today’s wtf moment brought to you by diane rehm

August 19, 2010

I have a crush on an older woman. I mean, REALLY old, like 100 years old.

No, not Betty White. Not Cloris Leachman. Not THAT old.

Diane Rehm. Locally, her show is on NPR from 9-11am, weekdays, so I don’t catch the show, except for those very, very rare days when I’m late for work.

But her Friday News Roundup is awesome. And just this week, we had a show about Pakistan’s floods, the Taliban’s resurgence, government guaranteeing loans, the legal issues surrounding fertility, and a great interview with Roseanne Cash.

Oh, and today’s show. Bed Bugs.


Turns out, bed bugs are back. And they aren’t just the villains in a cute, coquetish way to say goodnight from Young Frankenstein.

I can’t explain it any better than show copy writer:

“They’re back! Bed bugs are infesting retail stores and offices as well as bedrooms. Diane and guests explore what’s behind the resurgence and what to do about it.”

You know what radio “driveway moments” are?

Well, keep looking.


8 Responses to “today’s wtf moment brought to you by diane rehm”

  1. mark Says:

    did you know that when bedbugs mate, the females have no genital opening and that the males just use their hardened, sharpened penis to puncture the abdomen of the females in order to fertilize the eggs. however, in mating frenzies, sometimes males will accidentally stab other males with their penis spears, fatally wounding them.

  2. dug Says:

    you know mark, i just finished reading john hodgeman’s “more information than you require (etc.)”

    that sounded just like one of his “Were You Aware of It?” bits.

  3. KanyonKris Says:

    Do bedbugs infest cars? That’ll also curb the driveway moments.

    Here’s an embarrassing story. The first time I heard Diane Rehm I joked that she had a voice for silent movies. Haha. Then my friend told me about the medical problems with her voice. I felt like a schmuck.

    Seriously, you have a crush on Diane? For her age she looks good, but crush-worthy?

  4. bikemike Says:

    new band name of the week, “The Penis Spears”.

  5. Simonsky Says:

    As a follow up to Dug’s post, and a public service announcement, the top cities with bedbug infestation may be found at

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