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Oct. 11, 2003

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?

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That title, based on what we stress is the very mundane word in German for "leader," is what columnist Steve Lopez christened a man who made history this week. Who?

Answer 1

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CARL: "They can take a shot. Then they'll get their BLEEP kicked. Folks have been underestimating me for a long time. Don't worry about it man. I've won five elections in this state. And I'm not going to lose one."

That was somebody making a prediction back in June about the election this week. He turned out to be a little off. Who?

Answer 2

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CARL: "I would form a task force to find out exactly what Willis was talking about."

That was an unsuccessful candidate for governor of California, telling us -- on the David Letterman show -- what he would have done, had he won. Who was it?

Don't know? He also said this:

I'd guess I'd have to quit my job as a security guard.


Television viewers wouldn't know if they were watching C-SPAN or Nick at Nite.

Answer 3

Who's Carl Round II

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CARL: "I said I don't know. Isn't that clear? You don't understand English?"

That's a Bush Cabinet member getting testy when asked why no one told him about the big reorganization of the U.S. mission in Iraq. Who?

Hint: It's a mistake to make him mad... he's got the entire U.S. armed forces to send after you.

Answer 4

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That's "Baby Boy" by Beyonce Knowles... the top single this week on Billboard... the first week that all top ten singles are by artists who are... what?

Hint: Other artists on the list include Nelly, P. Diddy and the Ying Yang Twins.

Answer 5

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CARL: "Roses are red/Violets are blue/Oh my lump in the bed/How I've missed you.

The distance, my dear, has been such a barrier/Next time you want an adventure, just land on a carrier."

Who wrote the poem?

Hint: The author of the poem knows a thing or two about using an aircraft carrier to his romantic advantage...

Answer 6

Limerick Challenge

Limerick 1: (Listen)

They cite SOUR cream, onion and nag us.
But SHEEP guts? You might as well gag us.
They're faint as a wisp,
The Scots call them crisps,
They're potato chips flavored like __________.

Answer 1

Limerick 2: (Listen)

Your tongue, also your gut agrees.
Yellow slice, then two breads, shut it please.
For thickness of cheddar,
No flavor is better,
When you've learned how to __________.

Answer 2

Limerick 3: (Listen)

For Clement's half-goatee we cheered.
So what if men think it looks weird.
I'll cover my chin
If it helps the Cubs win.
Hey, sister, put on a fake __________.

Answer 3