Fat Tuesday? Not today?

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As some of you may know, I am a TDS fan (The Daily Show).

As an avid fan… I checked in on the recording tonight (Monday, February 20th) and noticed it was a redux, remix, of all the Obama laden- thank God for Obama – episodes…

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The dimples! SOOOO CUTE!

At first glance, I thought it was a repeat… but no… it was listed as new… and it was… a remix of all the best “thank God for Obama” moments in the last few months.

Then I thought… Oh my gosh?

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Is it Fat Tuesday? Already?

The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday… which is the beginning of Lent? That 40 days fast from all that toxic goo that we laden ourselves with?

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Why, as a matter of fact… no, it isn’t. Wha’?

I began this line of thinking, because… the very next show to air was… *drum roll please* (Some day… I will fail to hear Trump’s particular vernacular when saying openly exploitative and openly disparaging phrases… *sigh*)

“Comedy Central’s Roast of TRUMP.”

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In the intros were cue cards that said, “governor, senator… PRESIDENT?”

In the crowd was the smiling, cheering face of his daughter Ivanka… not a day older than the last pic I saw of her next to the Canadian PM.

Hmm… What the hell was going on…?

I click the INFO button on the remote. Twice.

And I get to the original air date.

2011.

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Yes… this was recorded. For Posterity. In the ancient times…

…of aught 11.

I exit out of that window, and click back in… to verify.

Oh my freaking God.

What the hell.

Was I experiencing at this moment?

Was this… Comedy Central’s yearly confession?

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Were all of the CC execs going to be sporting ash laden crosses on their foreheads on Wednesday?

Surely not.

Well, hopefully not… because… well, Fat Tuesday isn’t until NEXT week. (February 28th)

And Ash Wednesday isn’t until the following week. (March 8th)

Was CC rubbing it in our face?

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Were they coming clean?

What the hell?

And why the hell does he look the EXACT same age in 2011 as he does in 2017?

And so does Ivanka?

And his wife… um… Meliana? Okay… she totally looks younger in the Roast clip… but then… being First Lady has a way of aging a person.

She must have been spared the Time Ship access.

What the hell CC?

Is there any honest entertainer left in this world?

HAVE WE ALL BEEN PLAYED?

Or…

Are we just part of the Matrix.

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Playing out our part…

Time?

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It doesn’t exist…

Prior to 1700ish.

You know…

The ENLIGHTENMENT.

The time when we became AWARE.

The time when we uploaded our psyches into an ever-nested computer program.

NOOO!!!!

It can’t be…

… that was just a lengthy freaking thought experiment.

An overflow of that Einstein era.

A joke.

A semantical whirlpool.

Reality.

Is.

More.

Real.

Than…

That.

Isn’t it?