As I write this post, I am in the process of reading "Private Parts," Howard Stern's first book. I bought the book at Goodwill for a buck. Why are you reading this, you may ask. Well, I like stories about how people made it in media. I also want to know why Howard Stern has come to be regarded as the King of Media.
I expected to see some filth in the book, and I wasn't disappointed in that regard as the book is vulgar in many places. I do find that in all his irreverance, Howard has some ideas that are common with mine. He blasts republicans and democrats equally. Still not a reason for me to be a regular listener, especially at 12.95 a month.
I find myself laughing at some of the things he has said he's done. I could never do them, but then again, neither could more than 99% of the population.
Howard Stern either has had a veeerry interesting life or he's very creative when it has come to chronicaling his life. I think he has embellished quite a bit.
One thing that I was particularily amused about was the hate mail he has received over the years. Some of this hate mail has come from very informed sources. If you don't like what he has to say-turn the dial! Also complain to the station. They're not going to use the communication as cannon fodder. Howard does and makes himself the good guy. People are saying all the time that he's a genius, something Howard Stern disputes. He says Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin, and Jonas Salk, who discovered the polio vaccine, were geniuses and he's not. I admire his honesty on that subject.
But the blogging world is being cheated. Howard Stern should have a blog either on Blogger or Wordpress. The blogosphere should have the opportunity to either read or ignore a Howard Stern blog. Or his producer, Gary Dell'Abate, could come up with the Baba Booey blog. Or Robin Quivers could have one. I think that one would be very interesting.
So Howard, if this radio thing doesn't work out, come to blogger.
Cliff Note:Do you all think I have enough links for a few cheap hits?