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Stephen Colbert on KFC's Double Down Sandwich: 'This Is the Warped Creation of a Syphilitic Brain'

Last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert ran a "Food for Thought" segment, tackling the US military banning fast food in Afghanistan ("without deep-fried food, will they even know what they're fighting for?"); the psychotic Burger King ads ("I think this seven-foot tall monarch with a giant plastic head is perfectly reasonable"); KFC's Double Down; and the McDonald's Germany cupcakes. Regarding the Double Down, Colbert flipped:

This is deep-fried madness. This is breaded insanity. It is a sandwich that lacks all sandwich-ness. It's like an edible Hieronymus Bosch painting wrapped in a paper straitjacket. If a sandwich has no buns, can it truly be called a sandwich? This is the warped creation of a syphilitic brain!

Later, he invited the nihilist German Ambassador to the United Nations and offered him a cupcake, who demurred, "What is this birthday party? Why would you celebrate the slowly tightening grip of death? Does the child eat this to forget that he is decaying?"

The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Thought for Food - Mentally Ill Advertisers & German Cupcakes