We're on day two of what could be a weeks long government shutdown, but we have a feeling Jon Stewart and The Daily Show won't run out of people to make fun of anytime soon. There are so many dumb things and people associated with this shutdown that Stewart created an entire March of Dumbs segment. The "dumbs" he pointed out were:
- Rep. Todd Rokita, who called Obamacare "one of the most insidious laws ever created by man." Stewart applauded him. "Bravo," he said. "Not just one of the most insidious laws ever created by America, which has Jim Crow and slavery on its resume, but by man, putting Obamacare up there with the Nuremburg laws, the Spanish Inquisition and primae noctis, the medeval law where, on your wedding night, the kind gets to sleep with your wife."
- A dozen Fox News anchors convinced the shutdown wasn't a big deal, including one who said "We were all warned the sky was going to fall, but you woke up this morning and the sun came up, didn't it?" To which Stewart responded, "no one told you the sky was going to fall. No one told you the government shutdown would have the same effect as an asteroid hitting the planet."
- Anyone who thinks the FDA isn't important.
On that last note, Stewart pointed out that the FDA screens and approves new drugs. Since they're furloughed, he introduced a drug of his own. "Hello friends. Are you tired of thinking with your penis? And then having your penis make terrible decisions," he said, managing to slip in another image of Anthony Weiner's famous grey boxers sext. "Well suffer no more friends, with new Braincocktin [...] soon your little head will have a big IQ." And as long as the FDA is offline, Stewart said he didn't have to list the side effects. And while it's not that easy to get suspect penis drugs on the market, we kind of wish braincoctin actually existed.