We have an excellent NPR station in Michigan. It's one that actually seems to have enough funding to broadcast all day, unlike the one that we used to have back home in Columbus that only broadcast from 6am until around noon and then after that they played really shitty classical music. The kind that sounds like the muzak you'd hear in hell's waiting room. The NPR station in Columbus was so terrible that I didn't even bother to program it on my car radio.
Now that I have a good resource I listen to NPR all day long while I'm at work. Mostly live streaming, but sometimes, if there's a story or show I'm particularly interested in I'll wait and listen to the archive so that I can pause and/or rewind if I get interrupted. Those pesky co-workers of mine are always up in my grill while I'm trying to learn about the post traumatic stress disorder in Tibetan monks and shit.
Lately I started listening to archived episodes of Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! For those of you who don't listen, Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! is a weekly news quiz show that is freakin' hilarious. It's usually on on Saturdays, but I'm far too busy watching TV and playing video games on Saturdays so I like to catch up with the show while I'm at work. On Mondays I listen to the previous Saturday's show and then every other day of the week I choose a show from the archive. Yes. I am that big of a dork.
Anyhoo... sometimes while listening to a back episode of Wait, Wait... I hear stuff that is so outlandish that I look up the news story myself to make sure it's really true and today I've decided to share one of them with you. Maybe you already heard about it back in October, but this lovely tid-bit made me honk out loud with laughter.
Traffic Cops in Germany Foiled Repeatedly by Red-Light Running Muppet