Dr Dreidel: Carl Kassel's voice on my radio,Is better than smooth jazz, Daddy-OWithout him, Sagal, PeteIs just incomplete,And would have to turn tricks to make bail.
Englebert Slaptyback: Sciencedammit, subby! I thought he died.After 5-Decade Career, NPR's Carl Kasell Will Retire
Lodger: Well, dang. Got to see them when they visited Pasadena a couple years ago, but somehow not the same as listening over the radio. Peter and Carl have great chemistry together and it'll be difficult finding that balance again.
Far Cough: (Didn't see Dr. D's version first, I swear. But I still prefer mine. :) )
Vacation Bible School: IronJelly: As sad as I am to see him go, I'm sure the spot will be filled expertly.With llllllllllllllllllllegendary anchorman, Bill Kurtis...
Dr Dreidel: Far Cough: (Didn't see Dr. D's version first, I swear. But I still prefer mine. :) )Yours is better. Mine has the stench of failure and funyuns all over it.
Far Cough: Okay, I RTMFNPRA, but no mention of Kurtis. Hsappily, though, I find:"In retirement, Carl will become Scorekeeper Emeritus of Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!, and continue to record custom voice mail greetings for the show's lucky winners and continue to occasionally appear in the program. Thanks to the long-standing and much-coveted prize, more than 2,200 people have Kasell's voice on their home answering machines and cellphones - where he's performed everything from 'What's New Pussycat' to 'Rapper's Delight.' "I'll miss the old coot. The article nailed it; he's a great straight man.
NewWorldDan: It's cool. I've already got his voice on my answering machine. Yes, people call just to hear the message, and no, it wasn't me, it was my wife on wait wait.
ranev700: csb time...I met Carl in my hometown when he was performing on a radio show. The first question out of my mouth was "What was it like working with Edward R. Murrow?"Carl replied with a deadpan "I never worked with Murrow" before walking away.I realized later that I'd confused him with Daniel Schorr.
redsquid: Alexei Sayle once said something to the effect that performing in front of a liberal crowd was frustrating because there was always a one second pause between the joke and the laughter as the audience vetted the content against their internal political correctness filter. I'm surprised WWDTM doesn't have a two second delay.
Cerebral Knievel: I thought that he had already retired and was doing WWDTM for the lulz?
Wellon Dowd: I'm still going to fantasize about being buggered by Faith Salie while Kasell narrates.
Kibbler: Sad news indeed. NPR never ceases to innovate in ways to irritate the living shiat out of me, but Carl has always been a welcome voice. Wait, Wait won't be the same without him.
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