So WHY exactly didn't Howard exploit his audience for MORE marbles?

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  1. Chuck Kongo

    Chuck Kongo Well-Known Member

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    Oooohhhhhhh....Marbles!....GIMME! GIMME! GIMME!!!!
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    So why didn't Howard exploit his audience for MORE marbles when he had the chance?

    Yea, I know you all hate him and paying for the shit Sirius show (which I NEVER have) is exploitation, blah-blah-blah....I only mean as far as selling crap like the Bill O'Reillys and Rush Limbaughs and KISS.....?

    Why didn't Howard sell t-shirts and coffee mugs and hats and pens and doormats and coffins and all of the rest of the other garbage the above-mentioned shills and a thousand other radio/tv personalities usually shamelessly dump on the cretins who follow them (and the usually borderline personality hardcore "collectors") to try and wring those few extras marbles out of them?

    You know he had a 20 year or so run, give or take, where he could've collected a lot of marbles doing that, but he didn't. Why? Do I believe that he didn't do it because of his great artistic integrity or his respect for his audience and not wanting to exploit them like the rest of those snake oil salesmen carnies?

    Lmfao....no, of course fucking not. I just can't think of the real reason WHY he didn't. It makes no sense. It seems counterintuitive to his very nature.

    Why in the blue hell can't I buy that Howard Stern Snuggie I've always wanted?

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  2. harlock

    harlock ancora imparo Gold

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    i think he is kicking himself for this lately
     
  3. mrd160

    mrd160 Well-Known Member VIP

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    Puuuullllease...

    Howard hocked shit all the time...

    50 ways to rank your mother
    underpants and negligee party
    us open sores
    Butt bongo fiesta
    new years rotten eve
    private parts
    miss america



    And finally the Sirius revolution...I hope that bitch chokes on those notebooks filled with material he claimed to have...I wasted money on multiple subscriptions and shit radios...motherfuck that guy
     
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    1-800-52-stern
     
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    knu3421 Well-Known Member

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    Who cares anymore ! I set my stiletto to record a 6 hr block today and it recorded 2 hrs and 7 minutes!!! Piece of fucking shit!
     
  6. Chimney Portions

    Chimney Portions I drink cum Banned User

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    First of all, I DON'T hate Howard for charging fans for the Sirius show. I'll gladly break rank and admit the first 4 years of Sirius were fun and well worth the money.

    But Howard, on several occasions mentioned that not selling trinkets and mugs and t-shirts was Buchwald's idea. Howard's whole career was based on bashing competition. Sacrificing a few merchandise bucks in order to slam a competitor and take his 1st place spot in the market is a pretty fucking lucrative strategy.

    Nobody can even pretend that the guy who now hawks soda gadgets, meatballs, ab machines, porn clip sites, auction scams, energy drinks, ice cream bars, pussy wipes and cheating websites has enough integrity to not sell out due to principle!
     
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  7. Quite Frankly

    Quite Frankly Well-Known Member

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    Either he used to have some shred of dignity in his branding, or he was running a diabolical long con the way his Whorse wife did- karma's a bitch.

    Nice Grillo pic, that guy's strange speech mannerisms fascinate me as much as ETM's...I could listen to either of them reading the phone book, hanging on every syllable (esp ETM, since he has to pause during two-syllable words).
     
  8. Chuck Kongo

    Chuck Kongo Well-Known Member

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    Whether you liked the PPVs or not....it's content....it's not a fucking keychain.

    I didn't like his movie either (though a lot of people in here probably did back then) and he charged for that but it's not like shilling a fucking doormat with his name on it. It's content whether it's good or bad or was worth the price is another issue.

    Son of The Beach was garbage too and he shockingly pretty much admitted that on Monday which blew my mind.

    The books are definitely borderline.

    And that's because I believe he had next to nothing to do with writing any of them.
     
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    A keychain has much higher entertainment value
     
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    Why? There's one reason I can think of: Jackie.

    Jackie would plug anything and everything for a nickel. By not doing that, it made Howeave look better in comparison. Howeave took advantage of this fact to up his credibility with the fans, all while shitting on Jackie at the same time. Win Win Situation.

    You're right though. In retrospect, Howeave is probably kicking himself in the ass now.
     
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    Is Howard TV still a thing?
     
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    Low profit margin paranoia :dontknow:
     
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    Howard sold us cheap videotapes of him trying to play tennis.
     
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    Plus, how much can these "advertisers" be paying? A grand? Chump change in he grand scheme of things. Does Howard's budget really need this kind of subsidization?
     
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    Well, we agree to disagree.

    I enjoyed the PPVs for the most part. I watched them as they happened usually with a group of people and didn't feel raped by the $20-25 they cost.
    They were a precursor to the Channel 9 Show.

    There wasn't much else of note on PPV back then besides boxing and WWF.

    Now if he had put the Cabbie/Angry Black/Stuttering John fights on PPV as teased at one point, no fucking way would I have paid for that hooey.
     
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    This has gotta be it. Nothing else makes sense. Man, Buckwald is like some Machiavelli or Karl Rove motherfucker pulling those strings in the shadows mostly behind the scenes for what since the mid-late 1980s? Further back?

    And Howard HAS to be kicking himself in the ass over all of those marbles he "could" have made even if the strategy was correct.

    For all of the years when he had an audience of millions, can you imagine the kind of coin he could have made selling junk to the Double A, Bobo, Mary Ann type fans?

    He'd probably have like at least seven more chimneys in his mansion if he had been allowed to completely rape those assholes and their ilk for the last 25 years.....
     
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    If you remember, his Sirius show was supposed to be commercial free. WTF. Then he said he decided to just use commercials for when the team needed to take a bathroom break.
     
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    if he didn't do it, then there wasn't enough profit in it to do nothing.
     
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    For example: Howard had a third premium Sirius channel. Howard never started it.

    Howard dont sell Tshirts and other stuff since there are no fans buying it.
     
  20. Chuck Kongo

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    Wow! I just took a quick trip to Jokeland and it's kind of sad....look at the junk Jackie is now shilling to his 6 fans....he seems a little bitter....

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