If it’s Friday, it means leftovers . . .

“I like my coffee how I like myself: Dark, bitter, and too hot for you.”

The Three Wise Guys:

So where do my dreams go?

Please dont flush

Ear worm courtesy of George Takei’s tumblr:

A very touching tribute to Jon Oliver’s tenure on “The Daily Show”

http://www.hulu.com/watch/574954#i1,p0,d1#i1,p0,d1

Have some Daily Show . . .

Life is rough right now, so I figured the best thing would be to post some Daily Show (sorry Veronica). Here’s a great segment on food stamp cuts:

 

“I can’t go on, I’ll go on.” ~ Samuel Beckett, from I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On: A Samuel Beckett Reader

                   

“We can regard our life as a uselessly disturbing episode in the blissful repose of nothingness.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

The car saga continues. I was awakened by it. I tried to reason with it. I tried to be logical and factual with it. All to no avail. I was shut down, and so I made a bargain with my ever-patient spouse that if he would pick up my mother up the dealer after she gave back her car, I would do just about anything else, so desperate was to extract myself from this situation.

He did, almost. He got a flat tire on the way, and before he could fix it or I could contact my mother, she called to say not to pick her up because she had settled everything and was going to keep her car . . . Really? No way. I could hardly wait for the details. Actually, I considered leaving town indefinitely so that I wouldn’t have to hear the details. No, really.

Anyway, my day so far.

Then suddenly, while I was sitting here trying to figure out how to delete the last few days disappear from my long-term memory banks, I had a vague memory of some long-ago television show about a mother and a car. I did a little digging, and presto: “My Mother the Car.” I have no idea what this show was about, and I don’t really need to know what it was about. What matters is that there was a show, and a theme song, and it was the 60’s, and there was a van Dyke brother in it. and a mother who turned into a car, or something like that . . .

So I have arrived at this conclusion: The only thing that makes sense in life right now is “The Daily Show,” and that’s only because they don’t even have to try too hard to be funny about the news because the news is naturally bizarre without any kind of ridiculousness being piled on . . .

“I’ve got a nice house and a kid in college, and I’ll tell you we cannot handle it. Giving our paycheck away when you still worked and earned it? That’s just not going to fly.” ~ Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) on not giving up his salary during shutdown

“It is very unnerving to be proven wrong, particularly when you are really right and the person who is really wrong is proving you wrong and proving himself, wrongly, right.” ~ Lemony Snicket, from The Blank Book

Congress: No business, as usual.

Government shutdown? Seriously? I am so sick of these jokers that I just can’t take it any more. You can bet they’ll be getting their paychecks and benefits.

Of course, Jon Stewart said it best . . .

Reblogged from the Huffinton Post:

Jon Stewart Blasts GOP Over Shutdown: When The Giants Lost, They Didn’t Shut Down The NFL

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Jon Stewart opened Monday’s “Daily Show” by addressing the government shutdown, and placed the blame squarely on the House Republicans for going to great lengths in their one-sided fight against the Affordable Care Act, which he mockingly called “The End of America as We Know It for Reasons No One is Able to Clearly Explain.”

“You’re just throwing words together,” he exclaimed in response to a montage of Republicans rattling off their love of the Constitution to show their hatred of Obamacare, and then those lawmakers blasting Obama for failing to compromise. “It’s a f**king law!” he said, pointing out that all three branches of government had thus far upheld the law.

He then compared the Republicans to a losing football team. “Did you see the Giants game on Sunday?” he asked. “They lost 31-7. Do you know what the Giants didn’t say after that game? ‘If you don’t give us 25 more points by midnight on Monday, we will shut down the f**king NFL.'”

But he really drove the point home by invoking one small business owner with a message to the House Republicans about their current situation:

“Is this possible global conflagration interrupting your video poker time?” ~ Jon Stewart on Jon McCain

John McCain playing poker

Remember John McCain? Senator? War hero? The man who would be president?

Yep. That John McCain. Seems he was a little bored in recent hearings on Syria by the Senate committee on foreign relations. Oh. No biggie. Only discussing war.

The media had a field day, and deservedly so:

From The Guardian: War games: McCain caught playing poker on iPhone during Syria debate

From The Daily Mail: Pictured: John McCain caught playing POKER on his iPhone during crucial Senate hearing on whether to take military action in Syria

and of course . . .

Jon Stewart on The Daily Show:

 

“He broke the Eww-O-Meter.” ~ John Oliver, “The Daily Show”

Note: I’m not sure why Hulu video isn’t appearing in the text. It was there in the draft but then reverted to the link. Sorry.

"He broke the Eww-O-Meter."

                   

If it’s Friday, it must mean leftovers . . .

Nooooooo . . . please . . . not yet . . . 2016 is three years away . . .

From The Huffington Post:

John Oliver tore into Chris Matthews on Thursday’s “The Daily Show” for participating in the what he called the media’s ridiculous speculation over the 2016 presidential election.

Oliver begged the media to hold its premature 2016 speculation till Jon Stewart returned to the show in September. He also ran a clip of Matthews observing the new hairstyle and dark suit Hillary Clinton wore when she lunched with President Obama earlier this week. Matthews said that he knew “he shouldn’t talk about her looks,” but that the former secretary of state looked “ready for primetime” and “presidential as hell.”

“How have you made the word ‘presidential’ sound pervy?” Oliver asked. “Just a little tip to Chris Matthews: when you say you shouldn’t talk about something, why not not actually talk about it? That way, everyone wins!”

And speaking of John Oliver—and I was—here’s a clip from his epic skewering of San Diego’s slimeball mayor Bob Filner. This guy Filner puts Anthony Weiner to shame, and that’s saying something.

From The Raw Story:

Oliver prefaced his attack on Mayor Bob Filner by warning his viewers to apologize to their skin, “because it is not just going to crawl, it is going to spider-walk across the ceiling like Linda Blair in The Exorcist.”

Eight women have accused San Diego’s mayor of sexual harassment. Filner allegedly grabbed and french kissed his female subordinates without their consent, touched his female subordinates on the buttocks without their consent, grabbed his female subordinates’ breasts without their consent, “slobbered” on his female subordinates without their consent, and asked his female subordinates to come to work without underwear on.

“This man is revolting,” Oliver remarked. “He should probably be arrested. He is at the very least unfit for public office. Please tell me that unlike Anthony Weiner, Filner knows when to quit.”

Filner has admitted to sexual harassing women but refused to resign. Instead, he said he would participate in sexual harassment training and change his behavior. Filner also wants the people of San Diego to pay for his legal fees in the sexual harassment lawsuit against him.

“I think he’s better off trying to raise the money on Prickstarter,” Oliver concluded.

Jon Stewart: ‘What Is It With You People And’ Bestiality?

Epic episode of The Daily Show last night. Couldn’t find a Hulu version of clip, so I’ll just have to be satisfied with providing a link for those who are interested. The following article by Brett LoGiurato is from Business Insider:

Jon Stewart

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart hit back at the Republican rebranding efforts on Wednesday, chiding conservatives for some recent comments on social issues. Particularly, he took aim at recent comments equating gay marriage and bestiality.

Stewart highlighted a clip from rising GOP star Ben Carson, who said last week that gays and “people who believe in bestiality” should not be allowed to change the longstanding definition of marriage.

“You get that one of those things is not like the other, right?” Stewart said. “It’s like saying, ‘I believe the law grants the same rights to all of us — whether we be Christians or rapists. It’s nothing to do with anything.”

Stewart also chided Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert, who recently equated limits on gun magazine capacity to gay marriage and bestiality.

“What is it with you people and the animal f—ing?!” Stewart said.

Here is the clip, courtesy of Comedy Central.