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Panel Round Two


From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We're playing this week with Iliza Schlesinger, Luke Burbank and Tom Bodett. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.


Thank you.


SAGAL: In just a minute, Bill ventures deep into a cave in South Africa to discover a new species of rhyme-ate (ph) in our Listener Limerick challenge. If you'd like to play, give us a call at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-88-924-8924. Right now, panel, some more questions for you from the week's news. Luke, after a number of incidents, Michigan State University, UNC Chapel Hill and some other colleges are banning what risky student activity?

LUKE BURBANK: Streaking? Can I have a hint?

SAGAL: Yeah, it may seem relaxing but it's like a ropey deathtrap.

BURBANK: Hammocks?



SAGAL: Sitting in hammocks, says one crazed outlaw at Michigan State, quoted in The Wall Street Journal, "it's hammock at your own risk, but I hammock pretty much every day." Colleges say hammocking is a safety issue and can damage trees. And the ban is why, you know, this is in the news, but the more important thing is did you guys know hammock is a verb?


SAGAL: I didn't know that. It's like saying, I'm pretty tired. I'm going to bed for a while.

TOM BODETT: We had a hammock out behind our house for two summers. We saw one broken collarbone, at least three fights a day between my two sons and we finally just took it down. It's just - it wasn't worth it.

SAGAL: Not very relaxing.

BODETT: Hammocking is a nightmare.

SAGAL: Yeah.

BURBANK: Hammocks, the slouching menace.

SAGAL: Tom, this week a costume maker unveiled what is sure to be the big hit at this year's Halloween parties - you know, the sexy this, the sexy that. This is the sexy what costume?

BODETT: Can't be the sexy pope.

SAGAL: It's not the sexy pope although some costume maker just went, hey.

KURTIS: It's going to be huge.

BODETT: But it is a sexy.

SAGAL: It's supposedly - it's advertised as sexy. I don't know how sexy it is.

BODETT: It's not the sexy Trump, it's not...

SAGAL: Why not?

BODETT: Oh, sexy Trump or just Trump Trump?

SAGAL: The - no, sexy Donald Trump...


SAGAL: ...Is a costume you can now buy.

BODETT: Oh, that is some costume.

SAGAL: Yes, if you're looking to spice things up this Halloween with a costume that's super sexy, definitely scary and a little racist, get the sexy Donald Trump costume. Now, we know what you're thinking. Isn't a regular Donald Trump costume a sexy Donald Trump costume?

BODETT: The women love him.

SAGAL: Yeah, but, no...

SCHLESINGER: 'Cause he cherishes women.

SAGAL: He does. He loves the woman, loves them.

SCHLESINGER: Cherishes them.

SAGAL: This is a tight suit top - just the top - short shorts - booty shorts - a wig, of course, and a Make America Great Again hat. But here's the thing, if you wear it, be aware there's only one person in the world who gets turned on by this and that is Donald Trump.


BURBANK: The idea of a sexy Donald Trump outfit is so nonsensical that it makes me think there was a fire at a wig factory...


BURBANK: ...And they just were like what are we going to do with these obviously ridiculous mangled wigs? Think, oh, my God, think.

BODETT: Or maybe...

BURBANK: This was reverse engineered in some way. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.