Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"Russia is like a live action Grand Theft Auto." Jon Stewart on the jaded attitudes of the Russian people.

I was holding it together until the cows spilled out onto the road and then I just lost it.

By the way Jon is right about how blase the Russian people seemed to be toward the Meteorite that slammed into their country. Here was Vladimir Putin's somewhat subdued response:

"Every effort should be made to objectively estimate the damage. People have been injured. Assistance must be provided to them immediately," Putin said in a statement posted on the Kremlin's website.

One would think that the response would be more along the lines of "Holy shit! Who pissed off God?" rather than "We are going to send some  insurance adjusters out to see if your policy covers this and perhaps hand out a couple of Band-aids."

Update: For those who wonder how America might have responded to that meteorite landing in the U.S. I think this cartoon is a sadly accurate approximation of that.

Yes, that seems quite realistic actually.


  1. Cracklin Charlie6:32 AM

    That segment was hilarious! Even Jon was laughing hysterically. And then the cows just got up and walked away.

  2. Anonymous7:58 AM

    Hey Gryphen, your favorite Sarah's BUTT BOY is trying his best to be relevant:

    Joe Miller’s return gives GOP establishment heartburn

    Joe Miller, the tea party favorite who was backed by Sarah Palin when he roiled GOP politics in the 2010 midterm elections, is seriously considering another bid at an Alaska Senate seat, a campaign that could prompt a bare-knuckled effort against a candidate pushed by the party establishment.

  3. Anonymous8:22 AM

    The Russian people can be very stoic, and have survived so much suffering under despotic governments, wars, and dictators for the last 100+ years.

    They live in a climate that few Americans could deal with or can understand.

    That cartoon is just perfectly illustrative of the right wing religious nutcase outlook on life,
    based on fear, uncertainty, doubt, and religion

    Kind of fits in with your posting on the brain physiology difference posting the other day.

    One very funny post!

  4. Anonymous8:59 AM


  5. Anonymous9:04 AM

    And the children shall lead...

    Bayli Silberstein, Bisexual Eighth-Grader, Speaks Out As Florida School Board Tries To Block GSA (VIDEO)

    A bisexual middle school student has become something of an LGBT celebrity in Florida this week, after her attempt to start a Gay-Straight Alliance club at her school became a countywide controversy.

    According to the Orlando Sentinel, eighth-grader Bayli Silberstein, an openly bisexual 14-year-old, has been working to get a GSA at Carver Middle School since last year, and she now has the backing of the ACLU and many in her community.

    Silberstein said she is hoping the club will help support LGBT students who feel bullied because of their sexual identity at Carver, according to Florida-based broadcaster WFTV.

    But school officials seem less than enthused about the idea, reportedly denying her initial request for the club and delaying their response.

    Apparently inspired in part by Silberstein's activism at Carver, the Lake County School Board is weighing restrictions that would place limits on on extra-curricular clubs in area middle schools. Earlier in February, board members Bill Mathias and Debbie Stivender, along with Chairwoman Kyleen Fischer, spoke in favor of banning all extra-curricular clubs in secondary schools, with two other members proposing they apply the proposed limits only in middle schools. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Chairwoman Fischer in particular spoke out against any sort of "social engineering" in schools.

    WFTV reports that Silberstein and her supporters on Monday packed a school board meeting debating the restrictions, which board members claim are not motivated by the proposed GSA. Many in the crowd were wearing red “Standing with Bayli” shirts, and speakers testified on both sides of the issue. The high attendance numbers forced the meeting to change venues.

  6. Anonymous9:36 AM

    Colbert Demands Answers About Obama’s Secret ‘Water-Hazard-Gate’ Golf Vacation

  7. LoveAndKnishesFromBrooklyn9:46 AM

    My dad was Russian/Ukrainian (no, I'm not a Commie spy here to observe the Queen, you addled Bots out there). Nothing ever ruffled him; I'm sure he would have reacted to the meteor (and the cows) in the.exact.same.way.

    His daughter, however, spewed everything she was chomping all over the monitor when Jon yelled "TANK!" Drat you, Daily Show! Well done!!!

  8. Anonymous9:52 AM

    People need more love in their lives. There's so much ignorance and hate out there. Why fester in it when all it takes to be happy is a smile and a thought.

    1. Anita Winecooler7:22 PM

      So true, more love, fewer Palins (Ignorance plus Hate equals Palins).

      Thanks for the reminder!

  9. Anonymous9:57 AM

    The idiot collection is now complete. Wonder what time slot ol' Mr. 47% will get. Betcha it'll be better than Baldy.

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  10. SHARON10:18 AM

    I am totally on the same page as you Gryphen....I was laughing my ass off and then I lost it with the cows. You can just imagine the entire staff going nutz while compiling this segment, esp Jon. It just goes to show you how different we are, those Russians are a tuff crowd to impress. Your cartoon is oh so right, they are so damn silly. Colbert was hysterical too, those 2 shows are educating our youth...thank goodness.

  11. Anonymous10:31 AM

    OK, the cow part was hysterical. Thanks!

  12. I saw that.

    The cows were as jaded as the people. It's like they're used to being rolled over onto the roadway from an overturned truck. They just got up, looked around and ambled off.


  13. Anita Winecooler7:25 PM

    I lost it at the Russian woman who wanted the bumpeer to put cheese on and eat. Funny stuff!


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