The Daily Show took last week off, which meant Jon Stewart missed the initial coverage of the Isla Vista shooting that left seven people dead. So he spent last night's episode explaining why this time feels different.
Catching up quickly, Stewart ran through last week's most important news items: "Head of the VA resigned there, we got the true love conquered all ... Oh! There was another mass shooting! Seems like that happens every time we're off for a week ... or when we're working for a week. Actually pretty much happens every fucking week."
So much so that Google has apparently changed the Streetview in Maps to first person shooter:
"But America's response to this new tragedy has given me hope," Stewart said. Whereas all the other mass shootings recently were met with "confusion and despair" as the public and media searched for explanations (like divorce, apparently? "That's why 50 percent of all marriages end in mass shootings," Stewart quipped), we've seemed to move beyond that now.
"Something amazing has happened. A breakthrough, if you will, in the way that we deal with the incredibly unique amount of mass shootings we currently experience in this country," Stewart said. "Our grief has moved, as Dr. Kübler-Ross said it would, from denial to anger to bargaining to depression to our most resolved emotional state. I give you: acceptance."