In case you missed it this weekend, a tiny rally was held on a tiny piece of land in downtown Washington, DC. And then The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear blew up in the faces of the very folks covering it, while those attending the event laughed and swayed as if at a revival.
The mystery behind the free Huffington Post bus from New York to DC for the Rally to Restore Sanity is a question no longer.
Announced yesterday on HuffPo and through an email blast for those that signed up, the round trip bus is first-come, first-served and the deadline is sign-up by Friday, October 8th. The bus will depart from the Huffington Post’s headquarters in Soho “early Saturday” and return to New York “later Saturday night.”
Both Jon Stewart and Stephe–sorry, Dr. Stephen T. Colbert announced their dueling rallies last night on each other’s programs (twice.) What reasoning could there be behind such events? Because it was the day before Halloween? Because it was 10/30/10 during an election year? Because there was a tornado in Brooklyn?
None of the above as Stewart sheepishly explained on last night’s show, “we were already filming there that week.”
The Daily Show’s Rally To Restore Sanity promises a venue “for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it’s appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. Or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles.”