Naarden is a cute little place. You also visited Amsterdam? That's right around the corner there.
And yeah, radio over here is pretty much the same as it was in the 50's, only with much shittier music and more over-modulated voices.
I hear ya. Never been to Scandinavia but I hung out with some Swedish exchange students when I studied in the US. I noticed they were very judgmental about the whole patriotic thing that's going on in the US with all the flags and shit. We really don't have that on that level here in Europe. Maybe the Russians, but most people seem almost ashamed of being proud of their country.As someone who is half Armenian I can tell you that the Turks are not even 1 tenth of one millionth of a percent willing to admit that they committed the Armenian genocide and took most of our homeland and have no problem airing outright racist and jingoistic programming on their radio and tv. Go ask the Turks if they plan to build an Armenian genocide memorial, and see how fast they arrest you for insulting Turkishness. I spent a lot of time in France, and whenever I asked anyone about their cultural malaise they were just puzzled and basically said "Oh no, it was all just evil Christians conquering Muslims and we have to be ashamed of that and WWII forever while embracing total political correctness and secularization." The Scandinavians are far worse than your people, though, when it comes to that. I wouldn't go back to Scandinavia at gunpoint.
I can see that.Anyway, as to Howard, the show still isn't necessarily horrible, it's just a shell of what it was. That, and a lot of us longtime fans feel betrayed because of the way that he has treated his staff, particularly Jackie and Billy West, though maybe we should have seen it coming all along? If you have listened to the end of the Artie Addiction Saga, and heard the now classic "Not My Bro" fight, you should have an idea. I don't feel as bad for Jackie because he still makes money as a stand up and seems to have a good life, but I don't think I can ever forgive Howard for how he treated Artie.