Friday, March 13, 2009

Where Are My Virtual Push Pins?

Do you remember “my quest”? About nine months before my 50th birthday I began looking for contemporaries. Because I have very few people in my life who are close to my age, I wanted to find some role models in the wider world, who were born between 1953 and 1963. I was specifically trying to find folks with qualities or personality traits or actions I admired. At the time, I mentioned Keith Olbermann, Kathy Griffin and Rickey Henderson.

Well, I can happily add another: Jon Stewart. I’ll gladly pin him up on my virtual bulletin board under “Intelligence”, “Courage”, “Humor” and after his recent call out of CNBC, “Chutzpah”! Did you see it? Sweet Mother it was a thing of beauty! Here’s the link to the entire March 12th episode where he went one on one with Jim Cramer. (You can view the episodes which led up to this by heading to The Daily Show.) I loved how well prepared Jon was. I loved how he spoke for all the investors who have been battered and bruised and worse by the financial crisis. And despite admitting at the end that it was uncomfortable for him, he never faltered, never backed down and never resorted to the childish tantrums and red faced sputterings we see on some networks which shall remain nameless here.

Thanks to Morgan I was able to find the correct page to get the embed code for the above video!


dancingmorganmouse said...

You'll have to fight me for him :)

dancingmorganmouse said...

Because he is not only all that, he also has the most perfect wrists!

Irene said...

I'm not a celebrity, but I'll be 50 this June. :) I'm not having an issue with it but one of my friends is so anxious to tell me how old I am when the day arrives. She's only a year older than I am. What a dork.
Any way, I'm looking at 50 in the presbyopic eyes, saying "bring it on!"

I *heart* Jon Stewart.

dancingmorganmouse said...

Also BAH, I don't make the cut :(

Papamoka said...

I saw the Cramer vs Stewart video and loved it. Jon wasn't pulling any punches and you could literally see that Cramer was sitting on his hands and biting his tongue.

It reminded me of a Tim Russert interview where he would set people up in their own lies and confront them with the truth in a video. Classic!

Oh and Lee, I'm not famous either but DOB 1963 fits the criteria.

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
I think it's O.K. if we share - including his manly arms and wrists!
- Lee
P.S. You may not fall within 1953 - 1963, but youth is a vital influence!

Hi Irene -
I'll happily add you to my "Quest" - celebrity is not a requirement!
From what I can tell, you'll be pinned up under Athleticism along with Rickey!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!
- Lee

Hi Papamoka -
Great comparison to some of the best of Tim Russert interviews!
Welcome aboard my "Quest"! For your consistent determination to speak truth to power, you deserve to pinned up along side Olbermann!
- Lee

Wendy said...

no sharing. He is officialy a crush of mine. i love that show and he is such a hottie!!

Pink Granite said...

Hi Wendy -
Uh Oh!
Well, can we at least enjoy the show together - and I'll keep my thoughts to myself? LOL!
- Lee