Isn't about time to put a moratorium on the Stern Show Vacation Curse talk? Considering Howard is on vacation more than he is on during the summer and the fact he has a three day work week makes any week long vacation extend for 9 days, how much of it a curse anymore? People die. If people didn't die while Howard was on vacation, virtually no one in the world would die anymore. They say there are two constants in the world - death and taxes. They forgot Howard is on vacation this week.