CNBC’s Jim Cramer keeps misrepresenting what “The Daily Show” has done in deconstructing bad calls/stock cheerleading by the business-news channel, but he got some advice about his upcoming appearance with Jon Stewart on the latest episode of Martha Stewart’s syndicated show. Cramer’s “woe is me” act wasn’t particularly convincing, and I think he’s been badly advised if he thinks appearing with Stewart is a good idea — not because Stewart’s going to “skewer” him, but because it will further betray just how clueless Crameris about A) why CNBC’s history in touting the market is relevant and B) why it’s utter nonsense for the host of a nationally televised show to act like he’s being unfairly picked on when his shtick draws such scrutiny.
Anyway, feel free to insert your own caption. Here’s mine: “See, and if you swing the roller just right, you can knock off a parolee ankle bracelet with a single blow.”
Update: I neglected to mention a prize. Being the cheap bastard that I am, the winner gets to pick the topic for an upcoming post — within reason, obviously — on any TV show or related topic of their choosing. And they can contribute the first two paragraphs. I know, it sucks, but swag intake has been slow lately. I’ll pick a winner on Monday.
Final Update: OK, we have a winner, and thanks to all the submissions. (Seriously, there’s some talent — or at least under-employed comedy writers — out there.)
After much deliberation, the “prize” goes to “Scott” and “Once we’re done with my viewer’s portfolios we’ll move on to yours Martha.” That seemed to best sum up what the whole mess was all about.
Runners-up: “Put all of your money in Circuit City! Now!” by E.L.M. and “Enough with the pie, lets move on to puppies and baby seals” by Chris. (That last one made me laugh the hardest, but it just wasn’t on point.)