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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Adam, our cars, while they tell us now and they need to get gas and when we need maintenance, the next Toyota Prius may take things a step further. It'll tell you when you need what?

ADAM FELBER: To lose weight.

SAGAL: Exactly right.

FELBER: What?

(SoUNDBITE OF BELL, LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Yes.

HELEN HONG: What?

SAGAL: Although, technically...

FELBER: I made that up.

SAGAL: Technically, it will tell you when you need to exercise. Toyota has filed a patent to integrate your fitness data, you know, like, from your Apple watch or your Fitbit, with your vehicle's infotainment screen. So basically you'll be driving somewhere and your car will say, how about, you know, just parking here and walking the rest of the way?

(LAUGHTER)

FELBER: So once again, Fred Flintstone was way ahead of his time.

SAGAL: It's true.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

FELBER: So you're - wait, Peter, you're saying the car will actually tell you to get out and walk?

SAGAL: Apparently...

FELBER: It'll tell you, you need to exercise.

SAGAL: It will actually tell you, hey, you should get out and walk. You haven't gotten your steps for the day.

FELBER: That is a real, self-hating car.

SAGAL: It really is.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: No, don't worry about me...

FELBER: I'm no good for you. Get out, I'm no good. I'm making you fat. I'm enabling you, go.

(LAUGHTER)

FELBER: I'm going to drive myself somewhere.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Your car will become somebody else you lie to about going to the gym.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Yeah, no, no, I parked in front of the Dunkin' Donuts but the gym's just down the street, really.

FELBER: Really? Because is that powdered sugar?

LUKE BURBANK: Wait a second...

FELBER: It feels like powdered sugar on the steering wheel.

SAGAL: No, really. It's cocaine.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: I swear.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "I'M WALKING")

FATS DOMINO: (Singing) I'm walking. Yes, indeed, I'm talking about you and me. I'm hoping that you come back to me, yeah. I'm lonely. Yes, I can I can be, I'm waiting for your company. I'm hoping that you come back to me.

SAGAL: Coming up, our panelists seek vengeance. It's our Bluff The Listener game. Call 1-888-WAIT-WAIT to play. We'll be back in a minute with more of WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME from NPR.

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