I just want to say something about the whole Jon Stewart vs. Jim Cramer debate that was on the Daily show. If you haven’t seen it already, here’s a clip.
Okay, I can understand why Stewart is pissed off. Cramer has fucked up time and time again with his financial advice. Flat out contradicting himself. The question is, why isn’t Jon Stewart yelling at the viewers for falling for that bullshit in the first place??
Steps for a successful Cramer –
1 – Stick expert on his name
2 – Give him some fancy advertising/tv show/sound effects
3 – Ensure the watchers that longevity = experience
You trust this raving man with your financial future?? What the fuck??
There’s so many people in this world who are quite happy to be sheep, and not question anything. “This guy’s going to make me rich!!” If it were that easy, wouldn’t we all be rich?? I’m not saying Cramer is out to rip everyone off but let’s be honest. He’s an average guy who’s been around and knows a little bit more than the majority of us laymen. That still doesn’t mean you should risk your retirement years with him.
The sad thing is, he’s not that much to blame. He’s been put in front of a camera and told to go wild. He’s not the one who makes the “IN CRAMER WE TRUST” ads (to be fair, Stewart says the same things..) I bet you any money that CNBC forced Cramer on the show. It’s just with all this exposure thanks to Comedy Central, the man is going to take the fall. Do I feel sorry for the guy? Not much. I don’t like him, but he doesn’t deserve this backlash. Hopefully it will make him think twice before talking next time Mad Money is on the tv…
Everyone needs to see this. Bill Hicks, if you don’t know, is probably one of the best comedians ever to grace this Earth before his early demise. Sometimes I wish he was still here, I would of loved to have heard his thought on the latest Bush Administration and what they got into. I just know he would of been one of the first to speak out. Listening to some of his comedy routines you’d be surprised to know he’s actually talking about Bush Senior..
Anyways, he was known for his non-censorship. He liked to swear, he liked to say his mind which makes one of his last stand ups wasn’t even aired on Letterman’s show, it left some bad feelings between the two, who were mates as far as i can tell with what I read online.
I suppose this is what makes this clip online even more amusing. For the overseas people, the show “Hey Hey It’s Saturday” started as a early morning kids tv show. Eventually throughout the years before its cancellation it became prime time’s family friendly lite entertainment variety hour (actually couple of hours at it’s height). I remember reading somewhere (I think it was Helen Razor’s book) that the host Daryl Somers told the audience not to clap after UK’s Reef demolished the set after a particularly excited performance of one of their songs. (he said “don’t clap at them. they are on drugs.” or something to that effect) You can tell why I find Bill’s appearance on this show all the more amusing. You have to say though, even not swearing the man is funny.