Since 2002, Jason Ross (@jasonjross on Twitter) has been a writer for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," where his team has won a half-dozen Emmy Awards for outstanding writing and produced the best-selling America: The Book and Earth: The Book.
Jason Ross: Here I am.
Ken Layne: Hello, sir! I'm in the middle of the greatest consumer survey in human history.
Jason: That is a fairly low bar to clear.
Ken: Disneyland is building Star Wars Land. This will make Disneyland much more tolerable for me:
Which of the following Star Wars locations would you be especially interested in visiting at the Disneyland Resort? [...]
Such a lather people are in, because Rick Perry was cheered at the Republican debate last week for executing 234 death row prisoners in Texas. Actually, Perry didn't even have a chance to repond to the question, posed by Brian Williams, before the audience started applauding. The transcript goes like this:
Williams: Governor Perry, a question about Texas. Your state has executed 234 death row inmates, more than any other governor in modern times. Have you…
(APPLAUSE) [also one person whistling]
Have you struggled to sleep at night with the idea that any one of those might have been innocent?
Well, of course not, Brian. What a question. Rick [...]
Thoughts on a recent interview: "Just imagine if a show on Fox News had a live studio audience. If every time Sean Hannity mentioned death panels or Obamacare, he got a raucous ovation. It would make something that’s already oversimplified and dumbed down even more so, encouraging pandering and self-congratulation and lowering the level of discourse even further."
If your commitment to making fun of Glenn Beck is just as strong as your commitment to helping Jon Stewart sell his new book, then you are totally in luck!
Last night TV person Jon Stewart asked Newsweek editor John Meacham, "Who is making money in the magazine business who does what you do? Who is a successful model?" And you can guess what Meacham said: "The Economist." Okay so, this is something we have heard for years now, from everyone, and it became a huge joke, and guess what? Maybe there's only room for one The Economist! Maybe your weirdly redesigned, money-losing magazine ($500,000 a week!) isn't The Economist! Which, by the way, despite its charms, isn't the only kind of magazine in the world! And which, you know, other magazines are not really being, either [...]