Jon Stewart Explains Pizza To Chicago

This is dead on accurate. Jon Stewart has never been righter. Your Analyses of the Greatness of New York Pizza? [Read more...]

A Comic Commencement Speech (And Some Observations About The Daily Show and The Colbert Report)

In video below, comedian David Feldman gives the 2009 commencement speech at Pitzer College. Pitzer is one of America’s most politically liberal colleges. For some reason the video’s picture is jerky on my computer. If it is for you as well, I recommend listening anyway and just minimizing the screen because the speech really is [Read More...]

Ricky Gervais, Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, And Ethical Dilemmas In Comedy

In response to Ricky Gervais’s fervent insistence that he was not mocking religion at the Golden Globes, which I aired earlier this afternoon, Jude takes Gervais to task, as charitably as she can, for not owning up to what he is effectively doing in his act: I’ll begin by saying, as you know Dan, that [Read More...]

Denouncing Political Rhetoric Which Is Indistinguishable From The Manifestos Of Paranoid Madmen

Jon Stewart’s remarks about Tucson two nights ago were poignant, conciliatory, honest, humble, and insightful: The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook Here he hits the nail on the head: I do think it is a worthwhile goal not to conflate our political opponents with enemies, if for [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Cranky Puppet John McCain

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Let’s All Stand on John McCain’s Lawn www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog</a> The Daily Show on Facebook Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Shep Smith Lambasts Senators For Filibustering 9/11 First Responders Bill

Below Shepard Smith, explicitly following Jon Stewart’s passionate lead, excoriates the Republicans in the Senate who are filibustering the Zadroga bill, which is a bill designed to assist the many 9/11 first responders who are suffering illnesses related to their service at Ground Zero: Jon Stewart spent his entire show Thursday night discussing this disgrace, including [Read More...]

King vs. Beck

Just as Christian fundamentalists quote only very selectively from the Bible what is most useful for their rather peculiar contemporary interpretations of their religion, so does Glenn Beck only focus on narrow slivers of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ideas despite insisting that he and those in his movement are the true heirs of, and resumption [Read More...]

Congress Reaches Rock Bottom For Cynicism

The videos below chronicle the exploitative treatment of 9/11 rescue workers in general and non-documented immigrants who were 9/11 rescue workers in particular as political footballs. I cannot imagine a clearer, more distilled example of both Democrats and Republicans blatantly and shamelessly putting political strategizing over fulfilling as uncomplicated, unambiguous, and uncontroversial a duty as [Read More...]

How Jon Stewart Dropped The Ball On The Faith And Science Quesiton (But How Religion Can Be Redeemed Nonetheless)

Marilynne Robinson is the author of Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self (Terry Lectures).  In the interview below from last night’sDaily Showshe gives a standardly awful false choice between thinking scientific methods can answer every question on the one hand and accepting religious explanations of questions as [Read More...]


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