Wait, Wait-- Don't Tell Me!: The Oddly Informative News Quiz

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Rodale Press, Incorporated, 2002 - Reference - 178 pages
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Did you know that a World War II British spy manual recommended sneaking into German brothels to put itching powder in German prophylactics? How about that Elvis offered to help President Nixon track down communists and drug abusers? All manner of valuable and worthless news-- brought to you in the witty, smarty-pants style of National Public Radio's popular weekly news quiz show-- lies between these pages, waiting for you to take it to the beach, on a road trip, to the bathroom so you can roar with friends or privately.

You really need to know this stuff.... You really do.

Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! is a co-production of NPR and Chicago Public Radio. Did you know that a World War II British spy manual recommended sneaking into German brothels to put itching powder in German prophylactics? How about that Elvis offered to help President Nixon track down communists and drug abusers? All manner of valuable and worthless news-- brought to you in the witty, smarty-pants style of National Public Radio's popular weekly news quiz show-- lies between these pages, waiting for you to take it to the beach, on a road trip, to the bathroom so you can roar with friends or privately.

You really need to know this stuff.... You really do.

Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! is a co-production of NPR and Chicago Public Radio.

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User Review  - sweetiegherkin - LibraryThing

These audio CDs are not really a book but were in my library's audio book collection when I was browsing for something light and short - and it definitely hit the spot! I've heard of the NPR show Wait ... Read full review

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User Review  - lorax - LibraryThing

I love the show, but the book was a disappointment; it made me realize how much of what I love about the show is the banter between contestants and the "Not My Job" players. This book is a collection ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Roy Blount Jr.'s recent books include the memoir "Be Sweet" and "Roy Blount's Book of Southern Humor".

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