The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Season 12 Episode 84

Greg Bear

Aired Weekdays 11:00 PM Jun 21, 2007 on Comedy Central
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Greg Bear
Tonight, author Greg Bear promotes his new novel Quantico.

Jon begins tonight's show with "Clusterf@#k to the White House" and Obama's decision to allow visitors of his web site to download Obama ringtones, a mixture of hip music and Obama catchphrases. Jon then reports on the Democrats visit with the AFSCME union where they had nothing but high praise for unions.

Jon also reports on the 2007 graduating class of a Taliban terrorist school, showing video clips of suicide bombers graduating from their training camp in a segment called "Oh, the Places You'll Blow!".

Finally, Senior Health & Posture Reporter Rob Riggle talks with Jon about how Americans are now shorter by average than most people in other industrialized country's in a segment called "Stature of Liberty".moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Jon Stewart: It's been said that no matter where in the world you are, you can always tell a Taliban U graduate. But you can't tell him much, 'cause he's in little pieces scattered all over the pavement.

      • Jon Stewart (about Obama ringtones): Finally, a way for political candidates to annoy you while you're at a restaurant or movie theater!

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • The story about the graduation ceremony for suicide bombers has the caption "Oh, The Places You'll Blow!" This is a play on the title of Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Suess.

      • The story about the decreasing height of Americans has the caption "Get Shorty," which is the title of a 1995 movie starring John Travolta, Danny DeVito and Gene Hackman. The movie was based on an Elmore Leonard novel with the same title.

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