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Stephen Colbert Calls NC Barbecue a 'Sauceless, Vinegar-Based Meat Product'

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Last night on The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert aired his grievances with South Carolina after voters did not elect his sister to congress. Declaring that he is no longer a South Carolinian, Colbert decides he will be a North Carolinian and gives up his homestate's glorious barbecue tradition. "I will no longer again enjoy South Carolinia's tangy, savory, juicy, and deeply delicious barbecue made with our unique mustard-based sauce."

He switches sides. Says Colbert, "Instead I now officially love North Carolina's sauceless, vinegar-based meat product that they call barbecue." To wash the taste down, he chugs a bottle of South Carolina mustard barbecue sauce. Do watch:

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