Thursday, March 12, 2009

War of Words: Jon Stewart vs Jim Cramer

So it'll all come to a head tonight...probably disappointing, as Jon himself points out.

Lex Luthor Bailout, Dr Mario Wants Healthcare

Also, Dr Mario wants universal health care. The government needs to get this whole economic crisis under control, otherwise every two bit villain and video game star will need a handout.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Jon Stewart Response to Jim Cramer's assault from every NBC outlet imaginable

I personally called it. Jim Cramer will be on the Daily Show on Thursday.

I haven't heard a lot of criticism before of CNBC on such a large scale. I mean, there were the Jim-Cramer-says-Bear-Stearns-not-in-trouble rumblings, but that's about it.

Anyway, this makes for excellent television. Too bad it'll end when Cramer goes on the Daily Show Thursday...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

CNBC In Defense Mode!

Last night Jon Stewart ran a segment attacking Jim Cramer's advice about Bear Stearns right before it collapsed.

This whole media dogfight began when Jon Stewart aired a clip about how CNBC has been fucking up lately, and to top it off, Rick Santelli didn't show up for his interview.

In a retort, CNBC said that Rick Santelli pulled out because Jon Stewart seemed "Bizarrely obsessed" with Santelli. In my opinion, that was a bizarre way to respond, especially given now that Jim Cramer is whining about his treatment on the morning MSNBC show.

They complain because The Daily Show doesn't focus on Bush anymore. This makes them a target. Except that Jon Stewart has definitely made these kinds of segments about media characters before:

The above clip doesn't have Bush in it. Its the same style clip and the CNBC ones. And it was back in September. All about media commentators (with a small, 7 second clip of Palin at the end).

Perhaps Jim Cramer isn't used to media attacks the way Fox News is. This will all probably end the way the Letterman/McCain feud did; with someone from CNBC sitting down with Jon, or Jon going on one of these talk shows. Hopefully. Otherwise, things will be tricky at the annual GE/NBC Barbecue...

From Wonkette/Talking Points Memo

Monday, March 9, 2009

Fuck you Blockbuster, Or, When I Dropped Blockbuster Online After A Month For Netflix

I'm out. You sent this email after after thinking it over, I decided it was time to part ways. Even though I had resubscribed for less than a month.

Blockbuster Online has been the only online renting service I have ever paid for. Until now. Now I am officially with Netlix, despite throttling.

This sucks. I know I can't get a perfect service, but there's gotta be something better than what's out there?

(Note: Green Cine costs more and seems to ship less according to online reports.)

The Greatest Breakup Story Ever Told -- now available online!

I wrote about this over Christmas break and excited to finally see it! Thanks Huffpo!

Edit: At about six minutes in, the cat does an impression of Captive Willy.

John McCain Is More Hip Than Me

The guy twitters! All the fucking time! I have nothing to twitter about. Ooh, I just ate a slice of pizza....should I twitter? Its warm outside, should I twitter about it?

He recently "tweeted" (and I just got used to the facebook terminology -- friend, poke, facebooked) about beaver management which has North Carolina all aflutter (instead of atwitter).

“How does one manage a beaver?” U.S. Sen. John McCain asked his followers from the Senate floor this week.

McCain's derisive comments – “$650,000 for beaver management in North Carolina and Mississippi,” he typed on his Twitter mini-blog – came as part of his continuing campaign against directed spending, or earmarks, in the federal government.

Except: if you don't manage these beavers, flood damage to roads, homes and farms happens. You know. Oops.

But that John McCain is one funny guy!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Daylight Savings Time Blah

I took my time this morning. I woke up at 7:40, ate a banana, played video games, and got back into bed.

I have a meeting at ten. I have plenty of time.

At nine I decide to start checking my Google Reader, and I see the words most hated by all people with commitments on Sundays: Daylight Savings Time.

This means that rather than needing to leave in half an hour, I need to go back in time and leave a half hour previous.

Maybe time should remain stagnant? We need to work on this.