L.A. (frenchroast) wrote in mock_the_stupid,
L.A.
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A brief intro to this mock. I recently got a job in the same town my grandparents live in, so until I find somewhere to live, I'm staying with them. They have one TV, which means we watch TV together, including the one hour of TV I insist on watching, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and The Colbert Report. Last night my grandfather asked me if Colbert was Jewish. I told him no, but Stewart is.

He disagrees. Nevermind repeated references to the contrary, and the existence of actual fact. My grandfather is a great, if unknowing, advocate of truthiness.

He refuses to believe that John Stewart is Jewish, but he INSISTS Colbert IS, with his entire argument based on their last names. "Stewart is a Scottish last name! He can't be Jewish! But Colbert, that's definitely a Jewish name. He's Jewish. Looks Jewish, too. Stewart doesn't look Jewish."

I mean, it matters not to me, but of all the things to mix-up concerning those two...it's hard to keep the laughter choked back while watching.
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