Panel Round Two More questions for the panel: Somebody's on the no-lunch list; A politician slightly less qualified than the usual; What passes for romance.
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Panel Round Two

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More questions for the panel: Somebody's on the no-lunch list; A politician slightly less qualified than the usual; What passes for romance.

CARL KASELL, Host:

From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kassel. We're playing this week with Adam Felber, Roy Blount, Jr., and Paula Poundstone. And here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, Host:

Thank you, Carl.

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SAGAL: In just a minute, Carl serenades us with a tune on his rhyme horn in the Listener Limerick Challenge. If you'd like to play, give us a call at 1-888- Wait-Wait, that's 1-888-924-8924. But right now, panel, some more questions for you from the week's news.

Roy, a restaurant near the airport in Seattle has caused a scandal by openly refusing to serve whom?

ROY BLOUNT: A certain class of people or one person?

SAGAL: A class of people.

BLOUNT: A class of people.

SAGAL: I guess the owners of the restaurant went through one pat down too many.

BLOUNT: They won't serve - oh I know, the TSA. They won't serve the TSA.

SAGAL: They won't serve any TSA agents, or so they say.

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SAGAL: According to a story on the consumer advocacy website elliot.org, a restaurant near the Seattle-Tacoma airport is banning TSA agents. Says employee K.C. McLawson, "Their kind aren't welcomed in our establishment."

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SAGAL: This calls to mind the classic quote, "First they came for the TSA agents, and I said nothing, because screw them, they're TSA agents."

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SAGAL: After some damning news reports, the café has softened a bit. TSA agents are now welcome, but any drinks they order will be served in 3 ounce Ziploc baggies.

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BLOUNT: I wonder how many people in the audience have been patted down?

ADAM FELBER: Not at an airport, but I have been.

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SAGAL: Adam, a survey of 2,000 British men found that the majority consider doing what to be making a romantic gesture?

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FELBER: Looking up from the television set.

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FELBER: Oh, it's you, is it?

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FELBER: Hello, all right then, back to the telly.

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SAGAL: It's like, well you can tell that I love you because of the way I picked up my underwear off the floor.

FELBER: So housework.

SAGAL: Yeah, basically doing some of the housework they think is romantic.

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FELBER: The survey by Sainsbury asked men to name what they thought constituted romantic behavior. They didn't say flowers or poetry, they said putting the toilet seat down and not farting in bed.

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FELBER: I mean I think that proves they're gullible doesn't it? Because their wives are saying things like: you know what really turns me on?

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BLOUNT: Oop, too late.

SAGAL: Yeah.

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SAGAL: Asked for what they thought were romantic gestures, women said someone to cook a meal without being asked, someone to listen to her talk about her day at work and someone to run a bath for her. In other words, the most romantic thing you can do for your girlfriend is to become a girl.

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SAGAL: Paula, we're happy to report that Beatha Lee has just finished her first term as the President of the Hillbrook-Tall Oaks Civic Association in Annandale, Virginia. She has succeeded in the post, even though most of the voters who elected her did not know that she was a what?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: A dog.

SAGAL: Yes.

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SAGAL: Her list of qualification included a love of the outdoors and time overseeing a large estate in Maine. So when it was time to vote, 50 hands shot up and a dog won the most senior political post since Rin Tin Tin served as Commerce Secretary under Hoover.

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SAGAL: One resident complained, "Well she had a name. It's wasn't Spot or Rover, so everyone thought she was human." Really, there were clues. Her stance on the local economy? It was ruff.

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FELBER: Oh yes.

SAGAL: And when people told her that a tax hike would be hard to swallow, she said, well we'll put it in some hamburger, it always works for me.

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SAGAL: Beatha Lee has been allowed to finish out her one-year term as president, which unfortunately lasts 7 years in dog terms.

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FELBER: It seems like I've had this post forever.

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