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Something occured to me yesterday...
People really do listen to Howard Stern. People tune in to his show... and like it.

I don't think that really struck me until now.

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skreidle
Feb. 3rd, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC)
I never seek him out, but I occasionally linger on the channel if I happen across it. He may be crass most of the time, but the show can be entertaining.
maddening
Feb. 3rd, 2005 03:22 pm (UTC)
I just have no understanding of that at all. That's in the same realm to me as people who actually watch Jay Leno.
In the evenings now (becuase we've remembered that there is an actual broadcast radio...we've ignored the radio for years and years) we've been listening to Don and Mike and Ron and Fez. Those shows... awesome. Especially Ron and Fez. They're just *great* shows. I think that Stern has the potential to be funny, but he's more interested in being the "shock jock!", so he just ruins it all.
skreidle
Feb. 3rd, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
I prefer Leno to Letterman, by a landslide, and Conan O'Brien to them both, and Jon Stewart a good-sized step higher, even if he's technically in a different category.

I don't think I've ever heard Ron and Fez--wouldn't even know where to look, without Googling first--and if I recall correctly, I haven't liked Don and Mike the few times I've heard them. (But I could be misremembering.)
maddening
Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC)
Ron and Fez are on JFK right after Don and Mike.

And how the hell can you prefer Leno? Hah.. I just brought that up as a 'we can all agree he's an idiot' comparison...
he's *ruined* the tonight show. His jokes are *horrible*. He isn't funny in the least and he's got that snivelling delivery that begs "oh, oh please laugh at me". He's a pandering ass face.
(and you can't say you watch it for JayWalking... that doesn't count).

I'm not saying you have to love letterman.. I think he might be an aquired taste if you haven't been watching him since his morning show in the way back. just.. you actually *like* Jay Leno? yes, I'm going to place wrong and right on a personal preference. Jay Leno is just the worst host I've ever seen.

Conan and Jon Stewart are both very different. Though honestly, I place Conan a hell of a lot closer to Letterman on the "type of funny" scale.

skreidle
Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
Ahh.. I never listen to JKF. Would have to look up its frequency, actually.


I find Letterman to be an unmitigated asshole, and I don't find that amusing. His jokes are terrible, and during a given show, I think the only time I laugh is at one item out of his Top Ten, on average. I think Leno is more creative and better comedian, compared to Letterman, even if that's not saying much.

(And I wasn't watching any morning shows in the way back. Or the present.)

This isn't to say that I seek out Leno, because I don't--but I don't seek out the Daily Show, either, or almost any other regularly broadcast show. There are many shows I thoroughly enjoy, but when it comes down to it, if my housemate doesn't turn on the TV, it stays off. At the moment, the only show I'm actually attempting to follow is the new Battlestar Galactica series.
maddening
Feb. 3rd, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
We have the power of Replay (the better version of Tivo) so we have it set to catch things by people we like (amy sedaris) or the scheduled shows (Are You Being Served, Daily Show) but the TV is only on if we happen to have time to sit in there and watch a recoreded show, and then the tv goes back off unless we're watching a movie or something on dvd.

I think my mom and sister saw the new Battlestar Galactica. Really the only thing they had to say about it was that Starbuck was a chick and that the Daggit (daget? sp?) wasn't in it. Heh, for me personally, the monkey dog was the only part of the show I liked growing up... so I don't think the new one has much in it for me.

skreidle
Feb. 4th, 2005 09:21 am (UTC)
Ah, TiVo-like things. Wouldn't mind having one of those myself, but I'm not paying for it and Nathan isn't interested. (He'd rather use and reuse VHS tapes until they physically wear out, for some reason.)


I never saw any of the original BG. (If it was on cable, that would largely explain it--my parents didn't have cable for most of the 18 years they've been in their current house. Also, my mom wouldn't be watching it, and she picked the shows, for the most part.) Thus, I have no complaint about changes. :)
maddening
Feb. 4th, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC)
Heh, no, it wasn't on cable. It was on ABC. It was only on for a year, I believe. (78-79). Plus, they did the same thing that this version did... they had a tv movie come out and then after the movie made a longer series.

I hope it tanks. I hope that we can get out of the whole "let's just remake everything" entertainment phase that the country seems soaked in. Some remakes are warranted, but most just aren't.


skreidle
Feb. 5th, 2005 06:47 am (UTC)
Well.. I heard of it at some point, but I certainly wasn't watching it first-run in the late 70s--neither were you--and it wasn't something anyone in the house was watching in later production/runs.

Some remakes are good, though. I'm enjoying this BG series in its own right, and I liked SciFi's Dune miniseries.
skreidle
Feb. 4th, 2005 09:21 am (UTC)
(Well, technically, I saw about 15 minutes of one original episode, a couple weeks ago.)
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