There was a very funny exchange on The Daily Show this week, during the fake press conference Jon Stewart held to satirize both Congressman Anthony Weiner’s apology and his own show’s half-hearted mockery of the scandal (Weiner is an old friend of Stewart’s) thus far.
Stewart accidentally cut his wrist open on broken glass during the opening bit, prompting some ad-libbed quips with prospective replacement host John Oliver on how whether the bleeding victim should continue acting “so Jewish about it” or perhaps try a “Catholic” remedy (“turn it into a drink?!) instead. (It starts around 1:42 of the clip below.)
P.S. To use another quote from The Daily Show, I think Weinergate officially “turned sad” a few days ago — even more so if it turns out that his wife is pregnant — and I still wouldn’t call it religion news. But, for those of you still interested, check out these stories from CNN’s Belief Blog and JTA.
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