Usually the tension pops up between Bob and Dan, Mike and Corby, Norm and caller. The Musers are gentle.
But there was a surpassing strange moment early this morning.
I think it was the throw-away 3-minute segment before the 6 AM ads/Stick It (welcome back, Becca!)/Ticker.
Craig was talking about Robin Williams's children throwing out the first ball at the World Series last night. Billy Crystal introduced them. There was apparently also a nice video. Craig said it was very touching.
Then George said -- and I wish I could transcribe the whole weird exchange, but I'll have to approximate -- "Goes to show you shouldn't do yourself in. Could have been you out there, showing out the first pitch. Robin Williams, big Giants fan."
Craig initially seemed to think that maybe George was making a point about not being able to see one's children do something like that, but no. Craig, smooth operator that he is, didn't miss a beat. But he missed a fraction of a beat, just enough to create that frisson of anticipation as to how he would react.
He said, just before going to break, "So that was the theme of the World Series last night, don't do yourself in."
George missed the sarcasm. "Yup," he said.