Thursday, March 08, 2007

Howard Stern

One Of The Good Guys

your said it--From Donnie at Famous Like Me...

A few months ago I got Sirius Satellite and I thought I would mostly listen to OutQ and the dance music channels. Well I quickly discovered the gay channel was completely bland so I decided to give Howard Stern a listen. Now, it's the channel I listen to more than any other.Up until recently, I was never what you would call a fan of Howard. I knew who he was - The Shock Jock. Offensive, brash, perverted, overtly heterosexual, etc. When flipping through the t.v. channels I would occasionally stop and watch his show just to mindlessly observe the ridiculousness that was Howard.Homophobic? Quite the contrary. Here's a quote from Howard on Brokeback Mountain..."It is an incredibly moving movie. I wish that they would take this movie and force these assholes from the religious right [to watch] -- these perverts, these Taliban motherfuckers -- who want to sit there and tell gay people they can't get married ... It shows you how, when gays have to be closeted, they ruin the lives of women and families. Everyone goes through hell. ... It is just outrageous. Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, they were both terrific in it."One of Howard's regular co-hosts is George Takei - Sulu from the original Star Trek, who is openly gay - and wildly entertaining.I relished in the fact that Howard recently called Ann Coulter a cunt for the comment she made about John Edwards.Planet Out recently named Howard as one the most gay friendly celebrities alive. I'm not so sure I completely agree with that - I mean come on - Cher? Madonna? Judy? Margaret?Regardless, I kinda dig Howard. Me too Donnie me too!!

1 comment:

M- Filer said...

I used to hate Howard until I met him, actually waited on him at a restaurant in New York , and the guy is great. Low key, very respectful ,kind ,and generous. I have liked him and his show ever since.