07 October 2009

How do I stay so well-informed?

Today, Reach 364 at BuildingPeace.net shared a personal anecdote from Jordan that was particularly interesting. It seems he was explaining to two classmates the embarrassing fact there are only two countries which have not yet ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Somalia and the United States. (Awww, that's cute. You see, despite the violent clashes between our two lands, we can both agree to neglect children. Maybe there's hope yet for us.)

Now, it came as a shock to him, but not to me. I'd like to say I'm so well informed because I read the most cutting-edge international newspapers, but that's not the case. I saw it on the Jon Stewart Daily Show. I think AFN needs to dump the Fox/CNN (mostly Fox) lineup and stick to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

Reach--if you can, try to get the satellite TV to pipe in The Daily Show. You'll be amazed at what you will learn:

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Sh#t That's Never Gonna Happen - Global Currency
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political HumorRon Paul Interview


Unknown said...

I KNEW I was wasting my time with The Economist and those foreign policy journals. Maybe I should lighten up and switch over. :-)

El Goyito said...

We watch the Daily Show - Int'l Version and it's fun to watch Jon Stewart explain and apologize for the U.S. & the embarrassing parts of American culture. The best part is his treatment of guests (congressmen, senators, and esp the Sec. of State). And, of course, I live for the International Moment of Zen at the end of each show.