The Daily Show has long been one of the best programs on television, and has gleefully stabbed needles in many a media balloon. Their take on the bizarre and macabre media feeding frenzy to be the first to report the verdict in the Martha Stewart trial is at once hysterically funny and immensely sobering for anybody working in the media.
Don’t miss Colbert’s wrap-up towards the end. A perfect satirical summary of a business gone insane.
The clip requires Real Player. The eggheads at Comedy Central make it hard to link directly to their clips, so go to this page and look for “Illegally Blonde.” Hurry before it drops off the page. This should be required viewing for journalism schools around the country.
Music: “Love Is Only a Feeling” by The Darkness [Opens in iTunes]
After all these years, Nic still can’t understand the American attitude to healthcare.
A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.
Includes The Incomplete Book of Running, Aching God, The Murderbot Diaries, Lies Sleeping, The Consuming Fire, and Rendezvous with Rama.
Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.