Scrambled Eggs Light, Excelsior
Thursday - February 10, 1972
Shep opens with Stars and Stripes playing with a salute to the candidates in this year's election.
Receives a telegram from Car and Driver - they can't get through the switchboard to talk to him.
Salute to Ma Bell
Pilots listen to his show, like the Jews Harp
The origin of kalrabi
Working for Village Voice and eating at the Mandarin House
Sitting in a diner with his friend Bob, another customer comes in and for no apparent reason dumps mustard all over Bob's scrambled eggs. Bob asks why and the fellow says "Wanna make something of it?" Bob picks the guy up, the waiter makes ready with a rubber pipe, and the crowd watches. The guy orders Bob more eggs with toast. A few days later the same guy comes in, sits down as ifnothing ever happened and greets everyone.
Shep likes the cerial that gets shot out of a cannon. When he was young and had not much money, he would order a boxof the cerial in the diner for breakfast and keep pouring the half and half into the box and drinking it. He would consume almost a whole quart with every little box of cerial. The waiter caught on and began to give him the half and half in little portions. So Shep switched to another diner and on the second day the waiter says 'Ain't you that guy that goes around drinking all the half and half?' and gives it to him in a little cup., which proces there is an underground amongst quick order chefs.
Shep asks for a caller who knows the secret password. Immediately someone calls to say "Excelsior". Shep then says the origin of the password is the poem "Excelsior" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.