1000 Books In 10 Years; Vol. 66: Earth (The Book) by The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

A very young John Stewart.

If you’ve already read America: Democracy Inaction, or I Am America And So Can You, or if you regularly watch The Daily Show or the Colbert Report, then you have a fairly good idea of what to expect. That said, the book is not for supporters of right-wing conservatives, or religious extremists, but rather for people who rest somewhere in the middle, or perhaps lean to the left and are a little more open minded and capable of laughing at themselves and the social constructs in which they live. At times it is a clever, biting satire, worth of comparisons to Jonathan Swift, at other times it offer comedic fluff that is at times perhaps a little tasteless but still manages to pull out a few laughs, or at least cringes and eye rolls. Topics up for satiric examination; the far right, the far left, religious extremists, fundamentalists, environmental issues, totalitarian governments, celebrities and much, much more. Below is a short list of some funny moments. If you laugh out loud at them, then check this one out. If not, skip it:

 

The Diarrhoea Of Ann Frank

Taj Mahal: The ultimate testament to the eternal love between a man and his favorite wife.

Where to find chocolate: Hershey Pennsylvania, inside tinfoil wrappers, and inside a dead dog’s stomach?

The Pyramids of Giza: Relics of the golden age of funereal directing.

Arguments against robots: I’m afraid I don’t understand your question Dave.

On Jeff Dunhman: After learning how to talk, the next logical step was learning how to make a piece of wood tell racists jokes.

Haggis: A sheep’s heart, liver and lungs stuffed and boiled inside its own stomach. Who are it: Scots and sociopath wolves.

The Texan’s Guide To Evolution: The best school textbooks kept up with the latest developments in science in order to deny them.

Teenage angst: I obtained my new persona at Bucklehaven.com

The sinister lines of Nazi uniforms revolutionized the way troubled teenagers doodled in the margins of their math notebooks.

Economics: The alternative to “buy low and sell high” was often “jump high land low.”

The Bar Mitzvah (Autobot logo with caption reading: Today I Transformer into a man): The ritual passage to Jewish adulthood often came with a ‘theme’ that called into question how complete the passage was.

Geiger Counter: Hans Geiger’s machine made it much easier to count geigers.

 

And many other priceless gems! Enjoy!

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Jason John Horn is a writer and critic who recently completed his Master's in English Literature at the University of Windsor. He has composed a play, a novella and a number of short stories and satirical essays.

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