I know, I think Howard is a major sell out and douchbag but I have compliment Howard on his going through the "newspaper" and commenting on topical stories of the day. If Howard is coming up with the humorous quips on his own then his is in rare form but even if they are all written out, who ever is writing the stuff for Howard is doing a good job and Howard is doing a good job at reading. This seems to be a fairly recent part of the show and I like this much more than him continually trying to "beat up" on his staff. It does make me wonder if he is slowly weening the audience away from Robin doing the news of the day and just letting Robin sit in on the show and comment as usual. And if so how serious is Robin's illness?