by Robert Wilkinson
Today we offer a big happy birthday shout-out to one of the most genuine fake news guys on the air, the incomparable Jon Stewart. Master of the spontaneous giggle, his insights are remarkable in that he seems to go to the heart of the matter with a sense of the absurdity of modern life here on planet Earth. Anyone who can nail Bill Kristol in a good natured way has to be patient, smart, and charming!
Last year I did a long bio of this very talented and funny guy who "goes Jersey" on people, matched only by Brian Williams of NBC who seems to be a great friend of Jon's. No wonder Brian's got more of a sense of humor than any other major news person on television!
Jon is a double Sag, and he's even more of a force for culture, humor, and the rich and powerful not taking themselves seriously than he was last year. I have no doubt he'll hit new heights in popularity and influence this coming year, since Mars is now triggering the promise offered back when Jupiter crossed his Sun in 2007.
After the past year of intense activity (and even occasional crises, whether he let anyone know about them or not), 2009 should bring many rewards, larger influence, and a sense of centeredness. As Jupiter moves into Aquarius this year and sextiles then quintiles his Sun, I have no doubt he'll become even more innovative in his insights and delivery. February and March are particularly important months in the life of this funny force majure.
If you don't know who this remarkable anchor of "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central is, by all means when you're done reading his bio in last year's article, go to the Daily Show video site to view some remarkable clips of the remarkable wit and self-deprecating good natured comedic genius of Jon Stewart. This is one of the few shows on television that is worth the watch, and perhaps the sanest and quickest way to get into the social and political news of the day.
Here's last year's tribute: Happy 45th Birthday to One of America's True Funny Guys, Jon Stewart
A huge happy birthday to you, Jon Stewart. You're a tonic for America's generic obsessions and compulsions. May you be around for a long, long time.
© Copyright 2008 Robert Wilkinson