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February 18, 2007 9:17 PM   Subscribe

Uncle Jay Explains the News. Sit down and let Uncle Jay explain the current news headlines to your kids. (Not really.) Yes, it's YouTube, and yes, it's a one-link post. Don't let that blind you to the fact this guy is really quite funny.
posted by WCityMike (9 comments total)

 
Teh depressing outweighs teh funny although I admit i watched only a bit of installment one
posted by longsleeves at 9:30 PM on February 18, 2007


I suppose what I found enjoyable enough for a post in the blue — and I rather quickly went through most of the segments he posted, as the shows are short enough that it's not that much of a time investment — is how a lot of the humor is adroitly underemphasized. There's a lot of throwaway humor in there.
posted by WCityMike at 9:34 PM on February 18, 2007


Funny premise, but carried out a bit too stiffly for my tastes. Still, not as terrible as that new Tim & Eric show on [adult swim]. I'd watch Uncle Jay over that festering pile of rotten animal feces any day of the week.
posted by GavinR at 9:37 PM on February 18, 2007


"Don't let that blind you to the fact this guy is really quite funny."

Hey, man, don't tell me what to do. I'll let the facts blind me as much as I want.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:04 PM on February 18, 2007


Oh no, I'm a child left behind!

:)
posted by zennie at 10:43 PM on February 18, 2007


Two thumbs waaay up for using "adroitly" in a sentence, WCiMi!
Next to "nugatory", it is my mostest bestest fave word.
posted by Dizzy at 10:44 PM on February 18, 2007


WCityMike, thank you!

The tone of this is a lot more enjoyable than The Daily Show -- if there weren't so damn much media out there competing for attention, this guy could be another Will Rogers.
posted by pax digita at 5:50 AM on February 19, 2007


"...and in New York hundreds of people got stuck on a runway in an airport for hours and hours -- even longer than Britney spent in rehab -- and they missed their connecting flights; and they missed American Idol. It was horrible.

*chuckle*
posted by meh at 7:18 AM on February 19, 2007


Who the hell is this guy and why isn't he on my TV explaining the news?

That Uncle Jay has yet to receive a surge of viewers may be a case of premature anxiety. But it will perplex no one to think that if he can keep from becoming stagnant then he should have a great future with his show.

You know what they say. Learn a new word then use it in a sentence to increase your vocabulary. I'm sure Unle Jay would be proud of me. ;)
posted by electricinca at 7:36 AM on February 19, 2007


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