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Messages By Carl Kasell

When you're not there to answer your phone, treat your friends, bill collectors and telemarketers to the dulcet tones of the Wait, Wait's Official Judge and Scorekeeper, Carl Kasell!

There's only one way — aside from being related to Carl — to have his voice on your answering machine, though. You have to submit to the rigorous weekly gauntlet that is the Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me! News Quiz, and be on the show!

Here are a few of the messages that Carl has put on the answering machines of some of our lucky winners:

Get a life.

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Jennifer and I eloped.

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Thanks for your contribution!

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The process is the same...

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Would you like to hear our jingle?

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