Panel Round One
PETER SAGAL, HOST:
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Now panel it is time for you to answer some questions about the week's news. Greg, The Wall Street Journal is reporting in a growing trend among users of the Apple Watch - these people, some of them are using what to operate their watches?
GREG PROOPS: They're using what to operate their Apple Watch?
PROOPS: Apple juice?
SAGAL: Well, think about it. As you may know - and perhaps you have one or know somebody who does - the Apple Watch is a watch that goes on your wrist.
PROOPS: Sure. I was going to buy one, but then I remembered I was cool and had a life and friends and stuff but yeah.
SAGAL: Well, if you didn't have any of those things, you got an Apple Watch instead...
SAGAL: ...You'd be wearing a touch-sensitive screen on your wrist, right, of one your hands. So people...
PROOPS: Oh, I thank you, Peter. You've given me a wonderful clue. I'm going to say their tongues.
ROY BLOUNT, JR.: Yeah.
AMY DICKINSON: They're licking...
SAGAL: Now that you said it, I'm someone out there's going to go aha.
SAGAL: No, so I'll give you - you're close. It's like well, no, they're not snorting coke. They're checking their email.
PROOPS: Their nose?
SAGAL: Their noses.
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SAGAL: People are using their noses to operate their Apple Watch.
DICKINSON: Of course you would.
BLOUNT, JR.: Yeah, accidentally...
DICKINSON: ...Makes perfect sense.
BLOUNT, JR.: Yeah.
DICKINSON: Like, you have something in your right hand - yeah...
SAGAL: Yeah, and you're like your phone call's coming in, you've got to answer it or send it to voicemail. What are you going to do? You...
BLOUNT, JR.: Or your nose itches.
SAGAL: Yeah, also good.
PROOPS: Yes, I have the abrasive sandpaper Apple Watch. That's why I've never...
PROOPS: ...Used my nose to operate it. That's why I use my tongue on it.
SAGAL: So the journal says that the survey has found that 46 percent - almost half of Apple Watch users - have used their nose as a, quote, "input device."
SAGAL: Sounds like something a mother would say to their 8-year-old. Johnny, do not - stop using your nose as an input device in church. It's gone even further. One nose-tapper of the watch went and programmed the fingerprint scanner on his iPhone to accept his nose as identification.
SAGAL: He can go completely hands-free. He can just put the phone on the table in front of him and just dive in, you know?
BLOUNT, JR.: Wow.
PROOPS: Is that the full "Scarface," that one?
SAGAL: Exactly (growls). This news is really surprising because we honestly thought there was nothing you could do to make yourself look dumber than just wearing an Apple Watch.
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