So I've already blogged about The Decemberists' own green screen challenge but now Stephen Colbert is fighting back, accusing the band of riding his coat tails after Colbert filmed himself doing a lightsaber dance in front of a green screen and asked Report viewers to add their own footage. So Colbert's new challenge: Edit HIM into the Decemberists O Valencia! video.
Not to be outdone, The Decemberists have written Pitchfork to counter Colbert with "the very first 'Decemberists vs Stephen Colbert Guitar Solo Challenge".
Put down the pen, Colbert, and pick up the axe! Let's see what kind of a man you really are -- let's SHRED.Oh, and Meloy & Co. challenge their fans to edit Colbert into their video, but with a twist.
That's right, we want you to help us defeat Stephen Colbert in our video! Show us how you would 'Mulch' him, take him down to the banks of the Ohio, put a cap in his Dockers.I'm expecting great things to come of this.
UPDATE: Colbert accepts the counterchallenge.