Originally published on Wed June 20, 2012 5:50 pm
Minnesota is seing the worst flooding in decades. Heavy flooding in Duluth caused the evacuations of homes and also caused the death 11 zoo animals at the Superior Zoo in Duluth.
Minnesota Public Radio reports that two seals escaped from their exhibits. MPR reports:
"Love," wrote Matt Groening, "is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, trapping you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come."
Say that last bit out loud: At night, the ice weasels come.
Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 9:58 am
OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:
Let's go to our next game. Standing in front of me, are our next two contestants, Leslie Billig. And Leslie is a crossword puzzle editor.
EISENBERG: I know. The audience is like, oh my goodness. And we also have Nisse Greenberg.
EISENBERG: Nisse's a math whizz. He teaches on a volunteer basis to kids, so you really have to like math to do that.
EISENBERG: And he's originally from Bangor, Maine, but a vegetarian. You've never tried the lobster? Not even once?
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG "BABY")
Jonathan, are you hearing this?
JONATHAN COULTON: Oh yeah, can you hear it too?
EISENBERG: Yeah, I know.
COULTON: 'Cause I just have it playing in my head all the time, it's Justin Bieber.
EISENBERG: Oh, you do. Yeah, yeah, it is Justin Bieber.
COULTON: Oh no, no, wait a second. If Justin Bieber's our mystery guest, you know, my daughter is never going to forgive me for not letting her come to the show.
OK, now for a little number we like to call Person, Place Or Thing. In front of me now is Matt Chrisman. Hello, Matt.
MATT CHRISMAN: Hello.
EISENBERG: Now Matt received this word from our producers. You're really into quizzes, this is your thing, quizzes and trivia and what have you. You're a puzzle expert?
CHRISMAN: Yeah, yeah.
EISENBERG: And also a freelance writer doing film reviews?
CHRISMAN: Well yeah, a polite way of saying unemployed, but...
OK everybody; this is what we've all been waiting for. It's time to bring our winners back to play in our quick fire, ultimate death, grand finale, showcase showdown final Ask Me One More Time.
EISENBERG: From I-Tunes, we have April Salazar. From Members Only, Lisa Jones. From Bankable Stars, Leslie Billig. And from Person, Place or Thing, Matt Chrisman. Here they are.
EISENBERG: All right, John, what is the final challenge?
This is ASK ME ANOTHER. I'm your host Ophira Eisenberg, the biggest know-it-all you'll ever meet because I already have the answers. Ha, ha. First off joining me is Jonathan Coulton.
JONATHAN COULTON: Yo!
EISENBERG: Thank you for providing our music tonight. And our puzzle gurus, Art Chung and John Chaneski.
ART CHUNG: Hi, Ophira.
Let's bring up our next two fearless contestants. Welcome ladies.
ANJANA SAMANT: Hello.
LISA JONES: Thank you.
EISENBERG: We have Lisa Jones. Lisa, I'm told by my producers you are a goddess in training.
JONES: It's true.
JONES: But really do you have to ask?
EISENBERG: No, I don't. I mean I was going to say fully formed, but it's good to know you feel like you still have more (unintelligible).
JONES: I fully expect to be deified some day.