Brian Lambert has been haunting Twin Cities publications and air waves since dinosaurs roamed the earth. The former media columnist for the Pioneer Press, former movie critic for KSTP-TV, former writer and blogger for The Rake (R.I.P.) and other publications, former rural Minnesota milk truck driver, former Senate advisor, former garden seed salesman and talk radio host has a nearly unslakable thirst for the sound of his own voice. We can only pity his long-suffering wife and two adult sons. Currently, in addition to ghost-writing and magazine work, he writes "The Glean" for MinnPost.com and also blogs at "The Same Rowdy Crowd", where many of these pieces first appeared.