Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Panel Round One

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Plumper Cars.

Copyright © 2013 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.


We want to remind everybody they can join us most weeks back at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago. For tickets and more information, go to wbez.org. And you can find a link at our website waitwaittickets.org. There you can find out about our big cinecast event. WAIT WAIT is coming to a movie theater near you on May 2nd, live from New York, with special guest Steve Martin.

Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Brian, more Americans are walking away from traffic accidents that years ago might have left them injured. What do we have to thank for this?

BRIAN BABYLON: I would definitely need a hint for this.

SAGAL: Live a little. You know, go back for that second helping of body armor.

BABYLON: Oh, no, no, we are fatter than ever.

SAGAL: We are fatter than ever and that is helping us survive accidents apparently.



SAGAL: Oh, yeah. People are like yeah.


SAGAL: Let's all drive recklessly over to the Cracker Barrel on I-90. Come on.



PETER GROSZ: And even more recklessly on the way home.

BABYLON: You know, that should be one of the - at the Golden Coral Buffet, that should be their ad campaign, "We save lives."


BABYLON: Golden Corral.


SAGAL: It used to be the Jaws of Life that saved you from accidents, now it's the jaws of your face.


SAGAL: According to an NYU study, drivers and pedestrians are being protected from injury by their extra layers. You call it a big butt, we call it God's airbags.



Copyright © 2013 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page 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 NPR.org 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.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!