The interns are walking on eggshells.

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by MarvelComics85, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. MarvelComics85

    MarvelComics85 Well-Known Member

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    Jeez, I never heard Howard get so crazy about Will, Scott, Benji, and everyone else when he works. He's been really attacking everyone lately. What say you all.
     
  2. 1Vegasgirl

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    I find it very uncomfortable when he yells at others on air. It may be contrived, but it is an old bit and not enjoyable to me anymore.
     
  3. Ice Hole

    Ice Hole Active Member

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    Howard used to sprinkle some gutt-busting shit in his rants. Even Tom Chiusano used to laugh when howard yelled at him. Now he sounds like a bitter old woman, nagging everybody.
     
  4. pheelios

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    Howie is just dealing with a lot of stress, cut him some slack. He has two jobs now ya know.
     
  5. Mr Ed

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    When Howchie starts eating his own entrails (that is, attacking his staff), it's quite simple:
    The tank is empty. He's got nothin'.

    As Tim says, "Funny costs money," and Howchie wants all of the marbles. When Fate (current events) doesn't give Howchie anything free to work with, he attacks his staff. The topics / avenues of attack never change. Howchie has his "go to" material, which he trots out, regularly. Don't forget, Howchie has to "hit it out of the park" every day. What better (easier, cheaper, more "phone it from home") way, than to bust his staff's balls?

    Of course, sometimes when Howchie attacks his staff, it's deflection: something is going on that's annoying him (like the Bethman shooting Mom Caves and getting attention from others / while not giving Him enough attention?) and he needs to make himself feel better by attacking defenseless (they're not allowed to defend themselves) staff. It's kind like when Dick Cheney shot that lawyer at that farmed, hunting "preserve" -- the animals are fenced in, raised on artificial food, and their sole purpose is to be hunted by rich, powerful men with minimal hunting skills. It's like shooting fish in a barrel. That's Howchie, and his staff.

    Good Hunting, Howchie. Enjoy your "kills," fake as they are.
     
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  6. Droog

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    I think Howie is making a half-assed effort to be his old self with all this bullshit. It's like "hey, this stuff really went over back in the day, so let's do it now." It's like him parading in porn stars all the time and asking them about banging black dudes and whether they were molested. He's just a poor imitation of his former self. He's just not funny.
     
  7. Mr Ed

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    Another thought: Does anyone remember the last time Howchie said Beth did him?

    She might not be feeling "sexual" (to use Howchie's term) lately, since she's been working on her own TV show (Mom Caves). This would really tie in well, if she's pregnant, or trying to get pregnant via IVF.

    And, it would certainly explain why Howchie's being so cunty to the staff, lately.

    Maybe they'll be the next Buchwald couple to do (stage / get publicity from) a breakup?

    Place your bets. What are the odds? Is pregnant more likely than breaking up? Or, will it be business as usual, at least until after the AGT gig?
     
  8. kippy

    kippy Not Safe For Women VIP

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    Hey it's hard to make ends meet.... when you're a billionaire.
     
  9. DogStar69

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    He's probably very unhappy in his marriage and he's stuck.
     
  10. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    well maybe next he'll just ignore the doorman...
     
  11. pheelios

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    You bet ya bippy it is kippy ;)
     
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    He has been talking with all of the guests about sex falling off after marraige, so you might have something there.

    I don't think pregnancy is something Howard would ever want though, he was miserable when he had his daughters. As much as he tries to love them, I think he is exhausted at the thought of them. I remember people used to congratulate him for doing normal Dad stuff like taking the kids out for Halloween. That is what you are supposed to do as a Dad, without congratulation! He abandonned his family many years before the divorce by working obsessively and locking himself in his basement. He still is terribly guilty about it, but that doesn't change how he feels ablout kids. He doesn't like them. He always asks guests with kids, especially older guys with kids, how unhappy they must be to have a family. This is why he locks up his condoms.
     
  14. ImmaJudge

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    Howard changed, but his "go to" material stayed the same.

    The problem is that berating his staff was funny and entertaining when Howard could pass himself off as a regular guy. Now that we know he is an ultra-rich Hamptonite, it just comes off as cruel and humorless when he attacks one of his low-payed employees.

    The same thing is true of him making sexual comments to female guests. Stuff that was entertaining when Howard was in his thirties and forties is just creepy now that he's pushing 60. His bits needed to change as he did, but he's content to coast on past effort instead.
     
  15. TheHighHat

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    yes, his rants used to be fantastically fun and funny, but now they just make me cringe. it's like he can't get it up anymore. he just starts cursing in a vile tone with no wit attached to it whatsoever.
     
  16. zhukov

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    Howie's an old queen now. He's done with radio and his radio fans.

    If you are a long time listener of the show, it's time to get over the fact that you're no longer loved by Marbles.

    He will have a bit of a renaissance with AGT before the flame finally flickers out.

    It's over Johnny.
     
  17. HORSETOOTHED

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    Yep, his old attacks were full of energy, insults and jokes. Now its just dull and annoying complaining.
     
  18. TheHighHat

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    I think most of us are well aware of all of these things, but there are still a lot of laughs to be had via Beth, as well as Howard's continued pussification and loss of touch with reality.

    In some ways, the party's just getting started!

    :cheer:
     
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    His bitching at Scott yesterday sounded so contrived and pathetic.
     
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    Howard has said it himself "I'll piss on my audience if I want to.."
    What more evidence do we need.

    It used to be funny back in the day when Howard would make gary repeat stuff. Now Gary's a 50+ year old dad with kids, I feel bad when howchie rips on him. Like someone said, It's too easy for howard to fall back on shit that used to be funny