The last few days I have had a unique opportunity to listen the stern shows from 2008 2009 2007. While listening its extremely clear these were awesome shows. Everything was peaking, Artie Richard sal and incredible funny conversations. The phoney phone calls were the best. I have never realized how much I missed Artie as well. Even the pacing of the show were great. I have enjoyed them alot. But one thing struck me as very interesting. Somewhere at some point stern became obsessed as shutting up Richard and sal. Shutting up Artie. Allowing robin only to cackle nothing more. Shutting down all external elements of the show, Jeff levy, high pitch Eric, Joey boots, cabbie, the lie detector guy, hate man, angry Alice, Riley,Elliot Offen,Jeff the drunk, the clown dude. And these are just a few I noticed that have been banished. Wow it was funny good shows. Here is the question..... What happened? Why Howard. Why? Wow I miss those shows. My dear saloon friends what do you really think happened to make Howard blow off course so far. It can't be money cause 99% of the above mentioned were free. Serious theories please.