I have been listening to the saga of "Artie on Joe Buck", and the aftermath with HBO execs etc... I am starting to wonder if Howard backed away from Artie and backed away from anything homophobic because he started catching heat from artie's "homophobic trolling" on various shows. Which goes against most of the hollywood elitists ideals. I felt it in howard's voice when he talks about "Ross Greenbergstien", or whatever his name is, and how he reacted to Artie. The whole bit was ultra homophobic. Like Joe Buck asked Artie to suck his dick for heroine before the show or something. Artie on joe buck. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj8y2Oi1lFk and Here is howards playback and reaction. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mydr3QGcluk and on part 3 of howard discussing the joe buck interview @ 0:35 Artie DID call him a cock sucker. He just did it passive aggressively and it was hilarious. Oh, and upon "relistening" he called him a cock sucker at the very beginning BUT, the louis armstrong comment was the real ODE TO COCKSUCKING.