Monday, 9 January 2006
|0914 - Howard Stern is back on the air|
...and, according to this CNN story, started off with an expletive.
I, for one, will not miss him. I've tried listening to his show a few times, and each time got driven off quickly - and that was while he was restrained, somewhat, by decency rules. I doubt that adding in the words he so badly wanted to say and wasn't allowed to will make his show any more listenable.
current mood: cranky
current music: Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced
Yeah, he seems pretty damn peurile. I'm surprised so many people find that sort of thing entertaining but I guess there's no accounting for taste.
Let's hope that now the decency mavens will leave him be on his subscription-only service.
I'm surprised to read in the story that George Takei is signing on to the show—he's always seemed to me to be a pretty classy guy, who'd be at the very least uncomfortable and at worst a target for cheap shots from Stern.
I was a little surprised by that, too, but I suspect Takei will either give as good as he gets (if Howard will let him), or else just let it all roll off.
I can't imagine he needs money that baddly!
I don't see what the big deal is.
In the past, it was a case of "if you don't like his show, change the station." Now, it's even easier. In order to be offended by him, you'd need to purchase a Sirius unit, pay the monthly fee, and tune it to either channel 100 or 101. It would take extraordinary effort for him to bug me at this point.
I, for one, am happy he's back, because I bought a few hundred shares of SIRI when it was at $2.15.
I'm happy he's on Sirius, because that way there's no chance he'll come screaming out of my XM.