RUSH: This is Edward in Greenville, South Carolina. Nice to have you on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet, sir.
CALLER: Hey, I’ve got a question for you. I’ve been listening to your ads about the AB Steaks, the Allen Brothers, and I’ve been hitting my wife up for them for Father’s Day coming up, and I told her about it and dropping hints, and she got online last night and went to look at the Rush-More PAC, and she came back and said, ‘Now, what makes these steaks so much better than the other mail-order steaks we get,’ which are named after a city in Nebraska, we’ll just say that, and I’m just trying to tell her I listen to you every day, and you really are adamant about these steaks, so I’m really curious as to how I can convince her to —
RUSH: You’re putting me in a little bit here of a touchy situation because I don’t want to be critical of anybody else in the steak business.
CALLER: Of course.
RUSH: I’ve tasted the steaks you’re talking about from the city in Nebraska. This is really tough. But I just have to be honest. I’ve tasted ’em, I like ’em, but the first time I got that sample pack of stuff from Allen Brothers and I had a Super Bowl party, and there was jumbo hot dogs in there, just prepare those, just use some of this stuff. To me, a steak’s a steak, best steaks are in a restaurant, you just put up with what you can get at home. The hot dogs were better than anything I’ve ever had and everybody was raving about them, so that made me try the other stuff. There were a bunch of strips and some filets. It’s key how you prepare this stuff. I mean, you can’t put it in an oven. You gotta grill it outside, gotta grill it under a high flame, you charbroil ’em, but the only place I’d tasted stuff like this was in restaurants, and I found out this is what this place does: They supply restaurants with their steaks. And what it is, of all of the beef that’s produced in this country — well, maybe around the world, too — if you throw out Kobe, because it’s its own special kind, but genuine US prime, obviously the most expensive and the rarest, it is no more than 2 1/2 percent of the entire beef market and that’s why it goes to restaurants because there’s not enough of it to mass produce. It’s just the way the steers and the cows are grown, the way they’re slaughtered; it’s just the highest quality.
Allen Brothers, after servicing all these restaurants, has opened up a retail business as well with this, and there’s a club that I’m a member of here in Palm Beach, and it wasn’t long, the president of the club is a good friend of mine, and on Thursday night he instituted steak nights at this club, and it’s Allen Brothers, and it’s sold out every Thursday night. They have a limit because of how much they can get and how much they can serve. I went there last night, and I could not taste the difference. I mean this is a club, and it’s a professional chef in a restaurant, there was no difference. I had a New York strip last night, just as good at my house as it was in that restaurant. You eat a steak in a restaurant and you go to a grocery store and buy a steak, it’s not the same no matter how well you prepare it, it just isn’t because of the quality. It’s very rare stuff, and that’s why it’s more expensive than what you’re going to find in a grocery store.
CALLER: Okay. So how can I convince my wife? Shall I say that to my wife and see if I can —
RUSH: Is your wife a fan of mine, or not?
CALLER: She’s really not political. She doesn’t listen to any talk radio.
RUSH: Okay, but does she know who I am?
CALLER: Of course she does.
RUSH: Did she have an opinion of me?
CALLER: I really don’t think so. We don’t really discuss it.
RUSH: That’s too bad.
CALLER: I listen to you most of the time —
RUSH: See, what you’re up against here is the husband is always wrong.
CALLER: (laughing) Yes. Good point.
RUSH: The husband’s always wrong. You’re suggesting this, and she’s, ‘Well, why?’ Now, you go tell her what I told you, and she’s going to say, ‘Who told you this?’ ‘Rush Limbaugh.’ ‘Well…’ and so forth.
CALLER: I was hoping —
RUSH: Look, Edward —
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: — how old are you? Do you mind my asking?
CALLER: I’m 33.
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: It’s time for something in your life. What are we talking about here, Father’s Day?
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: Put your foot down. It’s Father’s Day, you get one day a year; you should get what you want without having to fight for it!
CALLER: Yes, sir. There’s a saying. There’s an old country guy that I work with and he said there are two types of married men, they’re henpecked and they’re liars, he’ll ask you which one you are. Whether that’s good or bad —
RUSH: Two types of married men, henpecked or liars? (laughing)
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: The way of the world. Listen, it’s Father’s Day. Edward, go in there and say, ‘Look, honey, one day a year. One day a year.’
CALLER: I will give it a shot.
RUSH: ‘Can you just call ’em, just call Allen Brothers, one day a year. Here, use my credit card, just call ’em.’
CALLER: (laughing) Well, I really appreciate it.
RUSH: All right. I hope you enjoy it, Edward, I know you’ll get it. This phone call is going to work magic for you out there.
CALLER: We’ll see.
RUSH: Thanks much.
CALLER: Thanks again.