TV is a medium. but on rare occasions it is well-done, and actually worth watching .

 

The old testament says 'the prophecy was given to the fools'. A brilliant saying. And now I will pretend I am a Christian and completely misinterpret what was said and take it literally, without the sarcasm it was written in…

 

 

You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…

    Opinions / Science / Theory of Relative Ignorance  
 

..and as I was a yuppy marketing and advertising executive for the better part
of a decade, I am not really impressed with stories of selling your soul to the devil...

    Art & Culture / Music / Blues / Robert Johnson  
   

Stewart & Colbert - Neo fools

The old testament says 'the prophecy was given to the fools'. A brilliant saying. And now I will pretend I am a Christian and completely misinterpret what was said and take it literally, without the sarcasm it was written in…

The prophecy indeed was given to the fools, but fools not in the meaning of stupid, but in the meaning of court jester, the clown, the only person who can say whatever he wants without finding his head rolling down the stairs as a result.

 
Christianity is the best way to cure gayness—
just get on your knees, take a swig of wine, and accept the body of a man into your mouth." 
- Stephen Colbert
 
I always considered myself a fool. You can decide which of the meanings apply best to me, but I have found that humor indeed gives you a poetic license that serious people would never allow. The only person that has more poetic freedom then a fool is…well.. a poet, which is again a part I chose to play for the same reasons.
 


I may not agree with what you have to say but I will fight you to the death for the right to fight you to the death." - Stephen Colbert
 

Jon Stewart and Stefan Colbert are the modern day fools; they are the jesters in our oh-so-unmajestic world. And boy do they do their job well. Statistics show that young people in America rely more on the combination of these two for their current news information then they do from the news networks.

personally I think the news networks are hilarious, but some people take them seriously, and the best proof for that is the fact Jon Stewart shows every once in a while a clip from the news and then apologizes as he really can't think of any joke that would be more ridiculous and absurd than this sort of interpretation of reality.)

 
 
It is a well known fact that reality has liberal bias." - Stephen Colbert
 
Colbert started in the daily show, which for me is a great advantage. His character grew a life of its own, and is now almost the alter ego of Stewart.
 
My character is self-important, poorly informed, well-intentioned but an idiot, ... So we said, `Let's give him a promotion."  - Stephen Colbert
 
Together the two parts make a hole. Yes. Hole. A big gaping hole in the ignorance and stupidity of people in general and the mainstream propaganda media in particular. We need more holes like these. You can see the truth through the holes…
 
"Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion." - Jon Stewart
 
Basically Stewart and Colbert are bill Maher minus the condescending smug holier then thou look.
 
Atheism, a religion dedicated to its own sense of smug superiority."  - Stephen Colbert
 
I like smart comedy. I like even better smart commentary. I like the most taking the piss out of racist greedy selfish people worldwide. Stewart and Colbert are my idols. Nothing less.  They continue George Carlin and bill hick's work, put a new current twist on it while acting one ingredient stand up comedians always lacked – action. I don’t see hicks organizing a 'rally to restore sanity' in Washington. He was too much of a cynic.

 If there was a god then it would have been his work that they are doing now. Somebody bless them.
 
"All Dogs Go To Heaven? Sorry, kids. It's only the dogs who've accepted Christ."- Stephen Colbert
 
 
"To have not shot his friend in the face would have sent a message to the quail that America is weak." - Jon Stewart
 
Yes, reason has been a part of organized religion, ever since two nudists took dietary advice from a talking snake." - Jon Stewart
 
 
 
I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land." - Jon Stewart
 

The colbert report - http://www.colbertnation.com/
The daily show - http://www.thedailyshow.com/