Jon Stewart: 'Do You Ever Have One Of Those Days Where Everything You Ever Loved As A Child Was Under Water?'

11.01.12 9 Comments

Jon Stewart opened his show last night, the first he’s done since Hurricane Sandy bitch-slapped the East Coast, with a question: “Do you ever have one of those days where everything you ever loved as a child was under water?” As someone who comes from a place where stuff like this happens all too frequently, YES, and it’s awful. It’s just still so hard for me to wrap my brain around the fact that the heartbreaking sort of stuff I’ve witnessed all my life every few years in Louisiana is now happening in the NYC area, the other place I’ve spent most of my time living.

It’s especially weird because there are essentially two Manhattans now — the dark, chaotic one downtown below 39th street, and the business-as-usual one above 39th street. I haven’t had a chance to do it yet but a couple of friends have crossed over between the two Manhattans by foot at night and I’m told that it’s CREEPY AS HELL.

Anyway, Stewart and the Daily Show were excellent in their coverage of the whole thing last night. Here’s part one…

And here’s part two…

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