One of the things I’ve missed most about working Saturdays was the chance to listen to “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” a satirical news quiz show on NPR. (Yes, I listen to NPR, but mainly on the weekends. You’ll get my Car Talk from me when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.)
This week, I heard it again for the first time since August, and it was worth it. They were doing their quadrennial recap of Dan Rather’s colorful colloquialisms that he spins on election night. I was chuckling along with them as they repeated such phrases as “if frogs had hip pockets, they’d carry guns” until one of the commentators tossed out the following gem.
“My personal favorite was ‘well, fax me from Kinko’s and put egg on my face.'”
Damn you, NPR. I nearly drove into the ditch over THAT one.
But think about that for a moment. NPR, one of the strongest bastions of liberalism, is openly Mocking Dan Rather and C-BS. And more importantly, doing it well.