AGNES on Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!

AGNES on Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!

Mon, 01/09/2012

AGNES was part of a limerick for the NPR quiz show, Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me! Below is the transcript from the show:

KASELL: To see what my future might hold, this suit keeps my body controlled. Now my limbs won't extend and my spine's got a bend. It shows what it's like to be?

SAGAL: The bent spine, stiff limbs.

WADE: Old.

SAGAL: Yes, old.

WADE: Old.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: This is a case...

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: ...of a bluff story on WAIT WAIT some years ago actually coming true. A new suit, developed at MIT, will give young people an idea of what it's like to be an old person. The sleeves make your arms stiff. A helmet makes your spine curve uncomfortably. Glasses make small print hard to read. Also, the pants make you incapable of figuring out your new computer.

 

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