10 November 2004

Jon Stewart = Da Man

For those of you who, like me, don't have a TV, a friend has passed on a web archive of Daily Show clips provided by witty, fetching Mistress of Political Video Clips Lisa Rein. Hooray!

And while I'm on the subject, Jon Stewart has apparently read all of the same books I have, including The Fourth Turning. Dig his commencement address to graduates of William & Mary.

Lets talk about the real world for a moment. We had been discussing it earlier, and I --- I wanted to bring this up to you earlier about the real world, and this is I guess as good a time as any. I don't really know to put this, so I'll be blunt. We broke it.

Please don't be mad. I know we were supposed to bequeath to the next generation a world better than the one we were handed. So, sorry.

I don't know if you've been following the news lately, but it just kinda got away from us. Somewhere between the gold rush of easy internet profits and an arrogant sense of endless empire, we heard kind of a pinging noise, and uh, then the damn thing just died on us. So I apologize.

But here's the good news. You fix this thing, you're the next Greatest Generation, people. You do this --- and I believe you can --- you win this war on terror, and Tom Brokaw's kissing your ass from here to Tikrit, let me tell ya. And even if you don't, you're not gonna have much trouble surpassing my generation. If you end up getting your picture taken next to a naked guy pile of enemy prisoners and don't give the thumbs up you've outdid us.

Definitely read the whole thing.

2 comments:

3Jake said...

Thanks. That was the best thing I have read in a long time. I owe you one. :)

Anonymous said...

"If you end up getting your picture taken next to a naked guy pile of enemy prisoners and don't give the thumbs up you've outdid us."

Genius.

- JD