Let's play a Sophie's choice game with Howard

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Dlist, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Dlist

    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    1) Loses all his money but still has Beth
    2) Loses all his money but his kids are still on speaking terms with him
    3) Loses all his money but the show & AGT are heard/seen by 200M people


    Am guessing losing all his money is not an option.
     
  2. chuk

    chuk Well-Known Member

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    3,2,1
     
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    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    I was just wondering if money/fame was more important to Howard...I'm guessing money.
     
  4. AuntDolly

    AuntDolly Musculature Gold

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    I can't imagine Whorsey sticking around w/o the money.
     
  5. harlock

    harlock ancora imparo Gold

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    the marboes ARE his wife and children
     
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    chuk Well-Known Member

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    Money is most important, but you didn't leave that as any of the options.
     
  7. Lou Skunt

    Lou Skunt ____________________ Banned User

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    Yes, without his marbles, he would be nothing. He would probably take his own life.
     
  8. Dlist

    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    Well give me some...not like this a poll.
     
  9. Uncle Larry

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    Marbles > wife and kids, and ratings/listeners are just ways to get more marbles.

    Howard may have thought his big dollar contract would get him in with A-listers, but he's still not part of the in crowd unless Kimmel throws a party "in his honor".
     
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    Is this what is best for Baldy or me?
     
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    Money is his everything. Money trumps all for Howie. :grad:
     
  12. Wigward Hairhat

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    I get the impression Stern is purely about empire-building, being #1 and making money. The 'fame' aspect is worth little to him. The only reason he's in media is because he is (or more precisely 'was') good at it. He'd probably be just as happy if he'd invented Coca-Cola or the Post-It and no one had ever heard of him (so long as he made bank off it of course).
     
  13. Quite Frankly

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    It's a good concept but a Sophie's choice has to involve only two options, each of which is excruciating. Gotta provide a Has $$ vs. Loses all the $$ but still has X option
     
  14. chuk

    chuk Well-Known Member

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    I'll make it easy for you

    1) Marbles
    2) Fame
    3) Beth
    100) Kids
     
  15. Dlist

    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    The nazi's kill beth, or they take all his money?
     
  16. Wigward Hairhat

    Wigward Hairhat Active Member

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    Sophie's Choice #2 for Howard.

    1) Stick with 100% of his Marbles + current wig system
    or
    2) Take 50% of his Marbles + Full head of natural hair for rest of life
     
  17. Dlist

    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    Ouch, that is a tough one...am going with #1 b/c he still thinks everyone buys into his "hair system"
     
  18. Quite Frankly

    Quite Frankly Well-Known Member

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    1) Beth dumps him and demands $150 million plus future earnings, he's okay with that.

    2) Beth dumps him and demands $150 million plus future earnings- Wiggy leaves Johnny Fratto a voicemail saying "You know what to do- You know what to do".
     
  19. MobyDick

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    I would gather that the last thing Howard would want to lose is his voice being heard by a large amount of other people.