RUSH: Stan in Elizabethtown, Tennessee, or is it Elizabethton?
CALLER: It is Elizabethton, Rush. I just wanted to call you and thank you for making my wife’s Christmas shopping so easy. In 31 years of marriage, I can only remember one Christmas present I get, and that’s Rush 24/7. My wife and kids fight over who gets to give it, and, I’ll tell you what: Ladies out there, you know how you feel about diamonds? Now you know how we feel about Rush! Your old man, give ’em that.
CALLER: It’s the one thing that all year long — all year long! I got stuff. I can’t remember what I got last year. I can’t remember what I got two years ago, but I know that it is the gift that does keep on giving. So every time you put on them diamonds, ladies, think about your old man; give ’em Rush 24/7 and I guarantee you, throughout the year he’s going to tell you thanks. That’s all there is to it.
RUSH: (sigh) You know, it’s very sweet of you to say that. It’s very nice. I gotta tell you, you embarrass me.
CALLER: You need to be embarrassed once in a while.
RUSH: I have to work. We talk about Rush 24/7 during the commercial aspects of the program, during the commercial breaks, but I don’t spend a lot of time (no offense to the Huckabee people) huckstering it, because I like to devote time to the issues and so forth.
RUSH: I mention it now and then. It’s the same thing with my newsletter. I just have this… I don’t know, this little block about saying, ‘Hey, folks, I got this great website and newsletter, and you should buy it!’ I just feel weird.
CALLER: No, let me tell ’em! Let me tell ’em. It’s the truth.
CALLER: I can go in any time I want, and I can pick up what happens earlier that day any time I want, when I need to get my feet rooted back again in reality. I can do it when I want, but as I do, I remember who gave it to me.
RUSH: It’s not just that. Don’t stop there. Now you’re on a roll.
RUS:H We’ve got archives. We’ve got the Essential Stack of Stuff. There’s video of the Morning Update. There’s streaming video of the Dittocam here in the studio of the radio show each and every day. There are podcasts, all five shows, and the previous four shows are tabbed. You can go back easily, and there’s a search feature. It’s an encyclopedia.
CALLER: It is!
RUSH: This website is an encyclopedia of knowledge, unrivaled.
CALLER: Yep. Yep. Thanks, Rush.
RUSH: No, thank you, Stan. I…
CALLER: Merry Christmas.
RUSH: Same to you. That’s a good point. Maimone, do you remember what you got for Christmas last year? Snerdley, do you remember what you got for Christmas last year? (laughing) He said he does. How about you, Dawn? Do you remember what you got for Christmas? Dawn? Dawn? Very sweet. Well, some people probably do forget.