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Born: 1969-01-28
Profession: Writer
Nation: American
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Yes, I still love 'South Park,' but I also love morning TV now.

Tags: Love, Morning, Yes

A young imagination is bold, likes to make bigger leaps. It likes to, well, imagine that the dustbuster is a dinosaur; that the computer mouse is a hotrod; that the box is a cave; that the rawhide is a torch... or a baton... or something.

Tags: Computer, Imagine, Young

Generally I get up at around 7. But oftentimes, I'll be lolling in bed a little bit earlier - sometimes as early as 5:45 - filing in my mind all the things I have to get done. Which is, of course, totally unproductive.

Tags: Done, Mind, Sometimes

Honestly we never lied to people about who we were. Usually the wackier interviews came to pass because the interview subjects, aware that we were Comedy Central, just wanted to get their stories out.

Tags: Comedy, Stories, Wanted

I don't think everyone should vote. If you have to be dragged into the polls, carried into the polls and smelling salts have to be used, you probably shouldn't be voting. However, we shouldn't be putting up barriers to voting that target certain groups.

Tags: Everyone, Vote, Voting

I have a Keurig coffee maker, which is really kind of a luxury. It was given to me by an ex. I realized when I'm feeling sentimental, I'll gently, tenderly press the button. Then when I remember he dumped me, I punch it.

Tags: Coffee, Feeling, Remember

I love Christmas. Frosty the Snowman, peace on Earth and mangers, Salvation Army bell ringers and reindeer, the movie 'Meet Me in St. Louis,' office parties and cookies.

Tags: Love, Peace

I love the excess of Christmas. The shopping season that begins in September, the bad pop star recordings of Christmas carols, the decorations that don't know when to come down.

Tags: Bad, Love

I think that Obama is very cool. And I think he's clever, and I think he can be witty. But I don't think he's funny in either the way that Reagan was funny - or John McCain and Dick Cheney are both funny in that ruthless, kind of mean way.

Tags: Cool, Funny, Mean

I'd rather call myself a mischief-maker, an imp, rather than a satirist. Satirist sounds so self important. Plus no one is calling himself an imp right now. It makes me feel special.

Tags: Rather, Self, Special

If I had a time machine I would go back 30 years and show up at my grandmother's apartment before the gargantuan meals she would serve and I would help her.

Tags: Help, Her, Time

It's one of my favorite things to do, watch TV and stretch. I'm so flexible. I can put my legs behind my head. I want to be the most flexible person in the world.

Tags: Behind, Head, Put

No, no, no separate but equal... never the twain shall meet. And the pendulum kept swinging and it came to rest in the bastard hybrid known as the Daily Show.

Tags: Daily, Rest, Show

Something that came as a shock to me is that we do not have a constitutional right to vote. And that's not just a fun little historical factoid. It actually has huge ramifications. It's the reason our system is so decentralized - in other words, chaotic.

Tags: Fun, Reason, Words

Think of all that hard work our founding fathers put in - the revolutionizing, the three-fifths compromising, having to write the entire Constitution with a quill - and yet they neglected to include the right to vote.

Tags: Hard, Put, Work

When it comes to war, we focus more on the mainstream coverage of the event, rather than the event itself. People dying is never funny. Protest puppets are always funny.

Tags: Focus, Funny, War

While some of my closest friends were jocks, it seemed that they spoke a different language with each other. Joining in their conversation was fraught with risk.

Tags: Friends, Language, While

Hypocrisy is great fodder for comedy.

Tags: Comedy, Great, Hypocrisy

Politicians who wear little tennis socks with the balls at the back should not be taken seriously.

Tags: Seriously, Taken, Tennis

I wish I had played team sports. I think every kid should. Teamwork builds character - teaches people about leadership and cooperation.

Tags: Character, Leadership, Sports

It's much easier to make jokes about sensitive issues if there is some dissent, some conflict.

Tags: Issues, Jokes, Sensitive

The most important thing is to write material that YOU think is funny. If you don't think it's funny, but you're convinced that other people will think it is, well they won't.

Tags: Funny, Won, Write

Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness.

Tags: Goodness, Stocking
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Did I end up finding a little blue pill to cure America's electoral dysfunction? Unfortunately, it's not that simple.

Tags: America, End, Simple

Digital television, satellite radio, videogames, iPods - so much media. Do books even matter anymore?

Tags: Books, Matter, Media

Homemade sweaters are always itchy.

Tags: Homemade, Itchy, Sweaters

I am a kamikaze gadfly.

Tags: Bruise, Grape

I can't be everything to everyone. Send me your specs.

Tags: Everyone, Send

I hate homemade sweaters.

Tags: Hate, Homemade, Sweaters

I know a lot about a few things - mostly useless things.

Tags: Few, Mostly, Useless

I mean, you're gonna be left behind if you don't appreciate the genius that is Meredith Vieira.

Tags: Genius, Left, Mean

I still don't know how to cook and that's just unacceptable.

Tags: Cook

I was not a jock in high school. I know, you're shocked.

Tags: High, School, Shocked

I was way too hyperactive to study for long. I would freak out, then crash, then be too tired to read or write. I really should have had less sugar.

Tags: Study, Tired, Write

I'm always working on a few different stories at once, so there's always some really big coffee table book I'm carrying around.

Tags: Big, Book, Working

I'm in fact a hair under six feet, but I'm very svelte. People would never see me if I turned sideways.

Tags: Fact, Feet, Hair

If there's one thing that everyone can agree on, it's that, right or wrong, they hate the press.

Tags: Everyone, Hate, Wrong

It's interesting, because I tend to trust a man with big ears.

Tags: Big, Ears, Trust

Look, not embracing the 'Today' show is soooo yesterday.

Tags: Show, Today, Yesterday

My sophomore year I spent exactly one day on the JV football team. It was the tryout day.

Tags: Football, Team, Year

One Christmas my father kept our tree up till March. He hated to see it go. I loved that.

Tags: Father, Loved