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November 10, 2001

Welcome to Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, NPR's weekly news quiz program. Find out how well you know your news by playing the interactive online version below. You can also listen to this week's show with host Peter Sagal.

Who's Carl This Time?

Quote 1 (Listen with Real Audio)
PETER: "You're the boss."
CARL: "I'm the boss? Well, let's go eat, then."

So, who's the boss?

HINT: He's not just the boss... He's the boss in chief.

Answer 1

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CARL: "(He) talks about America a wee bit more eloquently than the Americans do... in the most delectable accent."

That's the Boston Globe answering the question, why is America so smitten with... whom?

HINT: It's one reason we're so smitten with Sue Ellicott.

Answer 2

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CARL: "I probably would have married a conservative banker, played golf, and become an alcoholic."

That's a woman describing how lucky she was to spend her life slaving away in a kitchen instead. Who is it?

Answer 3

Who's Carl Round II

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CARL: "If you want to question the high cost of running, you'll have to talk to NBC. They charge a lot for ads, you know."

That's someone on NBC's Today Show blaming that network for forcing him to spend 60 million of his own dollars to win public office. What billionaire spent his way to the Mayor's office this week?

Answer 4

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CARL: "Yes, I know that, but it just got (a) hurry. I forgot all these things to do."

That's a man named Subash Garung... who says yes, sure, he knows he made a mistake, but it was just that he forgot to do something before trying to fly from Chicago to Omaha? What did Mr. Garung forget to do?

Answer 5

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CARL: "I'm very fit... I'd like to find a reporter who can outdistance me. I have a 31-inch waist, a 42-inch chest. I'm still real butch."

That's a TV reporter reassuring us that he's tough enough to survive his new assignment for Fox News in Afghanistan. Who's heading toward Kabul, microphone in hand?

HINT: Funny, but we don't remember Al Capone's vault being anywhere near Kabul.

HINT: We predict he'll come back when a Taliban soldier breaks his nose with a folding chair.

Answer 6

Limerick Challenge

Limerick 1: (Listen with Real Audio)

I run around more, but do less.
And my desk's a perpetual mess.
I've moved up all my deadlines
For I've just read this headline:
My immune system needs some more __________.

Answer 1

Limerick 2: (Listen with Real Audio)

The longhorn moos, "For goodness' sake!"
There's more than just sirloin to take.
Come on, try our luck
Right under the chuck.
They've discovered a new cut of _________.

Answer 2

Limerick 3: (Listen with Real Audio)

Though I'm 18 and listen to Slayer,
I'm the town's top municipal player.
When I did my report
The town council would snort:
"Just you try it." I did. Now I'm __________.

Answer 3