Don Bauder 4:37 p.m., Dec. 27
Bootleg Super 8 Screener Has Howard Stern's Name On It
Could it be? The last honest man left in broadcasting guilty of electronic copyright infringement?!
A copy of JJ Abrahms Super8 containing an "H Stern" watermark has surfaced on illegal internet sites.
While I'd pay anything to see a police line-up consisting of Beetlejuice, Gary the Retard, and that horse-toothed jackass Baba Booey, this doesn't appear to be an inside job.
"Me? I downloaded Super8 in 70mm ten times twice, honey!"
No one on the Stern Show staff would risk losing their job by participating in this type of flagrant pixel piracy. Stern and Abrahms go way back. Back in the day, the director and Lost creator wrote the screenplay for the never-produced Fartman. Even if there is bad blood, which there isn't, Howard has a microphone and millions of listeners who love hearing him rant about anyone and everyone that ever crossed his path. Who needs illegal downloads as a means to enact revenge?
Howard cleared his good name on this morning's show. He speculates that a disgruntled fan who works as an intern for Paramount Pictures is the one responsible for the under-the-counter dupe.
One can expect more than a bit of a verbal torrent if and when Howard discovers the identity of the culprit.
[Photo credit Stern Fan Network, JollyDwarf.com]