GK: After this message from POEM, the Professional Organization of English Majors. The world is getting crowded, long lines, delays everywhere.
FN (P.A.): Attention, flight 2094 to New York LaGuardia has been delayed due to weather. Thank you for your patience.
GK: One more reason why you should always bring a book with you.
SS: She was tired of being short. Tired of tall people treating her like a child. She had tried wearing high heels but they made her feel unsteady. So she thought, What the heck, I'll just carry a gun. .
GK: So often people are not punctual. They say they'll meet you at noon and you wait in the restaurant and it's 12:15 and 12:20…..It's good to have a book with you.
TR: He was a quiet man, educated, with excellent manners, and nobody who knew him, not even his closest friends, could have guessed that he carried in his briefcase a bottle of liquid DNA --- one drop of which would turn a person into an elm tree.
SS: Oh hi. Sorry, I'm late.
FN: That's okay.
SS: What you reading?
FN: A book.
SS: What's it about?
FN: Sort of a thriller.
GK: You spend a lot of time, waiting. Waiting to check out at the Co-Op. (BABY CRIES)
SS: Honey. What kind of soy protein do you want? Use your words.
GK: Or you're 45th in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles ---
TR: Next person in line, please step down!
GK: You're on a bus in heavy traffic, going 5 miles an hour, and you're late for a meeting. It's good to have a book to read.
FN: He smiled at them, a cold thin smile. "So you thought I was just a programmer, did you. Well, guess again." He held out his left hand and from each fingernail came a bright blue laser beam that made them leap back in terror. "I own this company now," he said, coldly. "And I own you." He laughed a hard bitter laugh. "Come here, Mr. Bradford. Kneel before me."
GK: Books. They're as good as ever. A message from POEM, the Professional Organization of English Majors.
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).