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obscenities at park rangers. (laughter) and of course the big story while i was gone is the end of the government shutdown. (cheers and applause) now congress can get back to the important work of government gridlock. (laughter) the shutdown cost the economy $24 billion and caused china to lower our credit rating to a minus, or as chinese parents call it an f. (laughter) this whole crisis, this whole crisis was so dramatic it lead some to ask is the united states a failed state? that is a headline from zimbabwe. (laughter) that's like ted cruz asking have you really thought your strategy through. (laughter) speaking of which, mr. ted cruz knows which side won. >> we saw the house of representatives take a courageous stand, listening
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to the american people, that every one in washington just weeks earlier said would never happen. that was a remarkable victory. >> stephen: yes, this shutdowns with a remarkable victory. and as with all victories, we got to figure out who to blame. well, fox news resident psychiatrist and fraudian phallic symbol dr. kim ablow knows exactly who caused this victorious train wreck, jim? >> in the words hostage taking being held for ransom, he said that the republicans are threatening to blow the whole thing up. there's a real victim mentality here. and it really explains the president's whole mentality and many of his policies. i think the president going back to when his dad abandoned him, when his mother left him with his grandparents, that all of those things lead him to feel victimized, hurt and injured. he and he has extended it to this country.
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>> stephen: yes, obama's refusal to negotiate with congress was just him getting back at his parents. i mean we've seen this sad story too many times. african-american males without role models go on to become president and give everyone health care. (applause) i believe-- (cheers and applause) take that. a brilliant long distance diagnosis by dr. ablow. but one must ask how was he able to yank such an insightful diagnosis so smoothly from his ass? (laughter) i for one have never met keith ablow but as an honorary doctor of fine arts i'm willing to stake my professional reputation that he is stuck in an anal retentative stage caused by his parent's shaming him during potty time. so it's safe to assume that he continues to wear a diaper and as we speak is using his own excrement to write out his ideas for tomorrow's show. (cheers and applause) the point is-- i think the
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message is clear, the point is victory, let's just stop talking about it. now nation, if you watch this show you know my judgements are final. so if you have a receipt, i can offer store credit. this is tip of the hat, wag of the finger. (cheers and applause) ladies and gentlemen, it's no secret, i'm no fan of gay marriage. whenever i'm invited to a gay wedding i express my outrage by getting a gift that is not on the registry. (laughter) hey, mark and jeffrey, you'll never match my sauterne glasses with the stemware on your list and enjoy plan i couple's dinner party with 7 of them. that's why i am thrilled that one state out there has struck a blow against gay marriage. >> it is wedding day for hundreds of same-sex couples in new jerseyment gay marriage now legal in that state. same-sex couples began exchanging vows at midnight across new jersey.
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>> i now by the power vested in me, thank god, by the state of new jersey, it's about time, i declare joseph and orville to be lawful spouses in the state of new jersey! >> stephen: yes, that was newark-- (applause) >> stephen: yes, i don't know why i'm clapping. no idea what this means. yes, that was newark's hero mayor and senator lech corey booker acting also as justice of the piece. he then went on to cater the wedding dinner, drive the limo and save the couple from an escape circus line. folks, gay marriage has come to new jersey. and not just because it missed its exit on the expressway. (laughter) so i'm giving a tip of my hat to the olive garden state. if there's anything-- anything that will take the glamor out of gay marriage it's new jersey. (laughter) i mean i know suburbs sound
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nice at first, gay, you stopped renting a cramped gay apartment in the big gay city and own your own gay house, lots more room to gay live. (laughter) someplaces with a gay yard where you can plant some gay tomatoes, gay property taxes tend to be high but that is to pay for all the great gay schools but then after a few years you get gay fat, oh, sure, you promise yourself you will gay go into the city but it's friday night and you gay worked all week and gay dateline nbc is on and you say oh, the gay-- you will sit on the couch with a gay beer. traditional values win. (cheers and applause) right now, next up, folks, it's no secret mark's fallen behind other countries in education. and not just in reading, writing and arithmetic but also riene and recent report by harvard kennedy school found students in latvia,
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chile and brazil are improving on standardized tests three times faster than american student, three times faster, that's almost twice as much. (laughter) now america is addressing this problem with something called the common core state standards. which "the new york times" called an ambitious set of goals for the math, reading and writing will skills that children should acquire as they move through school. i'm all in favor of raising standards. if we can help even one kid do better in school, we will help all the kids who copy off that kid. (laughter) but folks there's one problem with encouraging our children to grow to their full potentialment someone's got to grade all those papers. which is why i'm giving a tip of the hat to robo-teachers. you see-- tech companies have developed an automated reader which can grade 16,000 essays in 20 seconds. finally, we have the compute approximating power to grade homework at the same
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blinding speed it was plagiarized from wikipedia. and i am giving a special additional rare tip of my hat to how these essays are comepugraded by evaluating critical elements by how long the average word is, how many words are in the average sentence and how long is the essay. because as shakespeare himself wrote brevity is the soul of wit but splen difficult russ loquaciousness is paramount to acing your lit final. finally-- (applause) finally, folks, i love my amazon kindle t is a fantastic place to store all the books i'll never read. and with kindle direct publishing writers can now publish and sell fan fiction that would never make it in the traditional print industry such as, and these are real, the jane austen inspired pride and
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penetration. or the historical fiction abraham lincoln ninja [bleep] master, daniel-day lewis, return my call. (applause) so a big tip of the hat to amazon for putting the power of the press in the hands of the people, especially in their finest new genre and again this is real, dinosaur erotica. (laughter) it's for anyone who has been to the museum of natural history and said to themselves, i'd tap that. (laughter) the genre-- (applause) the genre includes such actual works as taken by the t-rex. rafished by the triceratops and in the velociraptor's nest, here is an excerpt. azog felt the kiss of sharp claws against her skin as the hide slid from her shoulder and exposed one
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naked heaving breast. azog gasped and relaxed as her body warmed to the intoxicating sensation of the beast flesh against her own. that is the hottest story of a prehistoric creature taking advantage of a young woman since hugh hefner. (applause) who among us-- (cheers and applause) who, who among us has not thought about getting it on with a lady triceratops. i mean we're all a little tri-curious. i mean when you see a skull thrill like that you don't have to be a paleontologist to unearth a bone. we'll be right back. (cheers and applause)
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>> stephen: welcome back, everybody, my guests tonight have been called the steelly dan of canada, to the by many. please welcome the reflektors. who! hey, good to you have on. >> thanks for having us. >> stephen: very excited to have you on here. you guys are brothers, right. >> yeah. >> stephen: okay, win butler, will butler, rhett butler s
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there another one. >> an uncle. >> stephen: i love the name win, it's so strong. like naming your kid champ. >> yeah. >> stephen: now will say little weaker. >> yeah, you have to have 9 will to win though. >> stephen: that's true. (cheers and applause) >> stephen: you're the older brother, i'm guessing. all right, now guys the band is called the reflektors. and you guys are canadian band, right. >> yeah, montreal. >> stephen: i only know two canadian band, bachman turner overdrive. >> bto and arcade fire, those are the only two bands i know. which one are you more like, which are the reflektors more like. >> i love taking care of business. >> ain't seen nothing yet-- baby ♪ ♪. >> so a little like that. >> i like the chorus, the verse kind of beforing but i like the chorus, yeah. (laughter) >> stephen: i'm glad are you not like arcade fire though,
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those guys-- they're kind of pretentious, don't you think, arcade fire. >> yeah. >> stephen: now the album is called reflectors. >> right. >> stephen: and you are the reflektors. okaynd you have a song called reflecter. >> yeah. >> stephen: was's the deal with reflectioner, are you being anti-reflektor because i love reflection. >> yeah. we're speaking pore about reflectors than reflection. >> stephen: like a bike reflector? >> yeah. it's a real safety message, safety first. (laughter) >> stephen: all right. that's good. kids, listen to them, get one on your helmet. >> yeah, put one on your helmet, it's cool. >> stephen: the new album is really dancy. what dow like more, what dow like more, getting people to sort of listen your lyrics and think about the message of like isolation in the modern world or getting them on the dance floor to shake
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that ass? which one dow like more? (cheers and applause) >> i mean, i guess ideally with you would be shaking your ass with a little tear in the eye. (cheers and applause) >> stephen: now there are a bunch of people in the group here, there's you guys and how many more. >> we're what a ten piece. >> ten piece. >> stephen: okay. do you know everyone's name in the group? >> yes. >> stephen: most of the time, you ever like look over there, hey, chief. >> yeah. >> stephen: was's going on, big guy. >> people do that to us, you, one of the butlers. win, not win, but-- . >> stephen: it helps because will is in the band and we have a percussionist named t will which is little will, big will and little will, easy. >> stephen: did you record any of this in haiti. >> we spent a lot. our first show as the reflectors is in port-au-prince and the central platteau in haiti and going play music in haiti was really transform difficult, kind of made us
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want to make this record. >> stephen: your wife is from haiti. >> yeah. >> stephen: how is haiti doing right now? >> it's-- there's a lot of great things happening. port-au-prince is probably another 50 years before it's really back, i honestly think it's 50 years before it is back to where it was. but a lot of the rest of the country has really been bouncing back and we were there for carnival a couple years ago. which is mind blowing. and it's supersafe and anyone could kind of go and it's one of the best carnivals in the world, in the south. >> stephen: you are kind of doing a little travel agent work now for haiti. >> travel to haiti. (cheers and applause) >> stephen: you guys support any charities down there. >> we do a lot with partners in health. paul farmer has been working there for 30 years and they're incredible
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organization. real heroes of ours. (applause) >> stephen: actually, you and paul have a physical resemblancement you guys could be reflektors of each other. he kind of looks like you a little bit, just physically. >> stephen: wow. >> yeah. >> stephen: wow. >> he's a way better person but you guys-- . >> stephen: really? you don't know me. (applause) >> you're so much taller than jon stewart. >> stephen: i am, i am. yes, i am, thank you for noticing. (laughter) >> stephen: stick around. win and will, we'll be right back with a performance by the reflektors. (cheers and applause)
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>> stephen: here with a song off their all buck reflector, the reflectors.
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♪ ♪ a little hot, dow mind ♪ sorry about that. sorriee this is our first time play on tv. ♪ anyone as cool as a normal person ♪ ♪ waiting after school for you ♪ ♪ just want to know if you ♪ if you know me too ♪ are you ♪ a normal person ♪ i can't tell if i'm a normal person ♪ ♪ it's true ♪ i think i'm cool enough ♪ but am i cruel enough ♪ am i cruel enough ♪ for you ♪ i know
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♪ everything is normal now ♪ i know ♪ to normal people ♪ they bring the jungle down ♪ ♪ but they were sleeping ♪ you do english now ♪ he's just the same as me ♪ it's true ♪ everything is normal now ♪ i know ♪ everything is normal now ♪ i know ♪ that's what normal now ♪ i don't want to know ♪ if that's what is normal
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now ♪ ♪ momma don't make me go! ♪ ♪ when they get started ♪ try to hide it ♪ when they get started they try to hide it ♪ ♪ when they get started they try to hide it ♪ ♪ no ♪ everything is normal now ♪ i know ♪ they will bring you down until everyone is normal now ♪ ♪ i know ♪ that's what normal now ♪ i don't want to know ♪ if that's what's normal now ♪
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♪ normal person ♪ ♪ normal person ♪ normal person ♪ like you ♪ how do you do ♪ how do you do ♪. >> stephen: . >> how do you do?
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thank you very much. >> stephen: the reflektors, we'll be right back.
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>> stephen: that's it for the report, folks. stay tuned for the premier of chris hardwick's new show@midnight starting now.
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>> from comedy central's world news headquarters in new york, this is "the daily show" with jon stewart. ["daily show" theme song playing] [cheers and applause] >> jon: hey, welcome to "the daily show". my name is jon stewart. my guest tonight, alan
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greenspan. alan greenspan joining us. our top story tonight shutdown fallout. the republican shut down was so offensive top even independents and moderates that this country looks like it's poised to turn bluer than a smurf's balls after dry humping a bottle of windex. [cheers and applause] i can't believe we have a picture for that. [laughter] all the democrats have to do to gain like an 80% to 20% advantage in this country, all that stands in their way, is a mildly competent impation of the health care policy they battled so hard to keep. let's take a look. >> the word glitch has been used by the white house. >> jon: that sounds promising. [ laughter ] let's hear more. >> is plagued by glitches. >> riddled with glitches. >>


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