I'm aware of how great everybody thinks it is
Is the first hour+ of the show going to be completely filled with how great the "History part 2" was? Please no.
I'm aware of how great everybody thinks it is, but I am hoping that the ass kissing is kept to a minimum.
Why the FUCK do you people listen to this show if YOU KNOW what's going to happen and you KNOW it's going to suck before it happens?
Nah, they shouldn't talk about their vacation, or the best of show cause no one is interested in that.
THINK would be better to talk about?
They don't THINK. They complain. It's someone else's job to THINK.
Remember that first girl you had a crush on, but it wasn't cool to like girls so you did something mean to her instead. I think its kinda along the line of those feelings...
The show use to be far more dynamic, drawing comedy from what was going on around it - skits, John interviews, friends of the show, etc. These days, its just the Fab 5 talking about their lives, or fighting. That has always been part of the show, but it was just PART of the show. Now it IS the show. I think it has to do with the loss of some key members of the staff (listening to Act II, I have come to realize how important John was; now I get why Howard's so pissed at Jay for poaching him), Howard's age, and his move to a medium that has isolated him from the main stream. So in part, what I'd like him to do is be more creative. More skits, more songs, more phoney calls, more of an effort to get in touch with what's going on outside his studio and his life; basically, more of what he use to do.
I listen because the show is still entertaining, its just not nearly as fun as it use to be.
I think most people would agree...whaddaya say we move on now
Great post. Well articulated.
... We don't hate the show, we still enjoy it, but its becoming clear that it just isn't what it use to be. And saying those things is ok - it doesn't make someone crazy, irrational, a conspirator, a troll, or an O&A devotee.
I finally listened to some and it sounded like "Best of Stern" with a little commentary.
but you'd have to also agree that a lot of beefin' about what used to be is ponderous, fuckin' ponderous man
I would be happy if I never heard another "radio skit".
Listening to HOHS, the skits weren't always the greatest. In the context of the era, they sort of worked, but nowadays, skits come off more corny than anything else.