Last week Stephen Colbert testified in front of a Congressional committee, and it was a horrible waste. See for yourself:
It wasn't a waste of the government's time; let's not pretend that Congress' time is that well spent.
No, it was a waste of some pretty funny material by Colbert. The committee and the others in the room didn't even chuckle. (Well, the room did give one modest laugh at the end.) They acted like they have absolutely no sense of humor whatsoever.
Ah, it's all making sense now.