Howard the Head Banger

Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Howard said had an "episode" yesterday and upset Beth--afterward he had to promise that he'd no longer handle stressful calls by banging the phone against his skull: "I get very angry and I take it out on myself...I wanna call the police on myself."

Howard laughed that he hung up afterward and was seeing stars, but when he complained, Beth was fed up: "I don't want to hear about it." Gary said he's observed this behavior for years--whenever Howard is having trouble with a piece of hardware: "When it doesn't work, your first reaction is to hit it." Howard responded that this method worked for him about 50% of the time.