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Jon Stewart: "...There's a reason it's not called 'The Great Afghani Scream Machine'."
The photograph used to illustrate this punchline is of The Great American Scream Machine at Six Flags Great Adventure. This ride, which operated from 1989 to 2010, stood 173 feet tall and flipped riders upside down seven times.
In the pre-show segment with the audience, John Oliver was asked whether the new cities (Birmingham, Bedford, Oxford, Liverpool) shown in the globe circling his head were personally relevant to him. They are apparently cities he was born, grew up in, lived in or attended school in.
Moment of Zen: Lady Gaga and Mayor Michael Bloomberg push the button to drop the ball during the Times Square countdown to 2012.
Moment of Zen: What would Jesus say, answered by some sweet old ladies that Steve Doocy interviews who bought billboard space signed by Jesus.
Moment of Zen: Mitt Romney clip from 1994 while campaigning for the Senate answering a teen's question about what kind of music he likes.
Moment of Zen: Arizona gun club lets kids pose with Santa while holding a gun.
Moment of Zen: Fox News' Andrea Tantaros doesn't understand why a Sesame Street character could ever go hungry since America has so many entitlement programs.
Moment of Zen: Clip of Mitt Romney from his 1994 Massachusetts Senate campaign inside a restaurant.
Moment of Zen: Rick Perry's confuses the voting age with the drinking age.
Moment of Zen: Tribute to Patrice O'Neal, 1969-2011
Moment of Zen: Pundits on "America's News HQ" overzealously thank God for Thanksgiving.
Moment of Zen: Newt Gingrich hypocrisy, earning consulting fees from Freddie Mac while at the same time criticizing Obama for accepting campaign contributions from them.
Moment of Zen: Members of Congress support the super committee.
Moment of Zen: Herman Cain tries to explain his poor answer regarding Libya.
Moment of Zen: - Congressman Allen West defends waterboarding because it was used in the movie "G.I. Jane".
Moment of Zen: ABC's John Berman has three words for what happened to Rick Perry, "Oh my gosh".
Moment of Zen: Mike Huckabee contemplates whether employees at Popeyes sexually harassed him by calling him honey.
Moment of Zen: Detroit Lions fans petition to not have Nickelback perform at the Thanksgiving Day halftime show.
Moment of Zen: Hermain Cain is asked to comment on the medical plan defined benefit plan or premium support and starts to answer but then asks Newt to answer first.
Moment of Zen: Rick Perry says he wasn't drunk during his loopy speech, but that he wouldn't mind having a glass of wine with Jon.
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