There was an extra spring in Barista Tyler's step at 7th and Montana yesterday ... and I think I know why. He had just returned from the dead. You see, Tyler's latest acting gig has him playing a corpse on NCIS New York. As I understand it, he lies on a gurney in the background while all hell breaks loose around him. "Weren't you tempted to sit up and say 'Hi, Everyone?'," I asked. "The thought might have occurred to me," he admitted, "But it wasn't in the script." I guess he's right. You have to stick to the script. In the immortal words of Mr. Ed, "A corpse is a corpse, of course of course ...!"