Jan. 9, 2006, 1:39 a.m. CST
by Virtual Satyr
Stern is not worth it alone to get Sirius.
Jan. 9, 2006, 1:41 a.m. CST
Went to Best Buy and Circuit City since they had them on sale, both sold out. Ordered the sale unit online(30 bucks at Best Buy) and shall wait.
Jan. 9, 2006, 1:54 a.m. CST
Stern was too expensive when he was free.
Jan. 9, 2006, 1:55 a.m. CST
if it were, I'd have all the equipment I wanted right now
Jan. 9, 2006, 2:02 a.m. CST
Fuck YOU, and fuck that.
Jan. 9, 2006, 2:06 a.m. CST
by Bass Ackwards
An article about how well Sirius radio recievers might be selling? Ooo-kay.
Jan. 9, 2006, 2:08 a.m. CST
I have had recent access to sat. radio and it is an amazing format. In addition to Stern you will get great stations for Jazz, stand up ect.
Jan. 9, 2006, 3:55 a.m. CST
by Darth Bono Jr.
So, what's next? If you can't find trousers in your size are you going to make it a topic here? Your shopping issues aren't very interesting. Also, maybe your inability to FIND a Sirius radio is an indication that they have exceeded their expectations. How is this Stern's problem?
Jan. 9, 2006, 4:12 a.m. CST
which is good because i dont ever hear it because i dont listen to it. i dont think that will change anytimne soon.
Jan. 9, 2006, 4:49 a.m. CST
i pay $10. NPR!!! That's right sucka's support!!!
Jan. 9, 2006, 5:10 a.m. CST
This is fucking awesome. Also, Herc, if you have an FM tuner inside of a Sirius receiver, then you can play Sirius through out every radio in your house. Now, back to SULLLLLLLLLLLUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU, SULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLUUUUUUUUU, then a break.
Jan. 9, 2006, 5:24 a.m. CST
I am listening to Howard on the radio but I cant get it on the website. Is that by design?
Jan. 9, 2006, 5:39 a.m. CST
gosh this sounds so funny...will George be the everyday announcer...if he is...I am purchasing this asap
Jan. 9, 2006, 5:39 a.m. CST
How much you want to bet Pat O'Brien is now on a ledge somewhere! This is fuckin' hysterical. "I just called, to say... I want to fuck you." Bwahahahahahahaha.
Jan. 9, 2006, 5:46 a.m. CST
I can't believe that George Takei has such a sense of humor about being gay having only come out so recently...
Jan. 9, 2006, 5:48 a.m. CST
and I am not even listening to it...just reading your description mori, but as a long time howard fan I can totally hear how its playing out...at least in my head...does that sound crazy to you?
Jan. 9, 2006, 6:12 a.m. CST
I appreciate you giving us the blow by blow of Howard's first show. I haven't obtained Sirius yet so it was nice to hear how the new format is going. Some talkbackers will predictably bash Stern and talk about how much he sucks, but we know different don't we?
Jan. 9, 2006, 6:21 a.m. CST
Howard Stern sucks. The Pat O'brien sextapes are over a year old. BORING...This is the first uncensored thing he does?
Jan. 9, 2006, 6:25 a.m. CST
in your head you can tell how its playing out because Howard is a boring, predictable washed up loser with a slut daughter who shows her tits in NYC plays...lets see Howie talk about that
Jan. 9, 2006, 6:26 a.m. CST
hows it going buddy? can you post the article about Emily Stern naked in that play....I know you have it somewhere, i don't feel like finding it
Jan. 9, 2006, 6:26 a.m. CST
Nothing more fun than explaining comedy to people. Many in the audience have never heard these tapes uncensored, and to hear the depravity of Pat O'Brien. Makes 13 bucks a month worth it, and not like it's not fucking hilarious to listen to Takei telling us how he lost his virginity.
Jan. 9, 2006, 6:30 a.m. CST
if you listened to the radio show that Howard steals alot of his bits from today when they played the tapes uncensored in the begining of the year when the news story was relevant, then you wouldnt be that impressed. By the way, I can't believe Herc is so in love with Howard...this is suppose to be aint it COOL news. Opie&Anthony are the cool, original and innovative comedic talents out there but Herc goes for the most mainstream coca-cola radio personality. Why support shows like arrested development when everyone can just watch "two and a half men"?
Jan. 9, 2006, 6:43 a.m. CST
O&A did Pat O'brien sex tape remixes dating all the way back from March '05. See for yourself, go to their official website and look up "Pat O'brien (opieandanthony.com or foundrymusic.com). And Howard always complains that everyone rips HIM off? Hypocrite! I'm so glad he was such a bad father that his daughter has to get naked on stage to get attention
Jan. 9, 2006, 6:49 a.m. CST
Herc, you are so quick to post stories that promotes anything Howard does like you have a ton of worthless Sirius stock, why don't you post this story from the NY Post: Stern's Daughter Cuts Smut Thursday, January 05, 2006 By Bill Hoffmann NEW YORK
Jan. 9, 2006, 6:52 a.m. CST
And I love it! Getting molested by a boy scout leader never sounded so good.
Jan. 9, 2006, 7:08 a.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
George is THE BEST! Glad I got my SIRIUS four months ago. Truly, the Final Frontier....Suluuuuu, Suluuuu......Oh My!!!
Jan. 9, 2006, 7:11 a.m. CST
That is all.
Jan. 9, 2006, 7:11 a.m. CST
Jan. 9, 2006, 7:13 a.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
I spend 4+ hours a day commuting to work and $12 a month is so totally worth it, even if Stern were to drop dead tomorrow I'd still be on board. The commercial free music, the BBC, NPR, CNN all that shit makes Sirius a bargain at any price. Howard is the icing on the cake. And George Takei is the icing on the icing. Hot-Diggity!!!! I'll probably sign up for life ($500) when I get my taxes back....then it's $0 a month FOREVER!!! Buwhahahaha!
Jan. 9, 2006, 7:13 a.m. CST
by Brock DD Landers
for posting Stern shit once a week now. It has nothing to do with 'movies, tv, dvd and comic book news' as it says on my web browser.
Jan. 9, 2006, 7:14 a.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
can eat a dick.
Jan. 9, 2006, 7:16 a.m. CST
by Ole Gravy Leg
Hoo hoo. I invented eating dick, Robin.
Jan. 9, 2006, 7:17 a.m. CST
Whoa!?... Brokeback Mountain style "friend"?
Jan. 9, 2006, 7:22 a.m. CST
Herc obviously has Sirius stock...thats the only explanation, I mean everyone has Sirius stock, its like toilet paper. The novelty of Stern saying "Fuck" is great for today, wait a month when its the same boring strippers and bitching about how president bush is out to get him
Jan. 9, 2006, 7:48 a.m. CST
Sounds great, hope to hear more.
Jan. 9, 2006, 8:01 a.m. CST
by Mr. Profit
I love how she has tourettes moments that out celebs and shit.
Jan. 9, 2006, 8:03 a.m. CST
by Judge Briggs
XM is wonderful. Fuck terrestial radio because once you hear satellite, you can't go back... too many commercials, awful quality, same ol lame music, and did I say too many commercials?
Jan. 9, 2006, 8:05 a.m. CST
by Barney Hood
Anyone answer this for me?
Jan. 9, 2006, 8:11 a.m. CST
This word was "...something that they weren't allowed to use on their show even though other people were allowed to use it on their radio shows."
Jan. 9, 2006, 8:11 a.m. CST
by Ole Gravy Leg
But if she could act with even half the skill that she applies to sucking black cock, she wouldn't have been naked in a shitty off-broadway production. She'll find another way to get back at Daddy. At least she hasn't ODed again since that KROCK event a few years back.
Jan. 9, 2006, 8:12 a.m. CST
Everyone will be gathered around the tiny reciever and Howard will drop a f-bomb and everyone will gasp. "He, he, said fuck. I-I-I can't believe it. This is historic. He said fuck." BIG DEAL. Pay me 500 mill and I'll use as many expletives as you want.
Jan. 9, 2006, 8:14 a.m. CST
by Ole Gravy Leg
Have a look for yourselves, kids. Spiritual, sexual...
Jan. 9, 2006, 8:27 a.m. CST
Read the article, lugnut. They won't be using the f-word all that much, and Stern already done so in his various Sirus interviews. No big deal. Except for your, clearly.
Jan. 9, 2006, 8:39 a.m. CST
They updated the article, lugnut. I forgot to check out the new stuff. And my offer to Sirius still stands.
Jan. 9, 2006, 8:59 a.m. CST
for the record, there are people (myself included) that enjoy both shows, and appreciated this quick run-down. I'll be listening tonight. As for the O&A "pest" asshats who thought they'd flood the TB section, shouldn't you be in school by now?
Jan. 9, 2006, 9:01 a.m. CST
The AP is reporting that he will only be live in studio for the first week.
Jan. 9, 2006, 9:10 a.m. CST
by Banky the Hack
It's funny that I'm seeing comments like "satellite radio is an idea based around taking something free, slightly improving upon it and asking people to pay for it." and other such indicating that it's going to fail. Sounds like cable TV, and as we all know, that was a huge failure. Not that I'm advocating any satellite radio, as I'm not in the car enough to enjoy it, and I don't know why you'd listen to radio at home when you can have sound AND video together on TV, but I can see satellite radio being very popular for anyone who has a decent sized commute.
Jan. 9, 2006, 9:51 a.m. CST
IS a load of bullshit heresay on the part of a pissed-off director that an actor left his show. Most competant stage directors I know would shut the fuck up, cast a new actress and get on with the show. What's his problem? A sudden lack of young New York City actresses willing to show some skin for stage time?
Jan. 9, 2006, 9:55 a.m. CST
For the play by play from the third hour on. I had to go into the office and was jonesin' for more by 8:10. Can't wait to listen to the "revelations" during the re-broadcast tonight.
Jan. 9, 2006, 10:14 a.m. CST
Here is why I will gladly pay money to listen to the radio. Here in New York--the largest fucking market in the country--there are NO good rock stations. K-Rock was one of the last and now they've relegated music to the weekends. I don't want Top 40 or watered-down "80s, 90s and Today) crap. I want Nirvana. I want Pearl Jam. I want today's best indie rock and there is nowhere in this market I can go for it. So, yeah, in that case, it's worth it to pay for a subscription service. And getting to listen to Howard Stern? That's a big fucking bonus if you ask me.
Jan. 9, 2006, 10:16 a.m. CST
before ... but the dude sounds hilarious. Definately tuning in to his show this afternoon. Overall, very impressed with the new format. And even more impressed that I can get a terrestrial repeater signal from my office in the city .... so it's coming in loud and clear. Takei = Teh New Hotness.
Jan. 9, 2006, 10:52 a.m. CST
Jan. 9, 2006, 11 a.m. CST
Brilliant addition. Seriously. He has a great voice, is a gay Asian man, and was on Star Trek--what a great addition ot the Stern show! I can't wait until they get into the old Star Trek stuff. I don't have this subscription service and don't plan on getting it, but I'll follow it on the web.
Jan. 9, 2006, 11:22 a.m. CST
by Angry Mean Panda
Despite the fact that sales figures, corporate estimates, etc. seem to show nothing out of the ordinary occuring with Sirius in terms of sales.
Jan. 9, 2006, 11:51 a.m. CST
Good show today and well worth the price of admission. I broke down at the last minute yesterday and was lucky that my Best Buy had one of the Sportster Replays left. The coolest thing was as I'm in Dallas, I listened to the press conference during the first part of my one hour plus commute, then at 8:00 central, swithed over to 101 to hear the beginning of the show and heard the hiliarious George/Artie exchange. Several good music stations, lots of news choices and on demand local traffic and weather. Money well spent.
Jan. 9, 2006, noon CST
I resent the fact that someone is sucking Stern's dick, hes good, but he's no O&A. Those are some funny mofos
Jan. 9, 2006, 12:15 p.m. CST
Bullshit. I'm a former Sirius subscriber and a current XM subscriber, so I actually HAVE a basis for comparison. Sirius' programming is shitty, and their signal is tenuous at best - FULL of dead spots, as you'll soon find out. Howard and O&A aside, the breadth and quality of XM's programming is FAR superior.
Jan. 9, 2006, 12:24 p.m. CST
O&A are "original" and "innovative" ? Isn't that like saying The Strokes are "original" and "innovative" compared to The Rolling Stones? Or that The Family Guy is "original" and "innovative" over The Simpsons. Wow. Just, wow. You are either young (i.e. ignorant) or dumb. Which is it? * * * I'm sure Howard would have played those O'Brien sex tapes "5 months ago" if he were allowed to. Acually he was, but they were heavily censored and eventually he couldn't play them at all. Don't you realize O&A were uncensored and Howard wasn't at the time? Pull your head out of your ass. * * * uh... Howard's daughter hasn't gone nude, she decided not to at her father's insistence, so I don't know how she could yet be called a "a slut daughter who shows her tits in NYC plays". Besides a lot of plays featured male and female nudity in them, maybe you should get out more and get cultured? Or is nudity still a *tee hee* kind of thing for you? * * * $12 a month for satellite radio? You pay extra for cable TV, right? How about DSL or cable modem compared to 56k? Sorry that everything in the world isn't free for you illegal mp3/movie downloading idiots.
Jan. 9, 2006, 12:47 p.m. CST
But the line for idiots who think their opinion is infallible and trumps all others forms over THERE. --------->
Jan. 9, 2006, 12:56 p.m. CST
by I Dunno
They might be criminals but they're not idiots. Unless they get caught. It's people who shell out money for subscriptions when they don't have to based on a clever marketing campaign who are the idiots. Carry on.
Jan. 9, 2006, 1:14 p.m. CST
kindly drop me a line; I'd like to post it. I'm also curious to know if the week's Howard morning shows will be repeated over the weekend.
Jan. 9, 2006, 1:40 p.m. CST
Howard in the UK (For Barney) If you subscribe to the usernet you can download Stern and Stern related stuff at alt.binaries.howard-stern. They've got the Sirius shows, the old shows and Howard 100 news. All Stern all the time. Viva The Revolution. Praise the Fist.
Jan. 9, 2006, 1:55 p.m. CST
Opie and Anthony have made their careers ripping off Stern. Their excuse is that they're the "younger, hipper" version. Problem is that they're both in their 40's and not that much younger than Howie.
Jan. 9, 2006, 2:11 p.m. CST
I'm sorry XM fans, but those two guys make my skin crawl. I listened to a 13 minute clip and every other word is the F-word and there was constant screaming from both of the guys. I thought it was a comedy show, but what I heard made me shiver live no horror movie has ever done in my entire life. I'm happy to have Sirius and be part of this family. Howard Stern is the top dog and his show from today proved why.
Jan. 9, 2006, 2:16 p.m. CST
And according to initial reports, O&A have managed to get Koenig to admit that the third season of STAR TREK "wasn't as good as it should have been." Then they laughed at themselves for several minutes.
Jan. 9, 2006, 2:24 p.m. CST
HOO HOO,TELL EM FRED!
Jan. 9, 2006, 2:31 p.m. CST
I think it's terrific. I've been hearing music I've never heard on free radio, great uncensored comedy, news, weather and sports. Obviously I chose Sirius because of Howard, but Howard isn't the only reason I'm subscribing. I haven't listened to XM, not aware if one is better than the other, but I like what I've been hearing so far, so it's no big problem to me. I was getting nervous that I was going to be in Herc's situation late last week, but my home kit finally came in last Friday, Thank God. A little suggestion to other people, obviously the temptation will be to hook up a modular unit near an FM radio to use the FM transmitter(if so equipped). My home kit came with a mini-plug to RCA jacks adapter, and I've connected it right through one of my VCRs to my TV. So, now I have a format to record the lengthy shows if I want to. Mostly I'd probably do that just to lend to friends and relatives that don't have it yet.
Jan. 9, 2006, 2:37 p.m. CST
by Spaz Medicine
First of all, Stern has killed Bubba the Love Sponge in the past. Suddenly, they're friends? Seems hypocritical. Beyond that though, whether or not Opie and Anthony played the same audio (frankly I don't give a shit), Stern is still goofing on a news story that happened 8 months ago and nobody cares about now. I am sure there was something more relevant he could've tested the limits of the medium with. Seems lazy to me, because it was such an obvious story back when it broke. And Herc, I am glad you love Sirius (really, good for you), but my god, how much did your setup cost you? 400 bucks for reciever 1? Plus what, 60 or so for the home kit you haven't gotten yet? Plus another 50-100 (whatever it cost) for a second reciever? Plus 12 bucks a month? My god, that is fucking insanity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan. 9, 2006, 2:51 p.m. CST
I'm just going to relate Howard's version of the story. Everyone usually has their own spin, so take it for what it's worth. Howard says that his daughter took this part in this play based on an agreement with the director that there would be no attempt to cash-in on the fact that she was Howard Stern's daughter. She apparently didn't want to be pushed to the forefront, I'm assuming there were other actors with more prominent roles in the play, but she found some advertising materials that were doing just that. When she confronted the director about their agreement, he simply said he forgot. Citing a breakdown of trust with the director, she left the production. Howard said he never insisted she couldn't do the show, however he did tell her he wasn't sure that she should be doing it as her introduction to the acting community, and used several bad reviews of the production to convince her. However, she didn't actually leave the production until she had the falling out with the director. Stern went on to say that he was very proud of his daughter, and wouldn't mind her being nude in a worthy role if that's what she wanted, he just didn't think this was the one.
Jan. 9, 2006, 2:57 p.m. CST
She performed in it and was completely naked every night showing her tits and ass and bush. The scene was a her playing madonna and the rabbi telling her to strip and she does. It was just recently that it was leaked that she was Emily Stern and thats when the shit hit the fan and Howard made her quit the play. Another fact is that Howard's daughter left a concert sponsered by z100 in a stretcher and had to get her stomach pumped because of a combination of pills and alcohol. Howard is a shitty human being. It is a documented fact that he put a gag order on the entire station of WNEW when they were a talk station. The entire station had to dump out at any mention of Howard's name or any reference to his show (Mr. Free speech champion) because he won't allow anyone else to be successful in his industry no matter how talented they are. That is also why Howard claims to be original and invent everything, to create this bullshit loyalty with his fans so they don't seek more talented personalities. Imagine if you couldnt watch any tv shows of the same genre because your favorite one at the time told you that they were just clones? Its unheard of but with radio people do it. I used to be a stern fan, I made the leap to the more talented and funny radio show. Howard calls O&A ripoffs because they are talented and he wants to destroy their credibility before anyone gives them a legitamete chance (think about it, it makes sense).
Jan. 9, 2006, 3:07 p.m. CST
<<First of all, Stern has killed Bubba the Love Sponge in the past. Suddenly, they're friends? Seems hypocritical. >> This is because everything has to be about him. He bashes anyone else in radio because he thinks he is the only one who could be successful. Then the Stern Zombies don't give anyone else a chance because they think Howard is the king and everyone else is a clone. I'm so glad that after all the strippers and pornostars hes had on the air his daughter is finally going to be one of them. Can you say "Justice"?
Jan. 9, 2006, 3:23 p.m. CST
by Pops Freshemeyer
Ah, okay. Thank God I found out before going to buy a reciever...
Jan. 9, 2006, 3:26 p.m. CST
I was really interested in what was happening between 2am and 6am and on the weekends. Any lazy-ass tool could find the 20-hour schedule.
Jan. 9, 2006, 3:27 p.m. CST
..."Hot Wet Bitches". (The Daily Show did a report on an Asian filmmaker trying to promote more Asian porn. They interviewed George (who obviously thought it was regarding more legitimate cinema) and this was one of the titles they mentioned. His incredulous repeating of "Hot. Wet. Bitches?" was priceless!
Jan. 9, 2006, 3:34 p.m. CST
i usually fall asleep three sentences into your reviews, but that was actually cogent and effective writing.
Jan. 9, 2006, 3:36 p.m. CST
I haven't listened in a while, but when Howard is opposite someone, he tears them a new asshole (or at least tries), but when that person is no longer in competition for ratings, there are no hard feelings. it's not personal. when he trounced De Bella in Phila., he held a funeral for him. then, Howard's Phila., affiliate hired De Bella on Howard's recommendation. and as for his daughter being a "porn star" now.... well, that takes a lotta class, guys....
Jan. 9, 2006, 3:38 p.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
George is sitting in live this week, after which he will be doing voiceover work and appearing in the studio live from time to time. Q'ua P'lath!!
Jan. 9, 2006, 3:51 p.m. CST
you even admit that its not personal, yet Howard tries to destroy real people's careers. I'll admit he has a lot of power...why does he have to ruin peoples credibility to feed his own ego? Its not professionalism, he is serious. The reason why O&A couldnt get out of their contract and had to take a two year vacation is because Infinity wanted them to sign a contract that said they can get out of the contract, but if they talk about Howard they will be fined $100,000 a mention. If Howard could dish it out just like he could take it, it would be fine. But the fact that he went to Mel Karmazin and made every WNEW show sign a gag order where they couldnt mention Howard at all and any mention that could somehow be related to Howard was dumped out of like they cursed...you gotta admit hes a scumbag. Even though Howard wouldnt mention O&A by name until they were fired (he only takes on radio shows that wont give him any real competition) he would always talk about "the clones from across the street" and meanwhile O&A could not defend themselves. Professionalism? Get over yourself
Jan. 9, 2006, 3:56 p.m. CST
at the time, the entire WNEW radio station had the gag order. So no one on the entire talk radio station could talk about him. This includes The Radio Chick, Don & Mike, Ron & Fez and so on. I listened to that station heavily at the period. I know the truth, I was there. Where were you? Were you just listening to Howard and then takes his word for it? I heard the process that went from them goofing on Howard and Anthony doing is imitation to them only being allowed to call them "Radio Edit" to them getting dumped even if a caller just mentioned his name. And why would they make up a gag order and then right when they go to XM Satellite radio they freely talk about him, play clips from his radio show and post the bits on their websites? They didnt know they were going to end up on satellite. The gag order really didnt get much publicity, most people don't know about it. You really have no idea what you are talking about
Jan. 9, 2006, 4:01 p.m. CST
Jan. 9, 2006, 4:05 p.m. CST
You know, I find it funny how people go on and on about "Stern Zombies" and such, yet not realize that they are zombies themselves ... just to other radio personalities. So big deal, you don't like Stern ... so what? Why jump into a Stern conversation just to say that you do not like him? Those same people then bring up O and A without realizing that they were not in the same markets as Stern, and Stern was all many people had access to. Very smart. Bigger markets = more choices. Those in bigger markets might know O & A. I used to listen to them on WNEW a few years back. Even thought they were funny. However, they lost all cred when they were dissing Sarah Jessica Parker about her acting, prompting her to call in. She confronted them (on the phone) about their comments, and both O and A folded like a steel chair. They apologized and backed off. Lame. But for those who like them, good for you. Go post on all of the Opie forums and express your love for them.
Jan. 9, 2006, 4:14 p.m. CST
First off, the Sarah Jessica Parker thing was one of the best radio ever. That was the joke, that they kissed her ass after bashing her, thats what made it funny. Anyway, the difference between "Stern zombies" and "O&A Zombies" is that O&A fans are familiar with Stern and many of them used to listen to him. Also, Stern's action has effected the O&A show in a negative way. Most Stern Zombies never heard O&A and just hate them because Stern calls them clones. They either never heard them or they do the "i listened to fifteen minues and didnt laugh once" like you could compare fifteen minutes of listening to O&A to 25 years of listening to Stern. And why as for your "why not post on an O&A messageboard?" This isnt a Stern messageboard. This is Aint It Cool News. Its suppose to talk about whatever has the biggest geek-interest in whatever form of media. Howard Stern is cocacola, hes mainstream. Everyone knows about him, everyone knows if they like him or not. Why not use the forum to promote Opie & Anthony, a show that many people believe is funnier, a show that is doing innovative and creative radio and a show that has something to prove. Its like I said before, Why promote shows like "Arrested Development" when you can just promote "According to Jim"...more people like "According to Jim" better and more people watch "According to Jim" but its awful and "Arrested Development" kicks ass. I hope that analogy wasn't too complicated
Jan. 9, 2006, 4:28 p.m. CST
So, are you trying to convince yourself here? After all of this reading, are those who were Stern fans going to go, "OMG, Bens (Underscore) Hog was right! Crap, Howard Stern sucks." I find it funny how you go on to defend your useless point (useless in that you are only convincing yourself and other non-Stern fans), then turn it to a personal attack on me (The whole, "I hope that analogy ..." bit). So, are you so unsure of your position that you have to then attack me? Sorry Bens (Underscore) Hog, I just don't get what you're trying to accomplish. My point is simple ... this is a Howard Stern themed discussion on AICN that was created to discuss his first show. Fans of his without Sirius read this story to see what they missed, then talk about it. You, on the other hand, felt the need to jump in and spread non-related issues. How does any of what you claim to know apply to this story? It does not. However, you feel the need to preach to yourself about the "Evils" of Howard Stern ... go ahead. My point is already made, so feel free to continue beating the dead horse.
Jan. 9, 2006, 4:41 p.m. CST
You want music tailored to your tastes?? Without commercials?? Well listen up, because I'm about to tell you how to get it for free! It's called downloading, dumbass.
Jan. 9, 2006, 4:45 p.m. CST
I actually didnt mean to be personal with the "analogy being too complicated" statement, I really didnt know if I was making any sense, but whatever.....My whole aim here is just to annoy....Howard fans get annoyed when O&A are brought up in a Howard thread...its true. I was once with a bunch of people and Angry Black wanted to kick our asses because we were representing O&A. This was in real life, not internet world. Yeah, ignore me then if you don't like what I'm posting but my posting seems to be in the spirit of any other talkback i've ever read in my life. Harry praises some mediocre movie and everyone writes back to tell him how bad that movie sucks...thats all I'm doing.
Jan. 9, 2006, 4:51 p.m. CST
Jan. 9, 2006, 5:17 p.m. CST
Takei is only in the studio for the show this week but he will continue to be the "voice" of the Howard Stern Show. He will be prerecording all the announcery type elements; links into bits and such. While it isn't Takei live... come on, you know they are going to have fun with him in that capacity. Plus I'll wager that even if he isn't there every day, he'll continue to pop by every once in awhile. We're talking about a show where the engineer is an on air regular for Pete's sake. I do have to say I was very impressed not just with how open and funny he was but also with what an amazing sport he was about their past goofing on him.
Jan. 9, 2006, 5:18 p.m. CST
Glad to see there's a person in there and not a troll =) Look man, if you dig O&A, then cool. But be careful not to become what you seem to preach against ... namely beating on people for liking something else. O&A were cool to me, then I just did not like them anymore. I dig Stern, because with all of his faults, he still makes me smile in the morning. You dig O and A because they do the same for you. All good ...
Jan. 9, 2006, 5:42 p.m. CST
If you read what I posted again, number 1, I never said that she hadn't already been doing the show. Number 2, I opened the whole thing saying that I am simply relating what Howard said, that it could be taken for what it's worth. Why do you feel the need to attack? If want to argue the points of his statement, feel free, why am I a moron for posting them? Although I still can't quite understand why Howard's a "shitty human being" because his daughter had a bad night with alcohol and pills. Seems to me that if you hang around a hospital long enough, you'd probably see a lot of kids having a similar problem, are all their parents shitty human beings? If you're getting all your info from O & A, sorry, I think your info is probably pretty skewed. I used to listen to O & A in the afternoons when they were syndicated, and I did right to the end. However, in the end, their moving to XM didn't inspire me to subscribe, but Howard moving to Sirius did. End of story.
Jan. 9, 2006, 6 p.m. CST
i dont know if you can post links to other sites on AICN but this is a link to the NY Post article about the gag order from July 2000. If the link doesnt work, i'm sorry but its an actual article that basically says that hte entire staff of NEW was banned from using Howard's name after he whined to management and threatened to quit. There ya go...NY Post....real newspaper that exists with no biased intrest in O&A. The gag order existed, fact - face it and deal with it any way you want to but don't deny its existence: http://www.wackbag.com/showpost.php?p=778226&postcount=7
Jan. 9, 2006, 6:07 p.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
That's not like you. Not like you at all.
Jan. 9, 2006, 6:22 p.m. CST
I tried to listen to O&A for some time but found all their setup bits to be much too... well, set up. It was obvious that a lot of it was manufactured beforehand, and that there was little spontaneous about the show. When this was leaked and they admitted it (after the O&A fanboys defended them saying their bits were all real) they tried to do something "real" and controversial and got booted for it. Anyway, all these fans do is take the idiotic word of these two morons as absolute and act out based on it. So, all these Howard Stern "facts" that people like Ben babble on about are actually total bullshit created by two guys in total fear of the power and greatness of Stern. They are like the little bitches of Stern, always trashing him and making shit up (shit that never makes any logical sense) because they know he is their God.
Jan. 9, 2006, 6:26 p.m. CST
Unless you post under your real name I guess... http://news.com.com/Create+an+e-annoyance%2C+go+to+jail/2010-1028_3-6022491.html
Jan. 9, 2006, 6:46 p.m. CST
seriously though. i just downloaded the torrent for today's show. so i'll give it a try but opie and anthony on xm are fucking incredible. they've been on xm since oct. '04, and delivering the goods daily. i don't care what any of you haters think. one thing is for certain, and that their show is consistenly funny and consistently morally reprehensible. if i didn't want to be disgusted and horrified, i could always turn it to NPR. btw - xm is cheaper than sirius. and the goddamn portable receiver from sirius is a fucking scam. you can't listen to shows live, and can only tape programs for brief periods of time.
Jan. 9, 2006, 6:55 p.m. CST
by snow scorpion
He's comparing himself to Elvis now?? Why not? One was the King of Rock and the other is the king of the assholes.
Jan. 9, 2006, 6:56 p.m. CST
by Larry of Arabia
MortGuffman is right. NY radio is just sad. The largest audience in the country and they can't find the place for a single modern rock, electronic, or country station and have just ONE regular pop station. Fucking Z100 plays "new" songs after I've heard them on numerous philly stations almost 3 months earlier. They have one rock station. 8, count em, 8 Adult contemporary stations. I bet if one of those flipped to country station the'd get at least a 2.0 because they are filling a HUGE gap with one of the most popular formats in the world. I'm sticking with my NPR lately, thank you.
Jan. 9, 2006, 7:14 p.m. CST
What the heck were you trying to say? Never mind. Just go back to worshipping Hoo Hoo.
Jan. 9, 2006, 7:18 p.m. CST
by Spaz Medicine
... in general, are fucking idiots. All Bens_Hog is doing is spouting, word for word, what O&A say at least once a week. But, that doesn't change the fact that Stern, at they very least, is a lazy broadcaster. I'm sorry, but he is. And all of you are paying for 4 fucking days a week of his show. Sorry, but that is bullshit. And don't get me wrong, like I said in another thread, O&A are doing the worst radio of their careers, which is sad. But, at least they do a show five days a week. As for which show is better, I still prefer O&A to Stern, but it is all personal taste. No jackass is going to change anyone's mind.
Jan. 9, 2006, 7:27 p.m. CST
Stern tries to paint himself as being so honest while being a hypocrite, behind-the-scenes-backstabber, bit-thief and a liar. There it is. That's why we prefer O&A to a once-great innovator who jumped the shark 10 years ago.
Jan. 9, 2006, 7:31 p.m. CST
That's what hooked me.
Jan. 9, 2006, 7:41 p.m. CST
so, has anyone been listening to Tissue Time with Heidi Cortez? Is it worth getting Sirius for? What time is She on? Howard is worth listening to when you can fast forward--some stuff is great, some is dull, and some is just annoying. If the Heidi stuff is good, then I might spring for the 12 bucks! Or not...
Jan. 9, 2006, 8:24 p.m. CST
O&A are good, Stern is good. But good is relitave. Its all what people want to listen to. Personally I like O&A and XM, so i pay for it, i like the sound quality, and the programing content. I have had Sirius in the past, and did not like it. If Stern were on XM hell yeah, id listen, but i cant justify paying another $12 a month for one show. Now with the guys who say O&A say 'fuck' every other word, listen to them, get a free 3 day trial of XM on their web site, tune to 202, high voltage, and give it a try before you bash two very funny guys....
Jan. 9, 2006, 8:55 p.m. CST
Why are 20 millon people listening to the radio at 3am? (I think it's awesome, but unlikely). is it a time-zone thing, like it's a normal time on the other side of the country? Also, can anyone explain the "Thus Spake Zarathrustra" thing? I've never heard of this Howard Stern guy.
Jan. 9, 2006, 9:55 p.m. CST
I give people on the radio other than Stern a chance. As a matter of fact, 90% of the radio I listen isn't even Stern-related. The problem is talk radio has largely become a dumping ground for people who can't make it in TV and film as well as right-wing liars. O&A, Mancow, Mark and Brian, Imus and the rest of the Stern wannabes have their moments, sure I give them all the credit they deserve, unfortunately those moments are few and far between. I gave O&A a chance when they were on regular radio and they were boring. It's one thing to not be funny, it's another thing to be boring and that's what their show is. The only reason they have somewhat a fan following is because many people hate Stern right now and need a competitor to throw their support behind. Unfortunately, I don't see 3 milion people buying XM radios to listen to Opie and Dopie.
Jan. 9, 2006, 10:02 p.m. CST
That no heterosexual guy could stand up after listening to the Tissue Time segment with Evil Dave.
Jan. 9, 2006, 10:43 p.m. CST
You read it here first!
Jan. 9, 2006, 11:34 p.m. CST
by snow scorpion
I've never seen anything so useless. Howard is so busy trying to sell the damn radios he never bothered to post a schedule for when the rerun starts. Idiot.
Jan. 9, 2006, 11:50 p.m. CST
The Pat O'Brien tapes? What's next, him talking about Scott Petersen? I used to love Howard, but then he got divorced. Then Jackie left. Might have been a different order, but those two events were the beginning of the end. In his own words, Howard has been doing subpar radion for the last decade. There have been glimmers of brilliance, but moreso he has become an egomaniacal idiot, who sees himself as a great martyr. Do people rip Howard off? Without a doubt. Has Howard lifted much of his show from others? Without question. I stopped listening to Howard about six months ago because after the election was over, Howard had one less thing to bitch about, but he continued to do so. The funny left the show. I think the real breaking point was I was listening to Howard one morning and he was doing commentary over tapes called something like "Diary of an unborn child". He talked about how original it was, etc. The thing is I had heard the EXACT SAME BIT on a different show weeks, if not months earlier. I can't argue with what Howard has done in the past, but I doubt that he will be that good in the future. How many days into his Sirius gig will it be before he mentions his "smash hit" Private Parts. It was a good movie, but not a hit by any means. The thing is Satellite is the wave of the future with radio. Once you have it you can't imagine going back, and if you go with the underdog in Sirius, or the front-runner with XM, either way you will not have to deal with commercials the way you do on any terrestrial station. How many days a week is Howard working? I believe four, but I'm not sure. I wouldn't even hazard a guess as to how many months he has off a year. If Sirius puts together a decent portable that you can listen to on the go (live radio, not recorded or downloaded content) they might make headway into the HUGE XM lead, but it will take a while. Lastly, I hope he does well, and if he does I might download some torrents to check it out, but I just don't see it happening.
Jan. 10, 2006, 12:29 a.m. CST
by Spaz Medicine
Why try to make a logical point to sycophants?
Jan. 10, 2006, 1:53 a.m. CST
bushsux you need to check your history books. COntrary to Howie's opinion, he did not invent everything.
Jan. 10, 2006, 7:21 a.m. CST
by Drunken Rage
Phil Hendrie for me, thanks very much. Stern's just too egocentric and ethnic (NY Jew) for my sensibilities.
Jan. 10, 2006, 7:22 a.m. CST
I love them (my friends) but think they are complete tools for wanting to listen to those hacks. I have thought about killing my friends, to think out the idiots on the planet, but O&A seems to be their only major retardation so I let them live.
Jan. 10, 2006, 8:29 a.m. CST
- until Stern got big Imus was doing fucking impressions and knock-knock jokes. I had to listen to the unfunny mumbling motherfucker because my parents would play AM radio in the car. Imus was the fucking Henny Youngman of radio until Stern shifted the landscape.
Jan. 10, 2006, 9:09 a.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
Jan. 10, 2006, 9:10 a.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
Oral & Anal? Sounds like Howard would like a little O&A every now & then...
Jan. 10, 2006, 9:38 a.m. CST
Actually, XM has more than 6 million subscribers....twice that of Sirius
Jan. 10, 2006, 9:43 a.m. CST
Idiots. It's called "Also sprach Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss. It's only one of the most famous orchestral works in history. You film geeks should know it from 2001: a space odyssey. Learn this fact, and someday you'll be able to correct some dumb person trying to act smart by calling it "Thus Spake Zarathrustra"
Jan. 10, 2006, 10:48 a.m. CST
Jan. 10, 2006, 11:36 a.m. CST
IDIOT!! And both he AND Herc are wrong...it's "Zarathusta"! I love it when arrogant pricks get publically humiliated, and nycguy gets it in the ass twice, for not knowing 'bout Nietzche (it's clear that he didn't know that, even though he is correct 'bout Herc getting the name of the MUSIC wrong) & by spelling it wrong...TWICE! ZaraTHRUSTA was the guy who worked w/this chick: http://www.searchextreme.com/actordetails/Zara/76678306841/
Jan. 10, 2006, 11:37 a.m. CST
by R.C. the "Wise"
Jan. 10, 2006, 11:39 a.m. CST
Strauss wrote his music in 1896. Nietzche wrote his book in 1891. Have your mommy do the math for you.
Jan. 10, 2006, 1:04 p.m. CST
by Some Dude
It is spelled Zarathustra. Notice the R. That stands for retard. Nothing better than some idiot trying to correct a guy he thinks is an arrogant prick for sharing a fact then, in doing so, engages in the same behavior of being an arrogant prick and, to top it off, he turns out to be just as wrong as the original arrogant prick. Fucking priceless, you moron. Thus spake this arrogant prick!
Jan. 10, 2006, 1:17 p.m. CST
I guess I shoulda triple checked, and I shoulda posted a correction when I noticed it (as we can't edit), as I knew I'd opened myself up to a bitch-retort. And he wasn't 'sharing a fact'...he was calling us idiots in an attempt to look superior even though he clearly didn't know about the title difference between the book & the music. HypeEndsHere was the civil fact-sharer.
Jan. 10, 2006, 1:38 p.m. CST
by snow scorpion
Doing it right now. Listening to The Sun Sessions. And remember: Heartbreak Hotel was recoreded 50 years ago today. Elvis is the King, Howard is the jester.
Jan. 10, 2006, 1:50 p.m. CST
by Some Dude
...when you are the one bitching about spelling. You were publically humiliated, you arrogant prick. I am laughing at you. My friends are laughing at you. I'd wager that nycguy is laughing at you. I'm sure a few other folks are laughing at you, as well. If Mori reads this far down the talkback, I have a feeling he'll spend moment laughing at you. Enjoy it. To recap... Mori was awake all day, multi-tasking and writing "live." His mistake is forgivable as there was no air of arrogance in his use of the title, incorrect as it was. nycguy corrected the title, but ignorantly dismissed the book's title as a mistaken version of the music's title. His use of "idiots," though a bit harsh, is justified as it was directed at the group of people who don't know the music, but really should given its ubiquity in pop culture. Then came you, the ultimate moron, guilty of the same ignorance as Mori and nycguy as well as the latter's hubris. I think this clearly leaves you at the bottom of the idiot pile for today. So, how many times did you get it in the ass? "Boo-hoo, it was just a typo." Man, the laughs never cease. You are a fucking retard. Next time, please make sure you have the facts right before sharing. Scratch that. I think I prefer laughing at you. Stay on course, cretin.
Jan. 10, 2006, 1:52 p.m. CST
by Some Dude
And no "Justafied" isn't how it is spelled...
Jan. 10, 2006, 2:12 p.m. CST
If you added an "L", I'd buy your excuse. Same thing if you dropped in an accidental "A" But only a COMPLETE asshole would spell it 'pubically', not someone like me who would NEVER fuck up like that in the 18th word of my original post......NEVER
Jan. 10, 2006, 2:16 p.m. CST
That said, Fezzy and Mr. Takei could be satellite radio's new star-crossed power couple.
Jan. 10, 2006, 2:20 p.m. CST
by Spaz Medicine
I laughed at him too.
Jan. 10, 2006, 2:24 p.m. CST
by Spaz Medicine
It wasn't a typo, Deandome. If you did it once, I might buy that excuse. But, you spelled it incorrectnly two times, which proves to me that you just did not know how to spell it.
Jan. 10, 2006, 2:24 p.m. CST
by Spaz Medicine
Jan. 10, 2006, 2:33 p.m. CST
I only mentioned 'Zarathusta' (sp) ONCE!! "ZaraTHRUSTA" was repeating nycguys mistake. I used all caps so morons could see I was stressing the mistake, but I guess I didn't think about making it so drooing, retarded morons could catch on. My bad.
Jan. 10, 2006, 3:35 p.m. CST
Unless I'm mistaken, Stern didn't read "Thus Spake Zarathustra" he played the music "Also sprach Zarathustra"..., and yes I know the difference. So who's slapping who? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Also_sprach_Zarathustra_%28Strauss%29
Jan. 10, 2006, 4:02 p.m. CST
but a) you call him/us idiots for making an error that is super-common. b) in not mentioning the Nietzsche book & the title similarities, you strongly imply that you don't know about it (classical maven that you iz, you MUST know that Strauss got the title from and based his work on Nietzsche's book: http://www.americansymphony.org/dialogues_extensions/99_2000season/2000_03_08/strauss.cfm ). c) Your tone is just snotty & condecending, thus demanding retaliations in a similar vein.
Jan. 10, 2006, 4:15 p.m. CST
It's funny watching you guys fight over who's better; Carolla, O&A, or Stern. News Flash, fellas: ALL SHOCK JOCKS ARE INFANTILE. While I can be accused of watching Stern's old show back in the early 90s in syndication, I watched because at the time he was all about making fun of stupid people. The "I Can't Get Into College Bowl" was a great skit. However, in the years since then, all he's been doing- much like the other shock jocks- is gabbing in a most testosterone-laden fashion with his usual band of idiots. I can hear this kind of inane banter by putting my ear to the men's locker room door at any college. It's juvenile and purile and ultimately worthless. ---That being said, I have hopes that Takei can elevate the level of conversation so that it's not just a bunch of horny, ugly, homophobic losers sitting around talking about tits. Seriously- What does ANYBODY see in Artie Lang to pay him to be himself? If I had known it was so profitable to be a fat, stupid slob, I'd have hung out in the cheap seats at baseball games a little more.
Jan. 10, 2006, 6:03 p.m. CST
by Spaz Medicine
I do droo
Jan. 10, 2006, 7:18 p.m. CST
Had an hour to kill in the car today and just flipped station to station. All I have to say is that the music programming is phenomenal. I'm an admitted "80's" geek ... but not the usual stuff - I was more into fringe stuff like The Damned, The Replacements, and the Circle Jerks. I heard all three today on various channels. In Detroit, where I live, the music channels blow so bad I'm forced to listen to nothing but AM Sports Talk radio 24-7. Now I am free. For the price of a stamp and a half per day. I don't give a shit if you like XM or Sirius, but please, dear god, suck it up and kick the Clear Channel Conglomerate in the balls. If you don't believe me, goto Sirius' website and get a free three day pass to check out the music programming. It will blow your nutsack.
Jan. 10, 2006, 7:19 p.m. CST
First) Yes your point is taken. I understand why you think I sound snotty. However, I don't think it's too much get people to think and be correct in what they write. Second) Yes I understand WHY he wrote the wrong title, and yes I know that the music was based on the book. However, they are two SEPARATE works. One is a book, the other is a symphonic poem - quite possibly the most famous one EVER - this is significant. It's not too much to ask to get the titles correct, thusly not implying that they are the same work. I'm sure that Strauss and Nietzsche would want everyone to know the difference. The film "Munich" is based on a book called "Vengeance." If you were talking about the movie and you kept calling it "Vengeance" people would be confused and you would be talking about a completely different work...any clearer?
Jan. 10, 2006, 10:38 p.m. CST
by Homer Sexual
That was great. If ou'd do that every day I could save some money, but "free" radio is evil anyway. I'm getting this asap, too.
Jan. 11, 2006, 2:08 a.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
If not, well...yeah...
Jan. 11, 2006, 5:42 p.m. CST
by Some Dude
My "typo" was of the same nature as yours, meaning that it was not a typo, but instead a misspelling. That was the joke, an intentional one, unlike the many laughs provided by your self-administered public humiliation and ass pounding. To quote the great Foghorn, "You're built too low, son." Be happy that Hauptman is laughing at you as well. I am. Happy and laughing, that is.
Jan. 11, 2006, 5:49 p.m. CST
by Some Dude
Only one asshole spelled it "pubically." I guess now you can retract your fallacious statements as my "typo" falls within your tolerance for non-assholes. Will the laughs never cease? Do people laugh at any other members of your family? You should get them to post on here.