When Howard was great

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by x76, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. x76

    x76 Just a crazy old hermit Gold

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    Watching the last NBC NFL Sunday night game of the season last weekend, I cracked up when they showed KELLY CLARKSON plugging something or other -- just the thought of High Pitch insisting he was KELLY CLARKSON on the phone still cracks me up.

    The Paul Anka interview, in 2005, I think. GREAT interview. Out-fucking-standing stories. Sinatra's teeth getting knocked out for mouthing off to some "Friend of ours".

    I'd still like to read about Howard meeting his end in a flaming helicopter crash... trapped in the wreckage watching Beff roast -- the smell of burning horseflesh -- but, damn, the show was great once upon a time.

    The Beetlejuice/Hank meeting? Like fucking Lao Tze meeting Confucious.

    :thumbup2:
     
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  2. Beth Stern

    Beth Stern Well-Known Member

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    Hello, Hello.....awesomeness.
     
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    Who's High Pitch? This is Kelly Clarkson.

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    How did
    How did you watch tonight's game last weekend? Pittsburgh and Cincinnati play at 830 on NBC tonight, the last game of the season. ;)
     
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    I equate Howard to my local NBA announcers. They annoy the shit out of me, but i still prefer them to any of their counterparts. The Howiecopter has flown its way into Shitsville, but it's still worth following on the map. Of course the days of listening excitement are pretty much over, but oh well.
     
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    If your penis is 9x76 Howard will love you.
     
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    Oh my!
     
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    I can't remember that far ago.
     
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    The vinnie favale "restless restless" song contest.
    Classic.

     
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    It was really great once . But that was a long long time ago when he gave a shit .
     
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  11. Jim Lahey

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    I'm stroking my hydrogen rod
     
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    I used to be of the belief that the Stern show was once great, but now have come to realize it wasn't as funny as I remembered. Yes, there were moments (almost anything with Billy as Jackie fed him lines), but by and large it was adolescent high school humor at best. Many old farts like me blindly remember the first seasons of Saturday Night Live as the most hysterically funny television ever aired...until you actually sit them down to watch them today. 95% of it was pretty unfunny and lame. Your memory and nostalgia have a way of altering how yo perceive the past. The Stern show really wasn't all that funny, it was a product of it's time. It pushed boundaries which have long been moved. We all thought it was real in-the-moment radio which made it exciting. Listening to the old stuff now it becomes apparent how much of it was bits. Also, knowing what Howard would evolved into doesn't help enjoy any of the old stuff, just the opposite.
     
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    Very true, toothy. I bought a stack of national lampoons on ebay and was all excited until I actually read them. I think I ended up throwing them out rather than even selling them at the flea market.

    Same thing happened when I got netflix of the first season of mr show. Although in that case I think it was more like listening to Sgt pepper 40 years after the fact - good, but you wonder what all the fuss was about...
     
  14. x76

    x76 Just a crazy old hermit Gold

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    I was happy to find there was a Sunday night game on last night!!!
     
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    The Wood YI days....tear dropping laughter!
     
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    as long as he had a carrot to chase he was OK. Once he got paid his $millions, he was fucking done.