Limericks Carl reads three news-related limericks, on: time in the man-cave; a candle that sets the mood for food; an easy way to get your man to snuggle.
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PETER SAGAL, host:

Coming up, it's Lightning Fill in the Blank.

But first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call or leave a message at 1-888-Wait Wait, that's 1-888-924-8924. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

Ms. CANDI LORDO: Hi, this is Candi Lordo.

SAGAL: Hey, Candi, how are you?

Ms. LORDO: Just fine.

SAGAL: I love the name Candi, it's a great name. But did that bring unusual or unrealistic expectations to the people who met you?

Ms. LORDO: Sometimes.

SAGAL: I understand.

(Soundbite of laughter)

Ms. LORDO: Yes.

SAGAL: Well, Candi, welcome to the show. Carl Kasell is going to read you three news related limericks, with the last word or phrase missing from each. If you can find that last word or phrase correctly on two of the limericks, you'll be a winner. Here is your first limerick.

CARL KASELL, host:

Since domestic life fills me with dread, to my backyard again I have fled. And here in my hut, the door I keep shut, I spend a year of life in the...

Ms. LORDO: Head.

SAGAL: In the head.

(Soundbite of laughter)

SAGAL: No, the clues include hut, backyard, hut in your backyard maybe.

Ms. LORDO: A hut in my backyard?

SAGAL: Might be called a...

Ms. LORDO: Yeah?

SAGAL: Nothing?

Ms. LORDO: Nothing.

SAGAL: How about shed?

Ms. LORDO: Oh, shed.

(Soundbite of laughter)

SAGAL: Chances are, if you live in England anyway, if you can't find your man, it's probably because he is in the shed. According to a new study in England, the average man there spends a year of his life, over three hours every week, in his shed. Respondents to the survey say the spend there time working on home improvement projects, repairing machinery, or playing with their tools, which is not yet a euphemism.

(Soundbite of laughter)

SAGAL: Here is your next limerick.

KASELL: These candles make pupils grow wider, their scent is a hunger provider. It's meaty and greasy and goes down real easy, the smell of a White Castle...

Ms. LORDO: Hamburger.

(Soundbite of laughter)

Ms. LORDO: Oh, slider.

SAGAL: Yes, slider.

(Soundbite of bell)

SAGAL: I like the hamburger. The hamburger is more the free verse answer.

KASELL: Yeah.

(Soundbite of laughter)

SAGAL: It's very beat poetry.

Mr. PAUL PROVENZA (Author, "Satiristas"): Very, I want...

SAGAL: I love it.

Mr. TOM BODETT (Humorist, Bodett.com): It was a surprising rhyme, I like those.

SAGAL: To some the smell of a White Castle slider is reason enough never to eat one.

(Soundbite of laughter)

SAGAL: Others don't feel that way. In honor of National Hamburger Month, White Castle is selling...

Mr. BODETT: National what?

SAGAL: National Hamburger Month. How are you celebrating it, Tom?

(Soundbite of laughter)

Mr. BODETT: Here.

SAGAL: White Castle is selling a White Castle slider-scented candle available for the month with proceeds...

(Soundbite of noise)

SAGAL: ...going to charity. Hey, bet you can't burn just one.

(Soundbite of laughter)

SAGAL: It's all very nice, but we just hope that this does not start a trend. May for example is also Foot Health Month.

(Soundbite of laughter)

SAGAL: July is National Baked Bean Month, and November is National Stamp Collecting Month.

(Soundbite of laughter)

SAGAL: I mean I love my grandfather, but I don't want my living room to smell like him.

(Soundbite of laughter)

Mr. PROVENZA: I got to tell you the great thing about White Castle it's the only place where you don't feel bad about going in and going: Give me eight of them, I'll eat them here.

(Soundbite of laughter)

SAGAL: Yeah. Here is your last limerick.

KASELL: My man's an emotional muddle, he will grab all his pals in a huddle. So I think it's too much that when I want to touch, I must drug him to get him to...

Ms. LORDO: Cuddle.

SAGAL: Cuddle, yes, there you go.

(Soundbite of bell)

(Soundbite of applause)

SAGAL: German men may be good at embracing bratwurst and rules, but they're apparently not very good at embracing. So German researchers have developed something that they are calling cuddle spray. It's a nasal spray laced with oxytocins, the so-called trust hormone.

(Soundbite of laughter)

SAGAL: Those who have used it claim it makes men, quote, "emotional, empathetic, and snuggly."

(Soundbite of laughter)

SAGAL: Now that all German men want to snuggle, researchers are desperately trying to come up with a spray that will make German men Italian.

(Soundbite of laughter)

Mr. PROVENZA: What's the name of that spray? I want to take some of that and just spray it on the subway.

SAGAL: Cuddle spray.

Mr. PROVENZA: That'd be interesting to watch.

SAGAL: Carl, how did Candi do on our limerick?

KASELL: Well, Candi had two correct answers, Peter. That's good enough to win our prize.

SAGAL: Well done, congratulations.

(Soundbite of applause)

Ms. LORDO: Thank you.

SAGAL: Thank you so much for playing, Candi.

Ms. LORDO: Bye-bye now.

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