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Tracey Stewart Teaches Us (And Jon Stewart) How to Do Unto Animals

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No one expected when Jon Stewart announced his retirement from The Daily Show that he’d be spending his time rubbing the bellies of pigs on a 12-acre farm in New Jersey. But thanks to his wife, Tracey, a veterinary technician and animal advocate whom he calls “the single most joyful, compassionate, empathetic, intelligent individual I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting,” he’s playing with the pigs and loving it. The Stewarts have even started a Facebook page for their porcine friends called “The Daily Squeal.” Pigging Out on Pumpkins!Watch Anna and Maybelle “pigging out” on their pumpkin feast.Music: http://www.purple-planet.com Posted by The Daily Squeal on Friday, October 30, 2015 But the mastermind, and massive heart, behind providing a safe home…

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Andy Samberg is Making Us Watch the Emmys

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The 67th Emmy Awards air on FOX this Sunday, September 20 at 8 PM EST, showcasing the best of the best in television for the year. Expect stars, slinky gowns and hopefully a few musical numbers from host Andy Samberg (Yay!). To get everyone pumped, here are the top five things we’re looking forward to in this year’s show. The Red Carpet We can’t be the only ones who like the fashion parade on the red carpet way more than the actual ceremony. The Emmys are like a slightly watered down version of the Oscars—still glamorous, but with a few more risks thrown into the bunch. Either way: dresses, tuxes, shoes and jewels? Sign us up. Mad Men Mania The…

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5 Things We’d Love to See Jon Stewart and Stephen Amell Do at SummerSlam

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There must be some sort of plot afoot to get people like me to watch WWE’s SummerSlam. I am not a wrestling fan, even if one or two inhabit my house on occasion. But when a certain offspring showed me dreamy Arrow star Stephen Amell responding heroically after being attacked by cosplay reject Stardust on Monday Night RAW, I was intrigued. Then the WWE raised the stakes when it was announced that Jon Stewart would host SummerSlam. My comedic idol with my superhero dreamboat? OK, you’ve got my attention. But if you really want me to watch, here are five things I’d love to see at SummerSlam, which airs on Sunday, August 23. Bring in Arrow star David Ramsey as…

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Top 5 Jon Stewart Author Interviews on The Daily Show

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Jon Stewart’s exit from The Daily Show this week isn’t just a loss for television viewers, but for book lovers as well. We challenge all talk show hosts left in his wake to do what he has done for books: not just to promote them, but to celebrate them and their authors as a vital part of our culture. Authors of best-selling and notable books have been a staple of the late-night talk show for as long as the format has existed. From Johnny Carson to Dick Cavett to Tom Snyder to David Letterman to Seth Meyers, talk-show hosts have welcomed authors, injecting a little intellectual discussion between interviews with vapid celebrities hawking their latest blockbuster film. It was Jon…

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Jon Stewart does his in ink: 5 Tips for crossword puzzle success

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Some people casually pick up the crossword puzzle, fill in a few answers and then call it a day. (Jon Stewart does his in ink!) Those people are not my mom. She’s a crossword fanatic, complete with an endless supply of sharpened pencils, a sturdy clipboard, last week’s puzzles cut out of the newspaper and neatly stacked, and a battered, almost-falling-apart copy of her crossword puzzle dictionary. Which is why I’m going to buy her Merriam-Webster’s new Crossword Puzzle Dictionary as soon as the 4th edition comes out on July 1. It’s the perfect gift for any crossword puzzle proficient—whether you need to know a four-letter word for butter substitute (oleo) or a poet’s muse (erato). And for those of…

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The late night sky is falling–Stewart departs from The Daily Show

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I first saw the news on Facebook in bold caps: JON STEWART IS LEAVING THE DAILY SHOW. Even though I’m a huge fan, my first reaction was to worry about my son hearing the news. He’s a millennial and for him and his peers, Stewart is the absurdist Walter Cronkite, the man they trust to deliver, and analyze, the news. Not only has Stewart kept his generation informed, he made them aware of and even interested in politics, world events, social issues and so much more. To anyone who has tried to inspire interest about current events in the younger generation, this is no small feat. My son’s reaction was predictable—he declared it the end of the world as we…

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Happy Birthday, Mark Twain, comedy godfather of Stewart and Colbert

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Happy birthday, Mark Twain! You’re 179 years old, but America still loves you—in fact, Smithsonian magazine has just ranked you the country’s number one pop icon ever. Number one—ahead of Elvis Presley, Madonna, Bob Dylan, and Michael Jackson. Twain (born Samuel Langhorne Clemens) is, of course, America’s most important literary figure. But it’s not just iconic works like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (widely considered to be the first great American novel), A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court and The Prince and the Pauper that help assure a special place for Twain in America’s heart. It’s also his indomitable personality, keen wit, and dedication as a satirist and social critic that’s kept his image…

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The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart heads to the big screen: Political drama Rosewater

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On the one hand, it might seem like an odd choice for a satirical comedian with his own cable show to tackle weighty material like the hotly contested 2009 elections in Iran between the conservative Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his liberal challenger, Mir-Hossein Mousavi. On the other hand, anyone who’s seen Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show will know that its creator delivers harder hitting news on Comedy Central than most talking heads do on CNN, MSNBC, and most certainly Fox News. Stewart makes his directorial debut with Rosewater, which he adapted from Maziar Bahari’s 2011 memoir, Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival. Documentary filmmaker and Newsweek correspondent Bahari tells the story of his incarceration…

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