 where they played Tom Sawyer - their first TV performance in over 30 years. Thanks to 2112-YYZ for the heads up.

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#30 - Posted 11/29/12 @1:09PM by lisah [contact]

#29, Brilliant idea!
#29 - Posted 11/29/12 @1:02PM by CraigJ [contact]

tweet it to @Praetorianx1
#28 - Posted 11/29/12 @1:24AM by kjbird [contact]

I could send it to sroanthem unless Ed or someone has a personal email to Ray Daniels
#27 - Posted 11/29/12 @1:09AM by aaronrusso

someone NEEDS to show them that e card, seriously
#26 - Posted 11/28/12 @9:52PM by zkzt

Related sighting/note I heard Rush on Big 100.3 this morning. They were talking about the Hall vote. Rush being mentioned in current news on the radio by DJ in Washington, DC. 0 airplay for Clockwork Angels here I'm sure.
#25 - Posted 11/28/12 @6:28PM by DawnRenee [contact]

KJ - that was awesome...
and I think we have a preview of what the next tour opening/intermission video style should be!
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#24 - Posted 11/28/12 @4:11PM by kjbird [contact]

#20/22....thank YOU! Nice post. Tis the season...fa la la la la, la la la la!!!
#23 - Posted 11/28/12 @4:01PM by lisah [contact]

That certainly beats out my husbands favorite Burl Ives rendition of that classic tune. Puts me in the Christmas spirit, now,I think it's time for some "egg nog". Thanks for sharing. HO HO HO!!!
#22 - Posted 11/28/12 @3:43PM by CraigJ [contact]

Yeah: link
#21 - Posted 11/28/12 @3:35PM by jupeguyowensound [contact]

rendition...sorry.

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