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Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Sweden Is Preparing to Hand Over its Twitter Keys to Stephen Colbert Next Week

Sweden, which has gotten all sorts of fun publicity by allowing its citizens to take over its @sweden twitter account with what seems like no screening process whatsoever, has been publicly harassed by Stephen Colbert for the last week. You see, Colbert wants in on the fun, and he's got a big enough bullhorn to get it. The Swedes have been ignoring him, but they just officially said that "we're discussing it now, and we’re aiming at coming to a decision next week." Translation: we're figuring out how to do this while causing ourselves as little embarrassment as possible. But really, there's no way Colbert will cause the country/twitter account more embarrassment than when guest tweeter Sonja asked "Whats the fuzz with jews. You can't even see if a person is a jew, unless you see their penises, and even if you do, you can't be sure!?" Oh, Sonja! So yeah, expect Colbert to unleash the pile of meatball and blonde jokes he's been sitting on for the past week when they inevitably give in and allow him to hijack their publicity stunt with his own publicity stunt. USA! USA!