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The Daily Show has a predictably good laugh at South Dakota's 'Don't Jerk and Drive' campaign

Tuesday night's Daily Show was for the adolescent inside all of us — and particularly Jon Stewart. The subject was South Dakota's ill-fated "Don't Jerk and Drive" campaign to lower road fatalities. The defunct campaign was actually supposed to grab your attention, but is using sexual puns to promote public safety really the best idea? Stewart asked. "We don't fight bullying with a 'No Fisting' campaign." The jokes really could have ended there, but Stewart threw the mic to Aasif Mandvi, who beat it over the head. Some of this segment is probably not super safe for work — or people who don't enjoy crude humor. --Peter Weber