If there’s one thing we’ve learned about the government shutdown over the last week, it’s that it not “some damn game.” So naturally, on Monday night’s The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert introduced “Not a Game: The Government Shutdown Home Game.”
Yes, from the makers of “Not Sorry” and “Operation Denied Due to Preexisting Condition” comes “Not a Game,” which lets you “replicate the fun of the real government shutdown.” From the debt ceiling timer that you completely ignore to the public opinion cards that let you know how you’re coming across to voters, it’s as close to the real thing as regular Americans can get.
Colbert brought out a young boy to act as his opponent in the game’s inaugural round, frustrating the child with rules like “I go first and I refuse to take my turn.” Colbert would only agree to take his turn if his opponent would concede the whole thing.
“That’s not fair, why even play the game?” young Brendan asked Colbert.
“It’s not a damn game, Brendan!” Colbert replied.
Watch video below, via Comedy Central:
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