WATCH: John Stewart Explains The Shutdown in a Way Even a Child Could Understand


Excuse me while I stray into politics on this pop culture blog. But it is a pretty important topic this week.  Let us be real, this is political theater with as unpredictable (predictable?) an ending as your favorite TV show finale.

What is the best way to combine comedy, Willy Wonka and political realities? The Daily Show. Here John Stewart invokes two childhood classics: Schoolhouse Rock and Gene Wilder to explain the government shutdown.  It is so simple that hopefully even the House GOP will understand how childish this tantrum is over the Affordable Care Act.



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