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Our panelists answer questions about the week's news....Prisoner of Love

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We want to remind everyone to join us most weeks at the Chase Bank Auditorium right here in downtown Chicago. For tickets and more information, scroll on over to wbez.org or you can find a link at our website. That's waitwait.npr.org. Right now panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Helen, a Guantanamo detainee is claiming he has been mistreated at the prison camp. In a letter to his lawyer, he says his what has been unfairly taken away from him?

HELEN HONG: His orange jumpsuit, his fun outfits?

SAGAL: No. This is something that we did not know, I should say, that Guantanamo inmates had. I'll give you a hint - likes - very short walks around my cell, dislikes - waterboarding.

HONG: Oh, online dating?

SAGAL: Yes. He was complaining that his match.com profile was taken away from him.

HONG: Oh, my God...

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

HONG: ...I knew I recognized him.

(LAUGHTER)

HONG: I knew it. I was like, how do I know that guy - match.com, guys.

ROY BLOUNT, JR.: Oh, and you had to find out here. That's...

HONG: It's rough.

SAGAL: Just because you're at Gitmo doesn't mean you can't get some.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Guantanamo prisoner Muhammad Rahim al Afghani had a match.com profile which said - and I am not kidding - quote, "detained but ready to mingle."

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: We presume his Facebook status was it's really, really, really complicated. Anyway, he chose match.com after having the lowest-ranked profile ever on JDate.

(LAUGHTER)

ALONZO BODDEN: How do you feel if you're not getting any hits on match.com and the Gitmo detainee is?

SAGAL: That's a terrible thing.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "I WILL WAIT")

MUMFORD AND SONS: (Singing) 'Cause I will wait, I will wait for you. And I will wait, I will wait for you. And I will wait, I will wait for you.

SAGAL: Coming up, our panelists pay tribute to some terrible tributes. It's our bluff the listener game. Call 1-888-WAIT-WAIT to play. We'll be back in a minute with more of WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME from NPR.

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