Good stuff online: WAIT, WAIT, DON’T TELL ME

July 24, 2011

The folks who create the popular NPR quiz show Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me have acquired a weekly column in the NY Times’ new “Sunday Review” section, and it’s hilarious. Here’s an excerpt:

The Navy plans to buy 168 Northrop Grumman Fire Scout remote-controlled attack helicopters … despite that it might do what, if the operator accidentally touches the space bar?

A. Transform into an evil robot

B. Self-destruct

C. Become a pacifist helicopter

D. Make the jump to hyperspace

Answer: (B) In a recent flight test, an operator brushed against the space bar and the aircraft initiated a self-destruction sequence. That is, it started to drink, sleep around and hang around with attack vehicles that were all wrong for it.

Read the entire column here.

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