Jon Stewart Quotes

I'm thrilled to be asked to host the Academy Awards for the second time because as they say the third time's a charm.

I don't approve of political jokes; I have seen too many of them get elected.

I mean I'm not hoping for the apes and the monolith. I'm hoping for controlled chaos to assist us.

Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.

Apparently the only thing worse than a terrorist attack is a gay man stopping it!

Apparently the only time the press gets it right is when the White House illegally leaks it to them.

The more you delve into science the more it appears to rely on faith.

The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom.

Why can't they have gay people in the army? Personally I think they are just afraid of a thousand guys with M16s going "Who'd you call a faggot?

I feel your scorn and I accept it.

You know in Saudi Arabia you're innocent until proven Jewish. Female. Guilty! They're guilty!

There is no such thing as an impartial jury because there are no impartial people. There are people that argue on the web for hours about who their favorite character on 'Friends' is.

The nation of Dubai banned the movie Charlie's Angles because it's "offensive to the religion of Islam." Apparently the religion of Islam is offended by anything without a plot.

The Book of Mormon is so good it makes me f**king angry.

I just thought there are very few stories involving me Anna Nicole Smith and Jesus.

It's harder to eat meat when you know the animal's name...I have found.

Wow the entire network of anchors has been hired to be the press secretary.

President Bush announced we're going to Mars which means he's given up on Earth.

If the world does need to repopulate at some point the announcing team of Rob Lowe and Sofia Vergara I think would make very pleasant children.

There's always anxiety when you start a new job you're the one guy who doesn't know where the ketchup is.

I have complete faith in the continued absurdity of whatever's going on.

If you don't get it right with your first family you can always do it again with another.

You can buy [John McCain's] book but in a week and a half he'll have another.

More than 150 heads of state attended the UN Summit giving New Yorkers a chance to get in touch with prejudices they didn't even know they had.

But that hair? That is comedy entrapment. People are not attacking your hair they are defending themselves from something that appears like it's about to attack them.

Isn't it amazing what scientists can accomplish when no one makes them stop?

Who cares how we avoided a war and got a dictator to give up his chemical weapons if we avoided a war and got a dictator to give up his chemical weapons.

On an average day 7 minutes of news happens. Yet there are currently three full-time 24-hour news networks.

Religion is far more of a choice than homosexuality.

Here's what I realized about the yam - it's the same colour as a Nerf ball. You may be wondering: 'Is he saying he ate a Nerf ball?'...

I've always liked Atlanta. And not just for the strip clubs but the shopping and the food.

I watch a lot of astronaut movies....Mostly Star Wars. And even Han and Chewie use a checklist.

I feel much more strongly about the abdication of responsibility by the media than by political advocates. They're representing a constituency.

People talk about sexual assault like it's a bad habit that men have.

We could overcome the baser aspects of our nature... and give this planet the kind of caretakers it deserves.

[Hugh Jackman is] an Adamantium-laced Fred Astaire.

Democrats do have a historic race going. Hillary Clinton vs. Barack Obama. Normally when you see a black man or a woman president an asteroid is about to hit the Statue of Liberty.

Here's the point - you're looking at affirmative action and you're looking at marijuana. You legalize marijuana no need for quotas because really who's gonna wanna work?

Why is it that if you take advantage of a corporate tax break you're a smart businessman but if you take advantage of something so you don't go hungry you're a moocher?

I don't care about wealth. What seems to be upsetting is institutionalizing the advantages that wealth gives you.

Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age. And let the chips fall where they may.

That's the beauty of our show. Comedy or politics. We're sort of a mix. A space age polymer of both. A synthetic comedy-like material.

I want a sandwich named after me.

Hopefully the only things off-limits are crummy jokes but being a standup comedian I know that's not always the case... You know it when you have to take a shower afterward.

When you think about it Alaska is also near the North Pole so she must also be friends with Santa.

Never name it after yourself. Maybe we'll throw a with in there. That seems to work. Like Late Show With David Letterman.

The seven marvels that best represent man's achievements over the last 2 000 years will be determined by Internet vote... so look for Howard Stern's Private Parts to come in No. 1.

Al-Qaeda's resurgence brings out the worst in the Bush Administration's math and logic.

I really think [the Bush Administration]'s foreign policy agenda is to spread irony through the world.

Everyone knows if a Republican comes out of the closet and sees a gay shadow it means six more years of a Democratic administration.

As a comedian as a person as a citizen as a mammal - in all of those areas I am looking forward to the end of the Bush administration with every fiber of my being.

As an adolescent Vonnegut made my life bearable.

I want you to admit that there is such a thing as white privilege

Donald Rumsfeld. Love him or hate him you've gotta admit: a lot of people hate him.

The Republicans are calling the Democrats' plan to have a deadline for US troop withdrawal from Iraq an 'admission of failure' as opposed to the Republican plan which is 'failure without admission'.

A joke is a joke. There's an expression - I don't know if you have it - that's 'adding insult to injury.'

I can be in 20 movies. But I'll never be an actor.

Parenthood is an amazing opportunity to be able to ruin someone from scratch.

Alright guys I want to get out there and vote tomorrow. And not because it's cool because it's not. You know what is cool? Smoking. Smoke while you vote.

In whose delusional mind is democracy made 'better' by allowing wealthy people to control more of it?

If everything is amplified we hear nothing.

If we amplify everything we hear nothing.

I'm too short to host a late-night talk show. It's like the bar at an amusement-park ride. You have to be six foot two or over.

I don't have a sort of Amway-esque chart up on my refrigerator or anything.

The unfortunate yet truly exciting thing about your life is that there is no core curriculum. The entire place is an elective.

It's not really a good sign when your audience applauds Satan.

[Doogal] wasn't even animated. It was still and the audience had to move.

If we are going to amend the constitution shouldn't it be to keep the omos-hay from arrying-may?

If you're going to give people 20 minutes of news satire you've also got to give them Tiffani-Amber Thiessen or you're going to have rioting in the streets.

Nobody out-rednecks the great state of America.

Well I'm sold. I'll take one America.

If the guy in front of you at the polls has arm swords you might want to considering filling out an absentee ballot.

No one is better at not beating America than England.

Don't you dare besmirch the name of Congress. They are patriotic Americans trying to dress and feed themselves.

Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented.

Ah the first rule of public speaking -- always start with a joke.

In what is perhaps the strangest turn in the President's efforts to rally support he agreed that Iraq is just like Vietnam but in a good way.

You can use your idealism to further your aims if you realize that nothing is Nirvana nothing is perfect.

The Oscars is the one night of the year when you can see all your favorite stars without having to donate any money to the Democratic Party

Our culture is just a series of checks and balances. The whole idea that we're in a battle between tyranny and freedom - it's a series of pendulum swings.

The only time a politico will try to avoid playing the blame game is when they or theirs are to blame.

I would think black people think everything is about race. They are the ones who are on the outside of the game. They are the ones who face it every day.

We called her Mother Earth. Because she gave birth to us and then we sucked her dry.

I've always run by the hierarchy of 'If not funny interesting. If not interesting hot. If not hot bizarre. If not bizarre break something.

You cannot judge a book by its contents.

Historic in a good sense not historic in a sense of 'so we dropped bombs on everyone.

I only find out where countries are when we start bombing them.

Every generation has their challenge. And things change rapidly and life gets better in an instant.

The best way to describe my ability was to say that after the game the other kids would say to me 'Way to try!'

The best-laid plans of mice and comedians usually wind up on the cutting-room floor.

Despite his infirmities Strom Thurmond showed up to work every day and did not miss a Senate vote in his final year though no one is sure if a shouted 'Bingo!' counted as a yea or a nay.

You know if I had nickel for every time Bush has mentioned 9/11 I could raise enough reward money to go after Bin Laden.

I can't believe I'm comforting a billionaire.

Give me back the $800 billion for the Iraq war and children's television PBS is on the house.

The bias of the mainstream media is toward sensationalism conflict and laziness.

Here's the way I look at it. President Bush has uranium-tipped bunker busters and I have puns. I think he'll be OK.

The Westboro Baptist Church is no more a church than Church's Fried Chicken is a church.

The best defence against bullshit is vigilance. So if you smell something say something.

Remember that guy who got gored by a bull and the bull pulled his underwear off and he had to run around the ring naked? If that footage comes out I'll run that.

Nathan Lane's Bus of Broadway Fun will be leaving shortly.

Yesterday the president met with a group he calls the coalition of the willing. Or as the rest of the world calls them Britain and Spain.

It's like America has a dog that's always shitting inside the house and we solved the problem by getting a brown rug.

The rise of secularism has brought about an increase in hostility toward things religious.

Nothing brings closure to a campaign like opening it up again.

Do you guys have to sell everything? I'd like to buy the Earth's core.

Everybody thought Barack Obama was going to [inspire people] when he came to Washington but you know the Senate seems like the place where smart people go to die.

When in doubt I can stare blankly. The rubber face. There's only so many ways you can stare incredulously at the camera and tilt an eyebrow but that's your old standby: What would Buster Keaton do?

[If President Bush is right about democracy in Iraq] I may and I don't know if I can physically do this implode.

Bush's popularity is at 40% in South America? He could be their president!

No health care for poor kids? You know I thought something like that was only done by cartoon villains. You're (Pres. Bush) slowly going from being Nixon to Mr. Burns.

Putting the 10 commandments up to prevent crime is like putting 'Employees must wash hands' up to keep the piss out of your burger.

By the way when you finish the bottle of Crown Royal you can still use the pouch to hold your broken dreams.

I'm not just a boy toy. I have feelings and dreams like anybody else.

I have not moved out of the comedian's box into the news box. The news box is moving towards me.

When the court that handpicked you to be president tells you you've overstepped your bounds you've overstepped your bounds.

Do you know what writing a book is? It's sitting alone in a room for weeks without making contact with another human. I felt like Howard Hughes.

In South Carolina Senator John Edwards won handily fulfilling his promise to win every state he was born in.

I was born in New York City but I was raised in New Jersey part of the great Jewish emigration of 1963.

Oh my god... Kerry is boring even when Bush is reading him.

I can't rationalize the brilliance and knowledge that you have about the intricacies of the market with the crazy bullshit I see you do each night.

Honestly folks I think my brain is broken.

If you break someone's leg shouldn't you have to be the crutch for a while?

My friend Bill O'Reilly is completely full of sh*t.

Here it is ... your moment of zen.

The Rapture: The ultimate Republican back-up plan.

You're your own play.

I kid because I'm on basic cable.

New York City isn't Chuck E. Cheese. We don't have ball pits for the kids to play in. We have titty bars and crack.

My buddy Tim Bass he's a-workin' pumpin gas and he makes two fifty for an hour. He's got rhythm in his hands as he's tappin' on the cans sings rock and roll in the shower.

It's a travesty that people have forced someone who is gay to have to make their case that they deserve the same basic rights as someone else.

How far back to the elementary school core curriculum do we have to go to get someone on the House Committee on Science Space and Technology caught up?

I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work and be proud that I tried everything.

Jazz musicians are the coolest people on the planet. Can I have some cool?

You've confused a war on your religion with not always getting everything you want.

If America leads a blessed life then why did God put all of our oil under people who hate us?

Oh press - must you spread hate? Can't you just stick to being wrong?

Bad jokes and gay marriage are destroying this country. But torture can save it.

If you don't stick to your values when they're being tested they're not values: they're hobbies.

What would Jesus or any human being who isn't an asshole do?

Being funny in life is a lot more like judo. It's using the energy...

Senior year is supposed to be about being mentally done.

This show is our own personal beliefs.

Democrats - always standing up for what they later realize they should have believed in.

Body hair. You know when you're swimming as a kid and you want to crawl on your dad? None of us went anywhere near him. 'My god a beaver! Everyone out of the pool!

The danger of oppression is not just being oppressed it's becoming an oppressor

Glenn Beck does have a dream. Unfortunately it's the kind of dream you have when you eat four pepperoni hot pockets right before bed.

Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.

How refreshing. A suspect beaten up BEFORE the LAPD showed up.

Everything in Italian sounds like 'Give me your money or I'm going to beat your @$$'.

The beautiful thing about faking a news show is the topicality is delayed.

Child: Why on this night do we eat Hot Fudge Sundaes? Adult: To remind us that being Jewish is like having your birthday every day!! Plus they're delicious!

And then you've got Lieberman who is for the war. And thinks the tax cuts could really help. He's basically for people who want to vote for Bush but don't think Bush is Jewish enough.

I'm doing everything I can to sabotage my career. It's a little thing called "fear of success".

California is choosing between the lesser of uh 300 evils.

Watching Fox that's like watching the Cartoon Network. Fox is nuts.

Corporations are the only reason the tax code is so complicated in the first place. Those off-shore loopholes didn't get carved out by poor people.

In case you're wondering what we all do here during the commercial breaks mostly we just sit around making catty remarks about the outfits you're all wearing at home.

Divorce isn't caused because 50% of marriages end in gayness.

I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house we had an enormous feast and then I killed them and took their land.

We all know what happens to celebrities when their time is up - rehab and then a stint on VH1.

Don't censor yourself to comfort their ignorance.

I'm not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance

Liberal and conservative have lost their meaning in America. I represent the distracted center.

I know change can be painful. But from change comes growth.

You're on CNN. The show that leads into me is puppets making crank phone calls. What is wrong with you?

You know I've always wanted to be a young Charles Kuralt. I started in this business with just a Winnebago and a dream.

By working to get away from your circumstance you can make something better of yourself but there's no guarantee... But you know what? The joy of it is chasing that dream.

When did fact checking and journalism go their separate ways?

The psychology degree is simply that I was a chemistry major and they kept wanting the correct answer whereas in psychology you basically write whatever you want and chances are you get a B.

Although to be fair cherry picking isn't quite what we do. Cherries are sweet and delicious. What we do is more turd mining. And I'll thank you to give our work the respect it deserves!

9/11 references are like Lay's potato Congress can make just one.

They always throw around this term 'the liberal elite.' And I kept thinking to myself about the Christian right. What's more elite than believing that only you will go to heaven?

Julie Christie was absolutely amazing in Away From Her. Brilliant movie. It was the moving story of a woman who forgets her own husband. Hillary Clinton calls it the feel good movie of the year.

Reform Jews are the children of Conservative Jews or as they are sometimes known Christians with curlier hair.

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims there are no homosexuals in Iran just like there are no gay conservatives in the US.

Being a superpower is like being a Santa Claus that everyone hates.

Clearly I'm way older than everyone.

Why do I have to follow CNN on Twitter? If I want to follow CNN I can follow them on CNN.

With the situation in Iraq growing ever more dangerous the 34-member Coalition of The Willing are one by one dropping out to join the other coalition known as Most of The Rest of The World.

Here in the U.S. we've made democracy into a science. A cold impersonal science.

College is something you complete. Life is something you experience.

I've been to Canada and I've always gotten the impression that I could take the country over in about two days.

You need to take a long hard look in the mirror and not come away thinking "Hey there's something wrong with this mirror.

I think of myself as a comedian who has the pleasure of writing jokes about things that I actually care about.

That's what it's like to be a comedian. You basically stand and stare at the world and hope it craps out cause that's a good year for you. So that's not a pleasant feeling.

[He died of thirst?] That sounds if I might say like the greatest Sprite commercial ever.

As long as I don't end up hosting a skin care commercial with Cher I'm happy.

That's the Senate Ethics Committee an oxymoron since 1973.

Must be nice to be a Republican senator sometimes because you get the fun of breaking sh*t and the joy of complaining the sh*t you just broke doesn't work.

We grew up in the good old days before kids had these damn computers and actually played outside.

At the end of your life do you give a concession speech?

Is listening to Pink Floyd in the dark a medical condition?

Congress the legislative stone in America's urethra.

Congress is the Justin Bieber of our government

I don't trust any country that looks around a continent and says "Hey I'll take the frozen part.

Pigmentation was a quick and convenient way of judging a person. One of us Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once proposed we instead judge people by the content of their character. He was shot.

I still do not understand how a corporation can have person-hood if it has no soul and never dies.

They may want to insist that corporations are people but corporations are certainly not Americans.

I have become increasingly unnerved by the depth of corruption that exists at many different levels. I'm less upset with politicians than [with] the media.

If you watch the news and don't like it then this is your counter program to the news.

Iran Ireland Israel. That's three countries four religions that HATE each other. Way to go 'I'.

It's a wonder our country doesn't implode.

It's like hunting cows

High school. You know people say 'I'll never do so-and-so again' - then they do it. So what? Sometimes somebody has crack and you're looking to stay awake.

Thus I've created humour.

No matter what your race creed or sexual preference there is a word that people use to describe you that is very nasty. It's what we all have in common. That and masturbation.

So if you're negative you live longer? That sounds like a cruel joke.

Songwriting is the way of perpetual want. Songwriters are the blessed/cursed people. You will never have a moment's peace in your life. You will always be wanting the next song.

Do you know how many movies I wrote when I was high?

If I'd only followed CNBC's advice I'd have a million dollars today. Provided I'd started with a hundred million dollars.

President Bush remained undeterred by the massive display of American opposition even though much of it came from the hundreds of thousands of voters who supported him by voting for Nader.

To me that's where a lot of satire lies. News used to hold itself to a higher plane and slowly it has dissolved into well me.

I can't sing. Never been able to sing. I can't do voices very well. Every impression I do sounds the same. I can't dunk. Man would I give anything to dunk. Just once.

Some people look at a glass and see it as half-full. Others look at a glass and call it a dragon.

The government should stop meddling in the business of the farmers who would actually still be living ina desert if not for government meddling.

I masturbate. A lot. And yet I don't floss because it's too much of a hassle. Ten seconds of joy over a lifetime of tooth decay that's what I've chosen.

McVeigh's lawyer got him the death penalty which quite frankly I could have done.

I heard Dennis Kucinich say in a debate 'When I'm president... and I just wanted to stop him and say 'Dude.'

I think the main thing that has to end is men's defensiveness.

We declared war on terror-it's not even a noun so good luck.

Yes reason has been a part of organized religion ever since two nudists took dietary advice from a talking snake.

And try as I might I am having difficulty giving a f**k.

It's nice to know that [God] can destroy us in a myriad of ways.

This is what happens when you don't let gays marry; they start designing clothes out of spite.

Wait a minute words in the prompter script on my desk vending machine upstairs out of Funyuns... the writers are back!

Everything is presented in as devious a manner as it could possibly be presented.

Like everyone else I want to sleep with Leonardo DiCaprio.

Nazi Germany was so destructive to Judaism not only for the loss of life but because many who survived began to see the practice of Judaism as somewhat of a health hazard.

Everyone just needs to get over themselves.

Models talk to you for six minutes and they're very nice and they say thank you and then it's off to the larger European men they actually have sex with.

61% of graduating teens have had sex 37% will eventually have sex and 2% become statisticians.

The press is our immune system. If it overreacts to everything we eventually get sicker.

I have great respect for people who are in the front lines and the trenches of trying to enact social change. I am far lazier than that.

I like a lot of wheels. If I could have eight wheels I would.

Ahh Earth Day the only day of the year where being able to hacky-sack will get you laid.

I'm a little bit too obsessed with the news. I find the news easier to follow than narrative entertainment programs.

Evil is relatively rare. Ignorance is epidemic.

We don't consider ourselves equal opportunity anythings because that's not - you know that's the beauty of fake journalism. We don't have to - we travel in fake ethics.

Why would these English explorers search for these spices yet never use them in their food?

We must together as a nation stop watching Fox.

I visit Fox News every now and again and it's nice because the Eye of Mordor is above the building.

So Fox News is the voice of America and Obama is Stalin? Oh my God! I guess that makes me Yakov Smirnoff.

The Vietnam war was fought over portion size.

It's always funny until the hooker mentions her son.

I never thought I'd say this but I miss voter fraud.

Get a sense of humor. If you don't it'll be incredibly frustrating.

Megachurches. I can't be the only one frightened when our houses of worship sound like they could take on Godzilla.

I feel like [God]'s hazing us.

Sometimes it's hard to face your

Making it [St. Patrick's Day] a great day for the Irish but just an ok day if you're looking for a quiet tavern to talk read or have a white wine spritzer.

What good are images if people understand them?

People if you can't get through the puns I can't give you the good stuff.

The government that governs best governs best!

Don't worry as long as America still has natural resources you guys are okay.

Yes it seems that as the President (George W. Bush) comes to the end of his two terms he's finally realized the best way to get things done for you is for you to do it.

Insomnia is my greatest inspiration.

The value of holding a grudge. And to always refer to my father sarcastically as Mr. Wonderful.

We are going to be raising a generation of mentally impaired people.

Here's the thing about global warming that I didn't realize: it would all happen at once.

Doing stand-up comedy is in the middle of a traffic jam getting everybody moving again.

If you try to hit a grand slam you're going to strike out.

It seems like Michael Vick is going to jail for dog fighting. Hopefully they won't have guard dogs.

I have a lot of hostility.

I like not to be good at anything so I keep hopping around.

If your regime is not strong enough to handle a joke then you don't have a regime.

To have not shot his friend in the face would have sent a message to the quail that America is weak.

What's it called when a hellhole hits a cataclysm? A catastro[phrack]. I just coined that didn't I?

What's with the poverty Tourette's? Why do these two think we need a hobo for president?

I thinking gay and straight people use the same putters it's not a matter of putters but a matter of hole selection.

What you do for Jewish New Year is you go down to Times Square ... It's a lot quieter than the regular New Year. It's just a few Jews walking around going "sup?

Happy Valentine's Day! And if this is news to you my guess is you're probably alone. Valentine's Day is often times a well it's a manufactured day that really doesn't mean anything.

It's funny how everyone hates witch hunts... until they see a witch.

The last thing we'll hear is some scientist saying 'It works!'

Cause if there's one thing Islamic terrorists don't have is....(seriously thinking about it)....%#@&!

Sarah Palin has been tagged and released back into the wild.

We have it. The smoking gun. The evidence. The potential weapon of mass destruction we have been looking for as our pretext of invading Iraq. There's just one problem - it's in North Korea.

I don't think marijuana should be illegal.

I was born with an adult head and a tiny body. Like a 'Peanuts' character.

I think the metric by which television is considered liberal is literally based on the metric of liberalism in each person's soul. Peoples' senses of humor tend to go about as far as their ideology.

You wonder sometimes how our government puts on its pants in the morning.

Please explain to me why John Kerry sounds more dickish telling the truth than Bush sounds when he's lying. How is that possible?

We're Jews. When you look at our pubic hair it should look like Ewoks should be in there.

No I live in New Jersey because I like living in New Jersey.

I'm not a very serious Jew. I don't wear the protective religious headgear. They only wear that because 40% of all religious thoughts escape through the head.

Isn't that what you really want in a jean? The ability to kick people in the face in them? I don't wanna have to go home and change into shorts...

You have to remember one thing about the will of the people: it wasn't that long ago that we were swept away by the Macarena.

Poor people have sh*tty lobbyists.

Wait a minute! Wait a minute! I figured this out. I know what's wrong with what we've done in Iraq. We've been following time as it goes forward. What a classic mistake. Linear time is so pre-9-11.

'Powell movement.' What do you think 'PM' stands for?

I thought we were out of money!? You can't simultaneously fire teachers AND tomahawk missiles.

The problem with the Tea Party is they're all ignorant hillbillies who drink moonshine and ride around on mules. And they believe in stereotypes too.

I really like to put my name on everything so my roommate doesn't steal it. It's really a throwback to that.

In 1982 I was playing soccer at William and Mary and a kid from Randolph-Macon called me a kike. I ran after him. 'I'm not a... well yes I am.

We're going to do a challenge. I'm going to try and download every movie ever made and you are going to try to sign up for Obamacare - and we'll see which happens first.

Usually when Obama says 'Let me be clear ' he's about to get into some very unclear sh*t.

There are a hell of a lot of jobs that are scarier than live comedy. Like standing in the operating room when a guy's heart stops and you're the one who has to fix it!

What I like to do is come in write the entire program and treat my staff to hot stone massages.

You know I just want to say to her (Sarah Palin) just very quickly...F-- you.

People! Take to the streets and scream 'BE REASONABLE!'

If Obama's a tyrant he's a pretty tame tyrant. How many tyrants do you know that really suffer because they can't get cloture?

A guy who says what people who aren't thinking are thinking.

Technology. It's like science only useless.

There's nothing like a shipwreck to spark the imagination of everyone who was not on that specific ship.

If you smell something say something.

What are you so mad about? That we still have a government? We still have "traffic lights." We're sorry. The government's not perfect but some people wish it was better not gone.