Panel Round Two
BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We are playing this week with Roxanne Roberts, Roy Blount Jr. and Luke Burbank. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.
PETER SAGAL, HOST:
Thank you, Bill.
SAGAL: Thank you, everybody. In just a minute, Bill Kurtis is appointed head of rhyma (ph), the federal rhymergency (ph) management agency.
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. Roxanne, new research says that in recent years, there's been a steep increase in violence and the potential for violence among one particular group. Who or what is becoming more violent?
ROXANNE ROBERTS: Oh, is it goats?
SAGAL: It's - I'll give you a hint. It's not a toy. It's an interlocking building system that will kill you.
SAGAL: Yes. Legos are getting more violent.
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SAGAL: I will explain. Thirty percent of Lego sets sold today...
ROBERTS: I like my answer better.
SAGAL: Yeah, well, this is the problem. While you're looking at the goats expecting the worst, Legos are going to come up behind you and get you because here's the story. According to this survey by the University of Canterbury, 30 percent of all Lego sets include some kind of weapon. The most violent weapons found in Lego sets are swords, guns and any piece you just stepped on barefoot.
SAGAL: And the worry is all this violence and weapons and violent imagery will encourage kids to be violent themselves. So many parents are concerned about the rise in yellow-on-yellow crime.
ROY BLOUNT JR.: They grabbed at that you there, too. You have to go, let go, let go.
SAGAL: Roy, the secretary of veterans affairs said even though lines at VA hospitals are still long, people shouldn't complain because no one cares about the lines of what other - apparently to him similar - place?
BLOUNT JR.: At a movie thing - a big, hot movie thing?
SAGAL: No, no, no it's an entertainment thing. I'll give you a hint. (Singing) It's a small prostate after all.
BLOUNT JR.: Small prostate after all.
BLOUNT JR.: You don't stand in line for operations.
SAGAL: You don't.
BLOUNT JR.: No. (Singing) Small prostate...
SAGAL: It's the song, Roy. Where do you hear that song over and over again?
BLOUNT JR.: Oh, at Disney World.
SAGAL: That's it. Disney World is the answer.
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ROY BLOUNT JR.: But, but...
SAGAL: But, but, but - what?
BLOUNT JR.: I see the prostate comes in through the Veterans Affairs.
SAGAL: Yeah, that's the...
LUKE BURBANK: Although some of those rides do feel like you're entering a human colon.
SAGAL: That is true.
BLOUNT JR.: I got stuck on one of those rides once.
SAGAL: What happened?
BLOUNT JR.: I listened to that song about 400,000 times.
SAGAL: Everybody has had that experience.
BLOUNT JR.: (Singing) It's a small world...
SAGAL: Responding to concerns about the lines at VA hospitals, Secretary McDonald of the Veterans Affairs said, quote, "when you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line or your satisfaction with the experience?" This is especially offensive to veterans because they know the reason Mickey Mouse only has four fingers is that he cut one off to dodge the draft back in '69.
BLOUNT JR.: I'm reminded now that not only did I get stuck on the ride...
BLOUNT JR.: But the music was stuck on (singing) it's a small, small world.
BLOUNT JR.: It's a small, small world. It did kind of close in on me.
SAGAL: I can imagine.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "IT'S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL")
UNIDENTIFIED SINGERS: (Singing) It's a small world. It's a small world. It's a small world. It's a small world. It's a world.
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