Back in 1995, When Robin released her fascinating memoir "Quivers: A Life," Jackie ate up a ton of airtime putting on his highfalutin Robin Quivers voice and reading from the book. We thought we'd ask him to do it again.
First, Jackie pointed out that the word Robin made up the word "Vegucation," - saying it's the worst word he's ever heard in his life. Then Jackie read three passages that he selected himself, and we agree that they really are Robin at her best.
MEAT, DAIRY, AND PROCESSED FOOD: YOU CAN'T BUILD SOMETHING LIVING FROM SOMETHING DEAD
"While I stopped eating animal products for my health, the unexpected result has been an increased awareness in how farmed animals are treated. Howard once said to me, 'Think about how high up on the food chain a cow is – they have personalities!' And he's right; we shouldn't be eating personalities. I'm happy and proud that I'm no longer a part of that process and that I can now look at animals with more compassion. In fact I feel more empathy in general. I feel a deeper connection with other people and the world around me."
don't eat the plum pierogis
"Shortly after I became vegan, I went to a party. The hosts had made pierogis from scratch and we so excited about the special vegan batch they'd made for me – and only me. I didn't have the heart to tell them that I was no longer eating things like that – So heavy! And plum pierogis, really? – so I did what I thought was the polite thing to do and ate a few. Well, afterwards I was a mess. I went to bed feeling bloated and achy and awful. The next day I was telling a friend about the ordeal and he said, "You know what, Robin? Everybody has that experience after they eat a meal, but they just can't feel it anymore."
robin strikes back
There were many more passages read through chortles of laughter, but Robin came prepared today with a bomb of her own - Jackie's Letter of Resignation from 1988!
She read it while doing her best Jackie the Jokeman impression:
"Tom [Chiusano, K-Rock General Manager],
This is my letter of resignation. Tuesday October 11, 1988 will be my final day.
I am very sorry we could not come to terms for a contract renewal. It seems you offered me a raise and what I wanted was a reevaluation of my role on the Howard Stern Show.
I have been a part of the morning team since the beginning and I feel I should be paid as a major player, not a contributor.
Since my last contract we have become, for our purposes, number one in New York, are a hair from number one in Philadelphia and are hopefully about to overtake Washington by storm.
I feel I am a very important part of the interlocking chemistry that makes the show unique, hysterical and incredibly successful."
Robin pointed out that the letter was written on the stationary of one of Jackie's many "corporations," Off Hour Rockers. Jackie pointed out it wasn't very professional of Tom to release this letter in the first place.