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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 16, 2004
Almost impossible to put down. An intellectual and comedic masterpiece
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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2004
Springsteen slyly masks himself as the "quintessential all-American/blue-collar guy" with impersonations of dressing in T-shirts, jeans, pretexting to embody the image of a "working-class" "hard-worker", and imitating a pro-America, made-in-America "patriot"!!!! Yet, ominously, inspecting his slippery behind-the-scenes maneuvers, it's uncleanly divulged Springsteen is a terrorist-sympathizing, enemy-emboldening, UN-obedient, Old-Europe-submitting, America-blaming, soldier-degrading, war-dissuading KOMMIE!!!! He's ingloriously succumbed to the crumbling point all "artists" inevitably degrade to, plausibly caused by all "artists'" uncontrollable instability derived from hallucinatory drugging, a hardened endorsement of communistic, perilous, FAR-LEFT misjudgments!!!! Views such as those are also shared by the typified, blameworthy enemy stigmatized as the mentally ill, remorselessly undereducated, prone-to-lapses-in-reason "artist" who also hazardously empathizes with Arab suicide jerk-offs, confusing them as "freedom fighters"--Dixie Dicks, Semen Jam, Retarded Enemies of Man, Bonnie Hate, Sheryl Ho, Dave Matthews Bastards, John Fagerty, PEE-Street Band--and risk the WHOLE country's resolve and success in critical wartime because these disloyal sleeper cells of the Enemy Within facilitate jeering of the commander-in-chief during wartime, an unforgivable NO-NO; encourage the sub-human savages who plot America's destruction through surreptitious tactics, another trespassing
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Being that the election has virtually ended, and boring Kerry has faded from view, there are no more lies to be invented in the pages of this well-known liberal anymore. Obviously though, if you are on the right, there is something wrong with you, and culture wouldn't concern you anyways. But listen to this, if you have any sort of ear to lend.

When you come right down to it, Jon Stewart is a comedian's comedian. A man of a thousand laughs who you could have easily found in a club schilling out his usual sketch ten years past. The man is an esophagus of information, too, and his ravishing pictorial that highlights what is wrong every weeknight at midnight, is refreshing and extraordinarily required. His very place is a reminder that, if we were to be a naturally right nation, we would have no need for the thin guy in the blue suit.

When you look past the fact that ignorance and arrogance are always inherent of the radical particibles of society, then you may finally see that human happiness, in all the world, comes from an inner balance, and a feeling deep down in your gut; and you then come to Jon.

In addition to that inner civility that Jon carries so heartedly, there is a wit that is no less important, maybe more, than an inaugural speech. In fact, I once saw Dennis Miller come on the show, and in so many words and actions point and laugh at Mr. Stewart like he was some funny-monkey-libertarian dressed up in a suit. Miller showed no respect, expecting to be equals and friends, and that he should have been there in the first place. I thought this was disrespet to a great, underestimated man, but I saw immediately that Jon was right to laugh and I was wrong to chagrin. Althought I still think that Miller is a joke comic that does announcing for football games, and that he is no longer laughing with us, but we're laughing at him. That, my friends, is why Jon is up there, at the behest of the nation, behind that desk, and Dennis Miller is now a nobody and a chump.

The humility of a man far outdoes any racial quantity or political heart-engine on the Daily Show, and that is one of the reasons Jon isn't shouted out on there. He sees where he is and accepts it with gusto and giggling. He cautiosly asks questions that everyone should have, with the everlasting curiosity of a child. And that, is what Socrates would have wanted in a society-a man who leads, with the acknowledgement of ignorance and the will to learn. The absolution of that characteristic, on both sides, is what lost the 2004 election a long time ago.

As far as this audiobook goes, I am willing to say that it qualifies as an actual comedy album. The likes of these three discs would probably have to range among a classic value. To successfully inspire disdain and doubt in a system that is so obviously corrupted from the next important generation of our nation, college kids, makes this easily accessible book and audio form among an inspired list. Stewart and Colbert belong in the annals of history, along with 'Common Sense' and 'A Modest Proposal'. Along with Pryor and Hicks, Bruce and Carlin. To satirize is one thing, to successfully inspire with it, like a sword, is another.

Easily, their analization of the American Centuries defeats any previous acts of satire which took the same root-summarize and decimate. An entire 225 years is so fashionably and easily communicated here. Surprisingly their objection to their own silliness doesn't waver their ideal.

Maybe their point was to be both funny and abismally true, but somewhere they hit upon things that are not recreational, but stand as a monolith of truth that could never be forgotten in a democratic country. They should never be, they ought not to be, they probably will anyway...but there is always hope. A smiling hope.
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5 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on October 6, 2004
I laughed, I cried, I bought the book and watched the tv show.

what is america coming to?
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8 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2004
[Just like to note I work on Wall Street -- a very real job -- and my analyst will be happy to vouche for my emotional maturity]

Kind of awkward subway reading, but worth the two days it took me to whiz through it.
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7 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on October 30, 2004
This is one of the funniest books in my opinion!Oh and Jerry Saperstein sucks.I would recommend it to your friends too!
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5 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on January 12, 2005
I'm a huge fan of The Daily Show, I find John Stewert and his colleagues it to be clever, funny, and a refreshing break from all the political "punditry" found on other channels.

I had high expectations for "America (The Book), but after going through it a few times I was disappointed. It is somewhat funny - with a few funny gags, like the gratuitous polls, the quotes taken out of context, and the abundant puns. However, any given thirty minutes of "The Daily Show" is far more satirical and much more amusing. I guess their personalities got lost somewhere in all the writing.

The occasional use of obscenities lost its novelty value by the end of the book and the nude photos of the Supreme Court Judges, were not funny even when considering the context (Class Activity - Match the Appropriate Robe With the Judge it Belongs to).

The book is somewhat entertaining, offering a new spin on old parodies and satires. Although not a new concept, the sarcastic approach to evaluating our government conceives some valuable ideas and reaches a much broader audience, and this deserves praise.

Ultimately, not worth owning, there's nothing in there you won't hear at a poker game with your buddies. (Assuming your buddies, like mine, are history and government buffs who indulge themselves with witty and at times edgy comedy).

In My Humble Opinion
John G (Find me!)
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5 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on December 21, 2004

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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2005
In the true spirit of "The Daily Show", this book makes government fun and somewhat more interesting.
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7 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2004
This book is brilliant!! Be sure to check out the pages on the Supreme Court Justices!
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