“It’s easy to sound smart when all your friends are dumb asses. And so Gerry Goldsmith, alias ‘The Brain’, was known to all the regulars as the smartest guy in the usual crowd of regulars at Bob’s Bowery Bar. If you had a question, you asked Gerry. If you had a problem, you talked to the Brain. Nobody seemed to know or care if what Gerry said was true or helpful. He was Gerry Goldsmith. He was the Brain.”
– The Brain, by Horace P. Sternwall, an E-Z Books paperback original, 1952; out of print.