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Old 06-24-2013, 02:42 PM   #31
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For those who hate missing anything, here are the small parts in Arabic

Youssef introduced him as one of the conspirators Morsi is always talking about. An American spy.

JS kept saying Thank you (Shoukran). Enough (Khalasse). You donít need to lift me (i.e. carry me on your shoulders).

Around the 4-minute mark, Youssef described him to the audience as the American Youssef , and that JS copies everything he does (then tells JS that he said he was awesome). Then said that JS is jealous of him.

As for the traffic lights, we do have them. We just consider them a suggestion!
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:12 PM   #32
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For those who hate missing anything, here are the small parts in Arabic...
Thanks for doing that!
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:27 AM   #33
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For those who hate missing anything, here are the small parts in Arabic

Youssef introduced him as one of the conspirators Morsi is always talking about. An American spy.

JS kept saying Thank you (Shoukran). Enough (Khalasse). You donít need to lift me (i.e. carry me on your shoulders).

Around the 4-minute mark, Youssef described him to the audience as the American Youssef , and that JS copies everything he does (then tells JS that he said he was awesome). Then said that JS is jealous of him.

As for the traffic lights, we do have them. We just consider them a suggestion!
I wish you would have recapped BEFORE I watched the whole boring thing. It's a bit better now.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:13 AM   #34
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I have been to Cairo and while riding on the major highway we noticed three lanes were painted on the road but there were about five lanes of traffic. Horns honking all the time. We perceived that horns were also used as a greeting not just a warning.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:18 AM   #35
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Thanks, Anubys! I saw the snippet, but didn't try to find the show to watch. Well, since I don't speak Arabic, I figured it would not be a very productive use of my time anyway.

Loved how they did the introduction as a spy and then the surprise of it being JS.

I was compelled by the fact that JS speaks Arabic, however. At first I was wondering if he really did or if he was just making sounds. I know he's a smart guy, so I guess it shouldn't be surprising.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:30 AM   #36
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I don't think he speaks Arabic so much as he can recite a small handful of words and phrases that were memorized phonetically by rote.

He "speaks" Arabic the same way I "speak" Russian.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:42 PM   #37
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I'm enjoying it so far with Oliver.

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huh...I hardly ever listen to interviews unless it's someone very interesting. Even then, JS is usually pretty bad.
Agreed. I never watch the interviews in 90% of the episodes and when I do, I don't know if I'd say Stewart is bad at the interviews, but he's not excellent.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:55 PM   #38
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Stewart is an AMAZING interviewer. You guys need to watch. He's better than 99% of the people who are trained in journalism.
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Stewart is an AMAZING interviewer. You guys need to watch. He's better than 99% of the people who are trained in journalism.
Absolutely this. And especially true when the guest is in politics/finance/news.
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You just can't do an amazing interview in 6 minutes.
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You just can't do an amazing interview in 6 minutes.
They aren't 6 minute interviews. As noted previously that's what's edited for TV. The full interviews are all available on the web.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:51 PM   #42
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He does amazing 6 minute interviews. He makes me want to buy books I would not have ever, EVER considered.

The only time I think he falls flat (and when I, myself tend to not watch) is when the guest is a Hollywood type. I don't think he has the passion for those.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:29 AM   #43
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He does amazing 6 minute interviews. He makes me want to buy books I would not have ever, EVER considered.

The only time I think he falls flat (and when I, myself tend to not watch) is when the guest is a Hollywood type. I don't think he has the passion for those.
When he has a topic he really likes he's fantastic. I love his one on one's with Bill O'Reilly. He's great with him because he doesn't let Bill bully him. I really think they like each other.
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When he has a topic he really likes he's fantastic. I love his one on one's with Bill O'Reilly. He's great with him because he doesn't let Bill bully him. I really think they like each other.
Certainly. I love debates between two people who are from opposite sides who really truly like and respect each other. And that's a great example.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:06 PM   #45
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My opinion is JS likes to make the interviews first and foremost entertaining.

Interviewing authors, especially when their book are on a really dry subject, is probably very difficult. He makes a lot of jokes and tried to steer the conversation into something the audience can pallet, while still helping the author pitch their book and let the audience know what it's about.

Most of the time when actors are on the show they're doing a press tour and are there to pitch their current movie. It's not like he's really interviewing the person per se. Some times he'll ask a personal question and they'll get sidetracked and bring up the movie at the end of the interview. It all depends on the actor.

When he interview high level politicians, sometimes he'll just let them ramble on forever. I remember when Bill Clinton was on an Bill got stuck in some tangent and JS let him go on for a few minutes.. But then again if you're even a little rude to an ex president, they might not come back and could hurt your chances of having future high level guests.

I think JS is a good interviewer for his comedy show based on political satire. Remember this isn't a real news show..
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:06 PM   #46
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Stewart is a great interviewer when he likes and agrees with the interviewee. Otherwise it becomes John Stewart talking over the interviewee.
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Stewart is a great interviewer when he likes and agrees with the interviewee. Otherwise it becomes John Stewart talking over the interviewee.
I'll give you that-I've seen that happen from time to time. Although I will say it's not ALWAYS that way-as said earlier, his interviews with O'Reilly are very entertaining. There are other examples that are escaping me.

But yeah-when he's both VERY passionate and he disagrees, sometimes it can be like a breaking dam.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:56 PM   #48
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They aren't 6 minute interviews. As noted previously that's what's edited for TV. The full interviews are all available on the web.
I don't watch "the web", I watch my TV. I thought we were discussing the TV show.
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Stewart is a great interviewer when he likes and agrees with the interviewee. Otherwise it becomes John Stewart talking over the interviewee.
Both guys are better than Colbert though. Colbert is so into his blowhard persona that he interrupts his guests constantly and doesn't let them finish their thought. Like a couple of nights ago with Peniel Joseph. Colbert was interrupting so much that Joseph had to say "Steven, let me speak for a second" to get a word in.
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John is an interviewer in a comedy show, Colbert makes the interview be the comedy show.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:21 AM   #52
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I've seen him live, he's really funny.
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I think John Oliver is doing a great job, though he should lay off trying to do impressions/accents as that's not one of his strong points.

As for Stewart's interviews, he does them very well. Usually though I have no interest in the guest so I skip the interview segment.

I agree his one on one's with Bill O'Reilly are fun to watch. Their "Rumble in the air conditioned..." debate was both informative and fun to watch.
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I think John Oliver is doing a great job, though he should lay off trying to do impressions/accents as that's not one of his strong points.
What's funny is I think he KNOWS they're bad, and that's why he does them. Stewart THINKS he's bad and he's not terrible.
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What's funny is I think he KNOWS they're bad, and that's why he does them. Stewart THINKS he's bad and he's not terrible.
Yes, Oliver knows his impressions are bad, but that's what makes them funny.

Also, for those that haven't been keeping up, they had Jon Stewart Skype in from Egypt either Wed. or Thu (watched them both together, don't remember which episode it was). Despite the delay and the half-duplex issues, it was a pretty funny interview.

And Jon Stewart with a beard is starting to look a lot like Billy Joel.
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And Jon Stewart with a beard is starting to look a lot like Billy Joel.
Really? I keep thinking he's looking like "The Most Interesting Man in the World" from the Dos Equis commercials.
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Ha. That's funny.
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Something minor is off, where John Oliver can't handle the segment ends into commercial breaks as smoothly as Jon Stewart yet, he is doing a great job with a really tough chair to take over.
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He did a nice job last night dealing with total chaos, I thought.
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