Jon Stewart

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    November 28, 2012

    Jon Stewart on What Really Killed the Twinkie

    The Daily Show with Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cThe Employees Strike Back - Twinkie's Endwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogThe Daily Show on Facebook On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart took on Hostess, finally providing the definitive postmortem on ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011
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    October 18, 2011

    This Morning's Video Wake-Up with Leppert, Jeffress, Perry, Olbermann and Jon Stewart

    ​Last night, in the comments below, a Friend of Unfair Park mentioned that Tom Leppert made Keith Olbermann's "Worst Persons in the World" round-up for his End Occupy website. Sure enough -- finally, some national pub for the former Dallas mayor and candidate for U.S. Senate, for whom a crazy-left ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Jon Stewart Joke About Rick Perry's Origin Story Sets Up Wayne Slater's Punch Line

    ​Speaking of Rick Perry video round-ups ...On the other side you'll find two clips. First up is last night's Daily Show, in which Jon Stewart dissects the Texas governor's entry into the presidential race over the weekend. Stewart, like Gawker, "confuses" Perry with Josh Brolin in W. But, look, sa ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    El Bulli is Dead; Long Live El Bulli, At Least in Your DVR and the Back Issues of Esquire

    Ferran Adria Portrait, by Sergi Pons ​When Anthony Bourdain cruises through town this fall for his City of Ate-sponsored gig at the Majestic, he's guaranteed to one or two questions about the meal I watched him eat on last night's No Reservations: a 50-or-so-course palate-fuck at El Bulli, Fer ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Looking Back at Some Other Local Music MTV Moments (Not All Involving the Toadies, Swear)

    I see our music blog's celebrating MTV's 30th today by ticking off a few Dallas-music-related moments featured on the former music network over the years. I have since reminded our music editor: I'm old. So old I recall off the top of my bald head a few that were left off the list -- like, say, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Your Light Bulbs Are Suddenly a Symbol of Freedom in Texas and Beyond

    This bulb, currently on the extinction list, has become an ideological symbol in Texas and across the nation.​Earlier this year, state Rep. Marva Beck looked up at the elegant light fixtures above the House floor in Austin and decided they would be ruined by "squiggly" energy-efficient bulbs. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Is Hating Teachers the Right Thing to Do?

    ​The New York Times ran a story yesterday about all the hate the right-wingers are expressing for school teachers. In the opening they quoted placards from Madison, Wisconsin, saying, "You are glorified babysitters who leave school at 3:30 pm. You deserve minimum wage." They interviewed a 30- ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Jon Stewart Spends 22 Minutes With T. Boone Pickens, "The Wilt Chamberlain of Fracking"

    ​Speaking of vehicles powered by compressed natural gas ...Mayor Tom Leppert was deeply involved in the Dallas Area Rapid Transit board's decision (after much debate and delay) to spend $210 million to convert its liquefied natural gas and clean diesel bus fleet to CNG. Mayor Tom was also deeply i ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Don't Mince Words, Jon Stewart. How Do You Really Feel About Downtown-Based AT&T?

    ​Verizon announced yesterday that beginning next month, it too will offer service via the iPhone -- thus ending iPhone users' long national nightmare known as AT&T exclusivity. Jon Stewart's so excited by the news he used some seven minutes at the top of last night's Daily Show  to celebr ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    Christmas in Prison: For Locals Only, Wyatt Cenac Tells World's Longest In-Joke Ever

    This American Life/WBEZWyatt Cenac tells his story of spending one Christmas in a Texas prison.​'Bout two and a half years ago we first introduced you to Wyatt Cenac -- "introduced," because he was only a few weeks into his new gig as correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. As you no do ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Whitt's End: 12.17.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Tony Romo took girlfriend Candice Crawford to the top of Reunion Tower last night to celebrate her 24th birthday. And then, yep, he popped the question. Very cliched and Dallasy of him, but cool. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Jeffress Goes on CNN to Defend "Grinch List"

    ​Speaking of stealing Christmas ...Two days after First Baptist Church of Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress debuted his Grinch Alert website -- because he will "not bow to the strident voices of a minority who object to the holiday" -- he went on CNN's American Morning to discuss the naughty-or-nice l ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Unfair Park Guest Column: Dallas Attorney On Why, and How, You Should Judge the Judges

    ​The Friends of Unfair Park are no doubt familiar with the fine work of Bill Holston, noted human-rights attorney, KERA-FM commentator, occasional Morning News op-ed'er and Unfair Park commenter. (He's also joining Angela Hunt, Rawlins Gilliland and Shibboleth at the Dallas Rally for Sanity at Lee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Jon Stewart Doesn't Like Joe Barton, and He's Not Impressed With Rex Tillerson Either

    ​No doubt by now you've heard all about Rep. Joe Barton of Arlington telling BP chief exec Tony Hayward how sorry he is -- how so so so so so sorry he is -- that President Obama shook him down for a $20 billion "slush fund." And by slush fund, he meant dough to be doled out to those in the Gulf Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Welcome to the Day After March 31

    ​*Ron Washington's first and only experience with cocaine came at age 57? Of course I believe him. Why wouldn't I? *Okay, I admit it. I secretly, desperately wish I wrote for the Dallas Morning News and talked for 1310 AM The Ticket and admit that my jealously bleeds through into my sub- ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    The Daily Show Sends Jason Jones to Get to the Bottom of Dallas Gay Divorce Case

    Peter Schulte and the petitioner still known as J.B. on The Daily Show last night ... but what is it about that vase ...?​No doubt you recall the October ruling from Judge Tena Callahan of Dallas County's 302nd Family District Court, who said there was no good reason for the courts not to consider ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Lowe Blow: Get Motivated! Co-Founder Says Dubya Was "Inspirational," Not a "Caricature"

    ​Seems Tamara Lowe, one half of the couple behind Monday's Get Motivated! sell-or-be-sold hoedown at the Fort Worth Convention Center, isn't too keen on the coverage of the event. Her peoples have sent word that Lowe wants to right the media's wrongs: Per the press release freshly landed in the Un ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    The Daily Show Gets Motivated With Dubya; The Rachel Maddow Show Visits The Lodge

    Megan, of course, attended George W. Bush's coming-out as a motivational speaker Monday at the Fort Worth Convention Center; we've also got the slide show to prove it. Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart weighed in; the Star-Telegram's reporting on the Get Motivated! founders gets a brief shou ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    Better Off TED: SMU Campus to Be Filled With Deep Thinkers in Deep Conversation

    William Kamkwamba will be at SMU tomorrow.​Perhaps you saw William Kamkwamba on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Wednesday night and thought the co-author and subject of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope just might be The Most Interesting 23-Year-Old in the W ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Who's the Most Trusted Man in Dallas/Fort Worth? On TV? When it Comes to Sports?

    Ah, the bad ol' days.​When Walter Cronkite punted the bucket recently, the title of "Most Trusted Man in America" fell to - believe it or not - Jon Stewart. While this news made me, a Daily Show devotee, click my heels, it also got me to thinking: Who's the Most Trusted Sportscaster in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Because I'm Better Than Bitter, 20 Things I Love

    I love sports and stuff and, oh yeah, freaky things like, say, baby heads in glass vases.​No, no, no. You got me all wrong. Am I skeptical? Cynical? Inquisitive? Smart-assy? Guilty. But bitter? Hardly. I consider myself more tell-it-like-it-is realistic rather than jump-off-the-hi ... More >>

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    April 10, 2009

    The 10 Most Compelling People on TV

    With the Rangers over and the Mavs resting and the Stars playing a meaningless hockey game - ugh, is there an uglier phrase in the English language? - I flipped around DirecTV for a moment last night before wondering aloud: If I had my choice, who would I watch right now? Then I answered myself. Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Richie Whitt: Unplugged, Unmasked and Universally Apologetic

    This is by far the most difficult post I've ever written. But it's time. I can continue this charade no longer. Over the past 11 months on this blog I've spewed forth a plethora of radical opinions, most of which this morning I'd like to officially denounce. I admit, most of them didn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Apparently, Central Kia Will Never, Ever Have to Pay For a Spot During The Daily Show

    Waaaaaay back in June, Jon Stewart first got the WTF giggles over that Central Kia spot in which a Barack Obama impersonator sells cars at low, low prices. You've probably seen the ad plenty since then; in fact, Central Kia -- which has locations in Plano, Irving, Carrollton and Lewisville -- is sti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Slumdog Sportsionaire: Who's On Your "Shit List"?

    Had a wonderfully weird weekend. On Friday I saw the Fort Worth Symphony's interpretation of Led Zeppelin. (Thumbs up.) On Saturday I attended a Polish 40th birthday party complete with a full, cooked pig on a skewer, potato vodka shots and, yes, a belly dancer. (Two thumbs up.) On Sunday I did ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    Jon Stewart Gets a Good Energy From T. Boone Pickens

    As promised, the Dallas billionaire was on The Daily Show last night promoting his book and his plan. About halfway through the interview concerning Pickens' desire to get America's trucks running on natural gas sooner than later, Jon Stewart fell in love. And a May-December bromance begins. --Rober ... More >>

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    November 12, 2008

    T. Boone Breaks Like the Wind

    At this very moment T. Boone Pickens is in New York City, where today he reiterated to reporters at a Forbes-sponsored energy confab that he's tapping the brakes on his wind farm in the Texas Panhandle. But he insisted the slowdown on the $10-billion project has nothing to do with the falling price ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008
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    September 16, 2008
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    August 5, 2008

    Worst Restaurant Ever? Chilabee's.

    Someone totally not busted up about the shuttering of Plano-based Benningan's last week? Jon Stewart, who, in the clip below, introduces the worst fast-casual concept since Shenaniganz. Speaking of, this morning there's more bad news for Dallas-based Brinker International. --Robert Wilonsky

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    June 25, 2008

    Tonight on The Daily Show, Jesuit Grad Wyatt Cenac Becomes Part of "The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever"

    Wyatt Cenac, now available Daily Three weeks ago, Wyatt Cenac debuted as the newest regular correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. And, turns out, the hilarious 32-year-old New Yorker grew up in Dallas and went to high school at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dall ... More >>

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    April 22, 2008

    Shooting Rubberbands at Barack Obama

    Last night, in advance of the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, Jon Stewart hosted Barack Obama on The Daily Show. Which is so not what gives this clip its local flavor. For those so interested, scroll to the 4:22 mark, when Stewart asks Obama to "hope up" a "very common phrase" that really doesn't s ... More >>

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    February 22, 2008

    Oscar Overhaul

    If nothing else, Jon Stewart certainly ranks as one of Oscar's ... um ... sportsiest hosts. Maybe? At the risk of offending our nationally acclaimed film connoisseur, I poked around a little on all my Internets today and realized I haven’t seen any of the flicks up for Best Picture in this year’ ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    October 11, 2007
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    June 21, 2007

    Evan Can Wait

    Why in God's name did Steve Carell take the paycheck?

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    June 5, 2007

    Jon Stewart Buzzed on Ron Paul

    Who knew so many of our Friends were fans of the Ron Paul? (And by so many, I mean 11. Ish.) Well, you know who else loves the sole Texan running for president? Yup -- Jon Stewart, who last night had the Gulf Coast Congressman on The Daily Show and spent seven-plus minutes gushing over the seemingly ... More >>

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    December 1, 2006

    Journalists and Lawyers Suck Face

    Ya know, that John Edwards sure can give a speech, but only if it's about John Edwards. Democrat vibes permeated the annual Stephen Philbin Awards, held at the Dallas Bar Association for the 23rd year at 11:15 a.m. Couldn't help but be, with several dozen new judges, fresh from the all-but-sweep of ... More >>

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    November 8, 2006

    Chris Bell: S.O.L.

    Never you mind the quality of this screen grab. But this is how The Daily Show last night broke the news that Chris Bell (and Kinky Friedman and Carole Straylander Keehorn Jingleheimer Schmidt) had lost to incumbent Governor Rick Perry. The GOP's mascot trundled across the screen and took a dump on ... More >>

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    November 6, 2006

    Didn't You Used to Be a Guitar Hero?

    Clark Vogeler, closest to the camera, says playing Guitar Hero makes him feel like a virtual guitar hero. Which is odd, since he used to be one in real life. I got to page 112 in the November 16 issue of Rolling Stone--the one with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on the cover--when I noticed the da ... More >>

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    July 6, 2006
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    June 22, 2006

    Letter-Box Edition

    Wordplay explores the cult of the crossword puzzle

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    April 7, 2006
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    March 9, 2006

    Oscar Overhaul

    The Academy--y-a-w-n--Awards desperately need a shot of sports

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    March 1, 2006

    The Daily Slow

    In today's Fort Worth Star-Telegram is a piece about Jon Stewart, written by Alyson Ward. It includes this nugget, which is essentially the central point to her alarmingly unspectacular, tired story: "Don't laugh. American culture, it seems, can't decide whether to classify Stewart as a comedian ... More >>

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    September 22, 2005
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    March 23, 2000

    It's a Black thing

    Lewis Black is the smart guy as smart-ass

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    March 4, 1999

    Night & Day

    March 4 - 10, 1999

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