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Panel Round One

Saturday, January 11, 2014

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In The Mood For Meh.



We want to remind everyone that they can join us here most weeks at the Chase Bank Auditorium. For tickets and more information go to wbez.org, or you can find a link at our website, waitwait.npr.org. Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news.

Paula, a new study shows that people will often do what, even when not in the mood for it?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: They will often do what when not in the mood for it?

SAGAL: Can I give you a hint?

POUNDSTONE: Yes, please.

SAGAL: It's like OMG I am so hot for you.



SAGAL: Well, a sort of more modern technological version of that.

POUNDSTONE: Jump in the Orgasmatron?


SAGAL: The OMG was a clue.


SAGAL: Yes, sexting.



POUNDSTONE: I find that bizarre that people do it even when they are in the mood for it. What would - I don't understand. So you're not talking to the person, and you're not with the person. You're just writing things spelled wrong.

FELBER: Misspelling is optional.

POUNDSTONE: OMG, I'm so into U?

SAGAL: Capital letter U.

POUNDSTONE: Because you don't have time to write a Y and an O. Now I feel bad for Mark Weiner.

SAGAL: Anthony Weiner.

CHARLIE PIERCE: Anthony, because everybody calls him Anthony?

POUNDSTONE: Oh, excuse me, Anthony Weiner was just bored. I just think that if we could've been more stimulating as a nation, he would not have sent pictures of his private parts to women.

SAGAL: Coming up, our panelists give presentations on bad presentations. It's our Bluff the Listener Game. Call 1-888-WAIT-WAIT to play. And Mary Matalin joins us to play Not My Job.

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