The Stern Legacy: If Howard Were To Drop Dead Tomorrow?

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by OV, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. OV

    OV Rapscallion

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    Would he be remembered as a ground-breaking radio innovator who may have stolen some of his best bits from other DJs, but with his ensemble masterfully incorporated them into the most compelling and riveting radio of all time?

    or

    As a sellout, hypocrite and personification of all those he mercilessly parodied and attacked, often deservedly so, over many years, skewering their hypocrisies, indulgences, dishonesty, excesses and compromising behavior. These include but are not limited to ditching first wives for airhead "trophies," pandering to celebrity, redefining themselves for the comfort of mainstream "will it play in Peoria?" audiences and sucking up to influential media - all in all, prostituting themselves for the money and/or staying too long at the fair?

    Personally I don't believe that the last 10 years of hypocrisy, sinking Q-Ratings, steady popularity attrition and relative cultural irrelevancy will over the long run cancel out the many years of brilliance. Over the short time, being a shell of himself and revealing himself as everything he used to criticize will continue to make him a laughingstock and tarnish his legacy, but as these imperfections fade into a more distant time-bound larger perspective, I believe the "Real Howard Stern's" body of work will be what he's remembered and heralded for.

    Case in point, when BB fans remember Willie Mays, they fondly recall and pay tribute to the "Say Hey Kid" in the Polo Grounds and Candlestick Park, not the sad old man who lost a bunch of steps and spring in his bat while stubbornly hanging on at Shea Stadium well beyond expiration date for the marbles.
     
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    Simple - The King Of All Media

    The most popular, most influential and most respected radio host of all time - from small market to NYC to satellite - always #1, always innovating, always copied

    Author of two #1 bestsellers

    Star of a #1 movie about his life

    Star of the #1 show on TV, three years running

    Premiere/featured guest of countless TV talk shows

    Cover article on countless magazine

    Respected photographer

    Philanthropist/animal lover-activist
     
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    Shithead Well-Known Member

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    Howard who?
     
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    He will be forgotten rather quickly. It's a shame really, because had he passed prior to showing his true colors...It's likely he would be much more revered than he will be. At this stage of the game he has lost all of his initial fan base. he is a genuine bona fide phony-bologna. His passing will make news albeit briefly. A small blurb on the scrolls of the cable news networks and of course the "touching" tributes from other phony bolognas like Access Hollywood and the like. In my opinion, no big loss. I would never mourn a person who pulled the wool over my eyes for years and years. I would say Good riddance to bad rubbish.
     
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    knu3421 Well-Known Member

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    For his flabby ass :hw:
     
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    "Respected photographer

    Philanthropist/animal lover-activist"


    wtf are you smoking??????!!
     
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    This is stern68 we're talking about here... hired gun for Buchwald, Inc...
     
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    mothra1orbit Autologous Rage

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    Have you had a chance to dig up the documentation on Allison's cheating on Howard? You know, the infidelity that broke up their marriage? It seems to me that this is too important an allegation to make (and repeatedly) without something to back it up. Not to mention potentially libelous.
     
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    Most common reaction..."He was still on the radio?"
     
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    Second most common response: "Who?"
     
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    The man's photography has been featured in numerous magazines, photo sessions with him have sold for thousands as has the finished product.

    He has helped raise millions for NSAL and various other Long Island animal charities as well as speaking out for animal welfare on his show and pointing out the cruel nature of eating thinking, thoughtful creatures.
     
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    He has ruined his legacy beyond repair.
     
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    For the epic birthday show :eek:
     
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    He'll be remembered as Fartman, and only by very few.
     
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    I responded in another thread with the timeline of her getting married within months of the divorce decree being finalized.
     
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    wow. you're insane.
     
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    Most people don't even know who he is now He talks about cock a lot Very outrageous He's an overrated bore
     
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    he will be remembered as a young, sexy model with a muscular physique
     
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    Hollis?
     
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