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February 14, 2007 5:18 AM   Subscribe

Howard Stern Gets Engaged To Model Girlfriend The King of All Media, the man who brought millions of people to satellite radio (and is guaranteed at least a half billion dollars for doing so), proposed to his long-term girlfriend last night, despite constantly saying that he would never get married again after his first marriage of 20 years failed. {mi}
posted by tsarfan (46 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: this is very very against the rules.



 
Full disclosure, the main link and story is to LA web site, LAist, which I am the editor. I'd have linked somewhere else but as of this time no other major news source has the story. So, yes it's a self-link. If it's not kosher, feel free to flag it.
posted by tsarfan at 5:18 AM on February 14, 2007


I don't get what's interesting or newsworthy about this. And I say that as a fan of Howard Stern.
posted by grumblebee at 5:22 AM on February 14, 2007


Also a fan of Howard Stern, but I don't think MeFi is for wedding announcements.
posted by amro at 5:28 AM on February 14, 2007


Bababoooie.
posted by orthogonality at 5:29 AM on February 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


butternose
posted by pmbuko at 5:30 AM on February 14, 2007


I don't know much about Howard Stern other than that he is a loud talker. Really loud. What's with that?
posted by tellurian at 5:32 AM on February 14, 2007


You know you wrong Tsarfan, you know you wrong.
posted by Divine_Wino at 5:33 AM on February 14, 2007


So, did his first wife leave him for his loud talking?
posted by tellurian at 5:35 AM on February 14, 2007


OMG! HOLY FUCKING SHIT! WOW! SERIOUSLY! I MEAN JEEZ! INCREDIBLE! WORDS FAIL ME!
posted by inoculatedcities at 5:37 AM on February 14, 2007


Thats nice. But ...
posted by R. Mutt at 5:40 AM on February 14, 2007


A lot of people talk loudly on their mobile phones when they're on the train. Or maybe it's just that people don't talk to each other and the person on the mobile phone seems louder.
posted by tellurian at 5:44 AM on February 14, 2007


I'm wrong about what Divine_Wino? Posting a story where I work and then posting it here?

Should I have waited until the east coast woke up so Fox News could write the same story with less quotes and less background and then posted it on Metafilter?

Also, wedding engagements, divorces, and deaths are posted here all the time.

So no, I'd disagree with you DW.
posted by tsarfan at 5:48 AM on February 14, 2007


I bet you would.
posted by Divine_Wino at 5:49 AM on February 14, 2007


I'm with DW on this one.
posted by R. Mutt at 5:50 AM on February 14, 2007


Of course I wouldn't know. It's not like I follow loud talkers off the train and try and ascertain whether or not they are loud talkers generally.
posted by tellurian at 5:50 AM on February 14, 2007


tsarfan, I hope with the remaining time on your account you realize how arrogant and obnoxious it is to deliberately post something that violates the rules- in fact, violates the rule- and then shrug it off by saying if it's a problem, Matt or Jess can just clean it up for you.

Thanks for the five bucks.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 5:55 AM on February 14, 2007


again i ask, what is the crime, posting about something you don't seemingly care about, or scooping the rest of the media and letting Metafilter in on it first?
posted by tsarfan at 5:57 AM on February 14, 2007


No five bucks here - tsarfan's class of 2001. Which makes this all the more puzzling and twattish.
posted by flashboy at 5:57 AM on February 14, 2007




While I can't say whether or not it's newsworthy... It's a self link, which breaks the rules, blatantly. In your rush to be the first to post it to the blue, you've guaranteed that your post is going to be deleted.
posted by antifuse at 6:00 AM on February 14, 2007


I'm wrong about what Divine_Wino? Posting a story where I work and then posting it here?

But you didn't post the story here, you posted a link to your own fucking website.
posted by cillit bang at 6:02 AM on February 14, 2007


Anyway, that's all I have to say other than, Congratulations Howard and Beth.
posted by tellurian at 6:02 AM on February 14, 2007


rush? i took an hour an a half putting together the story, then after brushing my teeth i checked Google News and saw no one else had written it anywhere - which is still the case. then i posted it on the blue. so easy on the "rush" to be the first of a story that's allegedly uninteresting.
posted by tsarfan at 6:03 AM on February 14, 2007


tsarfan, newsfilter is generally frowned upon here. If you want to scoop everyone, try fark or somewhere.
posted by AV at 6:05 AM on February 14, 2007


Self-link, dude. Self-link. Happy Valentine's Day, and goodbye.
posted by ColdChef at 6:05 AM on February 14, 2007


Oh! and you forgot the 'banns' tag.
posted by tellurian at 6:07 AM on February 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


i checked Google News and saw no one else had written it anywhere

Maybe you should have caught the hint...
posted by pmbuko at 6:07 AM on February 14, 2007


Stern then said, "I love you. You're everything to me. This is so gay... I'm asking you to spend the rest of your life with me."
posted by ColdChef at 6:07 AM on February 14, 2007


Metatalk link. I don't know what requires bigger balls: the rules-violating self-link or admitting that you are the author of that shitty, poorly written article.
posted by MegoSteve at 6:08 AM on February 14, 2007


Yes, rush. If you couldn't wait for the mainstream media to pick it up (incidentally, the Danbury Connecticut News Times posted it to their site at 6:11 this morning, presumably EST... not mainstream media, but at least visible on Google News, and posted almost 3 hours ago), then I'd consider that "rushing", since you blatantly violated the no self link rule in order to get it posted.
posted by antifuse at 6:10 AM on February 14, 2007


Gee, and I really thought I had a chance with him. Bummer.
posted by miss lynnster at 6:15 AM on February 14, 2007


Should I have waited until the east coast woke up so Fox News could write the same story with less quotes and less background

Yes.

and then posted it on Metafilter?

No.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 6:17 AM on February 14, 2007


At the time that Stern first announced he was leaving terrestrial radio and moving to uncensored satellite, Sirius had 600,000 subscribers, today, 13 months after Stern's arrival, they have over 6 million subscribers who pay at least $13 a month for the foul-mouthed sexually charged comedy.

That's good, XM sucks and is part owned by Clear Channel.
posted by delmoi at 6:19 AM on February 14, 2007


Should I have waited until the east coast woke up so Fox News could write the same story with less quotes and less background

Shouldn't that be FEWER quotes and less background? Fewer is for countable things.
posted by grumblebee at 6:31 AM on February 14, 2007


Oh my!

/Takei
posted by dr_dank at 6:33 AM on February 14, 2007


I think you thought this is more interesting than it is. I could care less, and I am a Howard Stern fan.
posted by xammerboy at 6:36 AM on February 14, 2007


But a radio DJ (who doesn't play music and isn't actually on the radio anymore) is getting married. This is big. My life is totally different now that I know this. If tsarfan hadn't given us this important information we all would be living huge lies of lives. Thank you tsarfan for sacrificing your Mefi membership for the good of us all.
posted by octothorpe at 6:36 AM on February 14, 2007


In the context of Fox, "less" works fine Grumblebee.
posted by poxuppit at 6:37 AM on February 14, 2007


That's good, XM sucks and is part owned by Clear Channel. - delmoi

I'm assuming that's also a negative? Why, because they fired him?
posted by cavalier at 6:37 AM on February 14, 2007


And I figured it was a selflink from the way I had remembered tsarfan's earlier explanations. Bye tsarfan!
posted by cavalier at 6:41 AM on February 14, 2007


Wow, tsarfan, that was really bad judgment.
posted by caddis at 6:41 AM on February 14, 2007


celebritygossipfilter
posted by algreer at 6:45 AM on February 14, 2007


in before the lock
posted by mattbucher at 6:47 AM on February 14, 2007


It's my own fault for reading... but at 10 am do I really need the visual of The King of All Fart Jokes' dog sniffing his balls and his ass as he plows away and his fiance ogles her humongous rock?
posted by crowman at 6:48 AM on February 14, 2007


tsarfan: what part about "linking to your own site or a project you worked on in this space will result in a deletion and your account will be banned" didn't you quite understand?

byebye, tsarfan!
posted by slater at 6:50 AM on February 14, 2007


tsee ya!
posted by Shave at 6:57 AM on February 14, 2007


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