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Too Spoon?


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Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Paula, city officials in Madison, Wisconsin, are coming down hard on what they consider a blight on their city. They have vowed to shut down a house that hires out professional what?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: I don't know. Can you give me a hint?

SAGAL: Well, it's 20 bucks if you're the little spoon, 30 bucks if you're the big spoon.

POUNDSTONE: Scoop up cocaine in large and small spoons.


SAGAL: No - I thought we might get into trouble here, Paula. The spoon...

FAITH SALIE: Is a metaphor.

SAGAL: Thank you.


SAGAL: This was a business where men in general could pay to come in and do something, and quite literally it was shut down because one of the city counselors, I think it was the city attorney, said come on, no man ever just wants to do that.





POUNDSTONE: I would've gotten that if you hadn't brought up cutlery.



SAGAL: The business is or was known as The Snuggle House, and it employed several professional cuddlers, also known as lazy prostitutes.



SAGAL: The city of Madison says it's obviously a front for a prostitution ring. The jury is still out on that, but there is something suspicious about all those ladies lounging about in fishnet sweatpants.

POUNDSTONE: I think if you're going to do stranger snuggling, you should volunteer at your pet shelter.

SALIE: True.

POUNDSTONE: Yeah, just go...

SALIE: Cuddle a cat, yeah.

POUNDSTONE: Yeah, go snuggle a dog - and because they don't want to go any further.


SAGAL: Coming up, our panelists look back at the trends of 2013 in our Bluff the Listener game. Call 1-888-WAIT-WAIT to play. And Oscar Isaac from the new Coen Brothers movie "Inside Llewyn Davis" joins us to play Not My Job.

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