NPR Bingo!

 

Having come to the conclusion that I cannot drive and rip the radio out of the console and toss it out the window at the same time, I have instead decided to vent my NPR rage to a more productive endeavor. To wit: Bingo!  Just toddle over to your local left-wing NPR station and turn up the volume.  You win with either a reference to the word in each box or by a report on the topic.  It won’t take long…

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  1. Misthiocracy secretly Member
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    Ok, now I have to do one for CBC Radio.

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  2. OldDanRhody Member
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    B. W. Wooster: Just toodle over to your local left-wing NPR station and turn up the volume.

    Not without having a tall W&S ready to hand.

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  3. JustmeinAZ Member
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    Calm down and change the station from NPR to your local country music station. If I listened to NPR I’d need twice the blood pressure meds I take already.

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  4. Misthiocracy secretly Member
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    What’s “atriarchy”?

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  5. B. W. Wooster Member
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    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    What’s “atriarchy”?

    Ah – it was cut off. ‘Patriarchy’ was the word….

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  6. Misthiocracy secretly Member
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    B. W. Wooster (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    What’s “atriarchy”?

    Ah – it was cut off. ‘Patriarchy’ was the word….

    Woulda been funnier if you’d invented a definition and taken credit for coining a new word.

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  7. Dan Campbell Member
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    Not a challenge.  They could easily hit every one of those in an average 5-minute story.

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  8. Addiction Is A Choice Member
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    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    B. W. Wooster (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    What’s “atriarchy”?

    Ah – it was cut off. ‘Patriarchy’ was the word….

    Woulda been funnier if you’d invented a definition and taken credit for coining a new word.

    Atriarchy: An interior social system whereby arteries hold primary power over ventricles and predominate in roles of blood flow, oxygen uptake, and moral authority. 

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  9. B. W. Wooster Member
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    Dan Campbell (View Comment):

    Not a challenge. They could easily hit every one of those in an average 5-minute story.

    Agree.  They really need to branch out a little….

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  10. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    I always loved this video – but after the second or third time I watched it, I noticed the radio story playing in the background.  You can hear it well in the beginning and at the end.  I went and checked – the story playing on the radio is a real NPR story, or at least they actually ran a story on…turtle bridges.

    Warning:  some people don’t see the humor in the police stuff. 

     

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  11. Misthiocracy secretly Member
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    Addiction Is A Choice (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    B. W. Wooster (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    What’s “atriarchy”?

    Ah – it was cut off. ‘Patriarchy’ was the word….

    Woulda been funnier if you’d invented a definition and taken credit for coining a new word.

    Atriarchy: An interior social system whereby arteries hold primary power over ventricles and predominate in roles of blood flow, oxygen uptake, and moral authority.

    When, oh when, will the American public finally have enough of artery privilege!

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  12. Poindexter Member
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    For NPR bingo, shouldn’t every space be “Free”?

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  13. Misthiocracy secretly Member
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    Poindexter (View Comment):

    For NPR bingo, shouldn’t every space be “Free”?

    They aren’t free.  They are listener-supported.

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  14. James Gawron Inactive
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    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    Addiction Is A Choice (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    B. W. Wooster (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    What’s “atriarchy”?

    Ah – it was cut off. ‘Patriarchy’ was the word….

    Woulda been funnier if you’d invented a definition and taken credit for coining a new word.

    Atriarchy: An interior social system whereby arteries hold primary power over ventricles and predominate in roles of blood flow, oxygen uptake, and moral authority.

    When, oh when, will the American public finally have enough of artery privilege!

    To all,

    Ahhh!! The genius of Ricochet at work. We start with nonsense progress to confusion and then in a borderline mystical way we obtain the answer. Much like the Democrats only we know that we’re full of it and they’re as happy as can be with the whole thing.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  15. Randy Webster Member
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    Dan Campbell (View Comment):

    Not a challenge. They could easily hit every one of those in an average 5-minute story.

    Fortunately, this is just bingo; not a drinking game.

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  16. Randy Webster Member
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    I used to drive a lot, say 16-18 hours a week, not counting commuting.  Before I discovered audio books, I listened to The Morning Edition and All Things Considered religiously.  Couldn’t handle Terry Gross, though.  My blood pressure was fine.  Of course, I was younger then.

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  17. She Member
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    “Humanitarian”

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  18. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    Ray Suarez with “Talk of the Nation” was sensible in the 1990s. Then he moved on and it swung hard left. He too swung hard left, I think, with the election of Bush43.

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  19. Retail Lawyer Member
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    How about a 1 hour interview with a Muppet historian?

    I so wish this were true:  I used to be a liberal.  I got sick of the NPR pledge break one morning and changed the channel to Rush and the rest is history.

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  20. She Member
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    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    Ray Suarez with “Talk of the Nation” was sensible in the 1990s. Then he moved on and it swung hard left. He too swung hard left, I think, with the election of Bush43.

    Mr. She and I used to listen to, and make fun of, Weekend Edition years ago, when the host was, in Mr. She’s lingo, “Snot Simon.”  He particularly enjoyed it when  “Croaky Roberts” was on, too.

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  21. Poindexter Member
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    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    Poindexter (View Comment):

    For NPR bingo, shouldn’t every space be “Free”?

    They aren’t free. They are listener-supported.

    Ah, but they want everything to be free…except for what they get paid for.

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  22. TBA Coolidge
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    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    Addiction Is A Choice (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    B. W. Wooster (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    What’s “atriarchy”?

    Ah – it was cut off. ‘Patriarchy’ was the word….

    Woulda been funnier if you’d invented a definition and taken credit for coining a new word.

    Atriarchy: An interior social system whereby arteries hold primary power over ventricles and predominate in roles of blood flow, oxygen uptake, and moral authority.

    When, oh when, will the American public finally have enough of artery privilege!

    Let’s organize a protest and block traffic! 

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  23. Suspira Member
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    Retail Lawyer (View Comment):

    How about a 1 hour interview with a Muppet historian?

    I so wish this were true: I used to be a liberal. I got sick of the NPR pledge break one morning and changed the channel to Rush and the rest is history.

    What got to me, way back in days of yore when I was liberal-ish, was the “NPR voice.” You know, the soft, somewhat soothing, somewhat creepy tone employed by so many of the presenters. It grated and I quit listening.

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  24. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    Original Science Friday Turtle Bridges

    BTW, I was a regular NPR listener from the early 80’s until 2000.   During the 2000 presidential campaign I listened to a story where people bemoaned the fact that people institutionalized for mental health issues were disenfranchised.  At no point did anyone – host or guests – even mention an alternative point of view.  NPR has made me angry during previous political campaigns but that was the final straw for me.

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  25. TBA Coolidge
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    Suspira (View Comment):

    Retail Lawyer (View Comment):

    How about a 1 hour interview with a Muppet historian?

    I so wish this were true: I used to be a liberal. I got sick of the NPR pledge break one morning and changed the channel to Rush and the rest is history.

    What got to me, way back in days of yore when I was liberal-ish, was the “NPR voice.” You know, the soft, somewhat soothing, somewhat creepy tone employed by so many of the presenters. It grated and I quit listening.

    I know what you mean. It’s like high-grade processed smarm. It’s brahman vocal chords spritzed with bespoke snake oil. It’s talking real pretty-like because it’s almost time to pass the collection plate and volunteers are waiting to take your call. 

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  26. James Gawron Inactive
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    TBA (View Comment):
    You know, the soft, somewhat soothing, somewhat creepy tone

    TBA & Suspira,

    This is a perfect description except you left out genderless. The males (I use this term loosely), all over the age of 21, sound like 12-year-old boys before their voice changed. Even creepier.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  27. TBA Coolidge
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    James Gawron (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):
    You know, the soft, somewhat soothing, somewhat creepy tone

    TBA & Suspira,

    This is a perfect description except you left out genderless. The males (I use this term loosely), all over the age of 21, sound like 12-year-old boys before their voice changed. Even creepier.

    Regards,

    Jim

    I understand that there is a special operation involved that makes their voices more pleasing to Gaia. 

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  28. James Gawron Inactive
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    TBA (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):
    You know, the soft, somewhat soothing, somewhat creepy tone

    TBA & Suspira,

    This is a perfect description except you left out genderless. The males (I use this term loosely), all over the age of 21, sound like 12-year-old boys before their voice changed. Even creepier.

    Regards,

    Jim

    I understand that there is a special operation involved that makes their voices more pleasing to Gaia.

    TBA,

    If you wouldn’t mind please don’t tell me.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  29. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
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    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    Original Science Friday Turtle Bridges

    BTW, I was a regular NPR listener from the early 80’s until 2000. During the 2000 presidential campaign I listened to a story where people bemoaned the fact that people institutionalized for mental health issues were disenfranchised. At no point did anyone – host or guests – even mention an alternative point of view. NPR has made me angry during previous political campaigns but that was the final straw for me.

    This could be the basis for an interesting post.  “Why did you stop listening to NPR?”  People could recount the absurdity that (finally) led them to realize that they should stop listening to radical Leftist nonsense delivered in a calm and mildly earnest tone that, until their epiphany, somehow made the ridiculous seem reasonable.

    Being far ahead of the curve, I never listened to NPR intentionally.  I don’t even remember my initial exposure — probably in someone else’s car — but I immediately recognized it as Progressive drivel.

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  30. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
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    Addiction Is A Choice (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    B. W. Wooster (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    What’s “atriarchy”?

    Ah – it was cut off. ‘Patriarchy’ was the word….

    Woulda been funnier if you’d invented a definition and taken credit for coining a new word.

    Atriarchy: An interior social system whereby arteries hold primary power over ventricles and predominate in roles of blood flow, oxygen uptake, and moral authority.

    Let’s see — Patriarchy without the P — “what we’ll have if the feminists pass their mandatory sitzpinkler legislation.”

     

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