Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert’s March to Keep Fear Alive on the National Mall look to offer a rally for the rest of us. So don’t miss your chance to keep truthiness alive and send a moderate and mirthful message on October 30th, and if you need a few more reasons to attend the Jon Stewart and/or Stephen Colbert rally to ensure that the head count there outnumbers that of Glen Beck at his rally, well, here’s ten of them (wish I had a chalkboard to demonstrate them for you):
The Epic Signage – Even though I can’t attend Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity or Stephen Colbert’s March to Keep Fear Alive, I can’t want to see the sign meme overload as photos flood the internet afterward. So be sure to bring your wittiest tea party parody sign, and you might even end up on the internet! (If I was going, I would attend Stephen Colbert’s March to Keep Fear Alive in a bear costume with the arms cut off carrying a sign that reads, “Sorry, Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Support My Right to Bear Arms”.)
Glenn Beck’s Reaction – Will Glenn Beck get offended that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert stood on the same steps as he and Martin Luther King, Jr. did at their more important rallies? Unfortunately, I won’t be watching his show to find out.
FOX News Coverage – It will be hilarious to see FOX News’ correspondents’ confusing coverage as they attempt to cover this rally in a purely political manner (of course, this must be watched only in snippets on Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s shows). Plus, will they try their hand at crowd counting again to pit Glenn Beck’s rally numbers against those of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert?
Long Island Iced Tea Parties – I’m betting that the Rally to Restore Sanity and March to Keep Fear Alive after parties will involve beverages other than tea.
Comedy Central Groupies – Some girls can’t get enough political comedy (I’m sure there will be flashing, a practice that our forefathers likely approve of).
Fight For Bear’s Rights – How many people will show up to the March to Keep Fear Alive wearing bear suits with signs referring to Stephen Colbert as an elitist speciest? Exercise your right to bear arms and hold those signs up high, brethren!
Oh my Gosh! You’re on Tosh! – With so many wacky signs and minds gathered in one place, you can bet there will be lots of people doing, wearing, and saying stuff that could end up on another Comedy Central show, ‘Tosh 2.0’. Luckily, Comedy Central fans will be on hand to capture it all on film.
A Rally for the Rest of Us – If most Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart fans are like me, they think rallies are silly and that holding misspelled signs meant to be patriotic is idiotic. So enjoy this one chance to attend a rally that even those that mock rallies can enjoy awkwardly holding signs at.
Halloween Weekend – Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert’s March to Keep Fear Alive will take place one day before Halloween night. So will it give Glenn Beck fans a fright to see so many costumed crazy folk gathered on this the day before the day of the devil? I don’t know, but I’m thinking there might be a lot of zombies at the March to Keep Fear Alive.
And one more tREASON – Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert’s March to Keep Fear Alive could have an effect on young voters by making politics fun and getting them to make a difference by voting. So, in short, it could rally the youth vote the way Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin seem to be rallying the vote of the well-off who love to scoff. But when it comes to the fun factor, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert definitely have Glenn Beck’s rally beat (and that’s what is important when you’re on a real Faux News show).