Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by chuk, Jul 11, 2013.
Which one of those 3 has the most happiness in their life.
I am going with Jackie.
Jackie is probably angry at the way things went. But he is the least unhappy of the bunch.
That is an intriguing question with the three of those guys in the mix.
I would have to add that the three of them probably do not desire, seek out or have the exact same type of "happiness".
Jackie regrets leaving the show,so not happy. Howard is the big star, so happy. Artie....wel you know.
I voted Jackie. From his interviews and stuff, Jackie actually seems happy.
Jackie. He genuinely seems to have fun doing his standup. He likely has enough money to live comfortably, and he seems to be at peace.
Jackie is a genuinely happy-go-lucky mf-er. Free of the wig, free of that troll of a wife. He was only miserable when he was a drunk and had to wake up to do the show. Sure he always wants more marbles, but seems to have fun with the simpler comforts of life.
Artie was funny as shit and witty for early years on show, probably happy before the drugs and illness over-ran him...but my vote goes to sober Jackie.
Jackie is the happiest by far and always will ne.
Artie's a fucked up drug addict who tried to kill himself twice (depsite the fact that he claims his 2nd attempt was just him trying to get "high" from blood loss). Also unlike Howard, Artie had legitimate childhood trauma that fucked him up.
However if Artie somehow manages to clean up and settle down with a nice woman he could definately find true happiness. He certainly has plenty of "real friends".
Howard will always be miserable. Here's an asshole, already worth hundreds of millions, who makes 80 million a year for half-assing 9 days a month, and yet he gets all worked up and bent out of shape over money he was never owed in the first place.
Jackie by far. Sure he tried to play pool & lost with Howard, Howard called his bluff... but since he looks really relaxed & happy.
Howard has no idea of what happiness is. He thinks money + model = being happy.
Artie might have moments of happiness here and there, but his inner demons always manage to fuck it up.
Jackie might have regrets about his career bad career move, but he always knew how to enjoy life. Jackie wins.
Definitely Jackie. He may not be as rich, but he's...ummmm...hn.
Seems like Jackie loves being Jackie.
Don't think you can say that about the other two.
The correct answer is Jackie much as Howard will try to portray him as a homeless man whose life was forever ruined by daring to challenge him, rather worshipping at his feet like the rest of the yes's and no-talents he surrounds himself with now.
Jackie. Although he got divorced, he stopped drinking, got into shape, and now has a girlfriend with whom he seems to be very happy. He's okay financially, which is fine for him, not being the marble-hoarder Howard is. He may have a few regrets regarding the show, but when dealing with a head-case like Howard, nothing can end all that well.
Artie was, and still is, a mess.
Howard believes that by garnering more and more money he will, at some point, realize happiness. He once ranted that he didn't want to have more money than everyone, he wanted all the money in the world.
Anyone who feels that way will always be a miserable fuck, even if he could manage it.
While I expected Jackie to be the winner, I wonder what would happen if this poll was just Artie vs Howard? Artie only has 1 vote to Howard's 3 now, but I have a feeling a lot of those Jackie votes would go to Artie.
I'm surprised by how many people continue to feel the need to romanticize the past, and think that Jackie is any kind of happy/content.
Jackie is completely miserable. He kicks himself in the ass on a daily basis over the money/opportunities/perks he "negotiated" himself out of.
Would you prefer to be earning $50,000 every weekend you chose to, flying first-class and staying at Cordoza Hotels, or would you prefer to drive yourself a couple of hours each way, and PAY $2,000 for this humiliation......................
I love "The Old Man and the Sea" vibe of that pic.
But wake up, people: $$$ is not only awesome, but downright necessary for a happy, contented life......................and Jackie fucked himself out of a boatload of it.
He basically tore up a winning lottery ticket, and if you think you can be happy after doing that you're fucking NUTS! He had money when he left the Stern show, but he didn't have f-you money.
If he did, he wouldn't have called them back two months later asking them to honor their final offer to him, would he?
The correct answer, as fucked up as it is, is "Artie".
While I agree with that, maybe the title of the poll should have been "who is less miserable?". Obviously Jackie has serious regret over quitting. However, Howard is COMPLETELY miserable over everything. And Artie tried to kill himself.
Illuminati, you make good points, but Jackie probably has found "peace and serenity" in sobriety...letting go of the past is a big part of recovery.
Anyway, WTF do I know, what's the story of the babe in your av cringing away from Blartie? LOL