There Is No Cat

A huge orangupoid, which no man can conquer

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Speaking truth to power. Minor power, but still power

Jon Stewart was on CNN's Crossfire yesterday. Now, I wouldn't have known about this, because I don't seem to watch anything other than home improvement shows and college football (and Presidential debates, and The Daily Show, and that's it) on TV. But my brother was kind enough to post audio and video files of the appearance. It was brutal. Stewart horsewhipped Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala on their own show and made them like it. Well, maybe they didn't like it. I didn't notice them laughing along with the audience. Carlson in particular seemed offended. But I thought it was funny, and so did the live audience, and it had the added benefit of publicly eviscerating Carlson and Begala in an incredibly direct way.

The Fool played a time-honored role in history, being the only person who could speak unvarnished truth to the King, using humor to make his point. Jon Stewart is a Fool of the highest order.

Posted at 2:13 AM


Note: I’m tired of clearing the spam from my comments, so comments are no longer accepted.

Actually, I believe that he represents the Second Coming, i.e., a Jew with chutzpah for the greater good.

Posted by Mamacita at 8:33 AM, October 17, 2004 [Link]

Well, my bandwidth Usage peaked up to 2 Gig for the month. That's the most my little insignificant site has ever seen. I guess that this wasn't from you and mom downloading the video 60 times. Luckily I have 28 Gig more to go through the end of the month.

Posted by lilbro at 7:30 PM, October 19, 2004 [Link]

Pleased to be able to do my part.

Posted by ralph at 12:15 AM, October 20, 2004 [Link]


This site is copyright © 2002-2018, Ralph Brandi.

What do you mean there is no cat?

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

- Albert Einstein, explaining radio

There used to be a cat

[ photo of Mischief, a black and white cat ]

Mischief, 1988 - December 20, 2003

[ photo of Sylvester, a black and white cat ]

Sylvester (the Dorito Fiend), who died at Thanksgiving, 2000.


This site is powered by Missouri. Show me!

Valid XHTML 1.0!

Valid CSS!

XML RSS feed

Read Me via Atom


Home Page
Flickr Photostream

There Is No Cat is a photo Ralph Brandi joint.



Family Blogs

Jersey Girl Dance
Mime Is Money

Blogs I Read

2020 Hindsight
Apartment Therapy
Assorted Nonsense
Backup Brain
Chocolate and Vodka
Creative Tech Writer
Critical Distance
Daily Kos
Dan Misener likes the radio
Daring Fireball
Design Your Life
Doc Searls
Edith Frost
Elegant Hack
Emergency Weblog
Empty Bottle
Five Acres with a View
Flashes of Panic
Future of Radio
Groundhog Day
Hello Mary Lu
Jeffrey Zeldman Presents
Jersey Beat
John Gushue ... Dot Dot Dot
john peel every day
JOHO The Blog
Kathryn Cramer
Kimberly Blessing
La Emisora de la Revolucion
mr. nice guy
oz: the blog of glenda sims
Pinkie Style
Pinkie Style Photos
Pop Culture Junk Mail
Seaweed Chronicles
Shortwave Music
Talking Points Memo
The Unheard Word
Tom Sundstrom -
WFMU's Beware of the Blog