artie creates fresh bits. like pissing in the studio.
if he wants howard to start talking about him, he should get etm, crazy alice, wendy, etc to start calling in. howard can never resist pointing out someone ripping him off. though howard did briefly mention artie today when making a crack about him offing himself. it's funny considering howard was always saying the reason he hasn't had artie in is because he's worried he's not ready and he wouldn't want to do anything that could cause artie trouble with his issues.