Wrap your mind around this: A legal foundation goes on a parody show to talk about a lawsuit it has filed against the parody show’s parent company that attempts to defend the right of someone to parody said parody show. Got it?

Well, it’s exactly what happened March 26 when John Perry Barlow, an Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder and former Grateful Dead lyricist, went on Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” (pronounced, for those not in the know, “Col-bear Reporr”).