I’m always amused about what entities get together and chat, and this interview is no disappointment.
Frank and Rae West get together for a talk on salt. I find it hilarious how Rae always injects the Jooz into any conversation, no matter how badly it doesn’t fit.
Words can seem so puny and ineffective sometimes. On this show, we have stories in which ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones, using a combination of small talk and not-so-small talk.
* Duration: 1:01h
* Published: 2017-09-17 8:00:00 PM
* Episode Download Link (29 MB): www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/podcast.thisamericanlife.org/podcast/597.mp3
* Episode Feed: This American Life – feeds.thisamericanlife.org/talpodcast
The Guy in the Glass
When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,
And the world makes you King for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that guy has to say.
For it isn’t your Father, or Mother, or Wife,
Who judgement upon you must pass.
The feller whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the guy staring back from the glass.
He’s the feller to please, never mind all the rest,
For he’s with you clear up to the end,
And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the guy in the glass is your friend.
You may be like Jack Horner and “chisel” a plum,
And think you’re a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you can’t look him straight in the eye.
You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you’ve cheated the guy in the glass.
Dale Wimbrow 1895-1954 (See below)