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Like the many creative geniuses who frequent the pages of his book — Vincent van Gogh, Lenny Bruce, Martha Stewart, Hanson — Jon Stewart teeters on the divide between the brilliant and the insane. Nowhere has that been clearer than in print. Naked Pictures of Famous People, Stewart's ode to all things random, is an inspired work of enlightened lunacy, and a hilarious one at that. Stewart's comic imagination rears its gnarled head in such pieces as "Adolf Hitler: The Larry King Interview" ("So I'm planning furiously and snapping at people — as my therapist says, 'playing the dictator.' "); "The Last Supper, or The Dead Waiter" ("Jesus spent most of the time asking people whether or not a beard would make him look smarter. There was a bit of a scuffle when Paul liked the idea but Judas thought it was trendy. I say cut the hair. Please. You're not a musician and it's very B.C."); and "Vincent and Theo on AOL" ("VincentVG: Once again, only the blackness that is me can halt the work I am called upon to do. Today was a good day. I am still not able to eat, but stood twice and hope soon to wave to the young nurse who comes frequently to give Messerlich his enemas./TheTodster: Is anyoune her e naughty?/Lever180: u look great ffrom here."). As Naked Pictures of Famous People further confirms, Jon Stewart might well be the defining humorist of his generation. God help the poor bastards.