Jon Stewart’s October Surprise

September 17, 2010

On October 30, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will be headlining competing rallies in Washington, D.C.

Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity is described at its website:

“Think of our event as Woodstock, but with the nudity and drugs replaced by respectful disagreement; the Million Man March, only a lot smaller, and a bit less of a sausage fest; or the Gathering of the Juggalos, but instead of throwing our feces at Tila Tequila, we’ll be actively *not* throwing our feces at Tila Tequila. Join us in the shadow of the Washington Monument. And bring your indoor voice. Or don’t.”

Colbert’s counter-rally, The March To Keep Fear Alive, will be a tribute to the conservative status quo:

“America, the Greatest Country God ever gave Man, was built on three bedrock principles: Freedom. Liberty. And Fear — that someone might take our Freedom and Liberty. But now, there are dark, optimistic forces trying to take away our Fear — forces with salt and pepper hair and way more Emmys than they need. They want to replace our Fear with reason. But never forget — “Reason” is just one letter away from “Treason.” Coincidence? Reasonable people would say it is, but America can’t afford to take that chance.”

For those of you who have absolutely nothing else to do with your time, further reading can be found here:
Time: Jon Stewart to Rally for Sanity. Good Luck With That!
NPR: Comedian Jon Stewart To Host ‘Rally To Restore Sanity’ On National Mall