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An Explanation of the Host's Eating Habits


RUSH:  This is Bobby in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Hi, Bobby.  Great to have you here.  Hello.

CALLER:  Hey, mega dittos, Rush.  I know you don't like to talk about yourself, but I've always wondered, when do you eat lunch?  What do you like to eat?  Do you eat before the show? After the show do you get a chance to eat with your wife? I mean, how does this work?

RUSH:  What's that in the background there, Bobby?

CALLER:  That's my little daughter.  She's four, then I've got my son, he's two, Nicholas and Natalie.

RUSH:  Oh, cool.  Okay.  Well, are you serious, when do I have the pregame meal and all that?

CALLER:  Yeah, I've just always wondered.  My favorite time is when I tune in to your show and eat my lunch and get to listen. And I always wondered, is Rush hungry, or does he have to shove something down before the show starts, or what?

RUSH:  Well, since you've asked, I have a combination of brunch at 10:15 every morning.  

CALLER:  Okay.

RUSH:  And I seldom have dinner, maybe three nights a week.  I have lunch at 10:15. I get outta here, finish here at three, go home, and when I get home I just chill. I just veg.  I sit down and I just indulge myself in everything but politics for a couple of hours, and then I get back into it full bore, and I snack on things that are just easy and light and I don't have to sit down.  As time goes on, I just am less and less interested in going to a restaurant for two hours.  I get fidgety.  You know, when I finish eating I want to get up and go and people want to sit there and linger and talk for another 45 minutes.  Hearing is a problem for me at those things anyway.  But, no, we don't have formal dinner, but three times a week, if that.

CALLER:  Yeah.  Well, that's great.  I'm glad you shared that with me.  I was just curious, and is that at home?  Are you eating at home with Punkin, or are you in the office at that time, are you in the studio at 10:15? 

RUSH:  I'm in the studio.

CALLER:  Gotcha.

RUSH:  I'm in the studio.  I don't eat breakfast at home.  When I get up, I'm out of there in 20 minutes.


RUSH:  Out in 20 minutes.  As quickly as I can.  Once I get up, I've gotta get to it.

CALLER:  Well, that's great.  Thanks for sharing that and I wish you well, have a good weekend.

RUSH:  I'm happy to provide the data. I'm fascinated you're interested.  (laughing)


What?  Oh, you think that this guy might have been probing for security weaknesses.  There's a little suspicion of the guy from Williamsburg on the other side of the glass here.  "Are you at home or do you --"  I think he was genuinely interested.  I think food's a big deal to him.  He's curious how other people eat, so forth.  My antennae are pretty tuned to that kind of curiosity.  Dawn, I don't think you have anything to worry about.  What security breach could I have possibly made there?



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