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Shock Jock Howard Stern Goes Off On Gamers And Gaming

Okay, it's a little funny.

As noted by Game Informer the shock jock for the ages sent his roving reporter Wolfie to the recent TooManyGames 2011 event in Philadelphia. And yeah, he mocks the hell out of video games and game convention attendees but then again, that's his job. How can you take anything Stern says seriously? Stern flat-out bashes the somewhat incoherent responses and then the insults escalate; we'd probably be more offended if we didn't know Stern's past includes being a hardcore geek. Even if The Legend of Zelda isn't in his past somewhere (although I'm willing to bet good money it is), we figure if he isn't slamming on something, nobody will pay to listen. I mean, is there anything else he has to say that's worth paying for?

I wouldn't know. I spend all my time inside playing video games, avoiding the sun and dressing up for cosplay conventions.

...in all honesty, I'd just love to go on his show and arm wrestle that skinny punk.

Tags: howard stern, video games, games industry

5/15/2011 9:29:20 PM Ben Dutka

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TheCanadianGuy
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 9:54:41 PM
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Isn't He Dead Yet ?

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Jed
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 10:02:45 PM

not yet, dammit.

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marcusfrommo
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 9:59:05 PM
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Ahh, he's pretty two faced as far general topics and people are concerned.

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maxpontiac
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:37:55 PM

Indeed!

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GuyverLT
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 10:11:49 PM
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People still listens to Howard Stern?????

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TheCanadianGuy
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 11:34:37 PM

I Know I Was Shocked To

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PorkChopGamer
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 11:59:13 PM

Honestly, I thought it was pretty dang funny. Kind of like a roast. My only issue was the jamoke playing Team Fortress that said "Black people don't play games because they use real guns." That guy was a sad specimen for gamers and human beings in general, if you ask me.

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GuyverLT
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 4:25:53 PM

@PorkChopGamer
Yeah! I agree.


And apparently there are 2 people that still do listen to Howard Stern.

Last edited by GuyverLT on 5/16/2011 4:36:33 PM

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tes37
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 10:25:03 PM
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Ben, I bet we could get one of the resident female gamers here at PSXE to beat him in arm wrestling.

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Catastrophe
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 9:26:10 AM

remove the 'arm' from that post. just sayin

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BikerSaint
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 10:29:57 PM
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IMO, just another self-serving non-irrelevant has-been that never was, nor ever will be.

P.S.....and one super-fugly triple-adams-apple turkey-necked SOB too

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Clamedeus
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 6:22:02 AM

LOL

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FM23
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 10:33:40 PM
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Theres still truth to what he says, but of course its exaggerated. But losers like this exist around the world in all mediums. I didn't listen to the whole thing, but the guy who talked about jacking off to MK characters was hiliarious. I heard it like 3 days ago.

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DazeOfWar
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 10:36:24 PM
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Howard is a washed up talk show host. Everything he does now he has been doing since he started. IT's the same old crap and will never be any good.

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FM23
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 10:39:13 PM

Still has the same outdated look too...lol

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Beamboom
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 4:43:04 AM

He's doing the same old, yes, just like some gamers wish from their fav publishers... FF, anyone? ;)

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Lawless SXE
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 6:30:42 AM

RE... we call for change, then say that remaining the same is outdated. Hoominz cunfooze mi.

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556pineapple
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 10:38:51 PM
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Eh, like you said, it's what he does. It brings to mind the old Triumph the Insult Comic Dog bit from Late Night, when Triumph was ripping on the people in line to see Attack of the Clones, though that was much funnier if you ask me.

Listening to some of the people he interviews, they sound almost *too* stereotypical, leaving me to wonder how much of this was staged. Of course, I've never been to a convention, so I don't know first-hand. Either way I'm not going to let it bother me. It's entertainment, you can't take it too seriously.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 11:28:09 PM

Ha, Triumph was great, but this guy's just a hack.

And "Demon Dog" gives Triumph 1 thumbs up

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Geobaldi
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 11:59:59 PM

Triumph was the only reason I watched that show. Still laugh out loud when I watch his DVD. And his bashing of all the Star Wars fans at one of their conventions was just priceless.

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Fane1024
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 3:08:57 AM

Triumph was a rip-off of Ed The Sock.

p.s. I've been to 2 conventions. There are some pretty stereotypical geeks there, but I wouldn't be surprised if people "played to the camera".


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kraygen
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 10:40:25 PM
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Did not know he still had a show, is it local radio that he has been delegated to now?

Doesn't matter either way, I know my games are awesome, I don't need some escapee from the old folks home to tell me what is "cool."

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Beamboom
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 4:41:12 AM

No he's on Sirius radio, worldwide satellite based pay-radio.

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Simcoe
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 1:10:24 PM

Are you able to subscribe outside of North America? Besides, I thought, given the satellites locations, their the signals would be confined to the Americas.

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Alienange
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 11:01:57 PM
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So does this old fossil actually have an audience for video game bashing? How weird do you have to be to be a part of THAT audience?

I mean a video game convention? In Philly? What, are baby showers next?

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BikerSaint
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 11:24:33 PM

I'm 60 miles from Philly & I've never even heard of any gaming show there, so it's news to me......minus that rubber-necked pop-fart

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Xombito
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 11:02:20 PM
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We can laugh at ourselves. Can't we?

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Qwarktast1c
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 11:07:13 PM
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i've always thought that this guy was an ass

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gray_eagle
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 11:08:29 PM
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wheres Anon when you need them?
in that picture, it looks like hes wearing a wig?

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ZettaiSeigi
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 11:16:49 PM
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Sorry, but... who is he? Anyway, he was irrelevant to me before and he'll stay that way.

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Lord carlos
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 11:29:07 PM
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I like GTA4's martin serious & richard bastion radio shows
Much better

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TheCanadianGuy
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 11:43:09 PM

Yes martin serious Was Awesome! Judge Grady Was My Fav! Well I Was Really Upset About My Truck So I Went To My Happy Place Did Sum Deep Breathin Mediated & Then I Kind'a Beat The Windows Out Of Her Car With A baseball Bat Pee'd In The Front Seat Slashed The Tires & Took A Dump In The Air Filter. Judge Grady YOU S*** IN THE AIR FILTER! AHHAHAHA! Remember That 1 Carlos That Was Hilarious

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Lord carlos
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 7:34:19 AM

I do indeed,funny stuff!
Bastions buddies.
"Take that you el concaseo m0therf**ker"

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TheCanadianGuy
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 9:14:47 AM

now every time she turns on her air condition her car smells like my s***!

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Cesar_ser_4
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 11:38:31 PM
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you'd probably break his arm Ben

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PAKINIPS
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 11:51:49 PM
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Who?

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Highlander
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:03:01 AM
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Stern should dry up and blow away. I mean the guy is about as sleazy as they come, and to be honest outside his extreme fanbase he's not considered to be more than a distracting nuisance. The days when Howard Stern's words mattered petered out when acid house was still the 'in' thing...

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Beamboom
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 4:35:38 AM

... but who else's words matter in the radio world today? Ref my comment later down here, I believe Stern is an important exception in an otherwise tragically over-commercialised, spineless radio world. Even the calculated "hip" radio personalities are so utterly political correct, so streamlined to not *really* offend anyone, it's sad imo. For the love of God, do NOT upset any potential advertisers.

One may not like his style, or his way of entertaining, that's almost the whole idea. But I really miss *personalities* on the radio. It wasn't always like this.

One may compare Stern to the small independents in the gaming world. He's not *important* in the true sense of the world, he may not even be "cutting edge", but the world would be a shade more grey without him.


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Deadman
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 5:37:46 AM

Opie and Anthony, for one are waaay more relevant and more cutting edge than Stern ever was. Yes Stern invented the "Shock Jock" but in todays standards he is a dinosaur.

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Sancho
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 6:06:57 AM

Beamboom, you should listen to the morning show here in KC,MO online @ 98.9 the rock dot com. Johnny Dare is really a radio personality that I think you could get into. People really do listen to him all over the country even though his show is only broadcast on the radio locally. I don't agree with everything he says but he's far from your description of radio hosts.

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Beamboom
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 6:16:06 AM

@Sancho: Is it streamed on the web, or even better, a podcast? I'd love to check it out.

I *love* radio, it's something "magical" about it, like reading a book, "nothing beats the mental images". Yeah, pretty dinosaur, but so be it :)
However I got very high quality demands from what I listen to. Preferably quality journalism, and so far I've not found anything that's even close to the standards of BBC.

I take it your guy is more on the entertainment side of things, but I'll sure give it a listen given the chance!


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Snorge
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:41:51 PM

@Sancho Yo I listen to Johnny Drae EVERY morning! Johnny,Carrie (sp?)T-Bone and Jake....with occasion Craig. Glad to live in KC MO cause JD is the business. Rockfest would be nothing without him!

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 10:21:54 AM

BeamBoom

there's nothing else in the world like BBC Radio 4 (and possibly the World Service). That said, I'm thinking about this through a decade old filter and the Beeb has indulged in digital proliferation since I was in the UK. Still, I can only hope that Radio 4 remains what it was, the radio equivalent of an old school broadsheet newspaper.

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JDC80
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 1:05:06 AM
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The only thing I learned from Stern: You could look like beef jerky wearing sunglasses as long you worth well over a million dollars you can convince any former super model to marry you.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 1:24:28 AM
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And who the hell is this guy? Ehh, I don't care.

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___________
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 2:57:13 AM
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na na na na.
na na na na.
hey hey hey goodbye!
tis what they will be singing at his funeral.

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Beamboom
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 4:31:06 AM

... and he'd love that. :)

I like Howard Stern. He's quite the character in an otherwise tragically over-commercialised, spineless radio world.

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xnonsuchx
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 3:11:57 AM
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Who's Howard Ster....oh yeah, one of those overhyped idiot blowhards from the 80's/90's who only 1-2% of people ever cared about!

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EvilKen
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 3:37:26 AM
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Howard Stern sucks, freakin' fossil

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Beamboom
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 3:48:56 AM
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Funny thing is, with the ps3 being my first console I have absolutely no idea what "The Legend of Zelda" is, other than that I recognise the title. Is it the game with the cute dragon on the cover?

You console players tend somethimes to think that console games are all and everything gaming :)

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xnonsuchx
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 7:34:14 AM

I never owned a Nintendo system, but not knowing Link & Zelda is almost like not knowing who Mario is. :-)

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Beamboom
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 8:08:10 AM

Oh it's nintendo... I've never even heard of Link!
I do of course know who Mario is though. :)

But until I got a ps3 myself consoles simply did not exist for me. It actually took me a while before I realized that GTA were not an original PC game. I thought it was the other way around, that console owners were those sorry SOB's that had to settle with their inferior version of GTA that didn't even support mods.

... And now I am one of those SOB's. :)


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Underdog15
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 9:55:27 AM

Wow!
I never actually played any Zelda games until I went back well into the PS1 era. But even though I'd never touched it, I had heard of it throughout my whole childhood.

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Incarnato80
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:21:54 PM

I just Link and Zelda off the wii store for 5$ a piece. They are classics. And they are the only games I play on my wii. I hooked it up to get Netflix while PSN was down. Then I figured out that I could still watch Netflix even with it being down. Just has to keep hitting OK.

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Sancho
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 6:13:24 AM
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I use to like Howard Stern during the late 90's when he was on E! and it was mildly entertaining then. Recently however I went to watch an Angry Video Game Nerd video and there was something on his site about Howard Stern hears of the Nerd. When you listen they don't really find out anything about the guy before they start trying to bash what he does in the videos and act as though thats how he makes his living. Which even if it is... its a great character and a hilarious show to watch and it would seem fitting to get paid for it.

I have no respect for people that don't bother to take the time to do a little research on what they're talking about before they act as though they're a leading specialist on the subject. Or people that don't do research on their guest and make it obvious they have no idea who they are. like on 96.5 the buzz here in KC. I hate that station /shudders

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Snorge
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:42:05 PM

@Sancho Yo I listen to Johnny Drae EVERY morning! Johnny,Carrie (sp?)T-Bone and Jake....with occasion Craig. Glad to live in KC MO cause JD is the business. Rockfest would be nothing without him!

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CH1N00K
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 8:34:43 AM
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He's just upset because news about PSN being down probably got higher ratings then his show... If it hadn't been for that he wouldn't have bothered to lift his head up from his usual show topic of the lives of pornstars.

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Underdog15
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 9:55:52 AM
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Never heard of him. Name rings a bell, though.

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BikerSaint
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 11:32:41 AM
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Shock jocks both, Howard Stern, and Don Imus.....

Just 2 peas in a rotting pod of string beans!

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Incarnato80
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:17:08 PM
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Howard is the best at what he does. He can get anything outta anyone one. He gets celabraties to say things they wouldn't otherwise ever say. So just cuz he bashes some gamers doesn't mean he's a has been. He's far from. There's only one Howard Stern and there will only ever be one. I feel sorry for Sirius when he does leave.
And his stuff hasn't been the same for the past 20+ years. He's really calmed down in a lot of ways. If he had porns stars in everyday I'd say yea he's a has been. His show is all over the place and I listen everyday on my iPhone.
So, can't we all just get along.

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watchit
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 10:25:15 PM

Well said

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A2K78
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:20:34 PM
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Stern has the right to say whatever he want even it pisses-off or insult a certain group of individuals..its called free speech people, something on the decline.


"Shock jocks both, Howard Stern, and Don Imus.....

Just 2 peas in a rotting pod of string beans"

Why are they rotten? Its it because their free speech isn't politically correct or government approved?



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Highlander
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:31:23 PM

Thank you Mr Stern....

Just as Stern is free to blast the airwaves with his drivel, so are we. If I think the man and/or his opinion is as relevant as a wet tissue in a septic tank, then I'm allowed to say so.

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Simcoe
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 1:17:16 PM

True, except he get's compensated...very well for working four hours a day for four days a week.

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CoolBLKguy
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 1:26:46 PM
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I really don't care what this racist moron with no respect for women has to say.

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Danny007
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 2:04:26 PM
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Absolutely nobody should pay attention to anything this guy says.

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TheCanadianGuy
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 4:33:23 PM

i 2nd that!

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Lairfan
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 3:00:37 PM
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I think this article's tagline should have been "Who cares?"

Seriously, bashing stuff gets a little old after a while Stern. And I've got better ways to spend my time than listening to your show.

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Robochic
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 5:16:19 PM
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He'll say anything just to get heard.

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TheCanadianGuy
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 8:01:10 PM

yep he's an attention hungry loser. seriously i don't like to be a hater but i really can't stand this freak

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TheCanadianGuy
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 12:08:22 PM
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Fuck howard stern

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