Thursday, June 7, 2007

Proust appears on the Daily Show

I'm making progress through Swann's way, coming up with post ideas that keep getting tossed aside. But I had to mention Wednesday night's Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Does anyone else watch? I sometimes watch online. Anyway...

At the end of the episode there was a little exchange with Stephen Corbert, who made some aggressive jabs at the Daily Show. Jon told him there was no need for such hostility. Stephen replied, "As the writer Marcel Proust said, 'Need to is different from likey to.'" Jon questioned Stephen's quote (not to mention pronouncing the name "prowst"). "Prowst really said that?" "Through what he didn't say." Stephen replied, "That's what made him such a great writer. King of subtext. He also said, but I'm not saying it, 'you could lose a few pounds.'"

Catch the literary mayhem here: http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/the_daily_show/index.jhtml

And maybe one of these days I'll have something more intelligent to post.

6 comments:

Kara said...

Oh, I miss Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert so terribly. I am currently in a stand-off with my cable company (they are pretending not to notice...) in which I refuse to pay their outlandish fees and they refuse to give me any channels other than PBS and the networks.

Luisa Perkins said...

AV, stop tossing those post ideas aside! I know; I'm a fine one to talk. Perhaps today is the day I'll finish my draft....

I watch Jon Stewart whenever possible, which isn't often enough, I'm sorry to say. Thanks for the link; I look forward to watching.

Adriana Velez said...

Kara, we had to let our semi-illegal $20/month satellite service go a couple years ago and the only things I miss are the Daily Show and the Sophranos. I just found out that you can catch the Daily Show online a couple weeks ago. Yaaaaayyyyy!

Kara said...

Oooh. Online Jon Stewart... Something else to do instead of writing the Great American Novel...

Luisa Perkins said...

Kara! Beware! (I know; I'm a fine one to talk.)

G-Lock said...

Adriana, please let me know when you want tickets for the show when you get back to NYC!!