Does The Howard Stern show really suck?

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  1. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Shed Founder

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    I admit it does at times. However, I have been listening so long I still want to hear what Howard has to say.

    The fear of germs and bedbugs is hilarious! :jj:
     
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    I just think it has gotten to scripted, everything has to be approved by Howard and I remember back in the day it at leased SEEMED like stuff happened spontaneously.
     
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    And to me the bed bug stuff is interesting IF its his honest feeling, I work in that field and hearing the way people talk about their bug problems and just how blown out of proportion they actually view the problem, bed bugs sound freaky but with proper treatment they will be gone in a few hours so if you suspect a problem have a pro check it out.......most of the time its a free inspection(unless its the dog sniffing test).
     
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    You know how people who hated the show wanted to hear what he will say next.

    I'm sure they no longer do, because the show has become ponderous and mostly unlistenable.

    and yes it really sucks, I miss the show, but there is not a laugh to be found anywhere. Howard sounds like a hack.
     
  6. dawg

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    Hey Dogstar! Whats up buddy?
     
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    if they would put another voice in that studio permanently, it wouldn't
    without a fresh perspective, it's the same BORING ASS stories over and over -- at least when Artie was there, he would ask some follow up questions, and take the story in a slightly different direction -- Robin is incapable of doing that
    I can't remember the last time Robin said anything interesting--for some reason I think she was once interesting, but it's hard to believe that now

    and what the hell do Richard & Sal do
     
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    agree. to me, he sounds so bored. NO enthusiasm, no excitement.

    Anything that could pass as an attempt at humor is so obviously written by Benjy.

    It's kind of painful to listen to, and since i don't have to get up early for work, I don't listen much anymore.

    I used to download and burn every show. That stopped about a year ago.

    I just listen out of habit, and so I can keep up with the show mentions here and on SFN. I have no idea what Brutal Master is, and once upon a time, I would have cared.
     
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    that's exactly when it happened for me too -- not sure if Artie finally flamed out about then, or what, but it seemed like it just took an awful turn about then
     
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    I would try to keep up so my collection would be complete, but couldn't find the motivation to do so (and we're talking about a few mouse clicks, really) But once Artie left, I stopped beating myself up for not doing it. I would maybe like to have the last year for completion's sake, but it's not like I would ever listen to it.
     
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    What up DAWG, glad to be here.
     
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    I said this before, and I still believe it's true. The show is missing one thing.

    Han Solo.

    Seriously. We need a Han. When you watch the original trilogy, anytime somebody when on a rambling speech and starting getting all serious about "the force binds us. Controls us. Makes us one with life and blahblah blah" Han was there to roll his eyes and say "he fuck are you talking about? Gimme a blaster and go fucking meditate use the force all you want." He was the voice of the laymen, the average Joe. He was the voice of the audience, because we were all thinking the same thing. This is also the reason the new trilogy sicks bloody donkey dick covered in puss from the ass of a menstruating yak. Everybody is SO over the top serious it comes of as retarded and boring.

    With Jackie, Artie, or Billy in there, do honestly believe Robin could pronounce Machete "Mack-Uh-Tee" and the show just continue? Artie would be the first one to yell out "What the fuck did you just say?" Can you picture Jackie sitting there as Robin describes her busted up, gnarled, hammer toe monstrosities as "dusty," and not call her on it? We as listeners hear this bullshit and scream at the radio "Are you fucking kidding me?!?"

    Apparently they are kidding themselves. Picture the old game of "See if Robin and Howard Know the price of a gallon of milk." That bit works, because when out-of-touch Robin and Howard answer with, "Uh, gee Robin. I believe it's a dollar twenty-five" and Robin responds with, come on, say it with me, "Yes. I was just about to say a dollar twenty-five," somebody would laugh at them and say "Are you fucking serious? Jesus! When was the last time you fuckers even went to a grocery store?!" and everybody laughs. Nowadays, they give the $1.25 answer and- nothing. Gary may chime in and say "Yeah, that sounds about right" and then we talk about Idol.

    Han mother fuckin Solo. He needs to get his ass in there and shoot first.
     
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    I'm not sure who could fill that role -- they're too cheap to get someone big enough who would consider themselves as equal -- Fitzsimmons might be deluded enough to actually fit that role after a couple months -- Sal is stupid enough to try to fill it right away, but that isn't ever going to happen -- there has been ZERO effort in the last 10 months to even try to fill that role
     
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    The show has become "Meh". Even things that sound good or interesting I don't want to bother to listen to. I would have thought I wanted to hear the Robert Downy Jr. interview, but I honestly had no interest. That's been happening a lot lately.

    Howard isn't funny, Benjy isn't funny, Robin isn't funny, Fred no longer plays funny drops. Even Robin's fake laughs are becoming forced. When I listen to O&A Norton and Anthony make me laugh out loud several times during the show. Anthony ringing the bell when there is a blaek double entendre is funnier than anything Fred does anymore.
     
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    Fixed it for you.:byeyou:

    I have no idea what milk costs. I don't drink it. :dontknow: But the CVS conversation was enlightening. Did you know that had aisles of things there?
     
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    Read all your Colin Powell posts :) ......I am in it till the end.
    For Better For Worse..
    For Richer , for poorer...

    True Fan here till the end. It's heartbreaking sometimes to listen, but poor Howard
    has a lot on his plate. Money doesn't always make you happy.
     
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    Brutal Master is the name Will the Farter uses when he dominates men for money.
     
  18. GFY

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    Yes it really sucks!! For me it has been since the bginning of 2010. I know for some it goes back farther. It just seems like they don't give a shit. In the past, even when Howard would bitch about his contract or the hours, he still put on a great show.

    Wayyyy to much Robin now, and Fred should just be doing sounds effects and not talking or laughing.
     
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    It was about this time last year that Howard had his "talk" with Artie about his inappropriate comments on the new PC show. At first Artie was passive agressive about it asking Howard if a joke was OK or saying he had a joke but couldn't say it, then he seemed to check out and spiral downwards towards the end last December.
     
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    Artie was devastated about what his hero had turned into (among other things). He got his dream job, but then Howard turned into Bizarro Howard.
     
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    The more I think about it, the people that think the current Howard Stern Show sucks are the true fans. Anyone who thinks what's going on now is great radio, is not a Howard Stern fan.
     

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