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(Mediaite)   John Oliver's debut hosting the Daily Show was epic   (mediaite.com) divider line 50
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2013-06-11 07:30:54 AM  
Epic indeed. :-)

/With a little help from the NSA.
 
2013-06-11 08:02:25 AM  
The tip of the sh*tberg. NICE!
 
2013-06-11 08:04:00 AM  
He'll do fine.
 
2013-06-11 08:12:30 AM  
The editing of that article was way more epicer!
 
2013-06-11 08:12:40 AM  
It was eight hours long and featured a cast of thousands?

/stop using that word. you do not know what it means.
 
2013-06-11 08:18:28 AM  
Stewart left it in good hands.
 
2013-06-11 08:18:56 AM  
He did just fine, but I'd be really curious to know how much of the pretend jealousy being "acted" by his former fellow correspondents wasn't entirely, 100 percent "acting."
 
2013-06-11 08:19:13 AM  

mat catastrophe: It was eight hours long and featured a cast of thousands?

/stop using that word. you do not know what it means.


Epic post, bro.
 
2013-06-11 08:20:02 AM  
How long is Jon gone?
 
2013-06-11 08:27:45 AM  

Dougie AXP: How long is Jon gone?


Until September.
 
2013-06-11 08:30:25 AM  
john oliver is gleefully unhinged. i thought he was hilarious.
 
2013-06-11 08:37:27 AM  
hilarious
 
2013-06-11 08:38:42 AM  
I thought he did amazingly well
 
2013-06-11 08:39:12 AM  

mat catastrophe: It was eight hours long and featured a cast of thousands?

/stop using that word. you do not know what it means.


http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epic

2 a : extending beyond the usual or ordinary especially in size or scope <his genius was epic - Times Literary Supplement>

Some words have more than once commonly accepted meaning.

/TMYK!
 
2013-06-11 08:41:52 AM  

xria: Some words have more than once one commonly accepted meaning.


FTFM

/it is tradition to always have a spelling mistake that you notice just when clicking "Add Comment" on a snarky grammar/spelling comment
 
2013-06-11 08:49:04 AM  
I don't normally watch the show but I watched the clip of his opening.  Is there typically that much "bleeping" on the Daily Show?
It seemed like he overused swearing as a punchline whereas I thought Stewart didn't do that?

But I could be wrong?
 
2013-06-11 08:54:55 AM  

xria: mat catastrophe: It was eight hours long and featured a cast of thousands?

/stop using that word. you do not know what it means.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epic

2 a : extending beyond the usual or ordinary especially in size or scope <his genius was epic - Times Literary Supplement>

Some words have more than once commonly accepted meaning.

/TMYK!


Yes, and an episode of the daily show that makes fun of some aspect of government/news is not "beyond the usual."  People are changing the word "epic" to mean something more along the lines of "cool."
 
2013-06-11 08:55:34 AM  

buntz: I don't normally watch the show but I watched the clip of his opening.  Is there typically that much "bleeping" on the Daily Show?
It seemed like he overused swearing as a punchline whereas I thought Stewart didn't do that?

But I could be wrong?


He did make a reference to that in the closing.
 
2013-06-11 08:58:30 AM  

mat catastrophe: It was eight hours long and featured a cast of thousands?

/stop using that word. you do not know what it means.


Bro do you even epic?
 
2013-06-11 09:03:41 AM  

Madewithrealbitsofpanther: buntz: I don't normally watch the show but I watched the clip of his opening.  Is there typically that much "bleeping" on the Daily Show?
It seemed like he overused swearing as a punchline whereas I thought Stewart didn't do that?

But I could be wrong?

He did make a reference to that in the closing.


Yeah.  I'm a faithful watcher and it didn't seem like too much to me, but I may be inured to it.

/inured
//Brick Heck
 
2013-06-11 09:12:08 AM  
So it was just me that found his eyes looking up at the teleprompter too obvious?  He needs to work on that.
 
2013-06-11 09:15:34 AM  

xria: mat catastrophe: It was eight hours long and featured a cast of thousands?

/stop using that word. you do not know what it means.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epic

2 a : extending beyond the usual or ordinary especially in size or scope <his genius was epic - Times Literary Supplement>

Some words have more than once commonly accepted meaning.

/TMYK!


So the show was more than half an hour long?

Also, that's a pretty crappy context hint given by the dictionary. "Genius" itself is defined as intelligence or capability beyond the usual or ordinary, so "epic genius" would be be fairy redundant.
 
2013-06-11 09:25:01 AM  
Even With A Chainsaw: ...People are changing the word "epic" to mean something more along the lines of "cool."

Is anyone else reminded of Stephen Fry's rant about language right now?
 
2013-06-11 09:25:50 AM  

Even With A Chainsaw: xria: mat catastrophe: It was eight hours long and featured a cast of thousands?

/stop using that word. you do not know what it means.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epic

2 a : extending beyond the usual or ordinary especially in size or scope <his genius was epic - Times Literary Supplement>

Some words have more than once commonly accepted meaning.

/TMYK!

Yes, and an episode of the daily show that makes fun of some aspect of government/news is not "beyond the usual."  People are changing the word "epic" to mean something more along the lines of "cool."


http://thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=epic
 
2013-06-11 09:34:24 AM  
have they fixed the streaming problems yet? I loved the show, but dont have cable tv and  dailyshow.com chokes every 2 minutes and hulu is heavily edited.
 
2013-06-11 09:52:30 AM  

jopy666: have they fixed the streaming problems yet? I loved the show, but dont have cable tv and  dailyshow.com chokes every 2 minutes and hulu is heavily edited.


Just watched the stream, 'twas fine. I think any of the correspondents would've done fine, but Oliver's got that bit o' edge that is better for the host gig. And he's got the foreigner bit that can be played up throughout the summer. They should have a lot of fun with the rivalry shtick.
 
2013-06-11 10:00:15 AM  
I wasn't ever worried about Jon Oliver being able to handle hosting the show. We will see how things come along after he's been doing it for a few weeks. Right now everybody is all giddy about how epic it is having Jon Oliver host the show because JON OLIVER! It takes a lot of talent to carry a show night after night and we'll see if Oliver has the chops.
 
2013-06-11 10:14:15 AM  
I enjoyed the line saying that we weren't accusing Obama of breaking any lwas, but being surprised he didn't have to. Great delivery! I enjoy Stewart a lot, but some of his schtick becomes a bit rote feeling on ocasion. Some new energy  will be a nice alternative.

I'm also looking forward to Stewart's movie. If they don't use Jason Jones, it should make for some funny/awkward moments when after the movie is released.
 
2013-06-11 10:29:06 AM  
Get used to the bleeping.  If you have ever listened to The Bugle podcast that he is on you will know that his rants tend to have creative cussing that can make some clips sound like a morse code receiver.
 
2013-06-11 10:34:46 AM  

Pocket Ninja: He did just fine, but I'd be really curious to know how much of the pretend jealousy being "acted" by his former fellow correspondents wasn't entirely, 100 percent "acting."


I was wondering the same thing. But I also know that John Oliver writes quite a bit of the host segments... probably made him the most obvious fit. I don't think the other correspondents are as involved with that part of the show. Tigger might know more about it, if he comes into the thread.
 
2013-06-11 10:43:11 AM  

jopy666: have they fixed the streaming problems yet? I loved the show, but dont have cable tv and  dailyshow.com chokes every 2 minutes and hulu is heavily edited.


I've had the same problems, but all I do it let it get about two minutes in and then drag the bar back to the beginning of the segment. You get a repeat of jokes, but it's worth it for not having to cut out every 30 seconds.
 
2013-06-11 11:21:18 AM  
He was prone to the giggles, but that will correct itself after a few shows.
 
2013-06-11 11:44:51 AM  

Astyanyx: Get used to the bleeping.  If you have ever listened to The Bugle podcast that he is on you will know that his rants tend to have creative cussing that can make some clips sound like a morse code receiver.


"F*ck you, Chris."
 
2013-06-11 11:59:45 AM  
him and the correspondents are the funniest team in tv right now.  huge props.
 
2013-06-11 12:03:54 PM  

The Flexecutioner: him and the correspondents are the funniest best farking newst eam in tv right now.  huge props.


FTFY.
 
2013-06-11 01:09:08 PM  

mat catastrophe: It was eight hours long and featured a cast of thousands?

/stop using that word. you do not know what it means.


teamfrancis.emrydesign.com

\Lighten up, Francis
 
2013-06-11 01:30:23 PM  
Yep, it was laugh-out-loud funny.
 
2013-06-11 03:15:36 PM  

jopy666: have they fixed the streaming problems yet? I loved the show, but dont have cable tv and  dailyshow.com chokes every 2 minutes and hulu is heavily edited.


I've found that running it in full screen helps but the sound track is slightly off.
 
2013-06-11 03:33:14 PM  
British people are allowed to swear on TV past the watershed hour.

QI
Mock the Week
Have I Got News For You
Russell Howard's Good News
etc, etc, etc,
 
2013-06-11 03:33:15 PM  
Was good, though I thought he laughed at his own jokes too too often.
 
2013-06-11 04:00:35 PM  

squidgod2000: Was good, though I thought he laughed at his own jokes too too often.


I figure he'll settle down in after a few shows, the giddy factor is still there
 
2013-06-11 04:14:07 PM  

FlashHarry: john oliver is gleefully unhinged. i thought he was hilarious.


I enjoyed the fark out of the show. He's going to do great.
 
2013-06-11 06:02:50 PM  

CheapEngineer: mat catastrophe: It was eight hours long and featured a cast of thousands?

/stop using that word. you do not know what it means.



\Lighten up, Francis


Francis was irrational. I am not.
 
2013-06-11 07:14:56 PM  

fozziewazzi: So it was just me that found his eyes looking up at the teleprompter too obvious?  He needs to work on that.


The mechanics of hosting a show is very difficult, give him a few episodes to get in the flow.
 
2013-06-11 07:16:20 PM  

mat catastrophe: CheapEngineer: mat catastrophe: It was eight hours long and featured a cast of thousands?

Francis was irrational. I am not.


You know who else thought they were being rational?

/yep, I went there
//because I'm epic
 
2013-06-11 07:53:51 PM  

TheNyquilKid: fozziewazzi: So it was just me that found his eyes looking up at the teleprompter too obvious?  He needs to work on that.

The mechanics of hosting a show is very difficult, give him a few episodes to get in the flow.


True!  If you go back and watch Stewart's first few episodes, you can kind of see what Oliver is going through.
 
2013-06-11 08:29:43 PM  
 
2013-06-11 08:45:26 PM  

TheNyquilKid: fozziewazzi: So it was just me that found his eyes looking up at the teleprompter too obvious?  He needs to work on that.

The mechanics of hosting a show is very difficult, give him a few episodes to get in the flow.


Reading a farking teleprompter without sounding like you're just getting started with Hooked on Farking Phonics is not difficult.
 
2013-06-11 09:24:05 PM  
British host throws to two Canadian correspondents first, then a Canadian guest. How do you like them apples America?
 
2013-06-11 09:28:25 PM  
Placing these here for what is sure to be plentiful use in the future:
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