Maxim..Profiles in Hustle: Howard Stern

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  1. Nemo

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    I'm sure this article was written by a "huge fan" of Gunky's but, the guy hasn't listened in 15 years and has no idea who Jon Hein is. No one who actually listens to the show NOW would write an ass kissing article unless they were on Fuckwald's pay roll.
     
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    If Buchwald and the PR team didn't provide the article's text, this dude has been drinking the Stern kool-aid:

    Spoiler alert: Stern will never retire. He has always been a workhorse, and he's never been busier. In addition to his show, Stern spends his time judging on NBC's "America's Got Talent," playing competitive chess, raising three daughters, pursuing professional photography, painting, practicing Transcendental Meditation and working with his wife, Beth, to raise money for the North Shore Animal League. Despite professing that he hates leaving his house, Stern is his own industry. He is unassailable.

    What remains most impressive about his particular brand of industriousness is that he doesn't merely work hard. He learns from mistakes and constantly tweak his act. The crass Stern of the nineties evolved into the understanding Stern of the aughts and then the profane academic of today. He has become far and away the best celebrity interviewer in showbiz. He asks hard questions and gets famous cyphers to open up about, well, everything. And there's no trickery involved; Stern merely plays to his own advantage. The secret to his success—and what most people overlook—is that he is, above all, an honest guy. He isn't bringing artifice into his studio. The only way a subject can avoid sounding disingenuous while talking to someone Stern is by not being disingenuous. That's some chess strategy right there.

    So what does Stern he really want? If it was money, he could have retired long ago. What he really wants is respect. Respect can take the form of a lot of zeros on a check, but there are other numbers that matter more: The size of the man's audience has always been his major point of pride and with the internet offering so many alternative distribution options, Stern has the chance to put his own money where his mouth is. Will he strike out on his own? Maybe, maybe not. The thing about Stern is that he's always been on his own—and he's fine with that. He can look out for himself.
     
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    That's an April Fool's joke, right??

    "Profiles in Hustle"??? Do they mean now, or 20 years ago? Nowadays, all I hear is, "I'm so tired, Robin." And, "Look, I'm modge-podging kitties."

    That's not hustling, in my book. Neither is working two or three days a week, and complaining about it!
     
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    The secret to his success—and what most people overlook—is that he is, above all, an honest guy.
     
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    That's from a few years before Artie left :wtf:
     
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    it's negotiation time people! whe need everybody on our payroll writing articles about what an honest, great interviewing winner Howard Stern is.
     
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    writer forgot to mention Howards award winning hair
     
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    "Howard Stern ... is now in the middle of contract negotiations with an employer that [Missing word. Owes?] all of its success—Sirius reaches over 27 million subscribers nationwide—to the King of All Media."

    If all of the company's success is owed to Howard, why hasn't he earned a subscriber bonus since 2006? The US legal system doesn't think the company owes all of its success to Howard, and made that embarrassingly clear by dismissing his lawsuit against the company for unpaid subscriber bonuses. So when will fact checkers start doing their jobs and prevent these superfan writers from saying whatever bullshit they want?
     
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    The guy writes about cars.....and Howard?
     
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    Your wrong I still listen and love the show and I'm not on any payroll and if I could would write something positive about Howard and the show...
     
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    Perfect that Howard would be featured in Maxim Magazine. They are the magazine version of Howard. They were once a crass magazine and very popular. They made their living off of having celebrities pose in bikinis and lingerie and having them reveal personal stuff about themselves. Now their sales are in the toilet and they have rebranded themselves as a more classy men's magazine along the lines of GQ and Esquire. Gone are the covers with bikini or Lingerie clad celebrities and now show tasteful pictures of mostly unknown actresses, models, or singers.

    Both Howard and Maxim are aging dinosaurs in their industry trying to maintain the illusion of relevance.
     
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    This ain't Hot Rod Magazine, pal.
     
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    I would hope someone will ask him who and when wrote that piece.
    Chess? That was 3 hobbies ago...right?
    I think Howard even shit on photography the other day.
    He is all in watercolors now!
     
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