Saturday, August 27, 2005

The best news in ages

Yesterday (Saturday) I did not go to the cinema to see Primer because the train was cancelled, I burned myself quite badly on the steam iron, and I went on a night out wherein I took a taxi all the way to my destination, received a text message, then told the driver to turn the car around and take me home.

But today is Sunday and the news is good for the Inglese:

Channel 4 Buys The Daily Show

This means no more CNN Daily Show Global Edition oops we replaced it with Design 360 this week plus four commercial breaks in a half hour advertising "The Kuwait Fund" plus four news tickers and five competing channel ident stamps. A victory for common sense.

15 comments:

Wednesday White said...

Well, it's not really Channel 4.

Sigh. Of all the times to lose the cable.

Jenna said...

I have to mention that if this is any indication in the direction you're taking the comic, I am excited.

michelle said...

I can't believe that anyone would criticise today's comic. Anyone who isn't drooling uncontrollably, that is.

Journal of Lies said...

Not only is the Daily Show brilliant, but having it seen overseas may be the best thing for US foreign relations in decades.

Kudos on the art change; I'm feeling tingliness in my brain's happy centers already, and I'm pretty sure it's not a stroke.

Nate said...

A shame you missed Primer, as it's a neat (if incredibly low-budget, ie "charming") bit of film-making and narrative deconstruction. Definitely try again if you get the chance!

marianne said...

The Daily Show is truly rad, but not as rad as the comic today. Yay for fingers with pens!

Chris said...

I have to agree John, hand drawn rocks! Good move...

Dooki said...

Haha, I love todays comic, handdrawn is so pretty!

est said...

ayup yup, i'm here to agree with the dudes and dudettes saying that the hand-drawn comic looks super good. as nice as your vectory stuff is it is nice to see different things, especially when we know that you're having more fun drawing it.

Tom Hardy said...

Rassum frassum cable telly. I was all excited there for a minute. Still, good news if I ever do pick up one of those television-digickle-box things.

If you're still looking for a more precise, dainty pen, Jon, despite how awesome it all looks anyhow, then it is my professional opinion that your problems are over. I use this pen a lot. When one runs out of ink, I go out and buy another one. It is both firm and flexible in an delightful equilibrium of pen-hood.

Roman said...

I can't help but wonder how much of the Daily Show's humor will translate in other countries. Will Britons get a kick out of New York's senior senator Chuck Shumer and his witty repartee with Jon Stewart?

John A said...

Speaking as a Briton (which I am), I personally find the Daily Show very funny, and US politics very interesting. For instance, I know who "Russ Feingold" is. Also "Joe Biden", also "Bill Frist".

Roman said...

That is quite remarkable. I am a pretty intelligent American who cares about what is going on in the world, and I admit that I cannot name a single member of Parliament. Sorry! Is it because our senators are better characters? Always off on their senate adventures? Or is it because the senators you named are just big fat loudmouths?

Corwin said...

Here in Canadia we had a good show a few years ago that did the humour/fake news show better than the Daily Show, This Hour Has 22 Minutes (though it was only really better because they had parliament members sing songs on Parliament Hill). Still, I like me some Daily Show, just like I like me some of the new style (and was that Batjew?)

sbma44 said...

John, you have totally conquered the pen. Paper will surely fall within the fortnight.