Dear friends I haven’t called yet,
That’s enough socializing for one day.
Ed calls his friend, Brendan Gardiner. Brendan’s heart says writer and stand-up comedian, but his tax return says electrician. Actually his heart says that too sometimes, like when a wire splice goes just right. He and Ed discuss John Davidson, The $100,000 Pyramid, Bobby Sherman, Panera’s bread giveaway, Pizzeria Uno’s West Virginia-style pizza, Chicago Marathon swag, meal planning when working nights, growing up in a large family, Down by Law, a little Vonnegut, the allure of this, Chicago’s open mics, The Twilight Zone, Presidential and Papal privileges, and always knowing your audience.