Some people watch TV or Netflix or random Youtube clips for the instant gratification that these forms of procrastination provide. You get to be brain dead for a couple of minutes or hours, almost hypnotically transported from the sweaty, nightmarish, hell-scape of your work (maybe that’s just me). The pure pleasure that you get is almost unmatched. This is the way I feel when I watch Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert go on various Fox News programs (usually it’s Bill O’Reilly).
Take this video of Stephen Colbert entering the No-Spin Zone (lol) for the first time in 2007. While Jon Stewart actually attempts to engage O’Reilly in serious conversation, it’s almost comical the lack of fucks Stephen Colbert gives about this interview. It’s a serious drought of fucks. It’s a situation so devoid of fucks, it almost makes you nervous for Bill O’Reilly, who definitely gives a fuck, and does not quite understand how to act in a situation where very little fucks are required for entry.
An initiative you should like, from Andrew “Alex” Trexler ’14 (who’s ’14 and proud):
For anyone and everyone interested in attending the Stewart/Colbert rally in Washington on Saturday October 30th, I have created a group called Wesleyan Students for Sanity and Fear. The sole purpose of this group is to get as many Wesleyan students there as possible. We’ll leave campus early in the morning, arriving, rallying, and getting back to campus in time to party. There may be a small fee for the ride ($5-10), it’s still up in the air. If you or anyone you know is interested in going, please email me at atrexler(at)wesleyan(dot)edu as soon as possible so I can sign you up.
Take it down a notch, for America.
Or, if you prefer, raise it up a stotch.
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 30
- Time: 5:30 AM – 10:00 PM
- Place: Washington, DC
In last night’s Daily Show with John Stewart, after talking about how the United States infected Guatemalans with syphilis (USA! USA!), Jon and Senior Military Analyst Jason Jones talked about the army is reacting to fuel explosions.
Energy independence and environmental innovation. Hardcore committed leftists. Sound like Spicoli. Allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military.
Jones thought the same thing you did:
“I mean come on, is this the United States army or Wesleyan?! The next thing you know they’ll have socialized medicine.”
Watch the clip “Green the Army Now” at around 5:45 to hear the shout-out. It’s just as great as being singled out by Andrew Breitbart at the Tea Party convention last year.
Jon Stewart mocks a CPAC convention speaker’s mocking of GoPride on yesterday’s Daily Show—including a tongue-in-cheek reference to the “transgender glee chorus at Wesleyan.” See the last minute of the clip: