Benjy’s Hunger Strike Takes a Tomato Break

December 15, 2008
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

A caller asked Benjy if he was still on his hunger strike until Bubba the Love Sponge signs a new contract with Sirius. Benjy said he had nothing but water for 48 hours but had a tomato yesterday: “I had a vision of Bubba and he said it was ok for me to eat a tomato.” Benjy then stripped down (despite everyone’s protests) and stepped on the scale – revealing that he’d lost 14lbs (236lbs) since starting the strike last Wednesday. Howard thanked the caller for reminding the show about Benjy’s fast: “He would just wither away and I’d never notice.”