November 16, 2010

By Word Of Mouth

We hear that the Vassar mention on the Daily Show back in September happened because one graduate ran into Jon Stewart and asked him to name drop the school. In return, the alumnus promised to go to Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity with a group of Vassar alumni.

Update: We spoke to the alumnus and he confirms the story as "totally true." According to the graduate: "My friend and I went to his book signing for Earth and told him that if he mentioned Vassar, we'd go to the Rally to Restore Sanity and also de-friend Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive on Facebook/stop following it on Twitter. That got Jon's attention. He's a really nice guy, and made a lot of Vassar fans very happy."