5. Jon Stewart, because he doesn't enjoy 'The Daily Show' anymore.

Eviscerating has lost its charm. (Getty)


If you aren't as into The Daily Show as you were 5 or 10 years ago, guess what? Jon Stewart agrees with you. In a new profile in The Guardian, Stewart explained his reasons for retiring from the show after 16 years, saying:

“It's not like I thought the show wasn't working any more, or that I didn't know how to do it. It was more, 'Yup, it's working. But I'm not getting the same satisfaction.'"

The sentiment is very similar to David Letterman's announcement of his own retirement, when he explained how he spent a whole work day caring more about identifying a bird than anything to do with his TV show. I guess it's just a reality of being a talk show host: no matter how well-respected you are or how much you love it, after a certain point it becomes routine. That's when it's time to hand the reins to a new generation so they can get sick of it.

4. A passenger who was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for jabbing her snoring seatmate with a pen.

I'll be honest with you. When someone is snoring next to me on a flight, I'll fantasize about doing more than stabbing them with a pen. But it's just that: a fantasy. I'm enough of an adult to understand that snoring is one of the privileges you pay for when you buy a plane ticket, along with farting, whimpering at the slightest turbulence, and every other annoying thing someone can do on a plane. One woman on a flight from Chicago to New Hampshire didn't quite get that, and became so enraged at the snoring of her seatmate, Lenny "Santa" Mordarski, that she began stabbing him sharply in the arm with an uncapped pen before the plane had even taken off.