I'm finally inspired to post- not that there hasn't been a lot going on lately, I just haven't had time. Who has time to blog? I don't understand how all those excellent bloggers that I read occasionally do it, as well as having a job and a life.
Anyway, I've been raving to a few friends about Jon Stewart on the Daily Show, now that I have Freeview and get it every night at 8.30pm (on More4 in the UK). Jon Stewart is gorgeous and very intelligent and funny; the Daily Show is like an American 'Have I Got News for You', but slightly more absurd, which is understandable because it is American politics and current events they are taking the piss out of. It verges on the crude and fratboy at times but at other times is just pure genius and there's something so refreshing about intelligent Americans satirising their own news media and government.
Now, Jon Stewart is going to be hosting the gayest Oscars in history (he is a straight Jewish guy who just had a baby daughter- I refer to Brokeback Mountain and the Capote film) and I can't wait.
For a taster that you can freely view online- here is 13 minutes of Jon on the American current events debate show Crossfire. It is rumoured that this clip precipitated the closure of the show shortly afterwards- instead of being funny he basically went on and seriously challenged and confronted these purveyors of sensationalist right/left shouting, saying the show bore the same relationship to debate as pro wrestling does to athletic competition. Please go look, it's inspiring- plus he looks so much cuter in a black v-neck jumper than in the suit he wears on the Daily Show.
Love you, Jon.