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(The Daily Show)   John Oliver, who is getting scarily good at this Daily Show hosting thing, destroys CNBC hosts on their facile dismissal of Sen. Franken's ratings agencies amendment   (thedailyshow.com ) divider line
    More: Amusing, Al Franken, CNBC, amendments, reseller hosting, Maggie Gyllenhaal  
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10563 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 25 Jun 2013 at 12:38 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-06-25 12:50:22 PM  
5 votes:

jaytkay: wrong thread, sorry!

/ As you were


Meh. Still works.
2013-06-25 01:14:20 PM  
4 votes:
Say what you want about Al Franken, but doggone it, people like him.
2013-06-25 02:09:47 PM  
3 votes:
You mean people still think CNBC has any credibility on anything?   The network that tried to tell me Lenny Dyskstra was a financial guru?
2013-06-25 12:42:54 PM  
3 votes:
Nobody delivers a joke like Al Franken.

/Thank God
2013-06-25 09:03:58 PM  
2 votes:

machoprogrammer: enry: propasaurus: John Oliver reminds me of a young Eric Idle.

Yeah.  He needs to do his own things though.  He's going a lot of Stewart's gags and he just doesn't pull them off quite well (BOOM!)

What gags? You mean explaining the joke and making a silly face?


Jay Leno already has his own show.
2013-06-25 03:22:14 PM  
2 votes:

gingerjet: The Bill Murray Amendment would of been an awesome amendment.


It would never pass. Nobody would ever believe it.
2013-06-25 01:03:08 PM  
2 votes:

eventhelosers: What's the difference between jam and jelly?


Seriously?

Jelly is made from just the juice of the fruit while jam uses the entire fruit (including seeds with stuff like strawberries and raspberries).

I'm probably missing the point here...
2013-06-25 05:02:08 PM  
1 vote:
"By the way, just incidentally, I'm guessing that's not the first time Shep Smith has had to say, 'This has to be the stupidest place I've ever worked at.'"

I larf'd.
2013-06-25 04:42:26 PM  
1 vote:
He is getting better.  Although he doesn't know what to do with guests.  Can't seem to connect with the ones that aren't British.

To be fair in this case, Maggie Droopieface is a terrible guest.

"I prefer Obama to Romney!"  *Mugs for the camera*  "And I like puppies!"  *Mugs for the camera*
2013-06-25 04:30:16 PM  
1 vote:

evilmousse: Why do you visit these threads if the other commenters irritate you?


Because people keep responding to him for some reason.
2013-06-25 03:47:46 PM  
1 vote:

clkeagle: jjorsett: Wow, he played a Fox News clip. I hope all of you, "SWEET JESUS, NOT FOX NEWS! RETCH! BLARGH! GET ME EYE- AND EAR-BLEACH" Farkers can recover from your post-traumatic stress disorder after having been exposed to that.

Well, you certainly kicked that strawman's ass.


And then had very scratchy sex with it.
2013-06-25 03:21:02 PM  
1 vote:
The Bill Murray Amendment would of been an awesome amendment.
2013-06-25 02:58:29 PM  
1 vote:

Hydra: That would only make the situation WORSE. Nationalizing the credit rating agencies might be the worst suggestion to "fix" the problem.

/the government NEVER has "the best interest of all parties involved" in ANYTHING



Prior to the AIG bailout the holding company controlling AIG contacted the Insurance Commissioners for New York and Pennsylvania and requested that they allow the AIG insurers domiciled in those states to swap out the collateral in their insurance reserves (cash, high quality bonds, and other instruments) with the collateral in the Holding Company's accounts.  The theory was that the value of the securities in the Holding Company account was being driven down to artificially low levels by market sentiment and that they would ultimately rebound to the value reflected in their rating and purchase price.  Since the insurance reserves are intended to guarantee that injured policyholders will be indemnified both Commissioners were not receptive to AIG's argument since they believed those securities were extremely toxic and there was a high likelihood that they'd ultimately be worthless.

The insurance regulators were right and because of that policyholders that looked to AIG insurers for indemnity were paid what they were owed.

This is why you should not use words like "never" since it makes you look like an ignorant asshole.
2013-06-25 02:54:12 PM  
1 vote:

NostroZ: Richard Sauce: Good. Stewart shoulda hung it up years ago.

Are you trolling bro?
Stewart is coming back @ the end of summer.

Oliver is awkward with all the guests... except the few Brits / really easy going type.

He is a good comedian and does a fantastic job delivering jokes with the Queens tongue... but he's no American from Jersey like Stewart.


My favorite part is when Stewart does his Jersey voices.
2013-06-25 02:53:07 PM  
1 vote:

the opposite of charity is justice: Where is our resident Apple fanboi going on and on about the iphone's battery life?  Just isn't an Apple thread without him.


Google Maps must have sent you to this thread.
2013-06-25 02:29:06 PM  
1 vote:

OtherLittleGuy: I must admit, against all better judgement, I like this Daily Show host.


The snark must flow.
2013-06-25 02:13:31 PM  
1 vote:

jjorsett: Wow, he played a Fox News clip. I hope all of you, "SWEET JESUS, NOT FOX NEWS! RETCH! BLARGH! GET ME EYE- AND EAR-BLEACH" Farkers can recover from your post-traumatic stress disorder after having been exposed to that.


Well, you certainly kicked that strawman's ass.
2013-06-25 01:57:36 PM  
1 vote:

Hydra: So he was toeing the Obama talking points. Surprise surprise?


Oh weird, you took a shot at Obama.
2013-06-25 01:52:54 PM  
1 vote:

Reginald Maudling: enry: propasaurus: John Oliver reminds me of a young Eric Idle.

Yeah.  He needs to do his own things though.  He's going a lot of Stewart's gags and he just doesn't pull them off quite well (BOOM!)

It's not the same  BOOM! though. Oliver's BOOM! is something he does a lot on The Bugle, I'd say there's enough difference in how they use it.

But yeah, maybe the writers don't quite know how to use it yet. Eventually they'll figure out how to write in Oliver's voice. But comparing to The Bugle, so far, Oliver sounds a lot like himself.


Boom

belongs to no one.
2013-06-25 01:47:41 PM  
1 vote:

eventhelosers: What's the difference between jam and jelly?


I can't jelly my....
2013-06-25 01:43:15 PM  
1 vote:

Hydra: Wow, really? You must've missed him when he was on Bill Maher with Michael Moore.


Yeah, really. He did say Greenwald should be arrested. Well, "almost arrested" or something like that.
And I don't watch Maher. It's farking terrible.

//Bernake is a Republican and originally a Bush appointee
//if shilling for Bernake is your idea of "liberal" balance.. well... ok there, Roger
2013-06-25 01:36:23 PM  
1 vote:

jaytkay: wrong thread, sorry!


Don't worry. It's like a little black dress with a strand of pearls... always appropriate.
2013-06-25 01:31:42 PM  
1 vote:
Where is our resident Apple fanboi going on and on about the iphone's battery life?  Just isn't an Apple thread without him.
2013-06-25 01:28:39 PM  
1 vote:
Good. Stewart shoulda hung it up years ago.
2013-06-25 01:20:40 PM  
1 vote:
I personally liked the "a duck walks into a bar" joke more.

/better joke for jam vs jelly is jam vs peanut butter
2013-06-25 12:47:43 PM  
1 vote:
Dishonesty and bigotry from conservatives. I am shocked, shocked.
2013-06-25 12:47:11 PM  
1 vote:
What's the difference between jam and jelly?
2013-06-25 11:54:11 AM  
1 vote:
"Your one job..."

Besides having great hair.
2013-06-25 10:51:07 AM  
1 vote:
That was good, I'm going to have to start DVRing the Daily Show again.
 
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