At the desk, Dan wants to know what Casey is doing Christmas Eve. He points out they have a show. Casey says he's thinking about going to midnight mass after the show, and the mention of midnight mass makes me laugh since it's really the only one I go to anymore with my family when I'm home for the holidays. And my little brother and sister and I are all in our early to mid twenties now and not the most reverent of children, I must admit, and when we all get together you'd think we were working on an HBO Comedy Showcase, what with my brother showing up late for mass after his shift at work and asking, "Sorry I'm late, did I miss the Wise Men? They kick ass," and my sister looking at all the extra altar servers and saying, "Check it out, they really beefed up security." And my parents actually have to sit between us like when we were kids, to shut us up, but they're both laughing too, although mom is doing that thing that moms do when she's trying to be stern, so she's giggling, but going, "Stop it! You children are terrible," and dad can't really scold us for disrespecting the sanctity of the occasion, since when I was a baby, dad would surreptitiously pinch me so I'd start crying and he could duck out of church under the pretense of trying to calm a crying baby. ["Ha! We all sing 'Hark The Hare-Lipped Angels Sing' and giggle amongst ourselves, and my dad has to pretend to disapprove even though 1) he's laughing and 2) he started it in the first place." -- Sars]
Anyway, Casey says, "Eight years of Hebrew school weren't enough for you?" "I hear they put on a good show," says Danny, so I guess word of the Daniel and Siblings Def Midnight Mass Comedy Jam is spreading nicely. Casey says, "The original cast, maybe, but that thing's been running for a little while now," which was a pretty good line and it made both me and the other Danny laugh. Then Casey sits down in his chair and, apropos of nothing, says, "Babe Ruth." Dan shakes his head and says, "We're not naming Babe Ruth Athlete of the Century." Danny concedes that Babe Ruth could hit far, but he had to, because he couldn't run. "Let me toss one out here," says Dan, "Babe Didrikson Zaharias," but Casey isn't impressed with her hurdle and javelin accomplishments. "She's not Athlete of the Century, Danny. So far she's second on the list of athletes named Babe." Another good line for Casey. ["Besides, didn't she mostly play golf? That's what she's doing on the US stamp with her on it. God, I'm interrupting a lot here." -- Sars] Dan then explicitly invites Casey to midnight mass, since Casey missed the implied invite just a minute ago, but Casey says no.