Dec 182012
 

In this episode of the Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! :Our panelists predict: Carl reads three quotes from the weeks news: A Gold Medal in Olympic Spoilers; An Awkward Moment in Poland; and The Spammer in Chief.

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CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I’m Carl Kasell, and here’s your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thanks everybody. Thank you. Thank you so much. We got a great show for you today. Later on, actors and adorable real-life couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell will be here to talk about the movie they just made together. But before we start, a complaint: every four years around this time, Carl and I get a lot of criticism. They say people only follow this show because of our sex appeal.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: That we’re just ear candy.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: But no, we take this competition seriously, and we wear these bikinis simply because they provide greater freedom of movement.

(LAUGHTER)

KASELL: And it cuts down on the chafing.

SAGAL: No.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: So, no matter what you’re wearing, give us a call. The number is 1-888-Wait-Wait, that’s 1-888-924-8924. It’s time to welcome our first listener contestant. Hi, you’re on WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME.

JACK MOTLEY: Hello, this is Jack Motley(ph) from Rochester, New York.

SAGAL: Jack Motley.

MOTLEY: Yes.

SAGAL: Nice to talk to you. What do you do in Rochester?

MOTLEY: I’m an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.

SAGAL: Oh wow. Does this mean that your friends are always asking you to fix their things?

MOTLEY: Yeah.

SAGAL: Yeah.

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