This week should go down as a pretty pivotal week in the history of Howard's channel. Change seems to be working itself within the framework of the two staples of Howard 100 and Howard 101. With Artie's book jumping to the top of New York Times Best Seller List and his chronic illness that precludes him from being able to do the Stern Show, Artie seems to be dictating to Howard and to Howard's bosses the terms of his involvement with the show. The turn of power from Howard to Artie has been coming on for some time now. It started to become more apparent after the "Artie/Teddy" fight when Artie was allowed to keep his job after physically attacking an employee. It's reached its most obvious point as Artie is now allowed to miss his morning job in order to promote his book. The rules being different for everyone on the show, I would say that perhaps the rules are not only different for Artie, but that with Artie they might not even exist. I'm not sure exactly what this will mean for Artie and his involvement with the show, but Artie has become increasingly brazen and lax with his attitude. Which brings me to the connection of Artie and Bubba. Artie was very outspoken and frank with how he felt about the way that Sirius has been treating Bubba. Artie also went on about the bad signings of other talent on the station. It's my assumption that Artie is looking for an excuse to have Sirius fire him. The week is also pivotal in that it appears Sirius is not interested in keeping Bubba the Love Sponge on Howard 101. If all is to be believed, Bubba might already be gone. Howard has said that if Bubba isn't rehired back that he might just have Howard 101 dissolved all together. Not re-signing Bubba will have a huge domino effect on the station. It could mean that all of the other hour long shows will be aced out or it could mean that they will continue on Howard 100, but all of the replays would cease to exist. It's too bad that this is the main thrust of what's going on this week because I think Howard has been very funny this past week, especially during the news where he's kept his "Anything else in the news, Robin?" comments to a minimum. The Thursday news segment was the best in a long, long time. Even the two days when Artie was not in studio, I got the sense that Howard was really trying his best to be funny. This was the biggest week in Howard 100 history since the Artie blow up against Teddy.