Believe it or not, I've always liked Howard Stern. I used to tune into him occasionally when he was on regular radio (before jumping over to satellite a few years ago) because I thought he was irreverently funny and, surprisingly, one of the best interviewers in the business. I also dug both the book and movie versions of Private Parts. However, most of you, dear hyper-literate readers, probably recoil at the thought of him. I guess you're just not as butch as I am.
Anyway, Stern showed up on the David Letterman show last night and gleefully ripped into Jay Leno (approximately at the 4:00 mark in the first clip below), as well as chatted about a number of other entertaining topics. (By the way, if you didn't see Stern's classically uncomfortable 1995 appearance on the Jay Leno show, here's Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. These segments feature a lesbian kiss that the network scrambled to cut away from; Jay squirming in his seat; and Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert trying to talk over the screams of out-of-control audience members/Stern fans.)
Watch the new David Letterman clips:
For those of you who refuse to rally behind Stern, at least know that he's long been a proponent of gay rights. Here's a recent audio clip of him talking about same-sex marriage: