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Panel Round One

In The Mood For Meh.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Paula, a new study shows that people will often do what, even when not in the mood for it?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: They will often do what when not in the mood for it?

SAGAL: Can I give you a hint?

POUNDSTONE: Yes, please.

SAGAL: It's like OMG I am so hot for you.

ADAM FELBER: Oh wow.

POUNDSTONE: Have sex?

SAGAL: Well, a sort of more modern technological version of that.

POUNDSTONE: Jump in the Orgasmatron?

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: The OMG was a clue.

POUNDSTONE: Oh, sext.

SAGAL: Yes, sexting.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

(APPLAUSE)

POUNDSTONE: I find that bizarre that people do it even when they are in the mood for it. What would - I don't understand. So you're not talking to the person, and you're not with the person. You're just writing things spelled wrong.

FELBER: Misspelling is optional.

POUNDSTONE: OMG, I'm so into U?

SAGAL: Capital letter U.

POUNDSTONE: Because you don't have time to write a Y and an O. Now I feel bad for Mark Weiner.

SAGAL: Anthony Weiner.

CHARLIE PIERCE: Anthony, because everybody calls him Anthony?

POUNDSTONE: Oh, excuse me, Anthony Weiner was just bored. I just think that if we could've been more stimulating as a nation, he would not have sent pictures of his private parts to women.

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