Jon Stewart gave China’s air the comedic treatment last week (and rhymed it with “Nair”), using footage from a week before (and referencing this story about the Hangzhou factory fire). We bring it up now because, first, we hadn’t seen it on the China blogs yet, but more importantly, everyone is talking about pollution again. And if you must join in on this one-way conversation – pollution sure is unwelcome, eh guys? yeah, totally — you might as well make an Auric Goldfinger reference, as The Daily Show does.
The segment is called “Things May Be Bad, But At Least We Can’t Chew Our Air.” It’s not Stewart’s best effort, and Neil deGrasse Tyson’s appearance is totally wasted, but the audience seemed to dig it.