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10 April 2009



Please lighten up. I'm sick of the culture of proper scolds set up to castigate humor that is not perfectly "politically correct."

If you really want to "disapprove" of something, take a gander at Red Eye. They really are hurtful pigs.


I saw the show and felt the same way that you did. How juvenile is this? When the "correspondents" make their appearance, I usually switch the channel until their bit is over. They're so boring and not at all funny. As you said, their brand of humor is adolescent and offensive. How stupid do they think we are?


I think it's another example of ageism is just completely accepted and never questioned in our society. There is absolutely no check and balance when it comes to conversations regarding age and weight. Humor that humiliates is just stupid and easy. Love or hate Chris Rock but his humor is never this simple, it always makes you..hey wait a minute...?

Joan Price

Thank you, Sue, for alerting me to this show, and I agree with you 100%. You inspired me to blog about it myself here: http://betterthanieverexpected.blogspot.com/2009/04/daily-shows-dirty-bird-special-poops-on.html

To "Socialist" -- may I ask how old you are and at what age you plan to retire your genitals?

"Lighten up?" I don't think so.

Joan Price

Author of Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty (http://www.joanprice.com/BetterThanExpected.htm)

Join us -- we're talking about ageless sexuality at http://www.betterthanieverexpected.blogspot.com

Sue Katz

I apologize for not responding to these (mostly) thoughtful comments earlier, but my provider cut my internet, phone and tv service and it has taken me 24 hrs to get back online. I'll blog about it later today. Thanks all for writing.

Yes, Mia, you're so right about cheap shots (age/weight). Anita, I'm glad we're on the same wavelength, indeed. Joan, I'll check out your blog as soon as I get settled back online, but I'm glad we're keeping up the pressure together. And Socialist, the empty and annoying concept of "politically correct" was devised by those who are, uh, politically screwed up as a way to avoid changing. I must write about that sometime soon. Thanks for being the catalyst.

Israeli Women

I have never been a fan of Jon Stewart for these exact reasons.

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