Fraternal relationships were under the microscope on The Daily Show last night, when Jon Stewart rightly questioned this statement from a bearded Ben Affleck, about his relationship with younger brother Casey: “When we were younger we kind of grab-assed around a little bit, like most people probably do with their siblings.” Errr… what?
Affleck was more than a bit off his game; unlike Matt Damon’s appearance earlier this summer, this chat had little wing-ding charm, though it was funny when Affleck mentioned how he was being asked the same junket questions about sibling fights, and had thus concluded that all journalists have horrible relationships with their brothers and sisters. Not so, Stewart insisted. “We just don’t think very hard about our interview questions. We’re not very good at what we do…”