Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Wait Wait... Don't Post Me!

"How are things in Vancouver?" "Ummm... kinda like Seattle, only metric."

Source: This exchange happened when Anthony, a caller from Vancouver Canada, was a contestant on NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Explanation: Wait Wait is rapidly becoming my favorite podcast, which is unfortunate, because I'm burning through all of my past episodes. Soon I'll be stuck waiting for a new episode each week like the rest of the world. It's like "catching up to reality" on a TiVo-delayed program. You suddenly just don't feel privileged anymore, because you have to watch commercials like the rest of those non-TiVo-owning commoners out there.

Here's a behind the scenes look at Wait Wait:



Special Blog Bonus: Here's a Good Eats parody. "See how much easier it is when we work in metric?"

3 comments:

Jack said...

"You suddenly just don't feel privileged anymore, because you have to watch commercials like the rest of those non-TiVo-owning commoners out there." . . .

NPR is National Public Radio - No commercials. Just the semi annual fund raiser.

JCA said...

semiannual? more like bimonthly. but we forgive them this, b/c they're worth it.

of course we NPR lovers are always thrilled to welcome another to the fold. It's a slippery slope from "Wait Wait" to "Car Talk" to eventually crushing on Nina Totenberg. JOIN US, JEREMY!!!

Willie Y said...

Wait don't tell me Wait Wait Don't Tell Me is my favorite program as well program as well.