Zen in the Afternoon: Jon Stewart’s Closing Speech

Self-awareness is a beautiful thing.

Text transcript is here.

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 10/30/10 at 10:19 PM • Permalink

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Per YAFB, attendance estimated at 215,000. Not that that’s the important thing.

Not important? Two smallish cable shows brought out immensely more people than the mighty Murdoch’s minions!

Noble effort on the part of Mr. Stewart. Though it seems a little inaccurate to strike such an equable, “both sides are mongerers” note, as a member of the less mongerous side, I am willing to let it go in the interest of the greater good. Spirit of the thing, and all.

Well, certainly, I feel a stronger affinity for people who react to winning elections by brutally criticizing and/or abandoning the candidates they installed to represent them, than I do for people who react to losing an election by buying a shitload of bullets.

In absolute terms, however, it’s clear that neither of those strategies is particularly productive.

Like a Frank Capra movie, the Stewart rally was a tingly palate-cleanser between a rubbery appetizer and a lukewarm entree with hair in it. If sanity were practical and readily-implementable, you’d only have to watch It’s a Wonderful Life once.

Showing A Face in the Crowd to my class on Election Day. Think I’ll toss this in as well—if there is an antidote to Lonesome Rhodes Disease, Stewart is it.

Not important? Two smallish cable shows brought out immensely more people than the mighty Murdoch’s minions!

I wonder if that’s why the pundits have been so hostile to it—must really piss ‘em off that the beloved teabaggers got showed up…

Assholes whose jobs are to sit on their duffs and tell the rest of us what we’re supposed to be thinking do indeed get hostile when they’re shown up for the clown that they are. I also showed my class the Colbert White House Press Correspondents’ Dinner address, and they howled.

Perhaps Stewart should have a Rally To Restore Journalism. Or else a seance.
Giving a FEARY award to Anderson Cooper’s tight black T-Shirt was awfully close.

Sorry—I think I need to order a syntax clean-up for my last comment. But you know what I mean, too, also, about the lamestream media.

Bad news—Since this speech, Fox found the driver who cut everyone off and gave him a $2 million contract.

Bad news—Since this speech, Fox found the driver who cut everyone off and gave him a $2 million contract.

Happy HalloWIN

Just for a laugh, I went to Michelle Merkin’s house of crazy to see the comments on her liveblog of the event.

I learned that liberals, like vampires, do not register on the TeeVees of conservatives, because they didn’t see much of a crowd.

I also learned that a bunch of people who previously enjoyed watching the program Mythbusters will now be forced to forego that pleasure because they’re really Libtards, and probably homos.

Oh, and they don’t have much of a sense of humor when it comes to political rally signs.

I thought the driver who cut everyone off was Breitbart. Cause he said “we scorn them, we don’t hire tham as analysts”.

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