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Jon Stewart's Oscar monologue
National Post ^ | February 24, 2008 | Jon Stewart

Posted on 02/24/2008 7:26:55 PM PST by ari-freedom

... Oscar is 80 this year, which makes him now automatically the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. You have to admit, this is a huge election. An historic election. So much excitement. For the first time in so many years we don’t have an incumbent president or an incumbent vice-president. The field is wide open. Have you all had a chance to examine all the candidates, study their positions and pick the Democrat you’ll vote for? Democrats do have an historic race going. Hillary Clinton vs Barack Obama. Normally, when you see a black man or a woman president an asteroid is about to hit the Statue of Liberty. How will we know it’s the future? Silver unitards, that can’t be all? You have to give Barack Obama credit, he’s overcome a great deal. Not just he’s an African-American. Barack Hussein Obama is his name. His middle name is the last name of Iraq’s former tyrant. His last name rhymes with Osama. That’s not easy to overcome. I think we all remember the ill fated 1944 presidential campaign of Gaydolf Titler. It’s just a shame, Titler had so many good ideas. We just couldn’t get past the name. And the moustache. But, are you ready to have a wonderful show ladies and gentlemen and welcome back to this town? I’m delighted that you’re here. We’re going to have a great night.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: academyawards; hollywood; jonstewart; obama; oscars
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1 posted on 02/24/2008 7:26:56 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: ari-freedom

That’s actually pretty funny. I don’t mind comedy by liberals, as long as it’s funny, which it often isn’t.


2 posted on 02/24/2008 7:29:35 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Equal opportunity sense of humor.)
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To: ari-freedom

Proud to say I did not watch one nano-second of this.


3 posted on 02/24/2008 7:29:47 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (I wish there was a baseball game on.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
I saw a Jon Stewart clip the other day. Pic of Shrillary in the background, and his comment was "where boners go to die".

Can't stand Stewart, but that was funny.

4 posted on 02/24/2008 7:31:38 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

I don’t think the show got good ratings.


5 posted on 02/24/2008 7:31:53 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

When was it on? Last week? /s


6 posted on 02/24/2008 7:33:08 PM PST by jimmyray
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To: ari-freedom

I love good movies, but I loath the Hollywood crowd. I never contribute to their ratings if I can help it...;)


7 posted on 02/24/2008 7:34:04 PM PST by Bishop_Malachi (Liberal Socialism - A philosophy which advocates spreading a low standard of living equally.)
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To: ari-freedom
I alwas thought Stewart was funny and he occasionally skewers the left. He's not going to change my mind so I can watch him secure in my conservatism.

I never laughed so hard with his coverage on Zell Miller challenging Crissy Matthews to a duel.

8 posted on 02/24/2008 7:34:45 PM PST by MattinNJ ("Conservatives" will stay home in November and hand the socialists the election. Unbelievable.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

but liberals do and this is right before a major primary.


9 posted on 02/24/2008 7:34:52 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: ari-freedom
He's the least funny Oscar host in memory.
10 posted on 02/24/2008 7:35:04 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Bishop_Malachi

Too bad he isn’t funny.....


11 posted on 02/24/2008 7:35:14 PM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: ari-freedom

Saw “There Will be Blood” the other night. Loved it. Incredible acting by Daniel Day Louis. Just incredible.


12 posted on 02/24/2008 7:37:13 PM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: ari-freedom
I think we all remember the ill fated 1944 presidential campaign of Gaydolf Titler. It’s just a shame, Titler had so many good ideas.

LOL!

13 posted on 02/24/2008 7:38:49 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

But yet you spent more than a nano-second on replying to this thread!

There’s time you will never get back. What a pity!


14 posted on 02/24/2008 7:39:50 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: ari-freedom

I stopped watching award shows back in the 80’s when Richard Lewis started ragging on President Reagan during an Emmy show.

The libs always want to turn these shows into a political platform.

Haven’t watched any since.

Better for it too, I think.


15 posted on 02/24/2008 7:39:57 PM PST by peteram
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To: ari-freedom

I never watch the Oscars because it’s just one big liberal circlejerk. UGH.

Stewart’s comment about “which Democrat you’re going to vote for” was funny, though. He unintentionally exposed how narrow-minded the Oscar folk really are.


16 posted on 02/24/2008 7:40:03 PM PST by JillValentine (Being a feminist is all about being a victim. Being an armed woman is all about not being a victim.)
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To: ari-freedom

Normally, when you see a black man or a woman president an asteroid is about to hit the Statue of Liberty.


17 posted on 02/24/2008 7:41:10 PM PST by badpacifist (They say your head can be a prison Then, these are just conjugal visits.)
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To: Miss Behave
Incredible acting by Daniel Day Louis

He didn't leave the usual teeth marks on the scenery?

18 posted on 02/24/2008 7:41:11 PM PST by Stentor
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To: ari-freedom

I stopped watching the Oscars 1n 1998 when Shakespeare in Love won best picture ahead of Saving Private Ryan.

That was it for me. Have never watched it since.


19 posted on 02/24/2008 7:44:20 PM PST by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: MattinNJ

I’m with ya. Stewart can be quite funny at times - his fake “America” textbook was a riot, especially the Political Campaign staff. I lost it when he went on the tangent about pollsters requiring Sodium Bicarbonate. YOU MUST HAVE SODIUM BICARBONATE!


20 posted on 02/24/2008 7:45:05 PM PST by thefrankbaum (Old FReeper, needed a new name...)
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To: ari-freedom
Oscar is 80 this year, which makes him now automatically the front-runner for the Republican nomination.

That one was dead on funny!!

21 posted on 02/24/2008 7:45:34 PM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: Miss Behave
That's one I really want to see, along with No Country for Old Men. The Coens are two-of-a-kind.
22 posted on 02/24/2008 7:46:32 PM PST by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: ari-freedom

They still televise the Oscars?


23 posted on 02/24/2008 7:50:47 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: JennysCool; Miss Behave

Yep Daniel Day Lewis was phenomenal and No Country (violent as all get out) was mighty good


24 posted on 02/24/2008 7:51:25 PM PST by woofie (Hope is bad for cholesterol)
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To: JennysCool

Oscars are Boooring!!! I stopped watching after the first song was performed. Good lord, I have better things to do with my time (like get caught up on freeper blogs).


25 posted on 02/24/2008 7:52:38 PM PST by aragona
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To: ari-freedom
How will we know it’s the future? Silver unitards, that can’t be all?

Well, that and clear lycra sandals.

26 posted on 02/24/2008 7:56:05 PM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (Refusing to calm down since the Waco massacre.)
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To: ari-freedom

Best moment for me was GLEN HANSARD, MARKETA IRGLOVA for best song. Falling slowly from the movie “Once”.


27 posted on 02/24/2008 7:59:20 PM PST by badpacifist (They say your head can be a prison Then, these are just conjugal visits.)
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To: woofie; JennysCool
Whoops, woofie—Lewis, of course. And yes, guys—I’m really looking forward to seeing No Country. LOVE the Coen bros. Sheer genius, those two.

Norm...prowler needs a jump.

28 posted on 02/24/2008 8:01:40 PM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: Stentor
"He didn't leave the usual teeth marks on the scenery?"

Ya got me on that one, Stentor. I needs some hep.

29 posted on 02/24/2008 8:03:43 PM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
I’m ashamed to say I may have seen two nanoseconds as I hurriedly channel hoped on by.
30 posted on 02/24/2008 8:08:18 PM PST by DoughtyOne (We've got Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dumb & Tweedle Dumber left. Name them in order. I dare ya.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Was it the first time you were proud to be an American not watching one nano-second?


31 posted on 02/24/2008 8:11:04 PM PST by proudpapa (May God Bless Our Troops.)
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To: ari-freedom

...they gotta get Billy Crystal back in there...nobody can open the show like Billy....tonight there was polite laughter and that’s about it.


32 posted on 02/24/2008 8:11:44 PM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: ari-freedom
Not just he’s an African-American. Barack Hussein Obama is his name. His middle name is the last name of Iraq’s former tyrant. His last name rhymes with Osama. That’s not easy to overcome. I think we all remember the ill fated 1944 presidential campaign of Gaydolf Titler. It’s just a shame, Titler had so many good ideas. We just couldn’t get past the name. And the moustache.

Anyone this funny gets a pass...

33 posted on 02/24/2008 8:16:34 PM PST by GOPJ (Do the editors of the L.A. Times realize that illegal immigration is, you know, illegal? Patterico)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

Flying cars.


34 posted on 02/24/2008 8:18:16 PM PST by FFranco
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To: Miss Behave

“Chewing the scenery” is a term for overacting.


35 posted on 02/24/2008 8:18:34 PM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: ari-freedom
Anyone else think it wasn’t just a coincidence that they had soldiers from Iraq announce the Oscar for a short subject documentary and the film was about same sex marriage?
36 posted on 02/24/2008 8:21:54 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Thanks, SoCal. I have never heard that. ;-)


37 posted on 02/24/2008 8:22:40 PM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: ari-freedom

Whatever his politics, I think Stewart is doing a dreadfully unfunny job.


38 posted on 02/24/2008 8:24:02 PM PST by Williams
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To: Williams

well I didn’t post this on FR to be funny. the real story is here is a liberal connecting Obama to Hussein and Osama right before the most important primary for Hillary.


39 posted on 02/24/2008 8:31:46 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: JennysCool

Do you remember “Raising Arizona”? Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter. One of the greatest comedies I have ever seen.


40 posted on 02/24/2008 8:37:27 PM PST by skimask (Support Terrorism......Vote Democratic)
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To: peteram

There’s good political humor and there’s nasty political humor.

I remember HBO’s Not Necessarily the News and boy were their Reagan jibes hilarious! I could imagine the Gipper himself chuckling.

Their house specialty was splicing actual news footage with their antics in a seamless fashion. One that had me in stitches was this diplomatic pow-wow which had Reagan receive the guests at the door to this house where the event was being held. It was at night and the NnTN editors had ominous music and thunder dubbed in. Reagan would receive each guest then shut the door. NnTN then dubbed in a horrible shriek each time. Implying that he had killed them, etc. It was an absolute scream.


41 posted on 02/24/2008 8:40:50 PM PST by sinanju
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To: skimask

Sure do. Hilarious movie, and a unique one, to boot.


42 posted on 02/24/2008 8:44:57 PM PST by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: JennysCool

The Cohen brothers just got a twofer. Director and picture.


43 posted on 02/24/2008 8:47:08 PM PST by skimask (Support Terrorism......Vote Democratic)
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To: sinanju
I liked Nixon but always thought Saturday Night Live’s Nixon sketches were hilarious. They were well thought out and witty.

Now they just basically say “Bush sucks. Aren’t we the funniest thing you’ve ever heard for saying that?” No, you’re not even close.

44 posted on 02/24/2008 8:50:22 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: skimask

Excellent. They should have won for “Fargo.”


45 posted on 02/24/2008 8:52:32 PM PST by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Now they just basically say “Bush sucks. Aren’t we the funniest thing you’ve ever heard for saying that?” No, you’re not even close.

Yep. Even up to the '90s, political humor was actually funny. Do you remember that great SNL skit with Phil Hartman playing Reagan? Befuddled, gentle soul in public (like meeting Girl Scouts), then Decisive, Brutal Man of Action when the doors were closed!

It's really only since the '60s hippies emerged from their rocks in the early '00s that political humor has been saddled with a totalitarian Leftist fascism that is anything but funny.

46 posted on 02/24/2008 9:00:06 PM PST by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Maybe you had to be there, but I don’t find this funny.


47 posted on 02/24/2008 9:03:45 PM PST by altura
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To: aragona

They are ... I usually watch, but just couldn’t do it tonight, so I watched Pride and Prejudice.


48 posted on 02/24/2008 9:05:50 PM PST by altura
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

SNL had a pretty funny opening sketch on CNN’s debate with the Obama worship.


49 posted on 02/24/2008 9:06:57 PM PST by altura
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To: JennysCool

Fargo..another good one..IIRC that chick, can’t remember her name, the cop, won best actress in that one.


50 posted on 02/24/2008 9:08:41 PM PST by skimask (Support Terrorism......Vote Democratic)
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