JOKE'S ON US O'Reilly and Colbert
• Clash of the titans: The space time continuum failed to collapse last night when Stephen Colbert and falafel-lover Bill O'Reilly guested on one another's show. O'Reilly called himself "effete" and Colbert stole a microwave. The two completely real culture warriors appeared to get along famously and satire somehow managed not to eat itself as we predicted. Update: Crooks and Liars has the video.
• Rosie's new foe: The View's resident loudmouth went off on someone not named Donald yesterday, tearing into the trio of hosts on American Idol for their cruel remarks toward unsuccessful auditioners. Maybe O'Donnell's just sympathetic to the Idol rejects: Have you ever heard her sing?
• First 87 hours: House Democrats pushed through the last of their "Six for '06" pieces of legislation, beating their self-imposed timer by 13 hours. They totally earned their next free vacations. Oh, wait: scratch that.
• Motor City Mad Man: Ted Nugent created a stir at Texas Governor Rick Perry's inaugural ball by using a machine gun as a stage prop, wearing a shirt with a Confederate flag, and insulting non-English speakers.
• Speak, memorably: Editors of the Yale Book of Quotations have revealed its top ten list for 2006. Number one: "I'm the decider," from the decider himself. Bush cemented his legacy with two more quotes on the list, which also included the oblivious Paris Hilton and the evil, evil Ann Coulter.