Things Howard, etc. complain about

Discussion in 'Howard Stern' started by RDog, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. RDog

    RDog Well-Known Member

    Boy, have the in-studio crew lost touch with their audience or what? Every day the things they complain or enquire about are just absolutely ridiculous... examples:

    - "Jason's wedding is 75 MINUTES AWAY?!?! OHH IT'S SOOO FAR!!!"
    - "My voice-activated dialing system that Rick Rubin recommended to me isn't working!!!"
    - "Beth must be SOOO BUSY with the marathon, how does she find the time to send out thank you notices?!?"
    - "There's nothing for me to eat at the Friars' Club, it's ridiculous!!!"

    Every day there's something new, nothing makes me tune out faster, personally...
     
  2. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    Working Monday-Thursday?
     
  3. Die_LaMattres

    Die_LaMattres Active Member

    The darned show budget!

    I wonder who's the penny pincher controlling the purse strings?
     
  4. IronJabroni

    IronJabroni Well-Known Member

    this is correct...but what can you do about it? wait until the show is gone then tune into what? we'll all be begging for best of's

    besides, why do they have to relate...just be funny is enough for me
     
  5. Neigh

    Neigh Well-Known Member

    For the last few days he has been complaining about the guests at his wedding party who didn't eat the fish he served as a main course (let's face it, there are still a lot of people out there... including my brother.... who don't eat fish). I wonder what the thinking was out there Howard-Beth land? Is red meat a no-no now at a Howard Stern meal? How about chicken?

    (And how about poor Robin... was she forced to eat vegetables that had been polluted by butter?)
     
  6. Jgatie

    Jgatie Banned

    We'll all be begging for Best of's, but some will still be complaining when they get them. I've come to realize that it's the nature of men - Some are actual men, and some are whining little whingebags.
     
  7. Bark

    Bark Hey Now!

    Chicken is out. It's too "common".
     
  8. Jgatie

    Jgatie Banned

    Goooood Moaning Ever-body!

    It's Monday, and to start it off, I'd like to apologize for serving only fish at my wedding. My good friend Scott the Engineer was forced to eat fast food and for that I'm truly sorry. I should have more respect for someone like Scott.

    Jason's wedding's coming up. I'm truly looking forward to it. Should be a good time for all.

    Got a new phone system. It's got some flukes, but I'm sure it will all work out as soon as I learn how to use it.

    Beth has some stuff going on, but I'm not going to tell you anything about my personal life, cause that'll be boring.

    Well, that killed 2 minutes of show time. Coming up next is . . .


    <crickets>
     
  9. Bark

    Bark Hey Now!

    Fishing for fights and complaints brings out the crickets too.
     
  10. TSS Taylor

    TSS Taylor DRC Fan

    I heard the most ridiculous bitching ever from Howard this week. He is trying to find another way to pee rather than touching his penis so that he doesn't have to wash his hands.

    Because washing his hands takes TOO MUCH TIME. So he is trying to use manipulate his underwear to aim his penis so he can claim he didn't touch anything but his underwear.

    WTF? Seems like if he does this in a public situation it will go on Page Six and then he will bitch about how people don't understand he didn't Actually touch his penis. :rofl:
     
  11. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!

    Calling the guy a whinebag is a little harsh. I have to agree with him on a few things. A lot of the time I feel the way he does. I just choose not to start a thread. Come on Howard has been a little out of touch for a while. That still doesn't make me want to tune out. I just wish every once in a while they would relate more to the common person thats all. It just seems like Howard has forgot how is used to be when he made on $98 a week. He loves to mouth off that number.
     
  12. Jgatie

    Jgatie Banned


    I've never been concerned that Howard relates to me. He's a Jewish mensch from a black neighborhood in L.I., so even before he made his millions we had about as much in common as apples and fungo bats. I only ask that he be funny. Gary explained these complaints on the WUS - Yeah they make good fodder for the show, but Gary knows that each complaint is a thought inside Howard's head and instead of saying "It's just stupid to think like that", he brings it out on the radio.

    Have you ever suppressed a stupid complaint that is totally unwarranted; even arrogant or out of touch with reality? Have you ever had to go to a function that you would rather have your teeth pulled than go, but saying so in public would get you pilloried? Have you ever wanted to tell a coworker just how you feel about them at that very minute, but you don't want to hurt their feelings?

    Howard takes all that stuff that most people would suppress and he brings it to the surface, and when he does, it makes for good radio. The point behind my post is not that he makes the shit up to fill airtime, but that if he didn't let his unbridled Id supply his material, you get nothing but boring nicey nice. Instead you get his totally off base, selfish, self-centered Id, in all its narcissistic glory. This is what makes the show what it is. He's supposed to be a monster!!

    Jesus Christ on a camel, the same people who long for the days when he ripped people to shreds for seemingly benign things are now complaining because he is out of touch and too picky? :shifty:
     
  13. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!

    I see your point and as usual I agree with a lot of what you said. I know that he doesn't relate to a lot of us in the way your talking about. I would think that he used to relate with the "common man" when he earned $98 a week. What I mean by that is... He didn't always eat at Nobu. He could only afford what he could afford. He didn't always put people down for eating at say..... Applebees. It's just little things like that. Its like he forgot what that was like. You don't have to be white,black,jewish,tall,skinny or whatever to realate to that stuff. Thats what I mean.
     
  14. Jgatie

    Jgatie Banned

    He always put down the flyover states (i.e. NI&&%r Loving Hats) and he most certainly put down fast food joints, at least after he stopped going to Arby's. He was a one man campaign against McDonald's before eating healthy was even on the radar of most Americans (granted, it was because McDonald's stopped advertising on his station, but there you go). But in reality, it doesn't even matter, because we aren't listening to rational thought here, we are listening to the Id. By its very nature, the Id is not rational, so nobody should really relate to it at all. It's just in some ways we are as fucked up as Howard; that's what makes us "relate."

    Is complaining about Jason's wedding any more of a social faux pas than saying adopted kids aren't loved as much as "real" children? Is getting upset about Scott's refusal to eat fish any different from telling pet owners that their precious dog is just an appetizer in other countries? Is eating at Nobu and expressing dissatisfaction with Applebees any different than tearing down the snobs who go to the theater and bagging on Broadway plays as boring?

    Here's the way I listen to the show. I abandon all thoughts that Howard and I have anything in common. I simply listen to his comments and revel in the sheer irony and arrogance, which would be off-putting if he wasn't so damn funny about it. Sure he's an asshole for complaining about the ride to Jason's wedding, but when he describes NYC traffic, the luxury of spending a Saturday at home by yourself, and the fact that he's wasting 3 hours for something that he could just as easily opt out of if he didn't give a shit about etiquette; he almost makes me sympathize with him. When a guy can say something so crass and hurtful right to Jason's face and still make you side with him, even just a little - That's a genius at work.

    C'mon admit it . . . there have been weddings that if you thought you could get away with it, you'd have told the couple they just weren't worth wasting a Saturday. There've been restaurants that if you saw your friends there, you'd laugh at them. You just don't have the luxury of having a radio show; so you, like me, have to live that stuff through Howard.
     
  15. Neigh

    Neigh Well-Known Member

    Back again to Gary's historic dinner party in Connecticut.. the one that Howard complained went on too long. On a Wrap-Up show the other day, for the first time I heard Gary say flat-out that Howard was rude for getting up to leave when the main course was being served and bellowing at Beth from the door to put her coat on. It's true that although I hate what Howard did to Gary, I love that story and never get tired of hearing the blow by blow. I am most definitely entertained when Howard puts on the monster face and goes on a tirade.
     
  16. Jgatie

    Jgatie Banned

    I can sort of relate to Howard leaving that dinner. Not to being that rude, but to being pilloried for leaving. For the past 10+ years, I've been on call 24/7/365 and have had to leave many a family gathering, dinner, date and . . . ahem . . . romantic interlude because of a call. No matter how much you explain, there is always someone who doesn't understand and will call me rude or arrogant. Even when I tell them that if the system I'm in charge of goes down, my company is fined $5000 a minute (and I lose my job), they still don't understand.

    Personally, I've grown a thick skin . . . except for the case of the girl who got really pissed and asked "Just how f'in often does that thing ring!!??" That was one that got away. :mad:
     
  17. k9feces

    k9feces Member

    But Howard isn't on call 24/7/365, more like 5/4/100
     
  18. Jgatie

    Jgatie Banned


    Please go away. Your schtick isn't funny, and your reading comprehension sucks.
     
  19. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

    i thought it was funny!:rofl:
     
  20. Jgatie

    Jgatie Banned

    I rest my case.
     

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