Who’s Bill This Time : NPR

Who's Bill This Time : NPR

BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT… DON’T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. Lay me down for a triple phrase score. I’m Scrab-Bill (ph) Kurtis.


KURTIS: And here is your host on the Chase Financial institution Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.


Thanks, Bill.


SAGAL: Thanks, everyone. Great present for you at this time, especially because we will go to a spot the place we’ve never gone before. You see, here at WAIT WAIT we worry about plenty of things – our panelists, our crew, the quality of our jokes and whether or not you’ll be able to tell they are jokes. However…


SAGAL: …At this time, we talk about something we never have to consider right here, which is clothing. There are so many questions. For example, ought to we now be sporting pants?


SAGAL: So at this time, we are going to ask all our urgent questions to an professional – Ruth E. Carter, the Oscar winner for her costume design on the film “Black Panther.” Luckily, although, she will be unable to see us, both.


SAGAL: We don’t care in the event you hassle to placed on pants first. Give us a name to play our recreation. The number is 1-888-WAIT-WAIT – that is 1-888-924-8924. Let’s welcome our first listener contestant.

Hi, you are on WAIT WAIT… DON’T TELL ME.

JUDY HOLMLUND: Whats up. This is Judy from Tampa Bay.

SAGAL: Oh, how are things in Tampa Bay?

HOLMLUND: They’re awesome. Lovely day at present – 72 levels.

SAGAL: Yeah.

PETER GROSZ: (Laughter).


KURTIS: There’s your reaction, Judy.

SAGAL: Nicely…


SAGAL: Thanks for calling, but I am afraid you’ve got misplaced. Goodbye.


SAGAL: Welcome to our present, Judy. Let me introduce you to our panel this week. First up, it is the co-host of the podcast No one Listens To Paula Poundstone. It is Adam Felber.



SAGAL: Next, it is a features author for the Type part of The Washington Submit. It’s Roxanne Roberts.


ROXANNE ROBERTS: Whats up, Judy.

HOLMLUND: Hey, Roxanne.

SAGAL: Finally, a author and performer you’ve got seen enjoying Mike Pence on “The President Show” – it is Peter Grosz.

GROSZ: Hi, Judy.


HOLMLUND: Hello, Peter.

SAGAL: Now, Judy, you are going to start us off with Who’s Bill This Time. Bill Kurtis goes to learn for you three quotations from the week’s news. You expected this. And you realize that it’s a must to appropriately determine or explain simply two of them. Do this, you will win our prize – the voice of anybody you could choose from our present on your voicemail. You ready to play?

HOLMLUND: I’m prepared.

SAGAL: Here is your first quote.

KURTIS: Properly, at the least there will not be hate anymore.

SAGAL: That was David Waldman on Twitter celebrating the passage Thursday of a daring decision in Congress condemning hate by whom?

HOLMLUND: The Congress.

SAGAL: The Congress, sure, however which half of Congress?


HOLMLUND: The House of Representatives.

SAGAL: OK. (Unintelligible). Which half…


SAGAL: …Of the Home of Representatives?

HOLMLUND: The Democrats passed…

SAGAL: Sure, the Democrats.




SAGAL: On Thursday, all the Democrats within the House voted to condemn bigotry. So hopefully, you all received in your bigotry earlier than it turned illegal this week.


SAGAL: The Democrats took over the House of Representatives in January, they usually have been united, determined and targeted. And it was superb that it lasted all of six weeks before they reverted to their pure state of backstabbing and purity testing. This week’s catastrophe all started around Consultant Ilhan Omar, who stated something some individuals thought was anti-Semitic, but she says it wasn’t. And the argument obtained so dangerous, even Consultant Omar was heard to say, oy, I’ve had it up to my tuchus with these meshugas.


SAGAL: In order that they lastly decided to cope with it by passing a decision condemning all types of hate, together with anti-Semitism, racism, Islamophobia and no matter Taylor Swift was upset about in that track.


GROSZ: That – did not it start with just anti-Semitism? That they had to add to it to get more individuals on.

SAGAL: Yeah. It was this bizarre kind of bizarre political factor that solely Democrats might do.

FELBER: And this isn’t even a regulation. This isn’t even…

GROSZ: A invoice…

FELBER: It’s just a decision. We do not like hate.

SAGAL: Yeah. We do not like hate, they usually all determined they might agree on this.


SAGAL: Except 21 Republicans voted towards it.

FELBER: And I like that.


GROSZ: I do not know why they might do this, although, because I feel like they need to just vote sure on every little thing. And, like, it’s like when someone’s beating themselves up, you just type of get out of the best way and be sure to don’t get hit by their…

SAGAL: Yeah.

GROSZ: …Flailing palms.

SAGAL: Yeah.

GROSZ: I feel like they need to just be, like, we’re truly going to all take a – the week off, and also you guys just, like – simply struggle towards each other for a second.

FELBER: But they’re nervous about being primaried, proper?

GROSZ: There’s, like, speak amongst yourselves. Then there’s struggle amongst yourselves.

SAGAL: Yeah.


SAGAL: I mean, it did introduce an fascinating discussion. Can you be important of Israel with out being anti-Semitic?



FELBER: Oh, sorry.

SAGAL: OK. And is it anti-Semitism for those who just hate Jared Kushner? Just…


GROSZ: Right.

SAGAL: All right. Your subsequent quote is a Washington Publish touch upon a landmark in area exploration. It is scheduled for next week.

KURTIS: It is simply two astronautesses (ph) doing their work.

SAGAL: If all of it goes in accordance with schedule, next week, NASA will stage the primary all-female what?

HOLMLUND: Flight into area.

SAGAL: Nicely, no. That’s been completed earlier than. But what’s by no means been finished before is simply ladies doing one specific activity out there in area.

HOLMLUND: A spacewalk.

SAGAL: Sure, a spacewalk.


SAGAL: Excellent.


SAGAL: It’s great – the primary all-female spacewalk. It’s great because in area, nobody can hear you say, why don’t you smile extra?


SAGAL: At the finish of March, two feminine astronauts will do a spacewalk together 245 miles above the Earth because that’s actually how far it’s a must to go to actually avoid getting harassed at work.


ROBERTS: Do they have to do it backward in heels?

SAGAL: Precisely.

GROSZ: I’ve a question. Why do ladies all the time go to area in pairs?


GROSZ: It is so weird. It’s so bizarre. Like, why do they do this?

FELBER: Guys simply go to area…

GROSZ: Guys will go into area by themselves.

FELBER: …Once they need to go to area.

SAGAL: Yeah.

GROSZ: Yeah. Like, what’s up, Rox? Converse for all ladies.

SAGAL: Yeah.


ROBERTS: It’s because they need to get the hell away from you guys.


SAGAL: The announcement that area will not be habitable for Mike Pence has been…


SAGAL: …Met with praise and pleasure all around. Ladies are excited. Area nerds are excited. TMZ is already speculating about what the ladies might be sporting.


SAGAL: It is robust, though. You present up on your huge historic spacewalk. Your photograph is going be within the Smithsonian. And also you understand the lady next to you is sporting the identical go well with.


SAGAL: What’s fascinating – and this is also true – just to actually make history, the crew managing the spacewalk back down at mission management – additionally all ladies. The entire thing goes to be so constructive…

FELBER: So the primary…

SAGAL: …And empowering and cooperative. It’s, like, Houston, you do not have a problem. You’re good.


GROSZ: I might like to see it reported type of like old-timey newsreel fashion.

SAGAL: What do you imply?

GROSZ: Properly, these pretty women are going out into area. Are you able to think about?


GROSZ: I assume those windows actually did want cleaning.


GROSZ: Come again in, women. These males don’t know what to eat for dinner.


SAGAL: All proper. Shifting alongside before we’re instantly canceled…


SAGAL: Your last quote is in response to an enormous article in Forbes this week.

KURTIS: Kylie Jenner – these days getting up at 5 a.m. to deliver the paper within the snow, saving up each nickel.

SAGAL: That article introduced to the world that Ms. Jenner is now the youngest ever what in all of historical past?

HOLMLUND: Billionaire.


GROSZ: Yeah.


SAGAL: She turned the youngest billionaire.


SAGAL: Although what’s fascinating is that Forbes referred to Kylie Jenner because the world’s youngest self-made billionaire…


SAGAL: …As a result of it is true. Jenner did it on her personal with none help from anybody – except her extremely famous and wealthy family, who put her on reality TV at the age of 10.

FELBER: How previous is she now?

SAGAL: She’s 21.

ROBERTS: Twenty-one.

FELBER: And the way previous was Zuckerberg?

SAGAL: Zuckerberg was 23.


SAGAL: I imply, you’ll be able to…

GROSZ: They’re both so odious I don’t know who – it is like I do not feel, like – oh, I feel dangerous for Zuckerberg. But in addition, like, I do not feel dangerous for him. He’s…


GROSZ: …Type of a horrible individual.

SAGAL: I do not – I imply, I don’t assume Kylie Jenner is odious. She truly began this company promoting cosmetics, starting with lip gloss. And she or he’s truly bought a number of lip gloss, which may or will not be necessary. But, you already know, Zuckerberg’s, like, wow, have you learnt a lot of the world I needed to damage to get my billion dollars?

GROSZ: That is true.


GROSZ: Sure. General, she’s carried out a much less dangerous…

ROBERTS: Much less harm.

GROSZ: …Factor for society.

SAGAL: Yeah.

GROSZ: And truly, you understand, if you consider it, earlier billionaires have made their cash by denuding forests…


GROSZ: …And extracting oil from the earth at the expense of all of our health and…

ROBERTS: So you’re saying she’s an innocuous billionaire.


GROSZ: So I truly assume she’s my favourite billionaire.

SAGAL: Exactly.


GROSZ: Now that I come to think about it, good for her and her lip gloss.

FELBER: Nicely, that’s if you find out that her lip gloss is comprised of panda tears, after which I feel that…


GROSZ: We should always have recognized…

SAGAL: She’s additionally very charitable. She’s set up a charity to help underprivileged ladies have access to primary make-up. It’s referred to as the Kylie Jenner Foundation Foundation.


SAGAL: Bill, how did Judy do on our quiz?

KURTIS: I simply need Kylie to know that I’ll be completely happy to be her Bill-ionaire (ph).



KURTIS: Judy did great – three and zero.

SAGAL: Congratulations, Judy.



SAGAL: Properly accomplished. Benefit from the climate.


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