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The Change In Howard Stern

Many superfans say that Howard Stern and The Howard Stern Show changed from the rebel rock star to America’s sweetheart on America’s Got Talent. What changed Howard Stern??? I think it was a variety of factors that led to the change. Now if you don’t know i’ve been a superfan of Howard since the early 80’s and been through all the Howard changes.

One factor in the change is his life he is finally happy in his life with Beth and their fostering of the animals. Back in the day Howard and his first wife Allison he always mentioned he would lock himself in the basement for hours, just to be alone. Now with Beth he is finally content in his family life.  

Another factor is America’s Got Talent, with AGT we got the sanitized cleaned up version of Howard great for middle America. With AGT the show changed a lot , as people who never heard Howard before but loved him on AGT. This move to AGT affected the show and changed Howard. 

Now many people blame Marci Turk is changing Howard and the show , now I think with Howard controlling his show for over thirty years I can’t see Howard having somebody else have the final say of what he says and does. Many people blame Marci but the only person controlling The Howard Stern Show is the one it is named for and stars. 

Another change was Howard’s acceptance into the world of the celebrities. Being with Jimmy Kimmel and Jennifer Anniston and the other A list celebrities brought a change to Howard. No longer was he the outsider looking in through the window, now he was the one invited to sit at the table. 

Everything eventually changes, and if you don’t change you wither away and die, and Howard has recreated himself a lot of the years .  With this new Howard we have gotten a lot of good eye opening interviews , as with the change has brought forward a better interview style with Howard as he seems more calm to be in the presence of celebrities and can have them open to him more than any other interviewer out there. 

We the fans would LOVE to see the old rebel come back and rally against someone or something again , and hopefully if Howard Stern reads this maybe he can bring back the angry Howard for at least one time before the show goes dark forever.

 

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Atari Flashback Classics Volume 1 Review

Atari Flashback Classics Volume 1 ReviewWhenever a collection of classic games is released, I always find myself picking it up. Despite not usually having nostalgia for these retro packages (as my first console was the Genesis), I enjoy learning more about the medium that I love, and they’re typically a good way to experience games that I missed out on. Unfortunately, a lot of these end up being hit-or-miss; for every one game I end up loving, there are often a handful of titles that are only interesting to look at through a historical lens.

The latest retro video game collection comes in the form of Atari Flashback Classics Volume 1. This $20 collection features 50 games in total, with 9 being arcade games, and 41 Atari 2600-era titles. Since the games are the reason why anyone would pick this up, and there are way too many of them to touch on individually, here’s the full list of arcade titles: Black Widow, Centipede, Liberator, Lunar LanderMillipede, PongSpace DuelTempest, and Warlords.

Meanwhile, here are the 41 Atari 2600 games: 3-D Tic-Tac-ToeAir-Sea BattleBackgammonBasketballBlack Jack, BowlingCanyon BomberCentipedeCircus Atari, CombatCombat TwoDesert FalconDodge ‘EmFatal RunFootballHome RunHuman CannonballMillipedeMiniature GolfPong SportsQuadrunRadar LockRealsports BoxingRealsports FootballRealsports SoccerRealsports Volleyball, Save Mary, Slot Machine, Slot RacersSprintmaster, Star Raiders, Steeplechase, Stunt CycleSuper BaseballSuper FootballSwordquest EarthWorldSwordquest FireWorldSwordquest WaterWorldTempestWarlords, and Yars’ Revenge.

As you can see, 50 games is a lot. The biggest name on the list would be arcade hits like CentipedePongTempest and Warlords, but the Atari 2600 list isn’t too shabby either. Volume 1 features both of the Combat games (although I’d only recommend playing the original, as the iconic tank combat game’s sequel seems like a total step backwards from the simple fun that the original offers), and a lot of sports games. One thing that Atari did a deviously good job at was splitting the must-have titles between Volume 1 and Volume 2, making sure that retro fans would pick up both.

Atari Flashback Classics Volume 1 Review

The big issue that past collections have had is properly controlling the games given the change in input devices. A lot of these games used the Atari 2600’s paddle controller, which hasn’t been seen in decades (besides the super rad Nintendo DS accessory Taito put out). Games like Pong and Warlords feel terrible when using an analog stick, as it just doesn’t offer the precision needed for those titles. That’s a problem that Atari Flashback Classics has to tackle, and I feel like they’ve done a pretty solid job even if they didn’t completely solve the issue.

Each paddle game can be played in three ways: A) with the analog stick where it resets to the center after the player lets go of the stick, B) using the D-pad to move the paddle and then holding it there (it doesn’t reset position), and C) using the DualShock 4’s touchpad as a replacement paddle. I found using the touchpad to generally be the best solution (although it varies from game to game), and I actually had a good time playing these titles that are hard to port. It isn’t perfect, but it’s far better than giving players a single option.

Since Atari Flashback Classics is primarily comprised of games from the late ’70s and early ’80s, I was expecting a lot of the games to be dated. That is definitely the case, and quite frankly a lot of the offerings here are titles that I booted up once and never had any desire to play again. That said, while they offer little in the fun department, they do have plenty of historical value and seeing them preserved is great. I’ll never play Black Jack or Slot Machine again, but I’m glad they’re available.

Atari Flashback Classics Volume 1 Review

Some of the surprise stand-outs of Volume 1 ended up being Save Mary, a game where I attempted to save a young girl (who I assume is named Mary) from drowning by lowering blocks she could climb, and Fatal Run, a racing game released in 1989 (yes, somehow the 2600 was still getting new games just a few years before I was born). While neither are as good as Tempest or Millipede, they’re games that I would’ve never played if it wasn’t for this collection, and I feel like that’s why these packages are so important.

While there are probably only a dozen games or so that I actually enjoyed playing (such as 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe, a game I’ve put probably 30 rounds into and lost every single time), that’s more than enough for me. This clearly isn’t about playing the latest and greatest games, it’s about taking a look at the history of gaming, and in that aspect, it totally succeeds.

There are also some really nice extras added in on the presentation side. Players can view the manuals for all of the Atari 2600 titles, which is a really cool and thoughtful thing to do. There is one issue, though, as sadly the photo viewer’s instructions can’t be hidden from the screen, so the bottom of the manuals are often obscured when zoomed in. That’s a bummer, but hopefully it’ll get fixed in a patch. Another awesome touch is that the game’s cartridge artwork are shown when selecting each title. It’s the small things that make a collection like this feel like a labor of love, and not a cash grab on nostalgia.

Finally, there are some great modern additions such as online multiplayer for games (you can even play games while you wait for someone to join your online lobby), and online leaderboards for the arcade games. The multiplayer is where I feel like the game really shines because even if Realsports Boxing is terrible in 2016, I still managed to laugh hysterically while playing it with a buddy. It’s also pretty cool to see that I’m apparently the number 6 player of Black Widow in the entire world (despite being terrible at it). While it doesn’t go as far as Microsoft’s Game Room did in allowing players to view the replays of high-score runs, it’s still a great addition.

Obviously, this package won’t be for everyone. But if you’re looking for a solid way to play Tempest and Centipede, or just looking to learn about the Atari 2600, then I easily recommend this solid retro collection.

This review is based on the PS4 version, which we were provided with.

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Mooski’s Stories !!!

little-mooskimooskifranceWhen I was around 11, I went to the local newsstand to check out the “Dirty mags” one that was only $5.00 caught my eye cause it was cheap .  I took the magazine in my hands, and at that exact moment the jerk owner of the store yelled at me to either buy the magazine or put it back NOW!!!….When he yelled at me, I dropped the magazine and also knocked down a few racks of snacks behind me.  I ran out of the store NEVER TO RETURN!!…. Luckily there was another newsstand a few blocks away that had the same magazine. As I got the magazine and went into my pocket for the $5.00, I got to the register and hastily put the money on the counter and ran out of the store.  I got the magazine and ran home with it, it had the usual naked ladies and at the back of the magazine it had an ad that got my attention. The ad read for $5.00 you can have your own blow up doll. I had to have it. I put the $5.00 bill in the envelope and ran to the post office, to mail it right away. The ad said two to three weeks for deliver, and I waited everyday standing by the mailbox, stood there so long I knew the name of the mailman Bob.  So two weeks later, a envelope arrived in the mail and I pretty much ripped it out of mailman bobs hand and ran up to my room immediately.  Finally here my own blowup doll , I could not wait to see what the $5.00 got me, how she looked and all. I ripped open the envelop  and lo and behold there she was, a picture of a girl on a balloon….It came with a note that said Here is your Blowup Doll…Enjoy……..And that was my first and last time ordering anything from a magazine EVER until that one other time…………

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Whitney Cummings Interviews Beth Stern About “Yoda” On Aol Build

Yoda: The Story of a Cat and His Kittens

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Oh My Dog comes the true story of Yoda, a very special cat—and adorable Instagram sensation—rescued by Beth and Howard Stern.

When Beth first met Yoda at the animal shelter, he was skinny and his fur was matted. He hid in the back of his cage and wanted nothing to do with anyone. But Beth chose Yoda. She

took him home, cleaned him up, and gave him love.

Beth fosters kittens, too, and before long Yoda discovered them—and his life purpose. Now he’s happy, and fluffy, and very, very busy. He makes sure the orphan kittens eat, he keeps them safe, and he even cleans up after them. Yoda acts like a father and mother to the foster kittens that fill his home, and taking care of others has helped him too: even though Yoda has a serious heart condition, he’s made a miraculous turnaround, and is healthier than doctors thought he could be.

To further the important work that Beth does on behalf of animals, all of her proceeds from this book will be donated to North Shore Animal League America’s Bianca’s Furry Friends campaign.

71T2ppZQMXL 71UbCoiyF7L 71ddpszbXhLby Beth Stern (Author), Devin Crane (Illustrator), K. A. Alistir (Contributor)

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Yoda: The Story of a Cat and His Kittens

Yoda: The Story of a Cat and His Kittens

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Oh My Dog comes the true story of Yoda, a very special cat—and adorable Instagram sensation—rescued by Beth and Howard Stern.

When Beth first met Yoda at the animal shelter, he was skinny and his fur was matted. He hid in the back of his cage and wanted nothing to do with anyone. But Beth chose Yoda. She took him home, cleaned him up, and gave him love.

Beth fosters kittens, too, and before long Yoda discovered them—and his life purpose. Now he’s happy, and fluffy, and very, very busy. He makes sure the orphan kittens eat, he keeps them safe, and he even cleans up after them. Yoda acts like a father and mother to the foster kittens that fill his home, and taking care of others has helped him too: even though Yoda has a serious heart condition, he’s made a miraculous turnaround, and is healthier than doctors thought he could be.

To further the important work that Beth does on behalf of animals, all of her proceeds from this book will be donated to North Shore Animal League America’s Bianca’s Furry Friends campaign.

71T2ppZQMXL 71UbCoiyF7L 71ddpszbXhLby Beth Stern (Author), Devin Crane (Illustrator), K. A. Alistir (Contributor)

 

 

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The Mike Boyle Show With Mariann From Brooklyn

On 2/26/14 at 9pm EST . The Mike Boyle Show on Blogtalkradio.com will be interviewing the awesome Mariann From Brooklyn. Mariann will be talking all about Howard and America’s Got Talent and everything Mariann..Tune in Superfans and call in at (310) 807-5150 and here is the link to listen in : 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/themikeboyle/2014/02/27/the-mike-boyle-show-with-special-guest-mariann-from-brooklyn#.Uwv2hRTKhbc.facebook

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Ronnie The Limo Driver At Rick’s Cabaret Superbowl Weekend (Pictures)

The awesome Ronnie The Limo Driver Mund was at Rick’s Cabaret in NYC on Superbowl weekend. Ronnie was there to give out a pair of tickets to The Super Bowl to a lucky fan  and party with the guys and girls.  Here are some pictures from Rick’s : 

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