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January 11, 2002




Happy Anniversary to You, by Annie-Wan
Why The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is Better Than Ever, by Kelly
Jon Events


Happy Anniversary to You
by Annie-Wan

Happy Third Anniversary!

Jon is now starting his fourth year as host of The Daily Show. Huzzah and Kudos to our wonderful Jon and his stupendous show and his magnificent writers and his tremendous producer and his spectacular fans -- US! Hurrah for us! Hurrah for us! Especially me! (Hmm. I think maybe my friends were right when they said I was -- what was it? Oh yes: Unyieldingly selfish, astonishingly self-absorbed, and wildly narcissistic. Well, I say screw 'em. They didn't buy me very good Christmas presents this year despite the wish lists I sent by certified mail, so they're clearly lousy friends anyhow.) At any rate, Kelly has written an article about The Daily Show that is quite timely. Please enjoy.

So, Shalini (Senator of Sloth), obligingly had a Jon dream after I insulted all of you in the last newsletter for having dreams as unromantic as mine. Hers was no better. Something about Jon passing her rolls at the table and Sara Moulton making gravy. She then wrote this "I was literally annoyed when I woke up. Apparently my subconscious is much less preoccupied with the man than my conscious. Seriously, you're right . . . what kind of estrogen brigade IS this?"

This is my mission: I am going to take all the dreams I collected so far and turn these miserable things into something dirty, wild, and crazy. I will make up a fictional dream to end all dreams. And since it's a made up dream, it won't have to make one bit of sense. (Not that you'll notice much difference from my regular writing.)

Annie-Wan, President


Why The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is Better Than Ever
by Kelly

It's been four months since the horrible events of September 11. Is it just me or does it seem like it can't possibly have been four months? We have seen many new things these past four months -- both horrible and wonderful -- that will live on forever in our minds. And on television, there have been many new "patriotic" items advertised. Gold-plated coins with Bush on them, firefighters and police officers painted on money, and "Great American Songs" compiled on "exclusive" CDs that "aren't available in stores so call now!" There are people with suits on sitting in a boardroom somewhere saying things like, "Hmmm. You know, Barry, patriotism is IN this year . . . how can we capitalize on that?" It gets under my skin to the point that I literally just want to hit the TV.

What does this have to do with The Daily Show, you ask? Jon is a regular guy in a high position. In Jon's Comedy Central site bio, they describe him as "one of America's top social and comedic voices." I watch The Daily Show every night for this reason. The same things that annoy me these days annoy him too. And he's in the position to say to these guys, "You're idiots, and we all know it." He says what I, and many others, are thinking. And, many times, he says things that I've been thinking but never knew how to say. When the plane went down in Queens I was disgusted with the way they kept showing the burned neighborhoods and speculating -- "Now, if there was a bomb, could that have done this?" The whole time I'm thinking, "Shut the hell up! Move on! Stop rehashing it! When you have NEWS, tell us!" But I' m just Kelly. I can't do anything. I have, at most, an audience of five people to rant to. And then Jon gave me a phrase that summed up what I was feeling was being done to me. "Mind f**ked." (His bleeped words). Right on my brother, that's it exactly.

I guess what I'm saying is that I'm grateful that we have Jon and The Daily Show to speak for us. He has pointed a sly finger at the media. I look forward to the day when Steve Carell does the Ad Nauseum that will appease my anger at all the money hungry corporations that are capitalizing on our revived patriotic feelings. Throughout all this, The Daily Show has shown compassion, a balance of serious and funny, and the right amount of sensitivity and tact. But what I'm most pleased with is their willingness to stick out their necks and poke fun at those who deserve it. When Jon yells at Fox, CNN, and MSNBC, I clap my hands and cheer him on from my couch, 'cause he's saying what I can't. And for that, I am thoroughly pleased.

Thank you Jon, for saying what we all want to say. Thank you for letting us know it's okay to laugh instead of cry. And thank you for keeping me from going psycho. The Daily Show lessens that anger, turns it into annoyance, and sometimes into pure laughter. Rock on Daily Show.

Kelly, Senator of Jon's Quick-Witted Cynicism


Jon Events

All times EASTERN. Not liable for emotional distress resulting from incorrect listings.

<> There is a rumor that Jon will host the Grammys again. Thanks to Nikki.

<> Jan 11, Fri, 8 pm -- Jon and Peter Jennings will be discussing news and satire on a New York Times Critic's Choice panel called "Irreverence in an Age of Reverence" at CUNY in Manhattan. Tickets are, unfortunately, sold out, but it sounds like something C-SPAN might pick up or tape. I'll keep you posted.

<> NOTE CHANGE: Jan 15, Tues night (Wed morning), NBC, 1:35 am -- Last Call with Carson Daly. Sigh. This the latest news. Heaven knows how many times THIS will change again. Subscribe to the SSS Newsletter if you want to keep abreast of any changes we might discover.

<> Jan 30, Wed, syndicated (check listings) -- Spin City. Jon plays a stockbroker.

<> Mon to Thurs, 10 am, 7 pm, 11 pm, 1:30 am (same night) &
<> Fri at 10 am & 7pm, Comedy Central -- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
<> See the Late Night TV Page for guests at

<> Movies currently airing on premium cable:
<> Barenaked in America - STARZ channels.
<> Big Daddy -- Cinemax channels.
<> Committed -- FLIX & STARZ channels.
<> Office Party -- Cinemax & HBO channels.
<> Playing By Heart -- STARZ channels.
<> Wishful Thinking -- Showtime channels.

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