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2011-01-30 08:10:05 PM
He truly deserves it.
 
2011-01-30 08:12:32 PM
He deserves it, but I wonder if there wasn't some ulterior motive behind this. To keep him quiet about issues connected to it lest he trip some conflict of interest clause or something.

Enh, I'm probably just seeing conspiracies where there are none.
 
2011-01-30 08:21:56 PM

SilentStrider: Enh, I'm probably just seeing conspiracies where there are none.


Yeah, I think you are. He's a New Yorker, he did an absolute tear-jerker of a segment the night after it happened, and he clearly loves the city. It makes sense for him to have a say.
 
2011-01-30 08:32:38 PM
Chariset: Yeah, I think you are. He's a New Yorker, he did an absolute tear-jerker of a segment the night after it happened, and he clearly loves the city. It makes sense for him to have a say.

you're probably right.
 
2011-01-30 08:40:51 PM
About 9 years late.

We needed somebody around to say that the first replacement design looked like Albany in February, only more drab.
 
2011-01-30 08:45:11 PM

Gulper Eel: We needed somebody around to say that the first replacement design looked like Albany in February, only more drab.


Dennis Miller? 'Cause that's the only voice I can hear that comment in.
 
2011-01-30 08:56:14 PM

SilentStrider: He deserves it, but I wonder if there wasn't some ulterior motive behind this. To keep him quiet about issues connected to it lest he trip some conflict of interest clause or something.

Enh, I'm probably just seeing conspiracies where there are none.


Probably. Because Stewart's the kind that would say, "F*ck your clauses," resign from the board, and spend the next week crucifying them on national television, given reason.
 
2011-01-30 09:14:52 PM

Chariset: SilentStrider: Enh, I'm probably just seeing conspiracies where there are none.

Yeah, I think you are. He's a New Yorker, he did an absolute tear-jerker of a segment the night after it happened, and he clearly loves the city. It makes sense for him to have a say.


That speech he made the day was amazing. I love that little dude
 
2011-01-30 09:19:10 PM
I haz derp. Can I play?
 
2011-01-30 11:47:32 PM
Yeah, anyone who thinks he doesn't deserve it, and that there's some exterior motive just needs to watch the first episode after the attacks, and you'll know why he deserves it.

/Watch that episode/monologue every September 11th.
 
2011-01-31 12:23:16 AM
Good.
 
2011-01-31 01:43:53 AM

Occam's Chainsaw: SilentStrider: He deserves it, but I wonder if there wasn't some ulterior motive behind this. To keep him quiet about issues connected to it lest he trip some conflict of interest clause or something.

Enh, I'm probably just seeing conspiracies where there are none.

Probably. Because Stewart's the kind that would say, "F*ck your clauses," resign from the board, and spend the next week crucifying them on national television, given reason.


this this and more this
 
2011-01-31 01:44:51 AM

TonnageVT: Yeah, anyone who thinks he doesn't deserve it, and that there's some exterior motive just needs to watch the first episode after the attacks, and you'll know why he deserves it.

/Watch that episode/monologue every September 11th.


hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
damn good idea
maybe we shold force politicians to watch it whenever they use 9/11 to justify whatever dumbass thing they are attaching to 9/11 this time.
 
2011-01-31 02:33:21 AM
The 9/11 memorial was Reddit's idea, Stewart's just taking credit for it.
 
2011-01-31 03:31:00 AM
"Jon Stewart is an incredibly important figure in today's news media..."

His comedy show is funny and all sometimes but, Holy Fark, I wish
that the people who believe that Jon Stewart is actually a news
journalist would just die in a fire. Cull the herd!

He's a stand-up comedian who broke into television on a friggin'
MTV comedy show for tweens before Comedy Central replaced Craig
Kilborn with Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz to host The Daily
Show, which by the way Comedy Central itself describes as a
"fake news" program.

For a guy who started out as an acerbic, satirical critic of
personality-driven media shows
, Jon Stewart has sure pulled
the wool over the eyes of the half-wit suckers out there and
flipped to the other side with his own cult of personality-
driven media show
.
 
2011-01-31 04:22:14 AM

Meatzilla: "Jon Stewart is an incredibly important figure in today's news media..."

His comedy show is funny and all sometimes but, Holy Fark, I wish
that the people who believe that Jon Stewart is actually a news
journalist would just die in a fire. Cull the herd!


You're pretty stupid.
 
2011-01-31 05:14:25 AM

Meatzilla: "Jon Stewart is an incredibly important figure in today's news media..."

His comedy show is funny and all sometimes but, Holy Fark, I wish
that the people who believe that Jon Stewart is actually a news
journalist would just die in a fire. Cull the herd!

He's a stand-up comedian who broke into television on a friggin'
MTV comedy show for tweens before Comedy Central replaced Craig
Kilborn with Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz to host The Daily
Show, which by the way Comedy Central itself describes as a
"fake news" program.

For a guy who started out as an acerbic, satirical critic of
personality-driven media shows, Jon Stewart has sure pulled
the wool over the eyes of the half-wit suckers out there and
flipped to the other side with his own cult of personality-
driven media show.


You described Glenn Beck more than you did Jon Stewart.
 
2011-01-31 05:15:12 AM
Colbert is going to have to have a "different" memorial in the same place now.
 
2011-01-31 05:20:37 AM
Paging Jon Stewart: You're not funny. I know it. You know it. Luckily for you, your herd doesn't know it. Good for you anyway.
 
2011-01-31 05:22:25 AM

log_jammin: Meatzilla: "Jon Stewart is an incredibly important figure in today's news media..."

His comedy show is funny and all sometimes but, Holy Fark, I wish
that the people who believe that Jon Stewart is actually a news
journalist would just die in a fire. Cull the herd!

He's a stand-up comedian who broke into television on a friggin'
MTV comedy show for tweens before Comedy Central replaced Craig
Kilborn with Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz to host The Daily
Show, which by the way Comedy Central itself describes as a
"fake news" program.

For a guy who started out as an acerbic, satirical critic of
personality-driven media shows, Jon Stewart has sure pulled
the wool over the eyes of the half-wit suckers out there and
flipped to the other side with his own cult of personality-
driven media show.

You described Glenn Beck more than you did Jon Stewart.


Glenn Beck was on MTV?
 
2011-01-31 05:24:21 AM
In bronze on a 4 and a half foot marble pedestal:

In memoriam of the 2,752 people who died in the tragic terrorist event on the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, this plaque is dedicated to peace.

Then a dove with an olive branch.

I reckon it'd be about a foot square and could be placed somewhere near the new towers.
 
2011-01-31 05:28:41 AM

Meatzilla: For a guy who started out as an acerbic, satirical critic of
personality-driven media shows, Jon Stewart has sure pulled
the wool over the eyes of the half-wit suckers out there and
flipped to the other side with his own cult of personality-
driven media show.


It really hurts, doesn't it, that conservatives just cannot ever be funny.
 
2011-01-31 05:28:42 AM

Unique23b: Paging Jon Stewart: You're not funny. I know it. You know it. Luckily for you, your herd doesn't know it. Good for you anyway.


You be trollin'.
 
2011-01-31 05:31:38 AM

Meatzilla: "Jon Stewart is an incredibly important figure in today's news media..."

His comedy show is funny and all sometimes but, Holy Fark, I wish
that the people who believe that Jon Stewart is actually a news
journalist would just die in a fire. Cull the herd!

He's a stand-up comedian who broke into television on a friggin'
MTV comedy show for tweens before Comedy Central replaced Craig
Kilborn with Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz to host The Daily
Show, which by the way Comedy Central itself describes as a
"fake news" program.

For a guy who started out as an acerbic, satirical critic of
personality-driven media shows, Jon Stewart has sure pulled
the wool over the eyes of the half-wit suckers out there and
flipped to the other side with his own cult of personality-
driven media show.


Your idea of a funny news show crashed and burned, didn't it?
 
2011-01-31 05:33:06 AM
Cool. They coulda done a lot worse.
 
2011-01-31 05:33:54 AM

Meatzilla: Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz


what? Stewbeef is a Jew? Get outta here. really? No one who watches his show would have ever known if you weren't here to infrom us.
Thanks for the info Meatzilla. Now we know how to feel about him.



/sarcasm
//I wonder why meat felt like he had to point that out to us?
 
2011-01-31 05:36:53 AM
www.knowledgerush.com

Way to go Green Lantern
 
2011-01-31 05:38:57 AM

Crudbucket: Glenn Beck was on MTV?


worse. he was a disk jockey.
 
JJR
2011-01-31 05:49:26 AM
They need to raise another $20 million. I think this was a good move.
 
2011-01-31 05:56:53 AM

Meatzilla: "Jon Stewart is an incredibly important figure in today's news media..."

His comedy show is funny and all sometimes but, Holy Fark, I wish
that the people who believe that Jon Stewart is actually a news
journalist would just die in a fire. Cull the herd!

He's a stand-up comedian who broke into television on a friggin'
MTV comedy show for tweens before Comedy Central replaced Craig
Kilborn with Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz to host The Daily
Show, which by the way Comedy Central itself describes as a
"fake news" program.

For a guy who started out as an acerbic, satirical critic of
personality-driven media shows, Jon Stewart has sure pulled
the wool over the eyes of the half-wit suckers out there and
flipped to the other side with his own cult of personality-
driven media show.


Hey dipshiat, lay off the enter key. Your text wraps around on it's own, not everything has to be written like some kind of retarded poetry. Also, your opinion is dumb as fark. You should probably just kill yourself so you'll stop being such a drain on the collective intelligence of the human race.
 
2011-01-31 06:03:42 AM

Meatzilla: "Jon Stewart is an incredibly important figure in today's news media..."

His comedy show is funny and all sometimes but, Holy Fark, I wish
that the people who believe that Jon Stewart is actually a news
journalist would just die in a fire. Cull the herd!

He's a stand-up comedian who broke into television on a friggin'
MTV comedy show for tweens before Comedy Central replaced Craig
Kilborn with Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz to host The Daily
Show, which by the way Comedy Central itself describes as a
"fake news" program.

For a guy who started out as an acerbic, satirical critic of
personality-driven media shows, Jon Stewart has sure pulled
the wool over the eyes of the half-wit suckers out there and
flipped to the other side with his own cult of personality-
driven media show.




Actually he's the best thing we have to a modern version of Mark Twain.
 
2011-01-31 06:08:17 AM
I suspect that whatever it is that robs Republicans of a healthy sense of humor is the same thing that robs them of a healthy sense of empathy.

I'm sure the two are linked though, in that empathy requires imagination to put yourself in someone else's shoes and see things through their eyes.

I would love to see some brain scans done on Republicans, comparing the part of their brain related to imagination with that of a normal person.

And by 'normal person' I mean pretty much anyone else in the world that isn't an American Republican. Because really, you guys are the only ones in the whole world who don't think you're batshiat crazy.
 
2011-01-31 06:10:23 AM
Maybe if Jon Stewart said "FARTBAMA" once in a while, apropos of nothing, his humor could reach both sides of the aisle.
 
2011-01-31 06:12:52 AM

Meatzilla: "Jon Stewart is an incredibly important figure in today's news media..."

His comedy show is funny and all sometimes but, Holy Fark, I wish
that the people who believe that Jon Stewart is actually a news
journalist would just die in a fire. Cull the herd!

He's a stand-up comedian who broke into television on a friggin'
MTV comedy show for tweens before Comedy Central replaced Craig
Kilborn with Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz to host The Daily
Show, which by the way Comedy Central itself describes as a
"fake news" program.

For a guy who started out as an acerbic, satirical critic of
personality-driven media shows, Jon Stewart has sure pulled
the wool over the eyes of the half-wit suckers out there and
flipped to the other side with his own cult of personality-
driven media show.


I agree up to a point, and so does Stewart. It's your last paragraph that fails. The larger failure is in how his silly show is better than authentic news but that isn't his fault.
 
2011-01-31 06:15:59 AM

DJanomaly: Meatzilla: "Jon Stewart is an incredibly important figure in today's news media..."

His comedy show is funny and all sometimes but, Holy Fark, I wish
that the people who believe that Jon Stewart is actually a news
journalist would just die in a fire. Cull the herd!

He's a stand-up comedian who broke into television on a friggin'
MTV comedy show for tweens before Comedy Central replaced Craig
Kilborn with Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz to host The Daily
Show, which by the way Comedy Central itself describes as a
"fake news" program.

For a guy who started out as an acerbic, satirical critic of
personality-driven media shows, Jon Stewart has sure pulled
the wool over the eyes of the half-wit suckers out there and
flipped to the other side with his own cult of personality-
driven media show.



Actually he's the best thing we have to a modern version of Mark Twain.


Twain's good, but I always thought he was more in line with Will Rogers as far as his particular flavor.
 
2011-01-31 06:17:49 AM
Meatzilla: "Jon Stewart is an incredibly important figure in today's news media..."

His comedy show is funny and all sometimes but, Holy Fark, I wish
that the people who believe that Jon Stewart is actually a news
journalist
would just die in a fire.


I'm pretty sure the proper term is "investigative reporting news journalist broadcaster spokesman reporter of informative news journalism" -- I mean, if being moronically redundant is the point, and I had to assume that was the case.

That said, I don't think there are many people who think a comedy show on Comedy Central is real news, though a few Internet geniuses like yourself sure are bothered by these many nonexistent people.

I think far worse are those who consider Fox News to be news. There are actually a whole lot of those, and they tend to have the critical thinking skills of a wet cat. They're so wrapped up in their disinfotainmant that they assume everybody else in the world also accepts unquestioningly everything they see on TV too, for example.

But hey, fine with me if you don't like the Daily Show. Watch Tosh, Cops, Nascar, wrestling, and all that quality stuff that sharp minds like yours love.
 
2011-01-31 06:18:01 AM
Oh yes, and this.

punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com
 
2011-01-31 06:28:24 AM

Crudbucket: log_jammin: Meatzilla: "Jon Stewart is an incredibly important figure in today's news media..."

His comedy show is funny and all sometimes but, Holy Fark, I wish
that the people who believe that Jon Stewart is actually a news
journalist would just die in a fire. Cull the herd!

He's a stand-up comedian who broke into television on a friggin'
MTV comedy show for tweens before Comedy Central replaced Craig
Kilborn with Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz to host The Daily
Show, which by the way Comedy Central itself describes as a
"fake news" program.

For a guy who started out as an acerbic, satirical critic of
personality-driven media shows, Jon Stewart has sure pulled
the wool over the eyes of the half-wit suckers out there and
flipped to the other side with his own cult of personality-
driven media show.

You described Glenn Beck more than you did Jon Stewart.

Glenn Beck was on MTV?


Only for a few weeks. He was quietly let go around 1990 when a 13 year old girl went missing during a Color Me Badd performance.
 
2011-01-31 06:29:45 AM
duanegraham.files.wordpress.com


At least he reports more news then Fox.
 
2011-01-31 06:44:27 AM
What do you libtards* mean, conservatives have no sense of humor? Did you not watch FOX's "Half-hour News Hour?" That skit where Christopher Hitchens and them other atheists were on a panel show, and they all started dying of heart attacks right there during the show? Then the remaining atheists started looking up to the sky all scared-like and telling God they really DID believe in Him? Effing hysterical! Cuz they all started believing in God when He was smiting them? Get it? Cuz you don't mess with God!

/*"Libtard," get it? It's a mix of the words "liberal" and "retard" No? Guess you Fartbama supporters don't comprehend wit! (And a fart is something that comes out of your rear-end, and that's just like what Obama is.)

//And a news "hour" that's really only a half-hour long? You don't get that either? Cuz libTURDs (heh-heh) don't understand irony or nuance, either!

//You know what else? Hillary Clinton has a face like a butt!!! Bwa-ha-ha-ha!!!

//Suck it, Voltaire!
 
2011-01-31 06:45:52 AM
DJanomoly: While I applaud your comparison, I'm pretty sure that 99% of what Stewart reads on the air is in fact written not by Jon himself but by rooms full of writers behind closed doors making gobs of money in exchange for the time they spend writing humorous anecdotes.

He is, nonetheless, an excellent orator with spot-on, if not grossly exaggerated, delivery. Kind of a shame that so many people are such big fans because they can't actually think for themselves. Who wouldn't enjoy seeing someone on tv reciting back to them their already-formed opinions? Sure, they may have already held the same position as he before he starts the segment, but he doesn't make his money because he writes the material himself, he makes his money for his delivery method.

I think he's a good entertainer but I'm not impressed with how often he laughs/grins at his own jokes on the show, as if the joke itself is that he gets paid obscene amounts of money just to read pre-written material to the masses, while laughing and/or smirking between each sentence. It's a fact: people are social creatures; when one person smiles, others are inclined to smile too. When one person laughs, others are more inclined to laugh.

I wouldn't be amused watching some talking head on tv reiterate how I already feel on any particular topic. It would be a complete waste of my valuable time.

/have you ever watched the Daily Show...ON WEEEEEED?
 
2011-01-31 06:49:22 AM
He still isn't funny.
 
2011-01-31 06:59:25 AM

Impudent Domain: He still isn't funny.


I think something we *all* can agree upon is that you're less funny.
 
2011-01-31 07:08:49 AM

Impudent Domain: He still isn't funny.


The correct statement here would be "I don't find him funny." As some people do find him funny, evidenced by those who are entertained by his show, a global statement is incorrect in this situation.

Were he not funny on a global sense, or to such a degree that only a very small amount of people enjoyed the show, it would be pulled from Comedy Central for poor ratings. As it is essentially the cornerstone of their entire broadcasting, it would appear this is not the case.

Let's try logic!
 
2011-01-31 07:17:37 AM

JollyMagistrate: Impudent Domain: He still isn't funny.

The correct statement here would be "I don't find him funny." As some people do find him funny, evidenced by those who are entertained by his show, a global statement is incorrect in this situation.

Were he not funny on a global sense, or to such a degree that only a very small amount of people enjoyed the show, it would be pulled from Comedy Central for poor ratings. As it is essentially the cornerstone of their entire broadcasting, it would appear this is not the case.

Let's try logic!


That's too hard, so I'm going to quote Glenn Beck cause he really speaks for mee!

/zombie
 
2011-01-31 07:19:03 AM

0Icky0: Meatzilla: For a guy who started out as an acerbic, satirical critic of
personality-driven media shows, Jon Stewart has sure pulled
the wool over the eyes of the half-wit suckers out there and
flipped to the other side with his own cult of personality-
driven media show.

It really hurts, doesn't it, that conservatives just cannot ever be funny.


Meatzilla was the first Farker I ever put on ignore. That was because Meatzilla's idea of funny was apparently posting the same goddamn .gif of "The Obama Change poster with hypno-toad eyes" within the first 10 comments of every thread on the Politics Tab for about a week.

This is what conservatives ACTUALLY think is funny.
 
2011-01-31 07:23:39 AM

all the good names are gone: He truly deserves it.


Why?
 
2011-01-31 07:26:27 AM

Passive Aggressive Larry: You should probably just kill yourself


Dude, if that's your passive aggression, could you give me a little warning before you get actively aggressive. I get a feeling there will be blood.
 
2011-01-31 07:31:10 AM

Chariset: SilentStrider: Enh, I'm probably just seeing conspiracies where there are none.

Yeah, I think you are. He's a New Yorker, he did an absolute tear-jerker of a segment the night after it happened, and he clearly loves the city. It makes sense for him to have a say.


I suspect the truth is somewhere in the middle. It's a good pr move, assuming they can manage to stop being useless farkups. Having Jon Stewart on your side is a pretty good thing to have, as he's articulate, passionate and popular. If he's those things for what you're doing, it's beneficial.

On the other hand, if they continue being useless farkups, here's hoping he steps up and calls them out on it.

And god help me Meatzilla I'm gonna go ahead and say you're just a troll because I'll sleep better this morning without believing in that kind of dumb at the moment. Cheers.
 
2011-01-31 07:33:31 AM

soseussme: But hey, fine with me if you don't like the Daily Show. Watch Tosh, Cops, Nascar, wrestling, and all that quality stuff that sharp minds like yours love.


I don't like Tosh's TV show, but his standup is pretty good. It's like Dane Cook, but funny and not spazzy.
 
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