Friday, March 4, 2005
As seen on The Daily Show.
A bunch of readers have written to tell me that this site may soon be nominated for an Emmy in best comic performance by a picture of a computer screen! That's right, Jon Stewart's The Daily Show featured Philocrites on last night's program, part of a very funny report on "the new journalism." (Trey Jackson taped it, but cut out all references in the show to White House "correspondent" "Jeff Gannon"'s double life as a male escort, so you may prefer One Good Move's longer video instead.)
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
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[Updated 12.31.09: Embedded video added. Philocrites shows up about 2:30 into the clip.]
My role? I supplied compelling visuals for the following bit of advice to would-be bloggers: "If you're liberal, you want to show people that you're smarter than they are. Try something obscure and literary." Eschaton (aka Atrios) and I were the two featured smarty-pants. Jay Rosen got a speaking part. Good job, Jay!
I had a lot of fun in The Daily Show green room hanging out with the other blogs before our debut. Atrios and I noshed on wasabi peas while arguing about the role of religion in the Democratic Party, and I tried to intervene (briefly, pastorally) when FreeForceAmerica.com and StrongEagleCitadel.org threw their pork rinds at him. Soon we all settled into some sort of common agreement about "MSM," which I had thought was just a new name for some kind of candy-coated chocolate until the StrongEagleCitadel guy (who named his first son "Swiftboatvet") explained it to me. You'd think things could have gotten a bit hot back there, but the couches were very comfy, just the right size for a blog to relax in, even with all the pressure of imminent national late-night exposure. I even discovered that FreeForceAmerica was raised Unitarian Universalist, but developed a severe allergy to soy products and became a pro-military libertarian instead, so we had lots to talk about.
To all the good folks visiting from The Daily Show, welcome!
Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 4 March 2005 at 8:59 AM