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Colbert Geeks Out Over 'Lord Of The Rings' Debt Ceiling Metaphor (VIDEO)

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Stephen Colbert has never hidden his intense fandom of the "Lord of the Rings" series of books and movies. He famously has adorned his office with memorabilia and decorations from the movies, and even convinced Viggo Mortensen to reprise his role of Aragorn on "The Colbert Report" once.

So when John McCain made an extended metaphor comparing the Tea Party to Hobbits obsessed with defeating Mordor, Colbert was practically giddy with excitement at the prospect of extending this metaphor. Be warned: If you aren't familiar with "The Lord of the Rings," Colbert will sound like he's speaking Elvish.

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