I've been listening to the HSS since about 1996 or so, and for years and years I was reluctant to talk about it to most of the people I hung out with. Why? Because most of them judged the show on the E! show or on what they'd heard, so I'd have to spend 15 minutes telling them that it was more than strippers and porn, that it was actually a fucked-up soap opera with real people and freaks, that it was the best commentary on pop culture ever, etc. etc. Regardless, I would always cringe when someone would call me out as a Stern Fan. But now? NOW? I won't even cop to being a Stern fan at all, no matter what. I'm WAY more embarrassed by the "new" Stern...and to defend him would ring hollow, because I can't. It's almost like he's proven that all the people who hated him were right, that he's just a no-talent. I feel like I'm a fucking MADONNA fan still wearing that jean jacket with the pyramid in 2012, you know what I mean?... So I just say: "I dunno, I listen sometimes, but his show is not as good as it once was". And leave it at that. I don't know if anyone has interesting commentary along these lines, but thanks for listening. Now fuck off.