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The Daily Show in the Age of Obama

Has Jon Stewart, comedy newscaster, become the greatest investigative journalist of our generation?

It’s a serious question. In between jokes, he asks serious and probing questions that get to the core of issues and uncover unique aspects of news stories. He’s come a long way from the pointless and unfunny “Jon Stewart Show,” and even since the Bush-bashing days of “The Daily Show.”

Perhaps making jokes about a Republican president is too easy. You show an awkward clip and say he’s dumb. But, that tactic would seem “mean” if used to write Obama jokes… So, Stewart and his writing team have had to work hard and research the issues to come up with good material. And guess what? They’re good at it.

If only the “real” newscasters would learn from The Daily Show’s example.

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Sweet Blue Monkey Balls

The Huffington Post just issued this retraction:

gibscrot

When you stop laughing, read this exercise in circular logic by one of the commenters at HuffPo:

brilliant

I’d make a joke here, but I don’t think it’s necessary.

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A Sad Day in TV History

Wednesday,  January 14th, 2009  is a very sad day for Television and Science Fiction fans.  Two of our favorite actors have died.

I am not a number. I am a free man.

I am not a number. I am a free man.

Patrick McGoohan was famous for his roles as Number Six in the 1960’s British spy-chedelic drama The Prisoner, Dr. Paul Ruth in the 1981 sci-fi horror film Scanners and King Edward “Longshanks” in the 1995 film Braveheart.

Mr. McGoohan was not only an excellent actor, he also wrote, directed and produced several episodes of The Prisoner and made-for-TV Columbo movies and other shows.

Patrick McGoohan (1928-2009), you will be sorely missed.  Oh and Number Six, Be seeing you.  o|//

Smiles! Smiles every one. I'm a sadistic genie!

Smiles! Smiles, everyone. I'm a sadistic genie!

Sadly, we also have to say goodbye to Ricardo Montalban who was best known for his roles as Khan Noonian Singh in the Star Trek episode Space Seed, the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and Mr. Roarke in the 1970’s TV series Fantasy Island.

In addition, Mr. Montalban earned a place in pop-culture history for inventing Corinthian Leather in a TV commercial for the 1975 Chrysler Cordoba.

Richardo Montalban (1920-2009), you are a unique and irreplaceable soul and will be sorely missed.  If there is any justice in the universe, you will be greeted in Heaven by a couple of bikini models and Hervé Villechaize with a round of tropical cocktails on a luxurious cloud upholstered in soft Corinthian Leather.

Rest In Peace

Patrick and Ricardo

Thank you for enriching our lives.

2009


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