March 23, 2007

Justice Breyer strikes out.

He was on the NPR show "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me":
On why he even agreed to answer questions outside his area of expertise in the humbling, and often embarrassing, "Not My Job" segment: "Well, it was my sister-in-law who wanted me to do it, and I wanted peace in the family."...

In the end, the NPR regulars confessed they were relieved that Breyer didn't know Bowie once tried to exorcise Satan from his swimming pool, Iggy Pop spent a year eating nothing but German sausages or Osbourne once asked for directions to the bar immediately after checking in to rehab.
Aw. But would you have done better? Me, I would have got the Osbourne.

9 comments:

reader_iam said...
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blake said...

I love Paula Poundstone.

Love her standup, loved her show, loved her on the animated series "Home Movies", love the way she handles an audience.

Wish I knew absolutely nothing about her private life (other than what her act seemed to reveal).

mcg said...

I am apparently as "dumb" as Justice Breyer. Oh well.

ron st.amant said...

Those NPR questions demand more questions!

Was Bowie successful in exorcising Satan from his pool? If so, where'd Satan go after that? The laundry room?

How could Iggy Pop consume German sausages for year when is only slightly larger than a German sausage himself? If he DID actually eat German sausages for a year is he because he lost a bet with God? or Satan? or Bowie?

Finally:
Why is Ozzy alive? Hasn't he taken at least as many chemicals as Al Gore has listed in Incovenient Truth? And if so, is Ozzy the chief cause of Global Warming?

These are questions that have kept me up long past my bedtime.

Ann Althouse said...

Maybe that's why Iggy is thin: he could have been doing the Atkins Diet... and keeping it real simple. Great idea, really.

Seven Years of College Down the Drain said...

>>Why is Ozzy alive? Hasn't he taken at least as many chemicals as Al Gore has listed in Incovenient Truth?<<

The Keith Richards pre-embalming principle. Avoid the one overdose that actually kills you, and the chemicals preserve you as would formalhyde.

Either that, or that's some nasty picture stashed in the attic.

Joe Baby said...

I wish there was a way to un-learn that thing about Iggy.

Icky.

ron st.amant said...

Ann- It all makes sense now, thank you...I'm on the phone with Berlin now ordering a cargo plane full!!

Seven Years- I see your point...I remember making a similar observation about Eric Clapton a few years ago during the MTV:Unplugged success...he just look TOO damn good for someone who was in his 50s and had done THAT much heroin...and now your 'embalmed through recreational drug use' makes sense...
Well I don't do drugs so I guess I can self-embalm...plus I'd likely have to embalm in this current physical shape and who really wants that?

Alas, the good news is that 3 years after I'm dead all my suits will fit nice again!!

ron st.amant said...

that should have read:

'looked' too damn good...

and...

'can't self embalm'

damn this no editing after posting...