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War: So funny it hurts


America's new military campaign in Syria is "the iPhone 6 of wars," Stewart gushed Tuesday night. "So anticipated … It's expensive, a little bigger, a little more unwieldy than you thought it was going to be … It's going to be at least a two-year commitment."

And, he added, "It kinda feels like you just f*cking got the last one."

With war in Iraq and Syria, Ebola in Africa, and hopeless partisan gridlock at home, it's no wonder Americans are looking for escape. Humor provides some welcome relief, although there's often a bitter aftertaste to the gags.

Fans of a certain boy band were not at all amused at what they perceived as a slight to one of their own. The Twitterverse exploded with outrage when Daily Show regular Jessica Williams ridiculed the hysteria over the multiplicity of strange new terror groups.

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