Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cramer Creamed by Comedian Jon Stewart -- Others Beware ...

Note to CNBC "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer and other overly-sensitive media types -- do NOT mess with Jon Stewart.  Ever.  You will lose.  He will win.  Always.  Without question.  He is funnier than you.  He is much more likable than you.  He is more thick-skinned than you.  And, he is smarter than you.  Yes, Stewart is very very smart indeed.  He will always make you look bad -- overly serious -- overly dour -- overly desperate.

Cramer is learning the hard way.  Rather than letting it go -- the "it" being one of Stewart's classically funny segments (I saw it) about how CNBC in general and Cramer in particular got it wrong about where the market was going time and time again -- Cramer is trying to refute Stewart from his NBC and family bully pulpit.  He dost protest too much from NBC, MSNBC, CNBC and on and on ...  I saw some of these clips -- and they were simply sad.  Stewart got to him.  It looked as if Cramer was on the verge of tears.  C'mon Jim (and all the other Jims out there), you canNOT let Stewart get to you.  Otherwise, you suffer at your own peril ... check out last night's show (courtesy of Hulu) to see what I mean.

Just let it go ...

Stewart is the funniest personality I have seen in a long time.  His wit is remarkable.  And, he is liked by -- and respected by -- those on the far right who he frequently skewers.  Why?  Because these folks understand that Stewart's shtick is just shtick -- it is his thing -- and he does it better than anyone.  He is dead on most of the time.  His stories ring true.  They are expertly crafted.  But, shtick nonetheless.

Cramer apparently will appear on Stewart's "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central Thursday night to battle Stewart head on and on Stewart's home turf.  Cramer -- don't do it!  You are digging yourself into a massive hole -- and you will look like a complete fool up against Stewart!  Why?  Because Stewart is "good enough, smart enough, and dog-gone it, people like him!"

But, poor Jim Cramer -- he simply cannot let it go ...

(for the rest of us, this will make for unforgettable TV ... that is sure to be passed around all over the Internet and viewed by millions and millions and millions time and time and time again ... at the expense of Cramer ...)

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