While Robin Quivers was at the Paris Opera House watching ballet, Howard Stern was taking in some Deadpool action — like the rest of R-rated America. That’s how these two very different partners in radio crime spent their respective vacations. Stern didn’t do anything fancy; Quivers craved some culture. But what’s culture when you have Deadpool?
Deadpool turns culture upside down with its snark and no-holds-barred cynicism, firing a joke a second — half of them for insiders only. Stern, predictably, loved it. Hell, he practically invented the formula. He and Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds now have a lot in common, in fact: Stern started out as a straight DJ, playing by the rules, and that’s how Ryan Reynolds started in the superhero business, playing Green Lantern and stinking it up. But after those traditional starts that failed to register, both entertainers shifted into the same comic gear, completely remaking their tired old genres. So Stern knows intimately the move Reynolds just made. The King of All Media sees a kindred spirit in Deadpool.