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  1. Jon Stewart on Fresh Air →

    This morning I listened to this collection of Fresh Air interviews with Jon Stewart that aired last Thursday, his last day as host of The Daily Show.

    My favorite part is when he speaks about the role of media:

    I feel like politicians, there’s a certain inherent — the way I always explain it is when you go to the zoo and a monkey throws its feces, it’s a monkey. But when the zookeeper is standing right there and he doesn’t say, ‘Bad monkey!’ — somebody’s got to be the zookeeper. I tend to feel much more strongly about the abdication of responsibility by the media than by political advocates.

    He continues:

    They’re representing a constituency. Our culture is just a series of checks and balances. The whole idea that we’re in a battle between tyranny and freedom — it’s a series of pendulum swings. And the swings have become less drastic over time. That’s why I feel, not sanguine but at least a little bit less frightful, in that our pendulum swings have become less and less. But what has changed is the media’s sense of their ability to be responsible arbiters. I think they feel fearful. I think there’s this whole idea now that there’s a liberal media conspiracy, and I think they feel if they express any authority or judgment, which is what I imagine is editorial control, they will be vilified.

    So. Good.

  2. Key & Peele – TeachingCenter

    Hilarious!

    “And just like that you’re a millionaire. Mike Yoast is an unbelievable story. His father living from paycheck to paycheck as a humble pro-football player. Kid was a natural mathlete. You know he’s gonna buy his mom a house!”

  3. Their Only Portrait →

    While browsing around for photos of Advocate Cycle’s 2016 Hayduke mountain bike, I found the “Their Only Portrait” project. The website documents a photographer’s journey to bikepack across South America (beginning in September 2015) to take portraits of the people he encounters:

    This project’s goal is to make family portraits of the local people I meet along the road, as I ride thousands of kilometers through South America. Carrying a small portable photography studio will let me create and give each family a printed copy of their ONE photo.

    Biking, photography, and travel sound like a perfect combination of hobbies. I look forward to reading about his travels. Don’t miss the blog section of his website.

     

     

  4. B.B. King Dies at 89

    The only way to start this morning is with some B.B. King. Here is B.B. King playing “Sweet Little Angel”, from “Live at the Regal”.