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You Jackin' It? The Daily Show's Jason Jones gets an interview with Carl Monday, CLEVELAND'S INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER, discussed here previously.
posted by BeerFilter (38 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Beautiful.

"What's the best way to take away someone's dignity?" [Sticks microphone into car near Monday's face]. "Like this?"
posted by Iridic at 6:22 PM on September 29, 2006


That's awesome. Good for Jones.
posted by brundlefly at 6:24 PM on September 29, 2006


One more step in the role-reversal of "real news" and "fake news".
posted by uosuaq at 6:29 PM on September 29, 2006


Bwahahaha. Fantastic.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 6:36 PM on September 29, 2006


God I was just looking for this earlier. One of their best segments ever.
posted by fungible at 6:40 PM on September 29, 2006


justice. Hey, Daily Show writers/producers, great stuff! (they read this site)
posted by cell divide at 6:41 PM on September 29, 2006


Haha! I grew up watching that moron Carl Monday.
posted by Falconetti at 6:48 PM on September 29, 2006


It's funny 'cause I'm in my jackoff chair reading this right now.
posted by furtive at 6:51 PM on September 29, 2006


This just in: my balls are on Wolf Blitzer's head!
posted by homunculus at 6:53 PM on September 29, 2006 [1 favorite]


that was funnier than hell
posted by pyramid termite at 7:21 PM on September 29, 2006


Can I trade a "ownmedicine" tag for a "jasonjones" tag?
posted by jaronson at 7:24 PM on September 29, 2006


WKYC.com has different video here but it's not working for me. :(
posted by BeerFilter at 7:32 PM on September 29, 2006


It's funny 'cause I'm in my jackoff chair reading this right now.
posted by furtive at 9:51 PM EST on September 29 [+] [!]


You just got yourself a chain reaction.
posted by jikel_morten at 7:33 PM on September 29, 2006


WKYC.com has different video here but it's not working for me.

Just watched it.
Interesting to see The Daily Show interviewee from the other side. No surprise they didn't include this part in the piece, it's painfully unfunny and the producer is constantly feeding Jason Jones questions.
I love The Daily Show and while they obviously manipulate stories for comic value, seeing it from this side made it lose a bit of charm for me.

Kind of like listening to The Beatles Anthology.
posted by chococat at 7:50 PM on September 29, 2006


That was AMAZING.
Nice post.

I love/hate the Carl Monday stuff -but I think he pushed the thing with Jimmy Slaps-a-lot a bit too far... that's going to haunt that guy for the rest of his life.
posted by squidfartz at 8:18 PM on September 29, 2006


WKYC.com has different video here but it's not working for me.

Wow, that was pretty painful to watch, actually. Jones pretty much got pwnt, at least in the first few minutes that I did watch.
posted by delmoi at 8:18 PM on September 29, 2006


That was AMAZING.
Nice post.

I love/hate the Carl Monday stuff -but I think he pushed the thing with Jimmy Slaps-a-lot a bit too far... that's going to haunt that guy for the rest of his life.
posted by squidfartz at 8:20 PM on September 29, 2006


Mark Foley has a jackoff chair too.
posted by Tube at 8:26 PM on September 29, 2006


I thought it was a great segment. More Daily Show brilliance. Oh yeah, fuck Carl Monday. I'm jackin' it.
posted by i_am_a_Jedi at 8:32 PM on September 29, 2006


I once designed a "Cleveland Steamer" t-shirt wherein I carefully drew the Cleveland skyline as seen from Edgewater Park in illustrator. The shot with Jones in front of the key tower was hilarious, and not just because he was jackin' it.
posted by delmoi at 8:42 PM on September 29, 2006


Mmmmm, BEERfilter!!!!!!! Actually, that was pretty funny.
posted by snsranch at 8:55 PM on September 29, 2006


CNN had that "balls on Wolf Blitzer's head" bit all over their website yesterday. Did they miss the point, or what?
posted by dopamine at 8:57 PM on September 29, 2006


That was funny, I remember really wanting to kick Carl Monday in the nuts when I saw his "reporting" on the library jackmonkey. Come on, didn't we all used to rub one out in the library?
posted by fenriq at 9:14 PM on September 29, 2006


Wow, that was pretty painful to watch, actually. Jones pretty much got pwnt, at least in the first few minutes that I did watch.

"He could have just led a life of masturbation, just running around from library to library..."

Yeah, Carl Monday is a better impromptu speaker, but did you LISTEN to what he was saying?
posted by Krrrlson at 11:24 PM on September 29, 2006


CNN had that "balls on Wolf Blitzer's head" bit all over their website yesterday. Did they miss the point, or what?

Maybe everyone at CNN just hates Blitzer.
posted by homunculus at 11:32 PM on September 29, 2006


Another for the "Jones got pwnt" vote. When I saw the TDS, I had wondered why they'd gone so easy on Monday, but it's clear from the subsequent footage that Carl Monday is far too slick for that.

To give the devil his due, Carl Monday thinks quick on his feet - quicker than Jones.
posted by Sticherbeast at 12:16 AM on September 30, 2006


Maybe everyone at CNN just hates Blitzer.

Everyone everywhere hates Wolf Blitzer. It's a universal truth.
posted by psmealey at 3:53 AM on September 30, 2006


Jones so did not get pwnt. Jesus, he's playing a character who's supposed to be naive and starstruck and an idiot. Of course he's like that.

And as if Monday never took questions from a producer. Hint: They all do that. Editing helps comedy just as much as it does hack news reporting.

I can see why TDS didn't use this part, however. Nothing is less funny than when you're subject tries to pretend he's in on the joke.
posted by fungible at 6:04 AM on September 30, 2006


Jones so did not get pwnt. Jesus, he's playing a character who's supposed to be naive and starstruck and an idiot. Of course he's like that.

It seems pretty clear that his plan was to play that naive starstruck character, but then to slip in a bunch of questions that would make Monday out to be a fool. Jones got owned, not merely because he couldn't fluster Monday, but first and foremost because he simply wasn't funny. Not at all. If you need an editing room to be even slightly humorous, then you're not a comedian.

Anyway, he's probably the least funny guy on TDS.
posted by xigxag at 8:13 AM on September 30, 2006


Well I thought he slipped in some good ones. "Carl... what was it again?" I love the crappy microphone he uses.

And it's pretty clear from the WKYC clip that they were trying to ambush Jason Jones back. Carl had pat answers and jokes at the ready. But he was flustered when they ambushed him the first time, Jones the second time... it all goes to prove TDS's point, which is that ambushing people is the province of jackasses and hacks.

Carl was smart, however, to not act offended by TDS going after him and to answer their questions. Nothing looks worse than when you're trying to hide something.

posted by fungible at 8:27 AM on September 30, 2006


Yea, he really deserved it, I felt sorry for that kid.
posted by proph3t at 9:22 AM on September 30, 2006


When I saw it broadcast I thought this was one of the better routines. Jones is the funniest of the faux reporters in my book.
posted by juiceCake at 9:55 AM on September 30, 2006


Honestly, I thought my balls are on Anderson Cooper's head! woulda been funnier.
posted by DenOfSizer at 12:15 PM on September 30, 2006


Wolf Blitzer is just funnier to say.
posted by Space Coyote at 12:48 PM on September 30, 2006


Anyway, he's probably the least funny guy on TDS.

He's Samantha Bee's husband. NEPOTISM!!!!
posted by delmoi at 12:56 PM on September 30, 2006


Anyway, he's probably the least funny guy on TDS.

Hey, he's just picking up the torch that Rob Corddry passed on.
posted by psmealey at 2:23 PM on September 30, 2006



The problem here is that they have once again put the poor wanker all over the net-- if they were trying to attack the reporter for his excess in ruining this guy's life, why use the footage of the *actual* wanker at all?
posted by Maias at 5:57 PM on September 30, 2006


NEPOTISM!!!! What, delmoi, Stephen Colbert putting his kids on Great Moments in Pundrity as Read by Children didn't already put you off?
posted by DenOfSizer at 7:15 PM on September 30, 2006


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