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It's been 145 days since Keith Olbermann hosted his last show on MSNBC. We know this because The Colbert Report's faux-conservative host was only too happy to needle Olbermann with this little tidbit last night. "Let's see if you still got it," Colbert asks, before letting Keith have it by asking him "Has it been painful in this last 145 days to live with the knowledge that you've lost to Bill O'Reilly?" Olbermann's response was a big, grinning, possibly hollow laugh followed by a gritted-teeth non-concession that "Well he's responsible in large part for my promotion and raise, so yes, I think that you want to give him the victory go right ahead." Just keep telling yourself that, Keith.

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