Jon Stewart: "At least God isn’t hurling rocks and loose horsemeat at us."

The Daily Show tackles horse meat.

Jon Stewart engages in a little schadenfreude for his American audience. Gas prices may be rising; the President is claiming the right to execute Americans with missiles; and Geraldo Rivera is running for Senate. So he's introduced a new segment to the Daily Show called:

We may be fucked, but at least God isn’t hurling rocks and loose horsemeat at us.

Thankfully, we got off easier than the Russians did. Watch the video below:

Jon Stewart. Photograph: Comedy Central

Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter.

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Word of the week: Michellania

Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory. 

After brash Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump paraded his family at the national convention, the word of the week is:

Michellania (n)

A speech made of words and phrases gathered from different sources, such as Michelle Obama speeches and Rick Astley lyrics.


"I listened hard, but all I heard was michellania."

"Can you really tell the difference between all this michellania?"

"This michellania - you couldn't make it up."

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