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It's not all that often that I post individual interviews, but because I'm a fan of Jon Stewart and of Michio Kaku - the brilliant thinker long associated with CUNY Graudate school - I'll make an exception. This was on last night...really interesting...
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As Philip Seymour Hoffman fans and lovers of cinema continue to grapple with the actor's tragic death yesterday, I figured it would be valuable to look at a few of his TV interviews over the last few years. Not that these will help with "understanding" -- impossible -- but they at least will let you watch him explain his craft, and how it related to his life.
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As Sean Hannity fans know, he's been on a crusade to ... leave New York, or specifically, Long Island (he's a true-blue Islander). Angered by some clumsily worded observation by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently, Hannity has been musing about the possibility of relocating to Florida or Texas, though it's unclear how he'd continue to produce and host the show from either state (but hey -- it is called satellite hookup).
On Monday night -- in what has to be the most extended expression of sarcasm in the English language since Jonathan Swift wrote "A Modest Proposal" -- Jon Stewart offered a modest proposal of his own, with a little help from the cast of "Jersey Boys": Please stay, Mister Hannity. Please stay.
Whatever you are doing, please stop. Watch last night's Jon Stewart "Bridgegate" segment at the top of "The Daily Show, " "Email Chains, Lanes and Automobiles." This is, as per usual with "TDS," one of the most precise (not to mention funny) summations of the now infamous September traffic jam at the GWB caused by the aides of one governor who happened to be leading the polls anyway, but . . . well, let Stewart tell you about it.
I've posted two clips here, by the way, because the best part of this is the second one by "TDS's" New Jersey correspondent. Did you know that "TDS" has a Jersey correspondent? I didn't either. The guy's good, however.