On last night’s The Daily Show, Jon Stewart made an uncharacteristically (although also kind of totally characteristically) somber assessment of this weekend’s horrifying events. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!
This was so sad, and there’s just no joke to be made here. So I’ll do what The Daily Show did last night and post a “classic” R2 Videogum comment from the Fainting Goat Kittens post.
“…at the slightest sound, the kittens respond by collapsing and falling into a rigid paralysis which lasts about a minute before they return to normal.”
Maybe they should be taken to a home where there isn’t constant piano music?
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didn’t watch this yet, cause I’m done with this guy
if I’ve learned anything from Jon Stewart it is – DON’T get 100,000 people together for a low-volume off-point comedy show about how we should get along with republicans, 2 days before republicans take 100 seats in the house
i’ll watch this douchebag again when enough people tell me he grew some balls
jon stewart is a mensch.
this calls for kittens in mugs
Jon’s shortcomings notwithstanding, he has this ability to be entirely relatable. And when that writing staff comes together, it gets kind of poignant. I’ve never been more touched by a person speaking than his speech coming back after 9/11 (which, I know, is kind of a gimme but, just the same).
Oh, I get it. Because he’s 5’6″. J/k LOL…we can still laugh at him being short, right?
Wait, I’m confused. Where’s Craig Kilborn?
On a related note, just wanted to make sure everyone saw plaidboy’s great comment in the Fred Phelps post. S/he is in Arizona and had some really poignant things to say about being “in the fray.” The comment is towards the bottom of the page:
It was a little hard to get to get what Stewart was saying here. HIs thoughts seemed sort of, unorganized, I guess? Which is definitely out of character for him. But the general thrust of what he said (we should all tone down our politic rhetoric, even though we obviously can’t blame any of our opponents for this tragedy, despite the fact that some of their messages can be in very poor taste) is definitely one I can get behind.
I love me some Jon Stewart, but I’m not normally a big fan when he gets all serious and preachy. His “Crossfire” appearance bugged the hell out of me. Yes, I guess I’m one of those, “I hate how he’s ‘just a comedian’ when it suits him, and a serious pundit when he wants to be,” people. But when it’s not about politics, and instead is about real human emotion, very few people can bring it as sincerely and genuinely as JS can.
I like the pajamas.
I think Jon’s comments were somewhere in the same ballpark as the father of the 9-year-old who was killed:
“This shouldn’t happen in this country, or anywhere else, but in a free society, we’re going to be subject to people like this. I prefer this to the alternative.”
John Green, father of 9-year-old Tucson shooting victim Christina Taylor Green, on this morning’s Today Show.
I’m grateful for both (even if Jon’s comments were at the concession stand buying beer and hot dogs). I was touched.
Not his most eloquent speech, but since I think he was winging most of it, I liked it.
Also, the Dennis Leary interview was hilarious.
Sorry, but writing from a country where guns aren’t sold to almost anybody, I don’t agree with the fact that no one is to blame for that. Sure, madness and crazyness happen sometimes and there isn’t much to do about it… But at least don’t give it a gun…
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