Did Afghanistan Change Artie?

July 14, 2008
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Artie told a story about firing a machine gun while in Afghanistan, laughing that he loved it so much, he lost count of how many rounds he shot: “I didn’t want to stop.” Artie added that one of the Marines was a really funny black guy who messed with him the whole time: “I asked him where the bathroom was, and he told me, ‘You’re standing on it.’” A caller asked if the trip inspired Artie to take better care of himself, but Artie said it had touched him in a different way: “It gave me so much more faith in humanity…I just love this country way more [now].”