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Howard Stern – Artie’s Ash Wednesday Story

October 20, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

One of the great discoveries I’ve had since being home is that I can illegally download entire Howard Stern Sirius broadcasts, and commercial-free no less.  Say what you want about the man, I’ve always been a Stern fan.  There’s no doubt  he’s not for everyone.  That’s established.  I can see why you think he’s sexist, I can see why you think he’s insensitive, I can see why you wouldn’t think naked pornstar trivia is worth your time.  But that’s not why I listen.  I’m hooked on Stern because I, like the rest of his fans, know that we’re listening to smart, caring person, who loves his family, loves his co-workers, and has revolutionized his medium.  To be clear; the innocent, New York-y, Jew-y banter between Howard, Artie, Robin, Fred, and Baba Boowie is where it’s at with Stern.  When they are all locked into a good story, there’s simply not more entertaining talk radio around.  It’s like being a fly on the wall during a conversation of 4 of the most hysterical people you know.  The clip above, where Artie describes meeting his bookie at a McDonald’s on Ash Wednesday, is one of my favorites.  I hope that you can see that a Stern free of anal beads and sex jokes is, actually, the better Stern, and the reason he’s come as far as he has.  Oh, and for the record, I’ve listened to a lot of Stern, and I’ve absolutely never heard him laugh as hard as he does here.

1:25 is when it really gets good.

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