It’s official, Artie Lange called in sick for the first time in 2008 today. We’re only 43 days into the year and the big man is out sick already.
This morning’s excuse was priceless.
Artie said that he was out drinking last night with one of his “jerkoff” friends.

Artie, do you take any responsibility for your actions?
You were the one who decided to stay out drinking all night knowing that you have work today and you’re friend is the jerkoff because he made you stay out all night?
Grow up man! You’re gonna ruin a good thing, unless that’s what you want.


On wannabe TMZ.com, PageSix.com mentions that Artie [bleep]ed the [bleep] out of Jake Gyllenhaal. TMZ.com broke this story back on Feb 2nd.
Page Six is a little late but I guess better late than never.

Artie Fights AIDS

GARY “BABA BOOEY” DELL’ABATE, ARTIE LANGE AND SOME OF THE CAST FROM “THE HOWARD STERN SHOW” stop by Borders on Valentine’s Day at 1:30PM for a book signing to benefit LIFEBeat — The Music Industry Fights AIDS. For more information on the this and other signings happening on Valentine’s Day at Borders, please visit www.BeatAIDSnow.com.
February 14, 2008 1:30 PM
Location: In Store
Manhattan – Park Ave
461 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Make sure you take this coupon with you.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Saturday, February 9th at 1PM for Artie Lange’s stand-up comedy show in Los Angeles at the Gibson Amphitheater at Universal City Walk on Saturday, April 5th at 8PM. Click here to purchase tickets.

Who is Barack Obama?

I knew I was going to get shit from some of my readers for writing about Barack Obama. However, this is my media outlet and I will say what I want about whatever I want. I was going to ignore the comments that I received regarding Barack because I didn’t want to turn this topic into a political rant but I feel so strongly about this that I can’t ignore it. I know that Artie Lange has a lot of influence on people and hearing that he supports Barack Obama will most likely get some of his fans to vote for him. Well, a lot of Artie’s fans also read this website and I feel that if I can deter even one person from voting for Barack, than I have done my part.
After I wrote yesterday’s post titled Artie supports possible terrorist, I received an e-mail which further validates my opinion. Here’s what the e-mail said:

Who is Barack Obama?

Very interesting and something that should be considered in your choice.

If you do not ever forward anything else, please forward this to all your contacts…this is very scary to think of what lies ahead of us here in our own United States…better heed this and pray about it and share it.

We checked this out on “snopes.com“. It is factual. Check for yourself.

Who is Barack Obama?

Probable U. S. presidential candidate, Barack Hussein Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., a black MUSLIM from Nyangoma-Kogel, Kenya and Ann Dunham, a white ATHIEST from Wichita, Kansas.

Obama’s parents met at the University of Hawaii. When Obama was two years old, his parents divorced. His father returned to Kenya. His mother then married Lolo Soetoro, a RADICAL Muslim from Indonesia.

When Obama was 6 years old, the family relocated to Indonesia. Obama attended a MUSLIM school in Jakarta. He also spent two years in a Catholic school.

Obama takes great care to conceal the fact that he is a Muslim. He is quick to point out that, “He was once a Muslim, but that he also attended Catholic school.”

Obama’s political handlers are attempting to make it appear that he is not a radical.

Obama’s introduction to Islam came via his father, and that this influence was temporary at best. In reality, the senior Obama returned to Kenya soon after the divorce, and never again had any direct influence over his son’s education.

Lolo Soetoro, the second husband of Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, introduced his stepson to Islam. Obama was enrolled in a Wahabi school in Jakarta.

Wahabism is the RADICAL teaching that is followed by the Muslim terrorists who are now waging Jihad against the western world. Since it is politically expedient to be a CHRISTIAN when seeking major public office in the United States, Barack Hussein Obama has joined the United Church of Christ in an attempt to downplay his Muslim background. ALSO, keep in mind that when he was sworn into office he DID NOT use the Holy Bible, but instead the Koran.

Barack Hussein Obama will NOT recite the Pledge of Allegience nor will he show any reverence for our flag. While others place their hands over their hearts, Obama turns his back to the flag and slouches. (SEE IMAGE BELOW)

Let us all remain alert concerning Obama’s expected presidential candidacy.

The Muslims have said they plan on destroying the US from the inside out, what better way to start than at the highest level – through the President of the United States, one of their own!!!!

Please forward to everyone you know. Would you want this man leading our country?…… NOT ME!!!

So for all of the people who disagree with me and tell me that Barack is not a Muslim, there’s the proof.
I am an American and I am proud to be an American and proud of this country!
I can not and will not vote for a man who will not recite the Pledge of Allegiance, and neither should Artie and neither should you!!

And if this isn’t enough to turn you off, Obama wrote in his 1995 book “Dreams of My Father” that he was once headed in the direction of a “junkie” and a “pothead.”
Referring to his emotional struggles as a young man, Obama wrote, “Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though.”

We might as well vote for Artie Lange for President!

I may be the biggest Artie Lange fan there is and I support everything he does and says but there is one thing Artie is doing that I am completely against. Over the past few days, Artie has said that he supports Barack Obama and even voted for him on Super Tuesday. I can not and do not agree with Artie this time. I think Barack Obama is the worst possible candidate for President this country has ever seen. Not because he’s black and not because he’s a democrat but because he is a Muslim. I am a young white male who is Italian and raised Catholic, just like Artie, and I feel that this country should not be put in the hands of a Muslim. I think that Artie may have forgotten about 9-11. These crazy Muslim terrorist assholes killed thousands of innocent Americans and a family member of mine.
I’m normally not political and I only write about Artie when he’s funny, but if I could deter some of my readers and fellow Artie fans from voting for Barack, than I’m doing my part in protecting this country.
Click here to read what frequent Stern show guest Debbie Schlussel has to say about Obama.

As I wrote back in December, Artie got an amazing Secret Santa gift from Richie Wilson from the tapes crew. Rich was able to get Artie 2 tickets to the Thurman Munson charity dinner. Last night’s dinner honored NY Yankees Alex Rodriguez and Melky Cabrera as well as NY Mets David Wright, Houston Astros Craig Biggio, NY Knicks Jamal Crawford, NY Giants Justin Tuck and Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi.

Thurman Munson’s wife gave Artie an emotional gift that was Thurman’s lucky charm. It was a Yoo-Hoo shirt that Thurman wore under his uniform everyday for good luck. Artie was very grateful for that gift because he is a huge Munson fan.

The event was a black-tie affair and Artie showed up in a collared shirt that didn’t fit him. A fan e-mailed Howard a picture from the dinner and Howard said that Artie looked like a mess.
Special thanks to Evan who is a loyal Howard Stern listener, a big Artie Lange fan and a reader of http://www.artielangeisdead.com.
Evan sent me this picture of him and Artie at the Thurman Munson dinner. Clearly Artie was under dressed for the occasion.