Stephen Colbert Buys Us a Ticket for Paul Revere’s Wild Ride


I, like most Americans, only believe in historical events if I can see them with my own eyes, peering out of the smudged glass of a violently shaking time machine, or if I read about them on Wikipedia. After nut bars changed the Paul Revere’s wikipedia page to coincide with the Sarah Palin Paul Revere comments, Colbert took it upon himself to reenact the famous American’s night-time ride, complete with the bells and warning shots the former governor of Alaska explained were there. Watching Stephen gallop across the country side with a mechanical horse betwixt his legs is enough to prove it to us, though our history books should probably be edited to include how Revere went blind due to all the musket powder that undoubtedly flew into his, and his horse’s, eyes.