While America declines day by day, at least there is one silver lining: our modern dystopia is great for comedy. Just think about the Daily Show. Would it be half as funny if Al Gore were in his second term? No sir. And since so much of the media is so useless at actual journalism, we should be thankful we have the comedians too. Bill Maher’s show and the Daily Show have more actual insight into what’s going on in the world than most news programs. Plus, dick jokes.
Let’s look at the events of the last month. First a big natural disaster shines a bright light on the dark corners of cronyism in the Bush administration (“You’re doing a heckuva job, Brownie!”). And yet, scant weeks later what do we see with a nomination to the Supreme Court no less? A Bush loyalist with no actual judicial experience sucking on the sweet teet of Queen Crony. You can’t make shit like this up. It is pure comedy gold.