Drink Different

  • Aired:  05/31/12
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Mayor Bloomberg's proposed extra-large soda ban combines the draconian government overreach people love, with the probable lack of results they expect. (3:23)

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>> Jon: WELCOME TO THE DAILY SHOW, MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

WE HAVE A GOOD SHOW FOR YOU TON, JIM PARSONS, STAR OF THE BIG BANG THEORY AND THE

NEW BROADWAY SHOW HAR VEHICLE A SHOW ABOUT AN INVISIBLE RABBIT THAT KILLS

AND EATS HARVEY WEINSTEIN.

(LAUGHTER) I GOT TO TELL YOU THOUGH,

MANMENT I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN NEW YORK CITY MAN, BUT IT HOT AND-- IN NEW YORK CITY.

I HOPE YOU DON'T MIND, I'M GOING TO JUST TAKE A SIP OF A COMICALLY OVERSIZED MOVIE

THEATRE BEVERAGE, IT'S SO HOT.

>> IT COULD BE THE END OF THE BIG GULP, NEW YORK CITY MAYOR BLOOMBERG WANTS TO BAN

THE SALE OF ALL SUGARY DRINKS THAT ARE LARGER THAN 16 OUNCES.

HE WANTS THE BAN AT ALL NEW YORK RESTAURANTS, MOVIE THEATRES, SPORTS ARENAS AND MORE.

(LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) (LAUGHTER) SORRY, WHAT?

YOU ARE GOING TO BAN-- NO!

>> THEY CAN STILL SELL 32 OUNCE OF SUGAR DRINK TO YOU BUT THEY HAVE TO PUT IT IN

TWO CONTAINERS.

WE'RE NOT TAKING WAY ANYBODY'S RIGHT TO DO THINGS,

WE'RE SIMPLY FORCING YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE CONSCIOUS DECISION

TO GO FROM ONE CUP TO ANOTHER CUP.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: MR. MAYOR WORKS THESE GIANT CUPS WHERE ARE HOMELESS PEOPLE GOING TO TO-- [BLEEP]

(APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: ARE YOU GOING TO TELL THEM TO TAKE TWO SMALLER [BLEEP] BECAUSE I'M NOT.

WOW.

WOW.

WOW, MAYOR BLOOMBERG.

WOW.

I LOVE THIS IDEA, YOU HAVE OF BANNING SODAS LARGER THAN 16 OUNCES.

IT COMBINES THE DRACONIAN GOVERNMENT OVERREACH PEOPLE LOVE WITH THE PROBABLE LACK

OF RESULTS THEY EXPECT.

(LAUGHTER) WHAT ARE YOU DOING!

WE ALREADY LET YOU MAKE UP A THIRD TERM AS MAYOR.

PUT CAMERAS ON EVERY INTERSECTION AND FOR SOME REASON PICNIC TABLES IN THE

MIDDLE OF 7th AVENUE, WHAT THE HECK IS THAT.

THIS IS ALL WE HAVE LEFT.

THIS IS ALL WE HAVE.

YOU REALIZE THE POSITION YOU PERSONALLY PUT ME IN,

MR. MAYOR.

WATCH THIS!

>> NO ONE WOULD ARGUE THAT YOU OUGHT TO DRINK NINE MOUNTAIN DEWS A DAY BUT YOU

OUGHT TO HAVE THE CHOICE AS AN ADULT TO MAKE THOSE DECISION FORCE YOURSELF.

>> RIGHT.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: I AGREE WITH HIM.

(APPLAUSE)

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