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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, that is WAIT WAIT… DON’T TELL ME – the NPR Information quiz. I am Invoice Kurtis. We’re enjoying this week with Maeve Higgins, Joel Kim Booster and Amy Dickinson. And right here once more is your host, a person who calls working from residence being faraway from workplace – Peter Sagal.
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:
Thanks, Invoice. Proper now, it’s time for the WAIT, WAIT… DON’T TELL ME Bluff the Listener recreation. Name 1-888-WAIT-WAIT to play our recreation on the air.
Hello. You are on WAIT, WAIT… DON’T TELL ME.
ERIC: Hello. That is Eric. I am calling from La Heart, Wash.
SAGAL: Oh, what do you do there in La Heart, Wash.?
ERIC: I’m at present a stay-at-home dad.
SAGAL: Oh, wow. How glorious. How outdated are your – is your youngster or kids?
ERIC: He’s 10 years outdated.
SAGAL: Oh, wow. I, as some individuals know, simply had a child boy. I’ve by no means had a son earlier than. And I used to be questioning you probably have any suggestions.
ERIC: Drink all of it in when you can as a result of it’s going to go by sooner than you understand.
SAGAL: Oh, OK.
JOEL KIM BOOSTER: That was not the place I believed the recommendation was going whenever you began with drink all of it.
SAGAL: Drink. Drink closely.
AMY DICKINSON: Drink all of it.
ERIC: You may have a few these nights, too, I promise you.
SAGAL: Yeah. He is a new child. We have had these nights. Eric, welcome to the present. You are going to play the sport during which you should attempt to inform fact from fiction. Invoice, what’s Eric’s subject?
KURTIS: I Name Dibs.
SAGAL: Everyone knows calling dibs is the authorized technique of claiming one thing earlier than another person does, and that requires each Home and Senate approval. Our panelists are going to let you know a couple of feud over two individuals who known as dibs on the identical factor. Decide the one who’s telling the reality – you will win our prize – the WAIT WAITer of your selection in your voice mail. Are you able to play?
SAGAL: Let’s do it then. First, let’s hear from Joel Kim Booster.
KIM BOOSTER: Faculties could also be closed throughout the nation as a result of pandemic, however that did not cease one teen from moving into some mischief on college grounds. Or was it two teenagers? The tag King Steez (ph) was graffitied onto the doorway to Mahoning County Excessive Faculty in Youngstown, Ohio. The thriller of who did it was rapidly solved as a TikTok video of 17-year-old Nathaniel Rogers (ph) spraying the phrases on the wall went viral. However then a second TikTok video of a distinct 17-year-old by the title of Cole Yang (ph) additionally spray portray the very same phrases on the clean door additionally went viral. Clearly, I am King Steez, Rogers acknowledged in a comply with up video, calling Yang a loser and a poser. Yang responded with a video during which he says he’s the rightful King Steez and is keen to take Rogers to courtroom to show it if, quote, “that is even a factor.” Police solved the crime by seizing the scholars’ telephones and inspecting the movies they discovered there. In a single, Rogers spray paints the phrases on the door. In one other, Yang offers the door a contemporary, clear coat of paint after which spray paints the identical phrases himself. In a 3rd, Rogers paints over Cole’s work after which paints the identical phrases for the third time. At this level, the police gave up trying on the video, saying it was like watching paint dry. For now, each college students have been charged with cleansing up the vandalism that they every have already cleaned up at the least as soon as in what officers are calling a reverse King Solomon form of deal.
SAGAL: Two taggers, as they are saying, claiming the identical tag in a graffitied college – your subsequent story of a dibs dilemma comes from Amy Dickinson.
DICKINSON: Within the Nineteen Thirties and ’40s, authors J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis have been members of a literary society known as The Inklings. The 2 fantasy writers have been associates and rivals. This week, we discover out simply how petty their rivalry actually was. Students on the British Museum have launched correspondence between the 2 males combating not over a lady or a cricket rating however a pixie named Tinkle (ph). Tinkle was pink with a rosebud mouth, gossamer wings and a puckish air. And each males claimed her as a personality of their novels. She is my Tinkle, my pickled, tinky (ph) wink, Lewis fumed in a letter. Tolkien replied, I conjured her. I introduced her forth from the midst of my very own fertile mind grapes, you moss-covered carbuncle. And lo, it got here to cross. Neither writer wrote of Tinkle the Pixie. Nonetheless, the letters have solved an everlasting thriller. The origins of an early draft of the Lewis novel titled “The Lion, the Witch and the Foul-Mouthed Jackass.”
SAGAL: All proper. A feud between the well-known authors of fantasy J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis over Tinkle the Pixie – your final story of individuals staking the identical declare comes from Maeve Higgins.
MAEVE HIGGINS: (Singing) Oh, child, I find it irresistible – title on daily basis. Yeah, yeah. I need to let you know I like (talking) a beautiful title for a beautiful new particular person – Child. Two totally different Instagram influencers have named their youngster Child, and it has torn their influenceship (ph) aside. Sasha Benz and Jessica Hart each claimed the title Child for his or her child. Hart says she selected the title due to “Soiled Dancing” and plans to boost Child solely in spherical rooms, so no person can put Child in a nook. Benz named her child Baybi years in the past, although she spells it B-A-Y-B-I. It’s pronounced child. Benz is reportedly outraged that Hart copied her child Baybi’s title for her child Child. As an influencer, the very last thing she would ever need to do is to affect any person. It isn’t but clear if both mom will change Child’s title as Child grows to a extra mature title – for instance, Outdated Child. We’ll see.
KIM BOOSTER: (Laughter).
SAGAL: So listed below are your tales, every of which contain two individuals combating over one factor. Was it from Joel Kim Booster, two graffiti artists arguing that they have been those who tagged their college King Steez? Was it from Amy Dickinson, the 2 nice authors J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis arguing over which ones might use the character Tinkle the Pixie? Or from Maeve Higgins, two well-known influencers who every declare the thought to call their child Child? Which of those is the actual story of a rivalry we discovered within the week’s information?
ERIC: I’ll should go together with the graffiti story.
SAGAL: You are actually – you are going to go together with Joel’s story of the graffiti of the one child portray King Steez, the opposite child coming over, portray it over, making all of it clear after which doing King Steez, after which the primary child coming again and saying, I am not going to have that, portray it over once more and tagging it King Steez. That is your selection?
ERIC: Yeah, my spouse’s most likely going to kill me.
SAGAL: All proper. Although your spouse goes to kill you, I perceive that your selection is Joel’s story. Nicely, we spoke to somebody who’s conversant in the actual story.
LINDSEY WEBER: So there are two Australian influencers, and so they’re in a feud after each of them named their infants Child.
SAGAL: In order that was Lindsey Weber from the podcast Who? Weekly. Sadly, as you heard, you didn’t get the query proper. Disappointing your spouse, little doubt. However you probably did win a degree for Joel for his convincing lie.
ERIC: It is all proper. I simply could not think about that any person was going to call their child Child, however…
SAGAL: Completely perceive.
ERIC: All proper, nicely, thanks for letting me play.
SAGAL: Thanks for enjoying. Take care.
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JUSTIN BIEBER: (Singing) Like, child, child, child, oh. Like, child, child, child, no. Like, child, child… Transcript supplied by NPR, Copyright NPR.