Walking along 6th Avenue in Manhattan this evening, a sign in a steamy restaurant window advertises that they have sliced bread. Man, I love Manhattan! Where else can you get good, not to mention sliced, bread anytime you wanted it? And in NY, if you want something done special, like having your crusts cut off, they can make it happen. I've said it before and I'll say it again. NY is a helluva town!
I got a call from a listener up in here (that's how they talk in NY), who used to be one of the kids I was in charge of when I was a summer camp counselor. I was happy to hear he still had fond memories, because in truth, we tortured that kid. All of them were treated in humorous ways that have me praising the fellow who came up with the whole statute of limitations concept, but Scott was a victim of some of the more creative caretaking. Now Scott is 36 with kids, so obviously we didn't damage his balls too much, but I still feel some lingering guilt in taking part in the brainstorm of the Brandeis educated, Huxley reading counselor in the next cabin, who, after enjoying some refreshing marijuana and a hand job down by the river, decided 1am was a good time to dress up the sleeping Scott in fatigues and put a hammer in his hand. The resulting Polaroid was called "BRAVE NEW WORLD" and was posted in the mess hall for the rest of camp to enjoy.
I guess the lesson to be learned from all of this is that if you play a literate and sophisticated enough prank at a kid's expense, everything will work out.
One more show on FREE-FM, 9a-noon, this week and then back to a weekend at my hot sister's house with my nephews that curse like sailors with Tourette's, to gather material for next week's shows. The atmosphere here is very tense due to all the turmoil the company, CBS, is going through in the radio division, but I'm having a good time. For once it's not me in the political windshear.
For Mother's Day, I'm giving you a gift. The recipe for the greatest hamburger you'll ever taste. If you follow my exact instructions you will be rewarded. But if you act like a jackass and deviate, it's your problem. So log back later.