Opening Panel Round

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Something Old Yeller Should Have Done.


And we want to remind everyone to join us here most weeks at Chase Bank Auditorium here in Chicago. For tickets and more information, go to, and you can find a link at our website, Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Brian?


CAREY: Hey, the "Bucket List" isn't just the title of a movie Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson made to get more money for prostitutes.


CAREY: No, no, no, it's actually a real concept. And according to the Daily Telegraph, everyone should have a bucket list, including whom?

BABYLON: OK, give me like a little bit of a hint.

CAREY: OK. "Hump a leg" is definitely on that bucket list.

BABYLON: Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. Dogs should have a bucket list.

CAREY: Yes, exactly, dogs.



CAREY: Dogs. The Daily Telegraph published the list of "50 Things Every Dog Should Do Before It Dies," because nothing sells newspapers like reminding readers their beloved pets are going to die.


CAREY: On the list: One, find a spot to sleep. Two: Turn around. Three: Turn around.


CAREY: Four: Turn around. Five: Turn around. Six: Lie down.


BABYLON: Why? Is this a British newspaper?


BABYLON: Of course. There you go.


BABYLON: There you go.

CAREY: I can't imagine the things they left off the dog bucket list.

TOM BODETT: Catching the bus.

CAREY: Catching the bus would be good. Yeah, this list was made by humans, of course, but dogs actually make their own bucket list. Number 26: Eat a filet mignon, or some vomit, I don't care, I'm a dog.


CAREY: Number 32: Spay or neuter a human, see how they like it.



BABYLON: So this list had - a 50 thing bucket list?

CAREY: Yeah, some poor - which means like some poor writer - it was either some editor going hey, we need space, do this.

BODETT: Yeah. No, it was a freelancer. It was Superman up in the Fortress of Solitude.



Copyright © 2012 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from