Proving that farting midgets and near-brain-dead strippers are, as our grade-school teachers always taught us, irreplaceable, at least 13 independent radio stations not owned and operated by Infinity Broadcasting have roundly rebuffed the conglomerate's proposed replacements for shock jock Howard Stern. "The incredibly profitable empire Howard built is being splintered," an insider tells the New York Post. "And the execs at Infinity can't keep it together."