On Thursday night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart had on Jim Cramer after Cramer criticized Stewart for his evisceration of CNBC last week. And just like Stewart’s visit to the Crossfire set years ago, he stopped being funny and brought a real does of reality to our mainstream media, which is pretty much a corporate propagandizing joke.
At some points Cramer sounds like he’s on the verge of tears, and once again, Stewart does the job that nobody else has the nuts to do. “Who are you responsible to?” asks Stewart (of Cramer and CNBC). This is absolutely must-see and Comedy Central knew they had a fiery thing on their hands: they’ve put the complete uncensored interview online ASAP.
A classic combo of smooth, half-spoken delivery and a band going bonkers. Chas Jankel plays a crazed jazz riff on piano, Davey Payne plays two saxes at once, and Norman Watt-Roy’s bass line (not so well represented in the audio here) is jaw-dropping, all 16th notes for the entirety of the song.
My favorite moment: the reaction at 0:50.
Another great animated video, directed by Ben Stokes.
Great lounge-y version of an utterly poo Mr. Mister song from the ’80s. Niiiiice.
When will this war be over?
Next week ministers from around the world gather in Vienna to set international drug policy for the next decade. Like first-world-war generals, many will claim that all that is needed is more of the same. In fact the war on drugs has been a disaster, creating failed states in the developing world even as addiction has flourished in the rich world. By any sensible measure, this 100-year struggle has been illiberal, murderous and pointless. That is why The Economist continues to believe that the least bad policy is to legalise drugs.
I’d prefer the “least bad,” wouldn’t you?
Jon Stewart again does what the others in the “media” can’t do. At the end, I don’t think Stewart is really laughing. Fuck you too, billionaires. In fact, the use of footage coupled with intertitles afterwards showing the fate of those banks and insurance companies is straight out of a serious doc, not a comedy show.
From the statement of purpose:
Urban Camouflage deals with the question how to camouflage
oneself and one’s identity in the urban space. Our costumes are
inspired by the ghillie suits, the military camouflage suit. It was
an adventure to wear the suit in the stores because of the conflicts
with the employees, the reaction of the customers and also to see
the pretty well camouflage effect in a real situation.
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