Friday, January 21, 2011

"001100010" - Mormonism in Jon Stewart's Earth (The Book)

During my bubble baths, I usually lay back and read from Jon Stewart's Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race.

This book is as funny as it gets and perhaps one of the best social critiques offered in print. While the book's information on Mormonism could have used a little help from Wikipedia (ex. it has Joseph Smith taking the Mormons to Salt Lake), the humor it uses has been spot on. Page 167 however, had me totally confused. On it's section on religious dietary taboos it uses Da Vinci's "Last Supper" with the faces of famous persons from religious groups photoshopped over the faces of Jesus and the apostles. With each face is a list of a religion, their dietary rules, and a silly made-up quote. For example:

Hilarious. I know.

But the quote for Mormonism has me completely confused:

Can anyone explain what "001100010" is supposed to mean? Or what connection it is supposed to have with Mormonism and/or Mitt Romney?

Oh and everyone should buy The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race. It is totally worth the $14.42 on Amazon.


  1. I agree- that book has so much great satire packed into it. I think the 001100010 is supposed to be like binary code- as in Mormons=robots. At least that was my interpretation- maybe I'm wrong.

  2. It's one way to say 1428... which also makes no sense.

  3. On the daily show, when talking about Mitt Romney, they have referred to him as "The Mormotron 5000". This may be a joke about Mormons or Mitt being robot-like, but I think it was just a funny sounding name that they wanted to use. Jump to 2:07 in this clip

  4. 62 =0110 0010... his age


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