Stephen Colbert on his Colbert Report at the Comedy Channel did a satirical bit about When Ancestors Attack ... blinded by revelations when Ancestors come back to haunt descendants.
His progressive satire is US-centric, and sometimes is a bit silly, but if you want to hear political satire about
- Barack Obama's white ancestors owned slaves
- Al Sharpton's great-grandfather was owned by the Thurmond Family
- Mitt Romney's Mormon ancestors were polygamists
Caution: Video stream of satire from Comedy Central
Stephen Colbert mentioned these genealogical tidbits were discovered by Ancestry.com, but unfortunately he called the site Ancestor.com, unrelated to Ancestry.com and a site that consists solely of sponsored links. But maybe his mention of genealogy will bring some additional people to our interesting hobby of genealogy.
And I guess the old adage is true - if you want to learn about your family tree, run for politcal office.