Over the past six months or so, the American people have been playing a sort of a “fun little game” with the National Security Administration, as Jon Stewart put it Monday in his new segment: “That Thing They Said They’re Not Doing? They’re Totally Doing.”
That “thing” the “Daily Show” host is referring to is, of course, the government spying on its own citizens’ telephone conversations and email correspondence.
As creepy as it sounds that a stranger may be monitoring your private interactions, it just got worse: Some NSA employees are using the technology to track their significant others — or those who they hope to engage with romantically. Which led to this terrific Stewart moment:
“Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy,” the comedian sung to the tune of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” Stewart continued, “Here’s your number of your bank account and social security, so call me, or I will continue to monitor your activities.”
Later in the show, Stewart commented on the recent revelations that the NSA is now even monitoring popular online video games, such as “Second Life” and “World of Warcraft.”
Apparently, the NSA feared that terrorist groups could use the games to plot attacks. Stewart then landed one of the better late-night jokes in recent memory:
“Well, I guess that does make some sense, how Islamic terrorists do like to be surrounded by 72 virgins,” Stewart quipped, adding the celebratory, “Gamer slam!”
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