Fred beat Howard: Must have intimidated/blackmailed him

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  1. hypnocratical

    hypnocratical New Member

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    The Fred/Howard fights were my favorite thing ever. Now when Howard confronts Fred, Fred goes zero to sixty immediately. And Howard seems reluctant to goof on Fred anymore.

    Has Fred blackmailed blackmailed howard. How did he get the upper hand?
     
  2. Mfactor

    Mfactor Active Member

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    Don't listen to the show anymore, Fred has always gone zero to sixty and is super easy to tweak....maybe wiggy is bored with it
     
  3. mike25

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    there are a few reasons howard goes lightly on fred.

    for one, fred was with howard when they were nothing, so he has witness howard reinvent himself several times. Fred was also involved in hiring Gary and Jackie. i think howard must feel uncomfortable bossing fred around since fred was practically howard's partner until he got slightly pushed aside as howard's staff expanded.

    howard in general doesn't go after his top brass now a days. even gary gets his balls busted less and much more gently.

    and of course, fred overreacts. he is the kind of guy who if you lightly jabbed his arm, he would punch you in the face and kick you in the nuts .
     
  4. Murcielago

    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    Howard used to take chances and push buttons to create show content, now it's all about taking the path of least resistance to get out at 10 AM.
     
  5. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Yeah he won't mess with Fred anymore and I still think it's ridiculous Fred is the only one who has to raise his hand to speak now. Wtf?
     
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    racerx New Member

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    he goes lightly on everyone.

    and i dont trust the opinion of anyone who still listens to the show
     
  7. chuk

    chuk Well-Known Member

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    Hi Fred.
     
  8. telecaster

    telecaster Get Yer Ya Ya's Out

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    And Howard has a whole fleet of people to pick on these days, and he keeps them on for that reason. Fred and Robin are off limits. Everyone is in on the Gary "ballbusting" bit and has been for years.
     
  9. sloth22

    sloth22 Active Member

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    This. There's no conspiracy, no one thought all this out. He just doesn't give a shit.
     
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    knu3421 Well-Known Member

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    Fred could turn Howard into a pelican pretzel in 0.0 seconds.
     
  11. hypnocratical

    hypnocratical New Member

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    Benjy has to raise his hand. Both of them are behind the wall.
     
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    Kaii Well-Known Member Banned User

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    IMO Fred is his friend same as robin so he gets a pass
     
  13. Skoal

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    Sorry in advance, but I'm a "new era" stern listener. I started listening when I got sirius so I don't know the old history as well. I was listening to a clip about Fred bringing in his nephew and how he has a strained relationship with his brother. Fred wouldn't go into the details, but Howard said Freds brother beat the shit out of him when they were kids. Fred said there was more to it than that, but wouldn't provide further. What's the deal, did it ever come out what happened?
     
  14. TelegramSam

    TelegramSam I love Sam's cock Banned User

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    Fred's brother said Carol Ault was a super model. :coffee:
     
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    artful dodger Well-Known Member

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    [video=youtube;hsAD7Nx2BVc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsAD7Nx2BVc[/video]
     
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    isabella VIP Extreme Gold

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    just curious, has anyone ever called the bimbo a supermodel? my take is, although the staff is comprised of extreme asslickers, no one is stupid enough to think or say she's a supermodel.
     
  17. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Yeah but Benjy never speaks and has been there a short time compared to Fred who's been there for decades and is funnier than most.
     
  18. mike25

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    benjy does the Andy Kaufman shtick too much, and then rages when it back fires and no one takes him seriously.

    i'm occasionally frustrated as a listener as i can actually tell when benjy is serious (when he has a point), but then gary and john hein make that stupid vortex joke and go ha ha ha. then some suck ass caller will call in, kiss howard's ass, and make a vortex joke. :facepalm: