I rarely watch his show, I just keep up with what he's saying by doing searches. It is highly instructive and good shorthand for understanding what passes for an intellectual and emotional life among the stoner, slackers and basement-dwellers that seem to be our new ruling class.
I would advise keeping up with what he's doing and saying. It's easy enough; they guy only puts out an hour of content a week.
Most of it is cheap, snide and unremittingly ugly. He looks like Zeppo Marx--I'm old enough to remember when comics could make me laugh. I think about Carol Burnett, Red Skelton and all the comedians of the past that didn't need to say f*** and sh** or invent crude names for bizarre sexual activities to get a ...laugh? It kind of gives me the creeps that people think they're laughing.
And if you listen to his audience, the creep factor goes up. They don't laugh so much as howl and hoot like drunken frat boys, they make the racket to validate Stewart in his crudity and obscenity and cheapness.
Stewart is like an open sore, every day a new runny drip of bacteria--
posted on 01/15/2013 8:52:14 AM PST
(Jon Stewart's)They don't laugh so much as howl and hoot like drunken frat boys
Think of the movie "Animal House".
Like most of my generation, I loved that movie and thought it was "cool"
However as I aged, I realized our government has been taken over by the disfunctionaly dangerous, if not psychotic, Delta House. As a movie it was funny but as a governing structure, it is scary.
Jon Stewart, his audience and his politics clearly see themselves as the Delta "cool ones" and conservatives as the white, uptight, fascist Omegas.
However, which "House" would most people would want their children raised?.
As Dean Wormer wisely said:
"Fat drunk and stupid is no way to go though life"
pa. I bought the Carol Burnette DVD for my mother as an Christmas present and i wound up watching them after she finishes one.
Funny without being obscene...
posted on 01/15/2013 10:55:07 AM PST
("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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