we are young and stupid and raised by wolves
(this is not real life. these are not pictures of me. I am 25 years old and a woman and passionate about politics and fanfiction and, as far as you are concerned, I only exist online.)
I have no earned authority to talk about anything.
There was this day over the summer that I was worried about (that) happening — and I’d said to Jon (Stewart) before I was worried about something coming up where I didn’t feel like I had the authority to speak on it, and it was more emotional than it was easy to put through our regular prism.
He said, “Well, I don’t think it’s unearned, but even if it is, this will be the time that you earn it.” And it happened. We had to do a show a day after the Trayvon Martin verdict. That was a tough day. Partly because I felt his absence a lot, the whole day and especially that night with a live audience, you feel like people are looking to him.
And I tried my hardest. We tried to write from the heart to deal with the pain. I did my best. I still think it would have been better if he was there that day. So, I need to kind of earn (it). I did that on credit.
the ONLY allusion Stephen Colbert made last night to his succeeding David Letterman, much to my surprise
I think this is about the disconnect between his character and himself, because of course his character isn’t succeeding Letterman. His character has eight months left to live. Or, at best, before he goes into retirement, to be resurrected only on the odd occasion. So it makes sense that Stephen can’t gloat on his show, as his character would like to, about this accomplishment.
Jon’s tribute was really really sweet, of course.
Jon Stewart http://on.cc.com/1ndwGQY
Jon Stewart, discussing with Anita Hill the wailing of (in particular) older white men over what they can’t say or get away with anymore, compared to what they could a few decades ago
Jon Stewart, paraphrasing the CPAC message
Jon Stewart, responding to Bill O’Reilly’s statement that getting high is “literally Russian roulette”