I have a confession to make: I sometimes watch television shows that have no particular purpose other than extolling the (apparently great) virtue and wonder of being really, really rich. It’s not intentional — the building where I work (for the next two weeks) has a number of financial firms in it, and when the markets close some of the folks who work in those firms hit the gym, and they like to watch financial news. If I get there after them, I have to go with what they’ve chosen to watch…
Because of this, though, I’ve been introduced to one of the funniest things ever: Jim Cramer.
You may remember Jim Cramer because of his well-circulated flip-out last summer.
But he really does his best work on his own show, Mad Money.
Really. Imagine, for a second, a steroid-crazed baseball player. Imagine someone giving said baseball player a very large shot of adrenaline, or some speed, or something like that. Then putting lots of flashy lights all over the place, and a bunch of buttons that make strange noises. And then asking them to talk about the economy.
There you have it. Classic comedy (or, more properly, classic Unintentional Comedy).