Peter Kafka

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Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Take Their Turns On Clint Eastwood’s Chair

It’s like a skateboarding dog, or a Korean pop sensation, but so much weirder: Clint Eastwood’s monologue-with-chair routine is this week’s viral video. And like all viral videos, it needs a response.

So you here you go: A two-fer from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, who were smart enough to make sure they changed their broadcast schedules this week, precisely so they could riff on stuff like this.

If you’re time-pressed, check out Colbert’s follow-up chair interview. But if you can, invest in the extra 10 minutes for Stewart’s rant, one of his all-time classics:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus