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A few words for Carl, from a famous friend.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, Carl, we know you've been doing voicemails for other people for about 16 years. Well, today a few friends have left voicemails for Carl Kasell. Here's one right now.

STEPHEN COLBERT: Congratulations, Carl. Stephen Colbert here. Just saying what everyone else is thinking. All of us who loved you on NPR, all of us who listen for your voice every week on WAIT, WAIT are so, so sad, sad...

(LAUGHTER)

COLBERT: ...That you're going to go, go.

(LAUGHTER)

COLBERT: Best of luck. Send us some limericks, or something. Very few things rhyme with Carl, by the way.

(LAUGHTER)

COLBERT: I tried. The rhyming dictionary goes Carl, gnarl and snarl.

(LAUGHTER)

COLBERT: And then it goes into bull [bleep] like curl and seed pearl. You were dealt a rough hand when it came to a first name, I've got to say, when it comes to rhyming. How ironic. Is that what irony means?

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