If you’re a regular listener to Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me on NPR, you know that the prize for winning is to have Carl Kasell do the message on your home answering machine.

I believe this to be some kind of cruel joke on the winner and Mr. Kasell!

Carl Kasell usually reads the news on NPR, but he has got to have one of the drooliest, slurriest, old-manniest voices of all time. Why anyone would want to have that on their answering machine is a true mystery.

If I had a microphone on this computer I’d do a good Carl Kasell impression for you, but you probably wouldn’t be able to understand what I was saying anyway… Yes, I really am that good.

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