The Daily Show Jacked My Living Room

Well, certainly an image I took of my former living room.

During college I lived in a Co-ed called the Alpha Omega House. I ended up doing a website for the house and took several photos to create a bit of an online tour (

If you visit the tour section of the website – scroll down to living spaces and observe the top center image labeled ‘First Floor TV Room’ (you can click the image below).

Click here to view the image directly

The other day on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show (click below to watch – around 3:30 seconds, notice the backdrop):


What the…? Note that they added in that giant football there too. Couldn’t they just purchase an image on a site like istockphoto?

I cross posted this on my own blog (

Posted by whatthecrap  |  17 Comments  |  in Photography, Web


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  3. Panther 11/11/2008 2:36 am

    Small world after all.

  4. idejmcd 11/06/2008 9:45 pm

    found permalink for that clip:

    have fun being used!

  5. Sarah Lewis 11/02/2008 4:15 am

    Those scoundrels!
    I’ve written to Mr. Stewart at the Daily Show suggesting that they compensate you with a box of tissues and a $10 certificate for grief counseling.

  6. jaxsun 11/02/2008 4:03 am

    you should be compensated with a guest appearance the next time they use and you can kick him out of your house.

  7. Playstation games 10/20/2008 3:33 pm

    amazing, i lovwe it well done there

  8. GnarledRose 10/16/2008 3:14 pm

    @Brizmo: Actually, no, The Daily Show doesn’t consider themselves a news show– watch the Crossfire debate with Jon Stewart; he gets sad that people think of him as a journalist.

  9. Hosting Reviews 10/15/2008 9:54 pm

    That’s pretty funny. You get any royalties? :)

  10. anony mouse 09/11/2008 2:02 am

    you only put that up so people would think what a rad dude you must be. you’re no really mad about this are you?

  11. Anonymous 09/01/2008 9:38 am

    That is so cool! I’d be completely stoked!

  12. vince 08/29/2008 3:06 pm

    You should feel awesome, I know I would be jealous.

  13. Brizmo 08/29/2008 1:52 pm

    Fair use. It’s cool that you saw that, but the news can get away with most anything we’d call copyright/trademark infringement. That said, is a joke news show still news?

    That place is MUCH nicer than anything I ever had in college. Next time they do a piece on the homeless, I’ll look out for pictures of my living room.

  14. Joe 08/29/2008 8:40 am

    Do you genuinely care? I think I would have probably just laughed had that been somewhere I lived.

  15. Jess 08/29/2008 6:25 am

    Have you contacted them?

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  17. Chris 08/29/2008 3:12 am


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