the daily show with kurt vonnegut
last week's show with kurt vonnegut was one of the best daily shows i've seen in ages. i DVR'ed it and am posting a few highlights of vonnegut's conversation from the show. i'm probably supposed to add some "printed without permission" blah diddy blah blah, but i won't. i'm a rebel like that.
KV: i think we are terrible animals and i think our planet's immune system is trying to get rid of us and should. you know, after the spanish inquisition and the roman games and burning women in public squares and WWI and WWII and the holocaust and nagasaki and that. i would like to say though, everybody has been so mean about the president recently. and i'd like to say something good about him.
KV: he is not the dumbest man at the top of our government. the dumbest man at the top of our government is the secretary of defense. he is so dumb. he's so dumb he thought he could take over a country, it's oil. population 27 billion, i believe, muslims. he thought he could take it over, and the oil (which is what he was after, you know) with a whole bunch of big bangs, you know, and then 200K american soldiers who didn't even know how to say hello in arabic. what a mess he's made. and i have wanted to give iraq a lesson in democracy because we're experienced with it, you know.
JS: oh, we're real good at it. we've perfected it...
KV: and in democracy, after a 100 years, you have to let your slaves go. and after 150 years, you have to let your women vote. and at the beginning of democracy, quite a bit of genocide and ethnic cleansing is quite okay.
JS: you know mr. vonnegut, it's sad for me to see you lose your edge.
KV: i made a list of crap i don't want to hear any more of. for instance, "forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." nobody better trespass against me. i'll cut him a new you-know-what!
am leaving jeff's for my friend lindsey's tomorrow (just in time to catch the west wing, desperate housewives, and gray's anatomy on HD tonight). jeff has nothing in his apt beyond all this high tech stuff. i literally had to buy paper plates and bowls to eat out of. there was nothing in the fridge but beer. ahhh...a boy's life!
lindsey is actually that random girl i met at a starbucks in may. we hang out all the time. she's fab. i haven't put the security deposit down on the hell's kitchen apt yet (nor have we talked about the astronomical monthly extras). i'm going over tonight to do it and then maybe i'll be able to breathe deep about my with-home status.