Good Shepherd
Saturday, October 2, 2004


GK: Here's a message about your health from the Good Shepherd Home. Let's talk about colon cancer. Nobody cares for a colonoscopy. The fasting, the enema, the invasion of your personal space (POLAROID SNAPSHOT; TR: Hold still. Hey, that's a beaut!) But now there's a new and better way. Dogs who are trained to detect colon-cancer by sniffing. (SNIFFING, PANTING) You've heard of a cat scan, this is a dog scan.

TR: Why is he sniffing me so hard, Doctor—is something wrong? (SNIFFING) Why is he wagging his tail?

SS: Tail-wagging means that you may have colon cancer. Either that or you just sat on a piece of bacon. Maybe we should get you checked out, Jack. (TIME PASSAGE CHORDS)

GK: Hours later...

TR: How does it look, Doctor?

SS: In what sense? Oh, you mean, cancer-wise? Well, you're just fine. But we're sending Rex home with you for a couple weeks of follow-up.

TR: What do you mean by "follow up"?

SS: Rex will be following you around and doing inspections several times a day. (DOG SNIFFING) If he barks, give us a call.

GK: Dogs who can sniff colon-cancer. A new breakthrough. From Good Shepherd. (WOOFS)

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

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Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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