December 04, 2003
Time to upgrade the ancient scroll?
I don't mean this as a shameless plug, but I have been a daily Howard Stern listener since 1995. The guy gets me up in the morning, and I highly recommend him as an alarm clock. His bad rap comes from people who just don't understand his brilliant form of satire (directed at least as often at some of his more mindless fans as it is at his moral conservative critics). Howard is a genius, a sensitive guy with a unique pixieish charm, and his delightful way of making fun of everything and everyone really grows on you. For those who never liked him because they bought into the stereotype, I suggest trying him out daily for three weeks. (Most likely, you'll never stop listening.)
I love reading stuff like this. Anyone who likes Howard Stern is automatically Good People! (That includes this blogger, of course....)
Quite incidentally, Jeff Jarvis and Howard Stern also share the same excellent taste in PDA/telephones:
Howard Stern has my phone, which means that I now have the hip phone. He was showing off his new Treo 600 to the gang this morning. He takes a picture so we can all hear the neat sound it makes. He is proud.To think that I imagined I was cool just for buying the Treo 180! Well, in my defense I will say that it was a personal display of cheapskate triumphalism. I only paid $75.00 for it, and it does almost everything but wipe your ass for you. The 600, though, does more than that; it has a camera, an MP3 player, full color web browser, upgraded QWERTY keyboard, and more.
My respect for the blogosphere has just been upgraded.
Now I'll have to think about the special Treo 600 upgrade for committed cheapskates like me.....
(Well, the cheapskate in me does have one question: why is the Treo 600 free if you live in England?)
UPDATE: Jeff Jarvis is even more of a Stern addict than I previously suspected. If you zero in closely on his blog picture, you will see, on the bookshelf immediately behind his right ear, Howard Stern's "Miss America."
posted by Eric on 12.04.03 at 03:43 PM
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