Sept. 11, 2004
Welcome to Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, NPR's weekly news quiz program. Find out how well you know your news by playing the interactive online version below. You can also listen to this week's show with host Peter Sagal.
Who's Carl This Time?
Quote 1 (Listen)
CARL: "Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB/GYN's aren't able to practice their love with women all across the country."
Who warned us, while stumping for votes, that the nation's gynecologists are being prevented from "practicing their love?"
Quote 2 (Listen)
CARL: "You know, when they give you the menu, I'm always struggling: 'Ah, what do you want?'"
That's what someone told a crowd in Pennsylvania this week. Who said he can just never make up his mind when confronted by the tough choices on a restaurant menu?
Quote 3 (Listen)
CARL: "He is awake but still sedated. So he is arousable."
That was cardiologist Allan Schwartz, speaking about his patient's recovery from open heart surgery. Who, we are all pleased to know, is once again "arousable?"
Who's Carl This Time? Round II
Quote 4 (Listen)
CARL: "It almost seems like we've got a 'kick me' sign on the state here."
That was a man commenting on the continual pummeling suffered by what state?
Quote 5 (Listen)
That was The Chicago Tribune's headline about what giant step backwards for space science?
Quote 6 (Listen)
CARL: "I get up, take a shower and wash my hair. Then I read the newspapers... and slowly the hair dries. It takes about an hour. Once it's dry, I comb it. Once I have it the way I like it -- even though nobody else likes it -- I spray it and it's good for the day.""
That's a man in Playboy, explaining how he gets his disastrously over-the-top coiffe coiffed every day. Who?
Hint: He looks in the mirror and shouts, "You’re air-dried."
Limerick 1: (Listen)
"C'mere, squirt," the school shrink gives a snort.
"So basketball's not your best sport.
If your friendships don't work
It's because you're a jerk,
And not because you are so ________."
Limerick 2: (Listen)
My insurance thinks my type's buffoonic.
They fear what lurks under my tunic.
So they cannot agree,
Am I "he?" Am I "she?"
And they will not insure this old ________."
Limerick 3: (Listen)
Dear Diary, I hate to bicker,
But I thought you might help me heal quicker.
But on illness I dwell,
So I do not get well.
I obsess and I make myself ________.