Panel Round One
MIKE PESCA, HOST:
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And right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Tom, we'll go to you. The team behind Google Glass has spent years developing the technology. Well, now, they're finally making Google Glass less what?
TOM BODETT: Less dorky-looking?
PESCA: That's exactly right, yeah.
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PESCA: Less ugly.
PESCA: Google has always put style second. Look at their bare-bones homepage, and who can forget that first, high-waisted version of Google Pants.
PESCA: Well, finally, Google has wised up. They're partnering with an Italian designer to ensure that when a Google Glass wearer has their Google glasses punched off their face, the glasses are extremely fashion forward.
ROY BLOUNT JR.: So they're going to be actually fashionable glasses, like you see somebody with these on, you might not know that they were Web surfing while they were in conversation with you or whatever it is they do?
People won't want that. They want to be - they want to look as obnoxious as possible, surely, if...
PESCA: That is true. The information is right there on your glasses, but Google Glass reminds me of sort of the beer helmet or the idea behind the beer helmet, where you drink the beer out of the helmet, just some guy saying I want the things I want, and I want on my face.
JR.: You know, when you put it that way, Mike, I totally get it.
KYRIE O'CONNOR: Does anybody remember the brockabrella?
JR.: Yeah, Lou Brock.
O'CONNOR: Lou Brock.
JR.: I had one. I mean...
O'CONNOR: It was a hat with a little umbrella.
PESCA: Oh, yeah.
JR.: Now that was technology.
JR.: You could just wear that all the time, and it looked kind of cute.
PESCA: Yeah, I think I saw that in the Museum of Celibacy.
PESCA: Coming up, it's a tourist trap Bluff the Listener game. Call 1-888-WAIT-WAIT to play. And violinist Itzhak Perlman joins us to play Not My Job.
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