No no no, not me. But I have friends! The White House Correspondents' Association dinner is a big press shindig held in D.C. where journalists, Washington figures, and minor celebrities mingle, pretend to laugh, and swap respiratory viruses. Last year, the lead performer at the dinner was the comedian Cedric the Entertainer. God alone knows why. He managed to annoy Condoleezza Rice with his comedy routine, perhaps because they were two of the only black people in attendance. Paraphrasing: "At the White House, she's Condi. But when she gets home, she turns on Oprah and becomes Leeza." The reaction shot of Rice was classic; it looked like she just chugged an entire jar of pickle juice on a bet. Needless to say, Cedric the Entertainer was not back this year. This year... This year, the entertainer was Stephen Colbert. The American president was sitting maybe ten feet away. Links to footage here. (Claudia and Doug, now that you have DSL, you will want to learn about torrents. JLU, the new Doctor Who, fuBball, etc.) The technical comedy term is 'roasted'. You know, I felt a little pity for the man. He's never learned to deal with personal criticism very well, and is very easily wounded. But there's a line from Bujold: "Did you think you were dealing with amateurs?" I am so making Rich Dahm a pie.