Artie told the crew that he recently asked HowardTV's Scott DePace if he'd rather be black or gay: "And it was a pretty long pause...and then he called me over and, real stern, he said, 'Black,' and I said, 'Me too,' but I gotta know his thought process."
Scott came in to dispute the pause, claiming he answered immediately. Before he left the studio, Howard asked Scott how he was enjoying the Obama presidency so far, and Scott shrugged: "Wake me up when it's over. I'm fine so far. He hasn't done anything to piss me off."