Monday, December 9, 2013

Punchy Sociopaths


“Now, like most people these days, I have one source for news that I turn to more than any other—Twee-Tar. Because I likes my news like I likes my ladies: Short and punchy and delivered second-hand by anonymous sociopaths. . . . Without Twitter, how else would I learn about revolutions in Iran, or non-existent fights with angry ladies on airplanes?”  

—Jon Stewart, host, The Daily Show, “Parks and Recognition,” Dec. 3, 2013 Watch video here.  

• Editorial Comment: hmmm. Where to begin? Say “short, punchy, sociopathic ladies” out loud in public and see where that gets you.

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