Friday, December 16, 2005

Goodbye, Howard


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Originally uploaded by dangunderman.
Today is Howard Stern's last day on terrestrial radio. To say goodbye, he's throwing an event in midtown -- an event, by the way, that might've gotten canceled had there been a full-fledged MTA strike today. As it is, it's just a partial strike effecting Green Bus line riders, from Queens primarily. Nice.

But is it possible that Howard fans in the transit workers union decided to put off the strike until Monday night, so that our city can give a proper goodbye to its favorite son? Maybe it's not all about health care, pensions, and salaries.

As I think I've shared in the past, I became a Stern fan quite by accident. A college girlfriend used to keep her clock radio across the room tuned to Howard, because he pissed her off so much, it would force her to get out of bed to turn him off. Meanwhile, I began to think he was funny. And I've continued to listen on and off over the past twelve years or so.

Today, like millions of others, I say goodbye. I don't listen often enough to rationalize the $12.95 a month for Sirius Radio. Plus, XM has the contract for Major League Baseball. Those are two pretty good reasons for getting satellite, but no way in hell will I get both services. If Howard and baseball had ended up a part of the same company, I might've made the investment. Alas...

Thanks for helping me get up over the years, Howard. If I ever find myself with a disposable income, perhaps I'll pay to listen to your show.

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5 Comments:

At 10:25 AM , Anonymous Howard Stern said...

Thanks for the homage, you sissy. Fartbag, the dancing thalidomide dwarf, will now take an appreciative piss on your leg.

Love,
Howard

 
At 1:45 PM , Anonymous Hollywood Max said...

Now look-ee here. I seen OJ, man, and he looks scared cause there's cops all deep in this. ...And a Baba booey to y'all.

 
At 11:39 PM , Anonymous jeff said...

I'm sorry. I guess I misread Tuesday's post. I thought it said Dan was going to be too goddamn busy to post anything this week.

If I can't trust B&E man to tell me the truth, then who the hell AM I supposed to trust?

 
At 9:10 AM , Blogger dan g said...

I have been too busy.

 
At 10:55 AM , Blogger Ted Carter said...

We'll miss you, FartMan.

 

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