Jon Stewart and I spent our Passovers in basically the same way

I recently returned to school from celebrating Passover. For the two weeks I was out of town, I attended no classes, barely had a chance to read emails, played numerous games (well, a few games many times), and spent quality time with the family — it was an altogether glorious vacation.

I read two whole books over break — Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge — unfortunately, neither had anything to do with the class I was missing.

But I don’t want to give the impression that I slacked off the whole time. I also sat down by the pool with a casebook, Land Use Controls, and managed to get through about 100 pages by the end of Passover.

Meanwhile, Jon Stewart also took a fortuitously-timed break from The Daily Show between April 10 and April 21, which means he also took off the first half of Passover:

Stewart break

Leibowitz returned to the airwaves with a segment titled Apocalypse Cow, featuring — who else? — Cliven Bundy, and revealed that he spent his time away studying the exact same material:

Jon Stewart Harry Potter

Unsurprisingly, taking two weeks away from school right before final exams is not your standard recipe for success. It would probably have been a good idea for me to have spent a little less time playing games and a little more studying for Land Use in advance of tomorrow morning’s exam.

We out.


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