Panel Round Two
MIKE PESCA, HOST:
Thank you, Bill. In just a minute, Bill joins the Kardashian Klan as Kimerick. It's 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. Peter, this week Los Angeles hosted CatCon, the world's best, and hopefully only, cat convention.
PETER GROSZ: I know, I was there.
PESCA: One of the central issues discussed at CatCon was calling for an end to what harmful stereotype?
GROSZ: They called for an end to the crazy cat lady stereotype.
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PESCA: The crazy cat lady must end.
AMY DICKINSON: As the only person, you know, on the panel who might be one day a crazy cat lady - I should live so long - so what are they going to do to dispel the...
PESCA: I think it's mostly just the label, the slur, and don't use the phrase crazy cat lady and just call them what they are - unmarryable, sexless spinsters.
GROSZ: With a cat, with cats.
PESCA: With cats.
GROSZ: You know, a better - the other thing they need to dispel about cats is that they don't have nine lives. I had kids in the car. They were like, cats got nine lives, right? And I was like, whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a minute. Someone's got to tell kids that they don't because then they're going to - you know, oh, throw him off the balcony. He's got eight to go.
PESCA: Yeah - we can do this seven more times.
PESCA: Amy, good news. You can now get a special MasterCard branded with what?
DICKINSON: Wait. It's - it's a group.
PESCA: Never mind the bullocks. The late fees will get you though.
DICKINSON: It's - is it Spinal Tap?
PESCA: It's like, the real Spinal Tap.
DICKINSON: It's the real Spinal - but, wait, I can't remember the group. It's...
PESCA: Ready? (Imitating sound of shooting bullets).
PESCA: Does that help? All right, Peter, you look like you know the answer. You want to answer it?
GROSZ: It's the Sex Pistols.
DICKINSON: The Sex - that's right. I knew it.
PESCA: It is the Sex Pistols. Virgin Money is offering two different Sex Pistols-branded credit cards, in what's probably the most unlikely corporate tie-in since N.W.A.'s Dockers with attitude.
GROSZ: The only way this can be cool and punk is if you use this credit card after you've destroyed the store.
GROSZ: You know what I'm saying? You just go into a Gap and like, this is how I feel about your clothes...
GROSZ: And put it on this credit card.
GROSZ: Wouldn't that be great?
GROSZ: I'll get miles on that card. I'll get points. Before I destroy your store, do you have a loyalty program?
GROSZ: All right. Let's destroy the store.
PESCA: Peter, scientists in Australia have discovered a new species of marsupial with a life span of about of year. The reason its life is so short is because at a certain point, the male does what until it dies?
GROSZ: At a certain point, the male just tries to reproduce until it dies?
PESCA: That is correct.
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GROSZ: What's - is there a name for this?
PESCA: It's a bangaroo. Yeah.
PESCA: It's actually called - it's actually called the dusky antechinus. It does it - it literally does it until it disintegrates.
GROSZ: The whole animal? Or just the thing?
PESCA: I will now quote from IFLScience. They inflict ulcers, fur loss and even internal bleeding on themselves. Their bodies disintegrate as they're stripped of nutrients to fuel a two-week orgy, which is also Panama City, Fla.'s new motto.
GROSZ: I feel - who's sitting there watching this?
GROSZ: Imagine if you were the scientist. You're like, hey, you got to watch...
GROSZ: It's all right dude, my old job was testing camel piss...
GROSZ: This is great.
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