Howard's Panophobia real or shtick?

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  1. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    Listening to Howard's panophobia (fear of everything) oozing out of every pore of his body today talking about Gary's kids attending the Giants victory parade

    made me wonder if Howard's mental illness is real or just for the radio show..


    It sounds like Beth is in for a hell of a good time if she stay married to Howard for the rest of his life..

    Can you imagine what a misery its going to be to be around Howard as he gets older, uglier and more insane ?
     
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    I think his fear of shaking hands is complete stick! He just dont like people.
     
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    Maybe he's afraid he'll get cancer.
     
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    Everything Howard says is a lie. He's an incredibly wealthy dude who hobknobs with the Hamptons' elite--he's not hiding in a basement whacking off like he used to claim, nor is he riddled with phobias. Since he can't pretend to be a normal guy (like he tried to do through the 90s), he now claims that despite his great wealth, he's still an outcast handicapped by insecurity and fear. That's about as much bullshit as his assertion that he doesn't have a bowling alley in his mansion.
     
  5. MobyDick

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    His fear of flying evaporates when money is on the table
     
  6. TheHighHat

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    I disagree. I think he's hanging out with wannabes, and his wife is queen of the wannabes. The "elite" seem to be shunning him for the most part.

    Let's face it......................anybody with any social skills or graces and who's interesting and funny and fun to be around, and is looking for the same sort of qualities in their friends, isn't anywhere near the pelican and the pony.

    oh yeah, and Howard's a complete neurotic mess. it might not go down exactly how he claims it does, but he's a complete wreck. proof? married beth, best friend is ralph, daughters don't seem overly fond of him, can't tell the truth about anything............................

    just because he's rich, can get court side tickets to the Knicks, and can get Billy Joel on the phone, doesn't make him happy.
     
  7. Nibbler

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    Howard, so badly, wants to be thought of as an eccentric. He's not eccentric, he not neurotic, he doesn't have OCD. He's just a bullshitter.
    Now take Howie Mandel. He's the real deal. He actually has OCD and doesn't brag about it.
     
  8. BethSucks

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    That's a good point and also points more to the fact that he hates people and covers it up with "fears". Statistically it's more likely to crash on a private jet than on a commercial airliner but he flies on the less safe option to aviod the horror of sitting with regular people on a 767.
     
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    Its crystal clear shtick.
     
  10. Jack-A-Roe

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    he wears a condom when he fucks his wife :lolz:
     
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    It's real, he is batshit crazy. In the earlier years of his career he tried to come off as normal , that was a character for radio.
     
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    He's afraid he doesn't like pussy.
     
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    I think anyone that goes to therapy more than once a week definitely has issues.
     
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    Agreed, I don't even believe Howard really goes to a shrink. He thinks having vulnerabilities endears him to people and makes him into someone they can relate to. Often after talking about his insecurities he'll say "I'm so disturbed!", almost like he's proud of it. It's all just an act, another form of the amateur psychology Howard always tries to use on people.
     
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    There's definitely an element of shtick involved, otherwise he would never allow animals into his home.
     
  16. cabj

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    It is PANphobia, not PANO.
     
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    Fear of bread?

    Fear of skillets?

    Fear of people from Neverland?
     
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    Howard has turned into a major Hollywood star fucker with the only possible benefactor being Queen Equine who has proven she will never land a show.
    I'm hoping AGT gets canceled after Howard's appearance. :pray:
     
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    I think that weird behavior stems from being filthy rich. Seems like the more wealth one has, the more paranoia comes to the surface. You always hear of weird things celebrities do. Musical acts and actors add odd conditions as part of their riders. Perhaps it's more of a symptom of self-importance reaching insane levels.
     
  20. chapped

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    panophobia1. a nonspecific fear, a state of general anxiety.
    2. an abnormal fear of everything. Also panphobia, pantaphobia, pantophobia. — panophobe, n. — panophobic, adj.