There's no doubt about it: Tommy from Malden, one of the few callers Howard puts through on his show due to his hard-won reputation as a faithful, ass-kissing superfan, is deliberately attempting to have Howard kill him off from the Stern world. This morning Howard picked up on Tommy for a reliably non-threatening conversation. Instead, Tommy, who has earned his own theme song due to the frequency of his innocuous, flattering calls, asked Howard if Wolfie gets paid for his contributions to the show. (Howard devoted probably 15 minutes this morning to interviews Wolfie recorded at a beer convention.) Howard said he did, and Gary confirmed it over the talk box. Tommy then asked Howard if he knew how much Elephant Boy was paid for all the interviews he does for Lieberman Live. "How much?" Howard asked. "Bus fare," Tommy answered. Howard laughed. Tommy, undeterred by Howard's chuckling, then asked why Sirius, a billion dollar company, isn't paying their contributors. "Why are you so concerned anyway, Tommy?" Howard demanded. "Sit back and enjoy the show and relax." "I care about Elephant Boy," Tommy replied. "I'm trying to help a ni99er out." With that, Howard thanked Tommy and hung up. Yesterday Tommy called in and asked, "You're the King of Free Speech, right?" Howard said he was. Tommy asked Howard if he thought political correctness was ruining this country. Howard said it isn't; he said political correctness is a good thing. Howard reminded us all that it used to be okay to call black people "the n-word," which Howard finds terribly offensive. (Unless it's in a song performed an African American, Howard reminded us last week. In that case, Howard loves to hear "the n-word.") "Why are we even calling it 'the n-word'?" Tommy asked. "It's ni99er." Howard again defended political correctness, but Tommy didn't let it go. "Gary the Retard should be called Gary the Retard," Tommy added. Rather than address the issue, Howard made fun of Tommy's Massachusetts accent and said he had to move on. Howard later followed up that call with one from the rare generic caller, who insisted Tommy apologize to Robin. Tommy then sent this tweet, copying Howard and a few fellow superfans: "KING, R UStill My Ni99a?" He engaged in many other conversations congratulating him for calling out the King of Free Speech, and basked in what he'd done. And as was pointed out here this weekend, Tommy tweeted that he'd pimped out Beth before she was 13: For once I'm actually interested in hearing what Tommy has to say the next time he's on the air, if the guys haven't already decided to ban him. I'd love to hear what's made him finally snap out of his Stern disillusionment.