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The Daily Show: July 13, 2006

by Annie Wu, posted Jul 14th 2006 4:26PM
The Daily ShowJon Stewart started off by reflecting on his day thus far... He woke up, had an egg and cheese breakfast, a nice cappuccino, bantered politely at work, sat down at his desk, turned on the TV, and realized that World War III has begun. "After that, the day is kind of a blur..." He said that he was feeling anxious, sad, scared, and hopeful... with just a hint of ennui. But mostly just fucking scared.

The Daily Show Emotional Weatherman, Jason Jones, filled us in on the emotional state of the rest of the world. Over in the Mid. East, there was still depression with storms of violent anger. This is their 6021st week of seething rage! Over in India, train bombings have brought monsoons of unseasonable sadness, causing grief and sorrow for the weekend. Over in Asia, there's a crazy front spreading from North Korea that might move into Japan. As for Iraq, Shrapnel, the Despair Penguin shit some sadness over the area (haha, what the hell?). And in America, of course, we're all blithely happy, fine, joyful, and party anxious (but only in New York). Thanks to President Bush's constant reminders that everything's going great! Jones then gave a shout-out to Stella Drummond, born that very day back in 1906... but she died the night before at 99. "So very close!" Haha, that report was fucking dismal. I loved it.

"Oh the Hume Hannity!"/"Snake on a Plame": Bob Novak had a chat with Brit Hume and Sean Hannity. He identified the source of the Plame leak... but only as Mr. X. Wow. How unoriginal and unexciting... No Leaky Sanchez or Mr. Reacharound? After seeing a picture of Novak and Karl Rove next to each other, Jon wondered what would happen if they threw Dick Cheney in the mix (by the way, I love how TDS always makes Cheney slowly creep up in their graphics). The combination of Novak, Rove, and Cheney ended up being really fucking scary, causing dimming lights, bright red eyes, and a montage of destructive moments in films (melting Nazis included).

And then there was some light coverage on how Bush, during a press conference while in Germany, just wouldn't shut the hell up about the pig they were going to have for dinner. He kept talking about how he was looking forward to having the honor of slicing up the pig. "... I'm just going to assume that's some sort of euphemism for 'solving the Mid. East crisis."

The night's guest was Owen Wilson, the Dupree of You, Me and Dupree. After watching Owen repeatedly swivel around in his chair, I was reminded of how much I miss the couch for the entertainment industry guests. Jon asked the same question I was wondering, "How high are you right now?" Owen was way too mellow to be fully there. But he laughed and said that he just went for a run and he was still on his "runner's high". Riiight.

Jon/Stephen: Stephen Colbert dressed up as a pirate after seeing Pirates of the Caribbean 2. He had a big hat and an eye patch and overused "ARR!". Haha, I loved it. Moment of Zen: The weather in Iraq sucks. And remember, they don't have air conditioning.

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Do you think Stephen Colbert really did try to use a parrot for that scene? He said something about how it crapped on him.

July 15 2006 at 12:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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