What did Howard invent?

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  1. Vanquish

    Vanquish New Member

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    Wrap up show, did he really invented that as a caller pointed out? Oprah, and a few others among O&A have a wrap up show now too.
    Are you smarter than a 5th grader was a Howard segment.
    Sueng his employer, that was a great idea as well.

    Or maybe Gary, Benjy, Will or Artie came up with those ideas.

    And of-course he invented radio (hoo hoo)
    Did he invent something else?
     
  2. slacker

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  3. BrulesRules

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    If you listen to what he says he invented everything. Leaves lots of possibilities open for future marble making lawsuits.
     
  4. Mr Ed

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    The only thing he "invented" was the concept of claiming to have invented everything.

    He claims to have invented:

    Syndicating Morning Radio (there were a couple of arguments with Tom C. about this where Howard, himself, admitted that he wasn't the first one to do it, but that didn't stop him for repeating the claim whenever he could)

    Charging Extra $ for Live Reads during Spot Breaks, and having the Radio Stations' Marketing Departments do "hard sell" to get their sponsors to pony up the extra marbles (I really doubt Howchie invented this, but he, himself later claimed to wish he hadn't, as he got sick of doing the live reads. Eventually Howchie started doing stupid things like using his Stuttering John impression during the live reads, to show he didn't "enjoy" doing them. Passive Aggressive Fuck)

    Having "Best of" while on vacation instead of having someone else fill in for him. (Apparently, the common, cheaper, procedure was to throw another Jock on when the Morning show Host is on vacation, as Morning Radio used to include New, Weather, and Traffic reports which need to be live instead of taped. Howchie, afraid that the station might like his temp replacement better, got Buchwald to include the "no guest host" clause in his contract.)

    Having multi (3-5) year contracts. This is so if a station drops him, he's supposed to keep getting $, also, the longer the contract, the less likely a station is to drop him, as there's more to pay off. (This apparently didn't work so well, as several media companies (Castle and Clear Channel come to mind) did shitcan his show, and didn't pay off the contract. HowchieCo sued them, but I think most were eventually dropped.)

    So, it sounds like Howchie takes credit for Buchwald's Ideas. He certainly takes credit for any concept "invented" by his staff (Jackie, Fred, Stuttering John, Ralph), whether such were really innovative, or simply re-invented.
     
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  5. Yellowfever

    Yellowfever New Member Banned User

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    He invented stealing from people like Steve Dahl and then spending the following decades accusing them of being the thieves.
     
  6. Mike in Houston

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    Everything.
     
  7. Uncle Larry

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    The "flexible schedule" and three day radio work week may be things he can legitimately claim he invented.
     
  8. Lou Skunt

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    He may not have invented it, but he has perfected hypocrisy. Hell he spit shined it and is putting it on display for everyone with an IQ higher than a tree stump.
     
  9. Ruffypup

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    Tremendous insight! Maybe now Howard has Fred use the Stuttering John voice during a commercial read to devalue the company that is advertising in attempt to remind them that they are cheap fucks.
     
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  11. Peau de Soie

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    Well I just thought he used the stuttering in a now hackneyed attempt to try to make live read ever so slightly more than boring... but okay.
     
  12. illini fan

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    * Dumping his wife for the ditzy blond next door...
    * Having a strained relationship with his kids because of above
    * Sucking up to celebrities to help promote his no-talent wife.
    * reinventing himself to got of his way to promote minority causes that he previously made a career by mocking...


    ...Opps my bad... That was Don Imus...
     
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    Air
    Gravity
    Money
    Time
    God
     
  14. Robert Higgins

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    Not being funny
     
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    Gotta give Howie credit for inventing the two day work week.
    I dont know anyone else who has such a gig.
     
  16. BrulesRules

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    :D not to mention i don't make in a year what he makes in one of his 2 day work weeks which is essentially a one day work week (8 hours).
     
  17. Yeahnolisten

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    Without Howard there would BE no inventing. Nothing would be here.
     
  18. HypocriteHowie

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    I think Howard actually did invent shitting on his fans and bragging about it.
     
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    Howard invented INVENTING! :idea:
     
  20. Beth143nacho

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    I hope Howard invents a retarded baby Wyatt. He deserves it.