In fact, before Jon Stewart announced his Daily Show departure in February, it wasn't even a nightmare. We simply hadn't imagined it could happen, despite the fact that all people will eventually stop doing the thing they are currently doing. We just assumed Stewart would continue to filter the events of the world through his own specific brand of friendly sarcasm for the rest of eternity, or at least for the rest of our eternity.
We're not ready to say goodbye, and probably never will be, but tonight we'll have to do it anyway when he waves us into our final moment of Zen.
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