Friday, June 27, 2008

Carl Kasell's Voice On Your Answering Machine!!!

Hello, my name is Matt, and I'm an NPR geek.

("Hi, Matt!")

Scott and I are especially fond of Saturday NPR shows, like Car Talk, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, A Prairie Home Companion, and Says You. We're addicted.

If you have a similar addiction, you'll enjoy this post. If not, feel free to skip this one.

"Wait, wait - don't tell me ... "

Last night, "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" (the NPR news quiz show) was taped at the Paramount Theater here in Seattle. Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell, Paul Provenza, Adam Felber and Paula Poundstone entertained a sold-out crowd. Highlights were the 15-minute banter about Clippy, the Microsoft Windows help icon (who knew how funny that could be?); the re-takes after the show ended where they had to clean up the panelist's comments (the crowd of Seattle liberal NPR junkies booed the changes they made); and pretty much anything out of Paula Poundstone's mouth (the running joke about jiggling breasts providing electrical power was not lost on the only female panelist).

Here in Seattle, the show will be broadcast tomorrow morning at 10:00. If you tune in, you'll most likely here Scott's uproarious laughter (and mine, too). Enjoy.


Sorted Lives said...

Sounded like a blast. I will have to listen to that Car Talk segment.

...Mens talking about their cars...gettin' all hot and bothered... Starting to touch themselves...a fantasy starting..

SLAMMMMM... back to reality!

Glad you guys had a good time! :)

madhouse 6 said...

i heart that show.