(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE)
JB: Dude, the shadow knows!
BE: You talking about that radio program that started in the 1930s featuring the voice of a 22-year old Orson Welles as Lamont Cranston, the man with the power to cloud men's minds? The show that only people our age remember?
BE: Have you looked outside?
JB: Spring is sprung!
BE: Oh boy.
JB: Of course Gov. Corbett wasn't there for maybe the biggest annual early morning event ever in the history of Pennsylvania.
BE: Didn't Rendell go once?
JB: Yep. First year in office. First sitting governor to do so since 1909.
BE: Well, Ed was always up for strange stuff.
JB: Careful with your words there, pal.
BE: Well, Corbett, I guess, is a different breed.
JB: Haven't seen or heard from him other than press releases and a mansion open house since he took over.
BE: Maybe he's afraid of his shadow.
JB: Or prognosticating rodents. Or the press. Or cold mornings.
BE: I guess it won't be cold much longer. Phil has foretold.
JB: Exactly. And Corbett comes out of his hole in five weeks when he presents his first budget to the legislature.
BE: Talk about rodents.
JB: Talk about being in a hole.
BE: Talk about shadows to come.
JB: I gotta go scrape ice.
BE: Good. You won't be clouding my mind with your copy.