As soon as the news broke Thursday that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had been hospitalized with three broken ribs, there was a sudden upswell in prospective rib donors. Stephen Colbert was among them. "Does she need ribs?" he asked on Thursday's Late Show. "I've got ribs. She can take mine! Somebody give me a pair of pliers and a bite stick. And if mine are no good, I've started a crowdfunding page on Ribstarter."
All we know is that Ginsburg fell in her office and broke three ribs, Colbert said. "What was she doing walking around an office? She's far too precious. Forget a black robe, she should be dressed in bubble wrap and carried down the hallway like a Fabergé egg!" He noted that she has rebounded from worse injuries, including two broken ribs in 2012.
Well, "no one is praying harder for her recovery than the host of the 700 Club, Pat Robertson," Jimmy Kimmel joked on Kimmel Live, playing a clip of Robertson wishing the 85-year-old justice a speedy recovery — and speedier retirement, suggesting she's over the hill. Kimmel laughed. "Have you seen yourself on television, Pat? If she's over the hill, you're under it."
"For obvious reasons, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is someone we need to protect at any cost," he said. "And I don't just talk, I take action — that's my way — and I've come up with something that I think could help." He demonstrated the "Ruth Bader Ginsbubble," but realized too late the device had a pretty big flaw. Watch below. Peter Weber