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“What You Fail to Grasp”

By Rob Eshman

June 26, 2009 | 5:33 pm

The image: A scene from 'Private Parts'

Not a lot of time to post today, but I do want to end the first week of Serious Stern by thanking everyone whose positive feedback has convinced me I’m not alone in thinking there’s... read on

  • Meet the Beatles!

    By Rob Eshman

    June 25, 2009 | 8:23 pm

    After I wrote the blog entry on Howard being the anti-Carson, I realized another way in which he turned the Tonight Show template on its head: Robin Quivers.

    Where Johnny had a sidekick, Ed McMahon, whose job was solely to applaud everything Carson said, Howard found a partner who... read on

  • Reality Should Bite

    By Rob Eshman

    June 24, 2009 | 7:29 pm

    I don’t want to belabor the point, but here’s another clue that Howard Stern and Larry David are cut from the same shmata:  oral hygiene.

    In the Esquire interview with Larry David this month,  reporter Scott Raab notices that David whips out a bottle of breath spray after... read on

  • “Here’s NOT Johnny!”

    By Rob Eshman

    June 23, 2009 | 4:00 pm

    So last night I broke the news to my family that I was writing a Howard Stern blog. My wife looked at me with a mix of pity, patience and dismay—it was the look you give a ten year-old caught with a Penthouse at school. It’s not like he hurt anybody, but still, could... read on

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  • Allen David Stern

    By Rob Eshman

    June 22, 2009 | 5:25 pm

    I went to see Woody Allen’s movie “Whatever Works” yesterday, watching Larry David do Woody Allen on screen.

    Only Richard Corliss in Time magazine got it right.  This is a terrific movie.  Kenny Turan at The LA Times,  Anthony Lane in The New Yorker, the guy in The New York... read on

  • The Greatest Media Interviewer?

    By Rob Eshman

    June 19, 2009 | 9:14 pm

    Just a clarification. As much as my wife tells me to turn off Howard whn she gets into the car— “Enough already with the Howard!”—she listened to every word of his Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Francis Ford Coppola and other big name interviews.  I thought of that today as I heard the... read on

  • Super-elongated C————-

    By Rob Eshman

    June 18, 2009 | 9:14 pm

    So yesterday I posted my first Stern blog, put my computer to sleep, went down to my car and turned it on.  The first words I heard out of the radio were: “Super elongated [female body part].”

    I had to laugh. Here I was trying to describe Stern in the most elevated terms,... read on

  • “Enough With the Howard!”

    By Rob Eshman

    June 17, 2009 | 8:56 pm

    Warning: No matter what your opinion of Howard Stern, this blog will offend you.

    If you’re not a Howard Stern fan, you’ll wonder why anybody is wasting time writing about someone the media often portrays simply as a foul-mouthed shock jock.

    Or, as my wife said last night,... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Rob Eshman created the blog Serious Stern on June 17, 2009.  Serious Stern is devoted to a serious (hence the name) exploration of the cultural impact of Howard Stern.

Rob is...

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