Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Prediction

Our panelists predict the new system for identifying hurricanes.

Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be the new system for identifying hurricanes? Jessi Klein.

JESSI KLEIN: I think hurricanes will be named after STDs so that if you hear that hurricane herpes is coming, you know it's going to be a really embarrassing hurricane.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: Each hurricane will be named after something that makes you think it will pass through quickly - hurricane coffee, hurricane prune juice, hurricane Jack-in-the-Box, hurricane fiber and hurricane Visine in your beer after you ticked-off your bartender.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Peter Grosz.

PETER GROSZ: Each hurricane will be named after the effect it has on Anderson Cooper while he reports from the middle of it.

(LAUGHTER)

GROSZ: So you'll have things like hurricane windblown but hair intact, hurricane soaked, freezing and still handsome and hurricane my, God, does anything ruffle this guy.

(LAUGHTER)

BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: And if any of those things happen, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.

SAGAL: Thank you, Bill Kurtis. Thanks also to Jessi Kline, Peter Grosz, Mo Rocca. Thanks to Chris Bannon at WNYC New York, Janine Baka and Alice Bernstein at BAM. Thanks to our fabulous audience and sophisticated hipsters in Brooklyn, New York. And thanks to all of you for listening. I'm Peter Sagal. We'll see you next week.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: This is NPR.

Copyright © 2014 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.

Comments

 

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!