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(Onion AV Club)   Jon Stewart is the most influential man of 2010   (avclub.com) divider line 39
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2010-10-27 11:30:38 AM  
File under: "Duh."
 
2010-10-27 12:13:02 PM  
Clay sandwich anyone?
 
2010-10-27 01:19:08 PM  
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2010-10-27 01:27:36 PM  
pete? is that you?
 
2010-10-27 01:30:55 PM  
oh, that's the one guy who shows clips of politicians talking about stuff and then he says "seriously?" and then the audience whoops and hollers, right?
 
2010-10-27 01:33:25 PM  
AskMen giving The Daily Show host top honors over runners-up like Microsoft's Bill Gates, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, and Apple's Steve Jobs. Other men who made the list included Kanye West (No. 5) and JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater (No. 48)

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2010-10-27 01:33:43 PM  
Yeah, and his rally is going to doom Democrats next week, making him even more influential.
 
2010-10-27 01:34:31 PM  
that is because he's honest, has a brain, and uses it.


and does it with humor.


which is rare in this Nation these days....
 
2010-10-27 01:35:52 PM  
Contrabulous Flabtraption: Yeah, and his rally is going to doom Democrats next week, making him even more influential.

Why do you think that?
 
2010-10-27 01:37:20 PM  
He is just a comedian
 
2010-10-27 01:38:40 PM  
He's definitely on the short-list. He's been really piassed at the Obama Administration dropping the ball, piassed at the MSM (which he says he's part of) ignoring numerous catastrophes around the world, piassed at the Democrats for being enablers and piassed at the Republicans for doing nothing to stop it.

In an interview, he claimed that although he really REALLY doesn't like Ron Paul's stance on the issues - he admires him for sabotaging himself by (correctly) predicting what would happen if the Health Care Bill passed:

Nothing.
 
2010-10-27 01:49:13 PM  
If Jon was that influential politics in this country would make more sense. As much as I like Jon, his fan base are mostly loyal Demoncraps and he isn't really changing our minds about much. He does probably keep us from going off the deep end sometimes oddly enough.
 
2010-10-27 01:50:56 PM  
But he's not funny. He's a comedian, and he's not funny. Colbert is infinitely funnier.
 
2010-10-27 01:58:59 PM  
Subby should have used SAD tag, for what this says about the U.S. in general.
 
2010-10-27 02:02:18 PM  
Why do I get the feeling that this thread is going to be full of the kind of people who stop Alec Guinness on the street and scream at him for not kicking Darth Vader's ass when he had the chance?
 
2010-10-27 02:20:07 PM  
dkny: But he's not funny. He's a comedian, and he's not funny. Colbert is infinitely funnier.

Looks aren't everything.
 
2010-10-27 02:24:35 PM  
deevo: oh, that's the one guy who shows clips of politicians talking about stuff and then he says "seriously?" and then the audience whoops and hollers, right?

Actually... yes. Because it's rare that people stop and actually listen to the hypocritical stuff that comes out of their mouth and pauses a minute to reflect. We typically just agree and move on, or spout our bullet points in retort and push on.

To be fair, he follows the "seriously?" up with a comedic and typically accurate assessment of why their words are factually incorrect, hypocritical, or inflammatory, citing examples, previous statements, and documentation - things the voting populace forgets with each news cycle or election year.
 
2010-10-27 02:25:38 PM  
cue Jon Stewart bawling like a baby on his set, saying
"It's not FUNNY anymore!!!"

ok, maybe it is...

Haven't you figured out that the joke is the joke of the seriousness???

/his motto, once you take yourself TOO seriously, you've lost the perspective.
//he's just as likely to laugh at himself and the stupidity of it all.
 
2010-10-27 02:26:19 PM  
dkny: But he's not funny. He's a comedian, and he's not funny. Colbert is infinitely funnier.

There's a concept you should introduce yourself to - the idea that humor is subjective.
 
2010-10-27 02:28:01 PM  
dkny: But he's not funny. He's a comedian, and he's not funny. Colbert is infinitely funnier.

Quite the opposite. Colbert's shtick is old and grating. Stewart is very funny.
 
2010-10-27 02:31:26 PM  
Demetrius: dkny: But he's not funny. He's a comedian, and he's not funny. Colbert is infinitely funnier.

Quite the opposite. Colbert's shtick is old and grating. Stewart is very funny.


Khellendros: There's a concept you should introduce yourself to - the idea that humor is subjective.
 
2010-10-27 02:42:44 PM  
I especially liked the Moment of Zen on last night's Daily Show when they used the Kentucky Stomper clip as an ad for the Restore Sanity rally.
 
2010-10-27 03:05:14 PM  
Gunny Highway: He is just a comedian

That's a laugh!
 
2010-10-27 03:38:58 PM  
Demetrius: dkny: But he's not funny. He's a comedian, and he's not funny. Colbert is infinitely funnier.

Quite the opposite. Colbert's shtick is old and grating. Stewart is very funny.


Agreed. Colbert is OK but it is getting old.
 
2010-10-27 03:52:57 PM  
Colbert has trapped himself into a character - a parody of right-wing nutjob media personalities. As such, he's got a pretty narrow field to play compared to Stewart, who gets to be more or less himself.

That's why Stewart's interviews come off as a lot more sincere than Colbert's.
 
2010-10-27 04:40:20 PM  
Soon to be followed in the submission queue by: "Glenn Beck named most influential man of 2010"
 
2010-10-27 04:49:45 PM  
Oh, yeah! Suck it, Bill Gates! Suck it long and hard!
 
2010-10-27 04:55:38 PM  
I wonder if Daily Show enthusiasts (which I am) would actually vote for Stewart if he ever ran for office (which he won't).

He's brilliant at what he does, but it's all in hindsight. Can't imagine him actually making decisions, so I don't know how influential he really is.
 
2010-10-27 05:29:50 PM  
homarjr: I wonder if Daily Show enthusiasts (which I am) would actually vote for Stewart if he ever ran for office (which he won't).

He's brilliant at what he does, but it's all in hindsight. Can't imagine him actually making decisions, so I don't know how influential he really is.


I'd vote for him as I would vote for Colbert or Al Franken. Thing is, even if there are a few issues I don't agree with him on, he's shown himself to be open to evidence and argument that persuades him. This cannot be said of most of Congress.
 
2010-10-27 06:00:59 PM  
semiotix:
Why do I get the feeling that this thread is going to be full of the kind of people who stop Alec Guinness on the street and scream at him for not kicking Darth Vader's ass when he had the chance?

If I happen to run into Alec Guinness on the street any time soon, taking him to task for anything Star Wars-related will probably be the last thing on my mind....but I know what you mean.
 
2010-10-27 07:19:39 PM  
jdjoker: semiotix:
Why do I get the feeling that this thread is going to be full of the kind of people who stop Alec Guinness on the street and scream at him for not kicking Darth Vader's ass when he had the chance?

If I happen to run into Alec Guinness on the street any time soon, taking him to task for anything Star Wars-related will probably be the last thing on my mind....but I know what you mean.


Seriously. I was more pissed that he built a bridge for the Japanese.
 
2010-10-27 08:28:36 PM  
Inaditch: Colbert has trapped himself into a character - a parody of right-wing nutjob media personalities. As such, he's got a pretty narrow field to play compared to Stewart, who gets to be more or less himself.

That's why Stewart's interviews come off as a lot more sincere than Colbert's.


Come now Colbert's Character get's new fodder every day, heck come elections he can completly re-right his charater depending on the Bat Guanno crazy direction the GOP goes.

but Stewart is a bit funnier IMO, the go f&*k yourself episodes were an absolute masterpiece.
 
2010-10-27 08:46:41 PM  
Stewart is smart and funny, but I can't help but think that he sensed ahead of everyone else that Obama was jumping the shark, and he is just getting ahead of the curve so he will look even cooler on November 3rd.
 
2010-10-27 08:58:23 PM  
Well, he got Rick Sanchez fired, but i wouldn't say that makes him noteworthy.

His whole show has been irrelvant ever since Obama was elected. Him spoofing Obama is really his only choice... Otherwise, there'd be no reason left for his show to even exist.
 
2010-10-27 11:14:42 PM  
T.rex: Well, he got Rick Sanchez fired, but i wouldn't say that makes him noteworthy.

Except that Rick Sanchez was never noteworthy in the first place.
 
2010-10-27 11:25:08 PM  
T.rex: Well, he got Rick Sanchez fired, but i wouldn't say that makes him noteworthy.

His whole show has been irrelvant ever since Obama was elected. Him spoofing Obama is really his only choice... Otherwise, there'd be no reason left for his show to even exist.


Our shiatty news media provides plenty of material. Someone needs to point the finger at them and the Daily Show does the best job.
 
2010-10-28 05:48:33 AM  
T.rex: His whole show has been irrelvant ever since Obama was elected. Him spoofing Obama is really his only choice... Otherwise, there'd be no reason left for his show to even exist.

Are you kidding? The wealth of material that the teabaggers with Palin and Beck and the various talking head meltdowns on Fox have provided is just absolutely staggering. But one can only stare at poo-flinging monkeys for so long before wanting to check out the other exhibits.
 
2010-10-28 11:38:45 AM  
His criticism of Obama has been spot-on. I disagree that the non-Bush White House has left him with no recourse but to attack Obama. Attacking Bush was easy, because he was a consummate dumbass and the behaviors of his Administration were so outrageous that it seemed in essence, dark comedy. Obama has his constitutional law and JD background as a defense, so Stewart has a more difficult job since he can't simply attack his lack of intelligence or good-old boy attitudes.

Stewart has the luxury that typical pundits don't: He can call someone a dickhead or tell them to fark off, because he prefaces it by tearing the argument into the sad, laughable and pathetic shards that they are.
 
2010-10-28 10:38:37 PM  
39 posts after more than a day on Fark... truly the most influential man of 2010...
 
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