Howard has gotta hate twitter; I seem to remember him disparaging it during Monday's show. If memory serves he was complaining how nowadays with the ubiquitous presence of twitter in the social/media landscape, everyone thinks they're some sort of an "entertainer" or a "comedian" or what have you. Whereas twitter is ostensibly "liberating" in that you can tweet something that can theoretically be seen by millions of people, radio was a vanguard of the old paradigm where you had to be "chosen" (as literally as you wanna take that to get on the radio platform and have your audience. to an old codger like howard, that's quite validating to him when he needs to believe that he's special simply because he CAN go on the radio and get his message out to "22 million" people or whatever. This paradigm elevated him over all of us by default, whereas in in its purest form, everyone talking on twitter is equal...... unless they're validated, which, btw, howard listed in his list of achievements when he was telling off some local anchorbitch who said that mel b was "the only entertainer" on AGT.
Think about that one: Howard is damn PROUD of his Twitter verification because just having that little checkmark next to his name means he's some sort of important or big deal and therefore more important than you, and thus he duly embraces it as the kind of validation of himself that he used to get by being one of the relatively-few who had a network of ~50k-watt radio stations pumping out his message of "I bet you have a big cock" and "how much are you worth?" to the masses.
Quick tangent: you know, in the wake of Howard 'evolving' into asking everyone how big their cock is and how rich they are, with the obvious latent/homosexual undertones to his perpetual fascination with people's penis sizes, do you remember that back in his heyday in the 90s he ALWAYS asked chicks if they do anal? When I used to mock Howard via caricatures, one of the things I was always touched on was "...so have you tried anal?" which means that asshole was on Howard's mind; nowadays this doesn't seem at all out of the ordinary as we know that cock and money are on his mind. Assholes, cocks, and money..... gee, do you think Howchie has MAYBE ever paid for some hot man love in his day? <JimRome> RACK EM! </JimRome>