SATURDAY, May 18, 2002

(GK: Garrison Keillor; SS: Sue Scott; TR: Tim Russell; TK: Tom Keith)


GK: Nice out here.


GK: Too bad the fish aren't biting.

TR: Yeah.

GK: Nice sunset though.

TR: Yeah. Almost what you'd call impressionistic. (REELING IN)

GK: What?

TR: Like Monet.

GK: What you talking about?


GK: Want to head back to camp?

TR: Pretty soon, yeah.

GK: Care for another glass of this Sauvignon Blanc?

TR: Sure. ---

GK: Something wrong?

TR: Yeah.

GK: What's on your mind?

TR: Maybe it's time you and I talked.

GK: About what?

TR: About what you said to me once.

GK: What's that?

TR: You said, "What sort of person wears boxer shorts with pine trees on them??" That's what you said. And you laughed.

GK: When did I say that?

TR: Couple years ago.

GK: So what?

TR: The way you laughed. It hurt me. (STING)

SS: You're in the wilderness with your old fishing buddy Carl and you open up a Sauvignon Blanc and suddenly he wants to talk about feelings. One more reason why you should never bring wine on a fishing trip. It makes guys cry and talk about their issues with their fathers. Reach for a beer instead. A Pork Barrel beer. (POP TOP) Pork Barrel allows a man to get it out --- whatever's inside him. (BELCH) Without saying a lot of things that might spoil the trip.

GK: Care for another Pork Barrel?

TR: Don't mind if I do. (POP TOP) Boy O boy. (GUZZLING) (EXHALATION OF PLEASURE) Now that's what I call a brewski!

GK: Sure beats that Sauvignon Blanc we were drinking yesterday.

TR: That's for darn sure.

GK: What's on your mind?

TR: Nothing.

GK: Good. (MUSIC)

SS: Pork Barrel Bear. Pick up a six pack today. It's the bottle
with the pork butt on the label. Drink it with Pork Barrel beef
jerky. For those times when carpaccio just won't do.


© Garrison Keillor 2002

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