Howard once again snubbed by Time for the 100 most influential people

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  1. Rob0729

    Rob0729 Well-Known Member

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    C'mon, Kim Kardashian? Bradley Cooper? Kanye West? Emma Watson?

    But no Howard even though he points out that he has 30 million subscribers. That is 10% of the country hanging on his every word every single day*. How can Time continue to snub Howard like this. He is probably the most influential person of his generation. Without him, there wouldn't be a Squatty Potty in every home in this country. This is not just an oversight, it is a national tragedy.

    http://time.com/collection/2015-time-100








    *Every single day he is on which isn't much
     
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    "Robin I don't want to say anything, but the editor of Time shouldn't be around children."
     
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    "This is an outrage."-Jackie Chiles
     
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    Well at least he is married to one of the most powerful women in New York.


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    "Robin, they tell me that many times the Times editors make their choices for the most influential people late in the afternoon and that magazine editors tend to get really tired late in the afternoon and make bad decisions."
     
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    Wait until the Met and the Louvre get in a bidding war for his moge podge of Lorne Michael's cock, no way they can pass him up then.
     
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    To snub in my opinion the most influential, most hardworking man in show business is an absolute disgarce - John Hein
     
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    Rob0729 Well-Known Member

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    "Usually when magazines snub Howard they do a pretty good job of it, but this time Time magazine really hit it out of the park with their snub."
     
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    I got news for The Wig, he's not even in the top 1000 most influential people...
     
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    I guess he couldn't buy his way onto the list this time. He must be running low on funds.
     
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    I think that must kill him more than any loss of subscription base or downward turn in compensation for his services. He can always blame the latter trends on SIRIUS etc; but as for the lack of recognition of his "importance," at his age he must realize that it's pretty much too late to change course yet again. Hence, it must really bother him greatly that Hollywood (and by extension, Time or Time, Inc.) will not acknowledge that he "matters".

    AGT was supposed to be the break-over to mainstream respectability and influence that he craved but did not quite get with the movie (all too ironic, given his true marital status) Private Parts. All his development "deals" that were proffered and polished, but never released between 1997 and 2005, were also part of the post Private Parts plan to enlarge the "Stern brand" beyond the 15-35 y.o. males that were intensely loyal listeners--yes--but not the lucrative draw (money and respect) that could be obtained in Middle America. (Well, excluding Son of the Beach, which was not a failure, but certainly not a hit either.)

    So, after 2005, he retreats to SIRIUS, which did not turn out to be the high-tech Ivory Tower he planned. It was a good idea (1995) executed too late (2005). He knew that by the time he got there; hence, his half-assed efforts to do just about anything there. The markets and the technology outpaced him on that one. And his staff were simply along for the meal ticket by then anyway.

    So, to stay in the public eye and keep the career kite afloat, he moves away from production to entertainment--by showcasing himself in a rather tepid warmed over version of the Gong Show. That would have been fine if he had suddenly become a "Simon Cowell:" the beloved, irreverant rogue of the television (to give it the full spin). But he didn't become America's answer to the saucy British Cowell, now did he? And so, he is stuck in entertainment, while Cowell gets to wield his influence as a producer and rain maker. So, to sum up: for Howard, the last ten years have, at best been a wash: good money, good location, generally decent media coverage; but it actually split his audience (and his legacy) between loyal fans who now hate him and those "paying customers" who think he is something of a hoot, but who generally wouldn't give a shit if he stays or goes.

    Well played Wig, well played. You can retreat to your walled fortress in Florida with your Internet access to your accounts in the Isle of Man and your blond shicksa and wait for Old Man Time to pull a full blown Howard Hughes on you. Hughes, after all, stood a good 6'4 and weighed a healthy 90 pounds at the time of his death. Must be the almonds.