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Man Beaker sure was maaaad



July 01, 2009 – Comments (4)

I don't have sound on this computer so I haven't heard Beaker's crazy rant yet.  I wonder if it's anything like the one that got the almost as annoying Jeff Mackie tossed off of Fast Money.  I'll have to check it out tonight.

Is it just me, or is Dennis Kneale the most annoying person in the world?

Not only does he look irritatingly like some strange clone that was created using the DNA of Dilbert and Beaker from the Muppets, but he's abrasive and usually has absolutely no idea what he's talking about.  He's so bad that I have to change the channel during Power Lunch.  He burns my ears and makes me want to stick a hot poker in my eyes.

I think that Sinch's post yesterday was the straw that broke the camel's back.  Lighten up, Beaker.


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#1) On July 01, 2009 at 2:42 PM, mode7 (< 20) wrote:

I think blogging has devalued the commentary from some talking heads in the media and now they're beginning to get their feathers ruffled. I know I usually turn on CNBC solely for entertainment value, because most of the time it's quite hilarious...

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#2) On July 01, 2009 at 2:49 PM, carcassgrinder (35.32) wrote:

wow....Beaker came out looking like an even bigger douchebag!!!

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#3) On July 01, 2009 at 3:25 PM, TMFDeej (98.34) wrote:

This whole thing is pretty funny stuff.  I never realized it at the time, but apparently Dilbert's outstanding illustrator picked up on my original Beaker reference when I wrote it several months ago.  He mentioned it in his blog that day:

"I'm in a photo shoot this afternoon for an upcoming article in Wired. No time for a proper blog entry, but my Google Alert just dredged up a Dilbert-related link that made me laugh out loud. It's cruel. It's juvenile. And yet so clever.

Dennis Kneale interviewed me recently during a satellite media tour that I did for my Dilbert 2.0 book . I like him. But I laughed anyway.

Speaking of my big-ol'-coffee table book, Dilbert 2.0, the economy is your friend once again. Thanks to a worldwide slump in book sales, especially on the high end, you can scarf up the best work I have ever done for an embarrassingly low price: It makes a good gift because people will assume it cost more. And when they buy their next gift for you, they might try to match what they think you spent on them and you come out ahead. It's like free money."

I suppose it was juvenile and a little cruel but it made the creator of Dilbert laugh, besides Kneale is absolutely terrible.  It's not just bloggers who think that he's annoying, my retired father was the one who actually helped me realize how wrong he often is and how amazing it is that he's on television and Dad has never blogged in his life.  Everyone thinks that this guy's terrible, you only read the stuff that's in print.

Apparently he went on some tirade about how television is "professional journalizm" or something along those lines.  Ahhh right, and going into a tirade about bloggers on TV is professional.  I remember when Tom Brokaw went wild about bloggers on the NBC Nightly News.  It was almost as good as the time that Dan Rather went nuts on the air when someone Tweeted about him.  Good grief.

CNBC, which intentionally has its guests and hosts get into immature shouting matches that are reminiscent of WWF managers back in the 80s for the sake of ratings, is not exactly the pinnacle of the journalism world.  Bloomberg television is professional, not CNBC.  The only good thing about CNBC is Joe Kernen.


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#4) On July 01, 2009 at 4:31 PM, GNUBEE (< 20) wrote:

Why does it look like he keeps throwing gang signs?

Yo, Kneale, what set you claimin'

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