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Best if read out loud to oneself in a dead serious half-murmur, as in:

I'm Pemter Anegada, reporting from Swaziland.

posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:55 AM on April 15, 2009


I'm Ipan San Gimignano of Metafilter.com filling in for Terry Gross, and this is FRESH AIR.
posted by lumensimus at 9:56 AM on April 15, 2009


I was bracing myself for the "this FPP is a little thin" posts, but then I tried it.

And dammit, "Kiamberly Dunmanway" sounds kinda cool.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:57 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Jima Yelapa
posted by Thorzdad at 9:57 AM on April 15, 2009


Me: Vandre Middlesex. Sweet.
posted by technically yours at 9:58 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh sweet jeebus, how I would love to be worthy of the Scandinavian-Latino love child name of Djonny La Bufadora.
posted by Someone has just shot your horse! at 9:58 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


McAtthew Dundalk? Am I an NPR host or an Irish euphemism for some hideous sex act? To girls, one McAtthew Dundalk, and a horse?
posted by infinitywaltz at 9:58 AM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


I'm Timothym Hupperath, and you're listening to All Things Considered. This is NPR: National Public Radio.
posted by baltimoretim at 9:59 AM on April 15, 2009


lumensimus: "I'm Ipan San Gimignano of Metafilter.com filling in for Terry Gross, and this is FRESH FRRRRRESH AIR."

FTFY

Really. If you don't believe me, listen the next time. Terry holds that "r" like she's introducing Johnny Carson. Once you hear it, you'll never stop noticing it.
posted by Joe Beese at 10:00 AM on April 15, 2009


Good morning, I'm Stevena Tijuana, and this is the Exchange!
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 10:02 AM on April 15, 2009


Keitah Tofino signing off.
posted by COBRA! at 10:02 AM on April 15, 2009


Evictoria Passlake.

Yeah.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 10:03 AM on April 15, 2009


Nothing beats the (semi-)real "Sniglet Prakash".
posted by DU at 10:03 AM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Marak St. Marti
posted by stargell at 10:03 AM on April 15, 2009


Dames Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu!

That is not an NPR name. That is a drag name. I think I found my calling!
posted by munchingzombie at 10:03 AM on April 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


As a sidebar, I'd like to point out how uniformly annoying most NPR voices are. Which is a serious problem in radio, amirite? Diane Rehm is the most unlistenable, of course. But Joanne Silberner isn't much better.
posted by Joe Beese at 10:03 AM on April 15, 2009


Scjott Pulpehladpur. Chicago. Public Radio.
posted by goethean at 10:04 AM on April 15, 2009


Djordan Namor, live in the streets of Hollywood.

Wow.
posted by Bookhouse at 10:05 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


If you've ever so much as driven through Pennsylvania once, you've unknowingly been through towns so small that some of them share names by accident. Pull out a map and look at all the little dots; like stars, they're far away, insignificant, and every one has a name. Like stars, they might have collapsed and been extinguished years before anybody registers it. Pick the most colorful name that your route might plausibly have crossed.

This is Arjt Colt Station. We only need three more sponsors to meet this hour's goal, so phone now!
posted by ardgedee at 10:07 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


You're connected to All Songs Considered. I'm Zachalry, sitting in for Bob Boilen this week.
posted by owtytrof at 10:08 AM on April 15, 2009


This is Benjhy Brossard, and I'm here to tell you about our corporate donor matching pledge. If you donate 25 dollars before 6:00 PM today, Regent Taxidermy and One-Hour Martinizing will double--yes, double--your contribution via their donor matching pledge.
posted by Benjy at 10:08 AM on April 15, 2009


Mejlissa Builth Wells. And I always thought her name was "Jo Anselburner", which is a much better name.
posted by bayliss at 10:08 AM on April 15, 2009


Cmatt Balsam Ghut will be covering these events as they unfold.

Sounds like a dish that would turn your insides to a mixture of Tabasco and glue
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 10:08 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yeah, just Zachalry. Now you all know how poorly travelled I am. But, hey! I'm hosting All Songs Considered!
posted by owtytrof at 10:09 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


John Smith? What the deuce?
posted by inigo2 at 10:10 AM on April 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


Scomtt Bo Phut

(Mixing European and Asian names so that they sound plausible is tricky.)
posted by scottatdrake at 10:10 AM on April 15, 2009


Coriel Peebles, reporting from the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
posted by odayoday at 10:10 AM on April 15, 2009


I'm Natalire del Rio and my husband is Bripan Protrero.
posted by Nattie at 10:11 AM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


I don't know what my NPR name is, but I do know that I will use it in a sentence, switching suddenly from bland American-dialect English to pronouncing my NPR name with as much accent from its national origin as I can muster (in order to, uh, preserve my ethnic identity or something), then go right back to English without so much as a flinch of self-consciousness, as if I had suddenly donned a red rubber clown nose, done a hotshoe number, and pitched the nose, promptly forgetting that I had a special clown moment.
posted by adipocere at 10:11 AM on April 15, 2009 [13 favorites]


Diane Rehm is the most unlistenable, of course. But Joanne Silberner isn't much better.

Diane Rhem suffered a stroke, FYI.
posted by odinsdream at 10:12 AM on April 15, 2009


I should have noted it is NPR itself which is probably mostly responsibility for this becoming a meme today: Pepsi Snooze.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:13 AM on April 15, 2009


odinsdream: "Diane Rhem suffered a stroke, FYI."

I know. And if she were, say, Oriana Fallaci, it would be worth putting up with the voice. But she isn't, so it's not.
posted by Joe Beese at 10:14 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm Paual Noordhoek, and I'm at a loss for words.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:15 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Benjafmin Spoletto. That works pretty well, I think.

Joe Beese: "Diane Rehm is the most unlistenable"
Agreed. I'm surprised they didn't shift her over to the production side after she contracted spasmodic dysphonia, or over to This American Life, where she'd fit right in.*
*Long time TAL fan, all I say is out of love.
posted by The White Hat at 10:16 AM on April 15, 2009


Anybody remember when NPR's Libby Lewis reported on the indictment of Libby Lewis? That was weird.
posted by iconjack at 10:16 AM on April 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


I'm Ejon Readtsjerk, and joining me is puzzlemaster Will Shortz!
posted by Hlewagast at 10:18 AM on April 15, 2009


Wilel Sumotoshi
posted by solipsophistocracy at 10:18 AM on April 15, 2009


Well doesnt work terribly well given my first name, and I've been to LOTS of tiny villages, but I'll settle for Jejf Kagbeni, reporting from Golconda, Nevada.
posted by elendil71 at 10:19 AM on April 15, 2009


Jart Sedlec, reporting.
posted by Artw at 10:19 AM on April 15, 2009


Diane Rehm is the most unlistenable, of course. But Joanne Silberner isn't much better.
Diane Rehm is a national fucking treasure and you will treat her as such!

I believe she had cancer, and she's had a few operations on her vocal chords. I get where you're coming from, and I found it hard to listen to her at first, but she's just great. And now when I listen, her voice is comforting, like my grandmother's.
posted by heathkit at 10:20 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


So I'll be Benjamian Etretat, then
posted by kingbenny at 10:20 AM on April 15, 2009


Diane Rhem suffered a stroke, FYI.

Oh Noes! This is Jode Kingston and I'm filling in for Diane Rhem. With me today are my guests...
posted by fuq at 10:21 AM on April 15, 2009


Breaking news: Joe Beese hates the disabled, but what if they deserve it? I'm Petmer Plakotos, these stories and more on the next: On The Media.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:22 AM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Diane Rhem suffered a stroke, FYI.

Um, no. She has spasmic dysphonia and needs periodic botulism injections in her vocal chords just to talk.

I've listened to her show for many years, and I couldn't disagree more that's she's unlistenable; she and Terry Gross are the best interviewers in the business.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 10:23 AM on April 15, 2009


For NPR News, this is Joem Poneloya.
posted by joe vrrr at 10:23 AM on April 15, 2009


Remember, Metafilter is provided to you free without advertising. If you would like to support Metafilter click "Pledge Now"...
posted by Artw at 10:23 AM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Alpan Ghent, reporting from American Univeristy in Northwest DC
posted by alzi at 10:24 AM on April 15, 2009


Kylwe Teslin filling this week on Unpronounceable Names and Other Gibberish.
posted by oozy rat in a sanitary zoo at 10:24 AM on April 15, 2009


I'm Grewgory Puntledge, and thanks for listening.
posted by Graygorey at 10:25 AM on April 15, 2009


Midchelle Trollhattan. As in: "Joining Doug Nadvornick (real guy) this morning on KPBX Spokane public radio is Midchelle Trollhattan."

Nice.
posted by in the methow at 10:25 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Metafilter relies on the support of people like you, so if you would like to continue to see quality posts about silly memes, please give whatever snark you can afford.
posted by orme at 10:26 AM on April 15, 2009 [9 favorites]


but I do know that I will use it in a sentence, switching suddenly from bland American-dialect English to pronouncing my NPR name with as much accent from its national origin as I can muster (in order to, uh, preserve my ethnic identity or something), then go right back to English without so much as a flinch of self-consciousness

I'm trying to figure out what you're complaining about here. Are you suggesting that these people should pronounce their names the way God intended--i.e., the way an English-speaking American would pronounce them. Or are you suggesting that even if they can speak English with a standard American accent they ought to adopt a more "ethnically" colored English during their reports that they are doing, in English, for an English-language radio station?

Either way, I'm not sure you thought this all the way through.
posted by yoink at 10:27 AM on April 15, 2009


Lizzny Acerra, reporting from the Vatican.
posted by crush-onastick at 10:27 AM on April 15, 2009


And even though it makes Davec Swarkestone break out in hives every time he hears us say it, this is NPR: National Public Radio.

Is Dacvid better?
posted by Rock Steady at 10:27 AM on April 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


Ah...you got me, Artw.
posted by orme at 10:28 AM on April 15, 2009


We've all been there; frustrated by SLYTs. To the point where we're... so snarky we threadshit. Today on This American Life: NPR names; stories of people who change their names. I'm Therpron Catselvolturno. Act one: Why can't I find a name generator on this link?
posted by Bernt Pancreas at 10:28 AM on April 15, 2009 [7 favorites]


Richjard Niagra Falls

Hm.
posted by SansPoint at 10:30 AM on April 15, 2009


Diane Rehm has had neither a stroke nor cancer. Jeez. A simple Wikipedia search will yield that much information.

That said, I used to HATE her voice. Until I heard her interview with Fred Rogers just a couple of months before he died. It was refreshing to hear him talking as an adult to another adult, but in retrospect, it was one of the most heart-rending interviews I've ever heard. Since that day, she's been one of my favorites. (and if the WAMU website were working, I'd have linked to that interview)

disclaimer: I'm a huge Fred Rogers worshipper, so don't hate on me for that.
posted by hippybear at 10:31 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Relatedly...
posted by valkyryn at 10:32 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Mwatt Montalcino. That's not an NPR correspondent, that's a Carmen Sandiego villain.
posted by middleclasstool at 10:32 AM on April 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


Chicago Public Radio.
ThisAmericanLifeIraGlass.
Act 3: The Taming of the Who?
NPR's Brigan Ioannina reads from his new collection of essays.
posted by chococat at 10:34 AM on April 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


A friend wrote what I thought was a pretty funny blog post about pretentious NPR names. It is about halfway down this page. The October 17, 2003 post title "This Just In." For some reason I can't link directly to that post.

He got an email from Andrea Seabrook saying it was a big hit at the NPR offices.
posted by marxchivist at 10:34 AM on April 15, 2009 [5 favorites]


Today on MetaPR: The story of a man who gave his robber a coat and bought him a meal. Then got stabbed.
posted by Artw at 10:34 AM on April 15, 2009 [5 favorites]


Whiftney Torremolinos.
posted by Lucinda at 10:37 AM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Good morning! This is Miske Altagracia and you're listening to the California Report. Boop-boo-boo-booboobooboop, doo-doo-doodoo!
posted by kittyprecious at 10:37 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Kaethleen Kolka here, reporting on a quirky way to lower your heating bill using penguins.
posted by matildaben at 10:38 AM on April 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


Jreff Borgarfjordur, reporting from Camp David.

yikes!
posted by wrok at 10:38 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Nadenje Ravello. I think I'll change my MeFi nickname.
posted by njbradburn at 10:38 AM on April 15, 2009


For NPR news, this is Benjamijn Zandvoort.
posted by brand-gnu at 10:39 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is Morning Edition on WNYC. I'm Margadret Orta San Giulio. Soterios Johnson is on assignment.
posted by ocherdraco at 10:39 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


... and officials are reporting the creation of Internet snark has been traced back to the website MetaFilter dot com. This is A'Keith San Juan, in Washington.
posted by fijiwriter at 10:39 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


My beef with Diane Rehm is not her voice, but for the fact that she said, on air, that American Beauty shouldn't have been made/produced/whathaveyou, without even having seen the movie or, as far as I can tell, being aware of the actual plot. All she knew was a five word summary of the awkward romantic interaction between Lester and Angela.

I am not a person who often finds themselves shocked by something they hear on the radio, but the voice of Diane Rehm coming out of my speakers and taking the same kind of stance that book-burners-who-haven't-actually-read-the-books do was somewhat appalling. It was a clear Get Out of NPR moment for Ms. Rehm, who evidently failed to notice it. I expect that kind of deliberately uninformed opinion from people at Fox News, not the folks at NPR; how disappointing, then, to hear such a thing.

I would have sent her a letter stating that I could no longer take her seriously, but in light of the evidence, she probably would not have read it, anyway.
posted by adipocere at 10:40 AM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Anddrew Coll. Or Dandrew Coll. Either way.
posted by Navelgazer at 10:41 AM on April 15, 2009


Kimbrerly Grindavik
posted by kimdog at 10:43 AM on April 15, 2009


I'm Micvhael St.-Martin-d'Arberoue, and this is The World.
posted by The Michael The at 10:45 AM on April 15, 2009


This is Aarjon Barra de Navidad, having just murdered Peter Sagal and taken over the hosting of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Now let's welcome our panel.
posted by Lemurrhea at 10:48 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Jart Sedlec, reporting.

Jart? It's Josahua Sedlec: you know, your cousin from DC? Can I crash on your couch? I'm in town for the ossuarists convention.
posted by anotherpanacea at 10:49 AM on April 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


Jamy Eishken. Having walked the entire circumference of the isles of the outer Hebrides, I had a lot to choose from. Or maybe Ajmy Orinsay. Either way, now I have my run-away-from-home name too.
posted by ameliajayne at 10:51 AM on April 15, 2009


Bimanca Gualaceo.

though a few numerals in there and that's a pretty goddamn good password generator.
posted by ambrosia at 10:52 AM on April 15, 2009


Reporting from the steps of the Capitol, this is Rellen Saint-Amancet.
posted by ahdeeda at 10:52 AM on April 15, 2009


Since I don't have a middle name, can I use a space?

I'm Andre W. Domarin, and I'm more pretentious than all of you!
posted by blue_beetle at 10:55 AM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


...And now we go live to Alwan Pamporovo who is at the event in question.
posted by minifigs at 10:58 AM on April 15, 2009


Willikam Kamloops reporting from bumfuck Canada.

(How else cuold I have worked a 'k' into william?)
posted by HumanComplex at 10:59 AM on April 15, 2009


For National Public Radio, I'm...Thojmas Spello.
posted by everichon at 11:00 AM on April 15, 2009


Brajd Broome. Well, now I'm just jealous.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 11:00 AM on April 15, 2009


Half the fun of this thread is trying to figure out which letter in the first name is the initial,
and going "Ohhh....so *that's* that person's first name..."

/easily amused
posted by Lucinda at 11:01 AM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


This is Naick Fucking, filling in for Soterios Johnson, who, as it turns out, actually is Brian Zumhagen.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:05 AM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]



Anybody remember when NPR's Libby Lewis reported on the indictment of Libby Lewis? That was weird.


Lewis Libby. But it was weird. And believe you me, this reporter Elizabejth Guelmim knows weird.
posted by queensissy at 11:06 AM on April 15, 2009


Jasmesc Schwarzen at your service.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:07 AM on April 15, 2009


Cathemine Ayora
aka
Tawny Rosewood (in pr0n)
posted by hellboundforcheddar at 11:09 AM on April 15, 2009


Evidently Metafilter's own (gack) Xeniflores Jardin made up her own NPR name. One day I dream of meeting her so I can repeatedly mispronounce her "name" to her face as "Zeni Hardin". And I will refuse to be corrected, to the point of being sociopathic (hey, its my fantasy).
posted by 445supermag at 11:11 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Ramones Name Generator is better.
posted by jeremy b at 11:11 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Almy Zurich
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 11:13 AM on April 15, 2009


This is Franjk Port Renfrew, from Washington.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 11:13 AM on April 15, 2009


Jonabthan Cortona, signing off.
posted by JBennett at 11:14 AM on April 15, 2009


Having been to no foreign town the best I can do is "Gregopy". However, if we can use domestic small towns I'm totally claiming "Gregopy Slaughter".
posted by bookwo3107 at 11:15 AM on April 15, 2009


445supermag - It's Jenny Garden, isn't it?
posted by Artw at 11:16 AM on April 15, 2009


Tchomas Popenguine. Not a bad one.
posted by Nothing at 11:16 AM on April 15, 2009


Frmank Mutters, which is either a felicitous blend of Teutonic and Slavic or an extremely minor character in a Lemony Snicket book.
posted by blucevalo at 11:17 AM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Donanie Vancouver

I know.

Shut up.
posted by TimeTravelSpeed at 11:18 AM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Akmy Thunder Bay...hmm...
posted by flod logic at 11:18 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


This post (and the meme that spawned it) is full of win, except for those of us WITHOUT MIDDLE NAMES! A little surprised it took until blue_beetle to find someone like me.. But that's an interesting idea, the space.

Of course, my name is so weird to begin with that I wouldn't need to change anything, only to add the last name. It always makes me laugh when they ask you, when you write in with comments, to "tell us how to pronounce your name," when, writing in English, there's nothing I could do to help them (I know I can reference other languages with the guttural /h/ at the end of my name, but that defeats the purpose, I think).

I don't know off the top of my head what the smallest place I've been to is, but I'll look into it. In the meantime, this is Yiftach Gezer, reporting from San Diego.
posted by yiftach at 11:18 AM on April 15, 2009


This is Chrais Machynlleth for On the Media

i'm dropping my mundane name and embracing my new-found Welsh heritage!!!
posted by kuppajava at 11:18 AM on April 15, 2009


...and covering the Teabagging event on the Georgia capital steps, Sandie Emmeloord.
posted by sadiehawkinstein at 11:20 AM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


This is Roberat Vistahermosa and you're listening to All Things Considered.
posted by rbellon at 11:20 AM on April 15, 2009


Brican Minerve
posted by bshort at 11:20 AM on April 15, 2009


Reporting live, I'm Smara Kutna-Hora.
posted by The corpse in the library at 11:20 AM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


From someplace you'd rather be, this is Pross Aberfoyle, NPR news.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 11:21 AM on April 15, 2009


Parul Torrington.

Will opine for food.
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:21 AM on April 15, 2009


This morning, our local NPR affiliate host mentioned that he had twittered this meme.

"And I'm Rebeccal Strathpeffer reporting. Back to Kristian Foden-Vencil* in the studio."


*a man known in our house as "Christian Folding Pencil" is a real reporter/host for our local affiliate.
posted by vespabelle at 11:22 AM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


This is Alisjon Affaltrach for Marketplace.
posted by thivaia at 11:24 AM on April 15, 2009


Don't know where I can insert an extra L into Marshall. Hmph.

Marshalll?
posted by emelenjr at 11:24 AM on April 15, 2009


Genem Soufre
posted by ElvisJesus at 11:25 AM on April 15, 2009


Reporting from the Hindu Kush, this Tjom Arromanches.
posted by marxchivist at 11:26 AM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm Timothym St. Dalmas, and you're listening to Morning Edition from WAMU.
posted by CaptApollo at 11:28 AM on April 15, 2009


Christianne Pigadia

Sounds like a nifty pseudonym for sure!
posted by Calzephyr at 11:29 AM on April 15, 2009


Lhenry Tofino.
posted by Rinku at 11:31 AM on April 15, 2009


This Dalwe Maudlow filling in for Terry Gross, now back to our 1983 interview with some obscure semi-celebrity that recently died.
posted by 445supermag at 11:35 AM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


am Limza Kharlsruhe
and this is All Thing Considered.
posted by liza at 11:36 AM on April 15, 2009


So many names that you want to touch, but you mustn't touch!
posted by Rinku at 11:37 AM on April 15, 2009


This is On The Media, I'm Mroira Story.
posted by minervous at 11:40 AM on April 15, 2009


Willniam Weston. For just a little more, we will send you the radio bookmark.
posted by wittgenstein at 11:47 AM on April 15, 2009


This is Liassa Borg, reporting from Baltimore.

Hey, this is more fun than I thought it'd be.
posted by QIbHom at 11:48 AM on April 15, 2009


Anybody remember when NPR's Libby Lewis reported on the indictment of Libby Lewis? That was weird.

it sounds like the time vanna white turned over her own name on the wheeel of fortune and nobody said anything about it...kinda surreal

this has been Johns Nara reporting on the crisis in times square.
posted by sexyrobot at 11:50 AM on April 15, 2009


Mine's boring. Jebnna Farley.

I need to go visit a better-named small town.
posted by jennaratrix at 11:50 AM on April 15, 2009


Shanneon Tarp, which is not much odder/NPRier than my real name.

*goes back to over-pronouncing the names of South and Central American countries*
posted by brundlefly at 11:52 AM on April 15, 2009


Dekan Cargese, reporting from Washington.
posted by deanc at 11:55 AM on April 15, 2009


This week on "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!", we have Stemphanie St. Andrews.
posted by onhazier at 11:59 AM on April 15, 2009


I'm Jennihfer Volpaia, and this. Is. Marketplace.
posted by shiu mai baby at 12:01 PM on April 15, 2009


Et je suis Jampes Courtils, substituer a Sylvia Poggioli.
posted by greekphilosophy at 12:03 PM on April 15, 2009


I cannot remember the name of the smallest foreign town I've been to. Using the internet to try to figure it out has led me down one of the weirdest afternoon time-waste rabbit holes ever. I have learned that there are quite a few museums dedicated to the history of peat moss along the Netherlands-Germany border.
posted by lampoil at 12:03 PM on April 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


...filling in for Mara Liasson this week is news analyst, Dannby Capri.

also works for "What's your car model name?"
posted by horsewithnoname at 12:03 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm Sarla Te Awamutu. Coming up, my interview with Paul Weller. First, the news.
posted by scody at 12:09 PM on April 15, 2009


I'm Crolin Khasab, and I actually work at CBC.
posted by cmyr at 12:10 PM on April 15, 2009


Main Street Midget

oh, wait, that was my porn name.
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! at 12:11 PM on April 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


Mikge Murren
posted by Lacking Subtlety at 12:11 PM on April 15, 2009


Osocar Urdanta
posted by ob at 12:13 PM on April 15, 2009


I'm Jochn Magadino, and this is The Business!
posted by incessant at 12:14 PM on April 15, 2009


Seteven Luzerne
posted by sswiller at 12:15 PM on April 15, 2009


Brijan Gouyave. I'm not sure how to pronounce my first or last name.
posted by Cookiebastard at 12:17 PM on April 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


That should be Seteven Bellinzona, population 17,111.
posted by sswiller at 12:18 PM on April 15, 2009


Breock Atikokan
posted by wcfields at 12:21 PM on April 15, 2009


Srin Ivasan Dillon. I don't have a middle name, but I felt left out. Maybe "S. Ivasan Dillon"?
posted by UrineSoakedRube at 12:26 PM on April 15, 2009


Williwam Bagarchap, KOPB news.
posted by sisquoc15 at 12:26 PM on April 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


Next, Rogner El Zapote has a report on the secret sex lives of the parasites which live in your down comforter.
posted by maxwelton at 12:27 PM on April 15, 2009


Reporting from the Capitol, this is Atome Edam.
posted by elmer benson at 12:28 PM on April 15, 2009


Sdeth Saint John. Oof.
posted by schleppo at 12:32 PM on April 15, 2009


Jarmes Bintulu
posted by jrb223 at 12:34 PM on April 15, 2009


For NPR news, this is Sandrew Tienmou.
posted by anthom at 12:36 PM on April 15, 2009


Ghrace TwoDot-Montana filling in for Liane Hansen.
posted by Cranberry at 12:37 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Cearolyn Lüstorf
posted by supermedusa at 12:39 PM on April 15, 2009


I wish I had this meme back when I actually worked at an NPR station!

This is Krims Andernos, and you're listening to KOCV-FM, Public Radio for The Permian Basin.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 12:41 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Dalvid Ullapool
posted by WinnipegDragon at 12:43 PM on April 15, 2009


Dacvid Positano reporting.
posted by papercake at 12:44 PM on April 15, 2009


Reporting from the Uzbek capital, I'm Cobrey Mujalé for NPR news.
posted by MarvinTheCat at 12:44 PM on April 15, 2009


This is Colbin Wheatley coming to you live from the floor of the London Stock Exchange. In a stunning development, authorities learned today that some time in the last month the traders here were replaced by a herd of angora goats. Back to the Marketplace studio and Kai Ryssdal for analysis.
posted by dersins at 12:52 PM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


That's all for tonight, I'm Phildip Albori and you're listening to NPR.
posted by progosk at 12:54 PM on April 15, 2009


From WBEZ in Chicago, I'm Jascob Greymouth.
posted by craven_morhead at 12:55 PM on April 15, 2009


Marjs St. Julien-de-Briola. Reporting from Antarctica.
posted by Mars Saxman at 12:59 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Felixe Red Owl reporting on 10 [of the] things I hate about NPR.
posted by serazin at 12:59 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


You all are a bunch of well-travelled nerds.

Also, the next person that says something bad about ms rehm gets cockpunched.
posted by empath at 1:00 PM on April 15, 2009


(Red Owl)
posted by serazin at 1:01 PM on April 15, 2009


Dream Job: follow around Carl Kasell and listen to him talk all day then report about.

....Now reporting from Carl Kasell's Closet is Laruryl Ohamil.
posted by psylosyren at 1:04 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh, I missed that it's supposed to be a town in another country.
posted by serazin at 1:07 PM on April 15, 2009


Palul Cadaqués!
posted by PercussivePaul at 1:12 PM on April 15, 2009


Havery Kokonoe?
posted by shii at 1:13 PM on April 15, 2009


You're listening to The World, a co-production of BBC World Service, PRI and WGBH Boston. I'm Rinchard Wanlockhead.
posted by infinitewindow at 1:16 PM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


I have no idea what the smallest town I have every been to in a foreign country. I have been in miniscule settlements in a dozen places, but some I cannot even recall where they were, let alone the name.

If I allow myself my own country, we turn now to Michawel Dog's Nest for commentary.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 1:16 PM on April 15, 2009


nice try. i'm too much of a mystery to be pulled in by your devious meme.
posted by the aloha at 1:18 PM on April 15, 2009


Pjohn Belchertown ... no ...
Jophn Sheepscot ... er ...

I think it's broken.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 1:20 PM on April 15, 2009


You're listening to Science Friday, with your host, Dannyl De Cocksdorp.
posted by dannynewbs at 1:27 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Kevri Auzeville-en-Argonne
posted by TurquoiseZebra at 1:27 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Thank you lipstick thespian for making my personal lack of international travel seem alright since we would possibly be related. Rowger Tijuana. Does Hawaii count? It was once a sovereign nation, the I could go with Wroger Waihee.
posted by Badgermann at 1:28 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


From NPR News in Washington, I'm Zoak Ranson.

Woo.
posted by ZakDaddy at 1:28 PM on April 15, 2009


Lorellre Merida, reporting live, National Public Radio.
posted by cereselle at 1:30 PM on April 15, 2009


Middle names - some have one, some have none, but what about those poor guys who have two or more? We'll see after the break, this is Dantimel Montefiascone and we'll be right back.
posted by PontifexPrimus at 1:43 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Jesinsimcia Mugnano del Cardinale.


Dayum. Clearly, I am a foreign correspondent from the Italy/Slovenia border.
posted by tzikeh at 1:46 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Jerik Assisi
posted by Lutoslawski at 1:48 PM on April 15, 2009


This one isn't easy given my shortened first name doesn't lend itself well to an additional consonant. Then again NPR is all about pretense (which I love) so I'd have to go with Nichoblas and pronounce it NEECH'-o-blaz.

Nichoblas Wickenrodt...which lends itself to NPR *and* porn depending on accent and emphasis. Nice!
posted by Fezboy! at 1:49 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'd hesitate to play this game with some people, as it could rapidly become a barely sublimated competition on two fronts: who has been to the tiniest foreign towns, and who can recognize everyone else's tiny foreign town names.
posted by palliser at 1:53 PM on April 15, 2009


Now with more on the uprising in Farzlebonia, here's correspondent Johns Porec.
posted by freecellwizard at 1:54 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Krystim Gandia. Working with Veroznica Villa-Morelos and Tandia Pasaquinita.
posted by wilky at 1:59 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Thanks for listening to "All Things Maundered," this is Sakot Wexford signing off.
posted by Skot at 2:00 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Werick Cundinamarca now joins us on The People's Pharmacy.
posted by Stylus Happenstance at 2:06 PM on April 15, 2009


From Boston, I'm Maeura Vatican.
posted by moxiedoll at 2:07 PM on April 15, 2009


Cayroline Giessen, for Marketplace
posted by Methylviolet at 2:11 PM on April 15, 2009


Sarach Marpha
posted by lunasol at 2:12 PM on April 15, 2009


For those without middle names, you actually have the most to play with, for your middle initial(s!) are NMI - No Middle Initial.
posted by tzikeh at 2:15 PM on April 15, 2009


I'm Mira Miki. Good heavens, my name is cute.
posted by aftermarketradio at 2:15 PM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


What amazes me is how many people here know the populations of all the small towns they've visited and remember the name of the smallest one.

(What do you mean you don't actually have to get it right? Surely it would be below NPR's standards just to accept your "best guess"!

Sorry, I'm not sure I understand the term "humorless killjoy." Could you explain it?)
posted by yoink at 2:20 PM on April 15, 2009


Reporting from the shores of the Thames River in New London, Connecticut, this is Richnard Montebello.
posted by Drasher at 2:20 PM on April 15, 2009


Reporting from Samarkand, I'm Jog Zaafrane for NPR News.
posted by MasonDixon at 2:26 PM on April 15, 2009


Damn, my name stays the same!
posted by not_on_display at 2:33 PM on April 15, 2009


What amazes me is how many people here know the populations of all the small towns they've visited and remember the name of the smallest one.
I checked with wikipedia. Plus I think some people thought of a selection of a few small towns and villages they had been to and consciously or unconsciously chose the best-sounding-one.
posted by deanc at 2:35 PM on April 15, 2009


And finally, essayist Rym Metz explains how being wrapped in the intestines of a ram can forever change a man's outlook on life -- this week, on This American Life.

(I am having difficulty believing that I didn't make the gist of that segment up as a joke, by the way. It will air on April 17.)
posted by kyrademon at 2:39 PM on April 15, 2009


Plus I think some people thought of a selection of a few small towns and villages they had been to and consciously or unconsciously chose the best-sounding-one.

You humans are a constant source of amazement to us Vulcans.
posted by yoink at 2:40 PM on April 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


I'm Laureel Loos-en-Gohelle, and you are listening to NPR: National Public Radio.
posted by fiercecupcake at 2:46 PM on April 15, 2009


I don't think NPR will have me just yet. I'm Llai Muir of Ord or, if I include American towns, Alli Tightwad .
However, I have the perfect Renfaire and Doomed Annie Proulx Character names now.
posted by pernoctalian at 2:53 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Jaohn Hope Town. I think. The last part is hard for me to actually determine.
posted by odinsdream at 3:03 PM on April 15, 2009


I feel terribly guilty about suspecting that people who are ending up with an NPR surname of 'Zurich' or 'Luzern' (just to name a couple of easy examples) aren't trying very hard, or have really not been to a very small town.
posted by kingbenny at 3:07 PM on April 15, 2009


And even though Amey Inverness loses her fake Nova Scotia accent whenever she hears us say it...you're listening to Car Talk on NPR.
posted by Biblio at 3:08 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is Jeliza Beth Huayllabamba, reporting live, News at Thirteen
posted by Elizabeth the Thirteenth at 3:10 PM on April 15, 2009


This is Adriwenne Svanøy reporting from Nauru...
posted by monocot at 3:18 PM on April 15, 2009


It's Tuesday, April 15th, I'm Almlen Falmer and this is PRI's The WORLD.
Bada Bum bum-bum CYMBAL

posted by leotrotsky at 3:24 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Get ready to have your minds blown by pop science explained breathlessly and with false naivety! This is Radio Lab. I'm Rijchard Lund.

I'm surprised that so many people have middle names starting with J. I hope the people at NPR pick this meme up and mention it on some program. I like imagining it being explained in Robert Siegel's voice.
posted by painquale at 3:29 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is Weekend Edition. I'm Nicolej Tossa de Mar.
posted by NikitaNikita at 3:30 PM on April 15, 2009


*a man known in our house as "Christian Folding Pencil" is a real reporter/host for our local affiliate.

Yeah OPB! Wiblliam Tlachichuca...
posted by alpinist at 3:42 PM on April 15, 2009


Without breaking out the smallest violin ever, did anyone else have trouble determining the smallest foreign city they've ever visited? Sorry, been tax-cramming and so my usually lax attention to detail has been tweaked. Fun exercise.

- Jore Sora
posted by joe lisboa at 3:45 PM on April 15, 2009


Samra Shanhaiguan

Side question? I don't think it wouldn't alter my answer, but, in the context of this question, would most US citizens consider Canada a foreign country?
posted by silkygreenbelly at 3:47 PM on April 15, 2009


to be technical, my NPR name would be Samra 山海关. Which would not doubt cause problems if I was trying to vote.
posted by silkygreenbelly at 3:50 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


would most US citizens consider Canada a foreign country?

You have that crazy national health care system, so YEAH.
posted by scody at 3:51 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


And in the spirit of NPR, we all get to brag about our travels to tiny towns off the beaten path.

Fjernando Venados would be my true one, but I'd rather be Fernandoe Disney's Magic Kingdom.
posted by dirty lies at 3:52 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Eflizabeth Rambouillet reporting from my impossilby hip yet poignant childhood.

(Arromanche was taken above.)
posted by ltracey at 4:03 PM on April 15, 2009


*Impossibly*
posted by ltracey at 4:03 PM on April 15, 2009


joe lisboa: "Without breaking out the smallest violin ever, did anyone else have trouble determining the smallest foreign city they've ever visited?"

I didn't, because -- despite years of working as a factchecker -- I didn't take the rules that seriously.
posted by The corpse in the library at 4:13 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is Marketplace Money with Dmarlo Asturias. And now, let's do the numbers:

4 8 15 16 23 42.
posted by leviathan3k at 4:17 PM on April 15, 2009 [6 favorites]


Emegan Gdynia
posted by myturnplease at 4:19 PM on April 15, 2009


Standing in for Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, this is Camy Saint-Denis-d'Oléron in Da-KAAARR.
posted by cacahuete at 4:20 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Berad Penticton
posted by prodigalsun at 4:26 PM on April 15, 2009


From the best time-wasting thread of the day, this is Ann'lette Bury St Edmunds, reporting.
posted by Space Kitty at 4:27 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


What is this "NPR?" A Fox News spinoff or something?
posted by univac at 4:27 PM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


It's not just national npr that has impossible names. Our local public station has a gardening reporter named Amy Ivy.

In other news, Amdy Ottawa really needs to see more of the world.
posted by saffry at 4:28 PM on April 15, 2009


This is Catshryn Moosonee. Join me as I interview various public figures by asking them rambling non-questions and occasionally trailing off completely, leaving this awkward gap of silence until my guests realize they need to start talking again, on "Fresh Air."

I'm not sure that works. Maybe if you pronounce it "Moo SON ay." Or maybe I just don't belong on NPR.
posted by bibliowench at 4:32 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Roberti El Chalten - ole!
posted by evadery at 4:37 PM on April 15, 2009


This is Jenniferm Bailly-Romainvilliers sitting in for Kai Rysdall on Marketplace from American Public Media.
posted by JennyJupiter at 4:57 PM on April 15, 2009


Jampes Adelaide

(It's a whole different world down there!)
posted by turgid dahlia at 4:58 PM on April 15, 2009


Kima Xoxo
posted by iamkimiam at 5:05 PM on April 15, 2009


Brainstorm for "No Middle Namers" -- subtract one letter from your first name.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:14 PM on April 15, 2009


It's Morning Editon from NPR News. Renee Montagne is on assignment. I'm Lern Skipton. Good morning.
posted by 0xdeadc0de at 5:19 PM on April 15, 2009


No, no one's gonna believe Smedd Qeqertarsuaq
posted by Smedleyman at 5:19 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


(I'm assuming visited as visited, non-business)
posted by Smedleyman at 5:20 PM on April 15, 2009


This is Julime Captiva, and today we have an interview with the paint-can drummer whose newest album has surprised the musical world....

(I'm too untraveled to work for NPR.)
posted by cmyk at 5:22 PM on April 15, 2009


Wid Turku reporting live from Suomi.
posted by bz at 5:24 PM on April 15, 2009


I'm Seally Dingle, and this is All Places Considered. well, not all places just yet, as I'm only through part of the thread
posted by hoppytoad at 5:52 PM on April 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


Jessbica Rimini here.
posted by jessbrandi at 5:54 PM on April 15, 2009


(I'm too untraveled to work for NPR.)

But you pretty much nailed its musical taste.
posted by stargell at 5:57 PM on April 15, 2009


WBEZ management oversight by Mr. Strentoln Lamu, who recently had a bucket fall on his head and woke up saying. "45 years. The heat. Four shots of whiskey after the schvitz. 7, 8 rubs I used to rub."

Not bad for having the trifecta of disadvantages; two middle names, few consonants in my first name, and an uncommon name to begin with.

Seally Dingle, your map is awesome.
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal at 6:08 PM on April 15, 2009


Jannea Galambok.

I can't listen to NPR becaue I fixate on how everyone takes like ten years to say every vowel. Actually, the final syllable of every phrase/sentence: "This is Ehn Pee AAAHHHHHHHRRRR, National PUBLIC Radiooooo." It drives me crazy.
posted by jschu at 6:11 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


From NPR News in Washington, I'm Lisma Kufstein.
posted by aquafortis at 6:18 PM on April 15, 2009


"I can't listen to NPR because I fixate on how everyone takes like ten years to say every vowel."

Yargh. The mannered vocalisms of NPR hosts drives me nuts. Michele Norris always sounds like she's sharing confidential hygiene product information over a cup of tea. And don't get me started on Scott Simon's creepy, overly-long pedophile laugh.
posted by Auden at 6:20 PM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


But you pretty much nailed its musical taste.

Oh, so you heard that thing the other day about the person who'd released a 55-minute CD of triangle solos, Cajun-style?
posted by cmyk at 6:24 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


If I'm Jophn Bodo do I get to have a bit-part in a Star Wars (TM) prequel, postquel or any kind of quel?
posted by Nick Verstayne at 6:29 PM on April 15, 2009


Michele Norris always sounds like she's sharing confidential hygiene product information over a cup of tea.

yes, MEEchele's enunciation is very... moist.

*shudders*
posted by scody at 6:31 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is Michwael Cross Molina, and I'm charming, obsequious, and quirky for NPR news.
posted by device55 at 6:36 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Franak Al Qadisiyah. NPR News. Doha.
posted by MC Wafflestick at 6:41 PM on April 15, 2009


Today's program is a rebroadcast of Terry's interview with noted musician Ian Kilmeister, better known as "Lemmy" from the British rock and roll trio Motorhead. We'll also hear some thoughts on the new season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians from our own David Bianculli. all thi, and more, today on Fresh Air; I'm Sursannah San Jose de Allende.
posted by Madamina at 6:42 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


M'Deirdre Banff
posted by dogmom at 6:49 PM on April 15, 2009


Anneliese Otranto.

My actual name is weirder, so I am underwhelmed.
posted by arianell at 6:59 PM on April 15, 2009


Jampes Saint-Ouen. I am considering actually changing my name to this.
posted by penduluum at 7:16 PM on April 15, 2009


In Boston, I'm Dakvid Papigko.
posted by A dead Quaker at 7:26 PM on April 15, 2009


Aradha Mürren, panelist on this week's Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me.
posted by pointless_incessant_barking at 7:29 PM on April 15, 2009


Robpert Austwell isn't half bad. Far cooler than my real name I suppose. This is, of course, assuming that just using a small town I've been to isn't cheating (because Probert Tijuana is just.....it brings to mind something strange that I cannot quite place).

I, too, am obviously not well traveled. However, I have the disturbing vision that my future travels are going to be partially decided on how cool of an NPR name it can get me.
posted by Stunt at 7:36 PM on April 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


If we're going with first names, I think maybe I'll select Wildal Rothenburg ob du Tauber.

It sounds intimidatingly Germanic and verbose.
posted by miss lynnster at 7:39 PM on April 15, 2009


It's almost as if 253 people were all doing the same thing over and over!
posted by mmmleaf at 7:40 PM on April 15, 2009


In the tiny village of Bala Morghab, a group of local horsemen discuss buzkashi strategies in preparation for Gul e Sorkh. But how is the sport evolving in the age of Twitter? Stedve Phumi Ch'hma reports.

*cue bleating, squonking musical instrument of indeterminate origin, followed by generic, throaty susurrus.

Abdul Qadir Alam sighs and tugs absentmindedly at his chader, his calloused fingertips rifling the fabric as though ... (&c.)
posted by milquetoast at 7:55 PM on April 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


To answer a question above, many people have middle names beginning with "J" because, as most parents know, a middle "J" gives an impressive-sounding ring to a name, e.g., "By God, I will build this pissant local newspaper into a mighty empire, or my name isn't Alphonso J. Hogswallop!" You can achieve much the same effect with a "P" or a "T", but just try doing that with, say, an "N" or, heaven help us, a "Y".
posted by kyrademon at 7:58 PM on April 15, 2009


Josdh Baden. Awesome.
posted by mindsound at 8:18 PM on April 15, 2009


This is Namn Tabor in Atlanta
posted by amtho at 8:22 PM on April 15, 2009


D'James Handschuhsheim, sponsored by the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.
posted by Kinbote at 8:34 PM on April 15, 2009


Reporting from Camp David, this is Richardt Bergen-Belsen, NPR News.
posted by rdone at 9:19 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Ooook, now scody's given me the creeping horrors.

/twitches, scrubs brain...
posted by Space Kitty at 9:45 PM on April 15, 2009


This is Christiena Bávaro reporting.

I actually bothered to text a friend to ask the name of the tiny little town we walked to from our resort to buy Dominican beer T-shirts on spring break years ago. The diacritic really adds the flair, now I want to attach it to my own very Anglo last name.
posted by little e at 10:04 PM on April 15, 2009


I'm Marmy Chiriaco Summit and this is Talk of the Nation.

Nah, that doesn't really work. 'Marmy' just isn't proper NPR. Makes me wonder, though. Has anyone ever compiled a list of the most outlandish NPR and APR names? (I'm googling Heddy Lyn Hirtese, but my spelling must be off.)
posted by maryh at 10:39 PM on April 15, 2009


Now that I think of it, I did take a short jaunt across the Canadian border to visit my stepmother's extended family a few years ago. But I can't remember the name of the town!

Well, it was in Quebec ~Québéçois~, so I guess it would probably make a sufficiently pretentious surname.

Consider me Jordand Ascot-Fleurimont* in the interim, as I'm pretty sure I at least passed through there.

* zhor-DAND-uh as-COH-ta fle-ooo-ree-MON
posted by Rhaomi at 11:31 PM on April 15, 2009


I'm Rogbert Darley Hall and you're not... as smart as I am.
posted by ambient2 at 1:49 AM on April 16, 2009


Damnit, this makes me Roberta.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:38 AM on April 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


For WNYC, I'm Edrik Togher-More.
posted by Capt Jingo at 6:57 AM on April 16, 2009


I AIN'T NEVER BEEN OUTTA THE CONTREE.

But my first name would be Kance!
posted by grubi at 7:50 AM on April 16, 2009


And now for the latest on the marketplace, we turn to NPR financial reporter L'mara Uig. Hah. Although, I've been on NPR with my real name so....
I liked my husband's - Stevjan LePuc.
posted by munichmaiden at 8:02 AM on April 16, 2009


Shannkon Częstochowa, reporting from Poland, apparently.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 8:55 AM on April 16, 2009


Michabel Assmannshausen.

Yes, that's right, Assmannshausen.

I win.
posted by daHIFI at 9:25 AM on April 16, 2009 [2 favorites]


What's great about this thread is that I'm learning the names of tiny towns all over the globe. Port Renfrew for the win!
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:25 AM on April 16, 2009


Katte Meppel, reporting from the Netherlands.
posted by wiskunde at 11:47 AM on April 16, 2009


Tonight:

The other white heat? A man who cuts steel with a bacon torch.

Good evening. I'm Michafel Shampuyacu, filling in for Barbara Budd, and this is As It Happens. Radio that's crispy but cholesterol-free.
posted by straight at 11:54 AM on April 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Your god-only-knows-where correspondent, Djerwin Asha.
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin at 1:06 PM on April 16, 2009


I'm Mauneer Dhanbari, and this is Marketplace
posted by reenum at 1:11 PM on April 16, 2009


Klogan Oberammergau reporting from Sector 89 of the Thurpinaningax System, Milky Way.
posted by aliasless at 7:32 PM on April 16, 2009


Amary Seborga
posted by theora55 at 1:50 PM on April 17, 2009


Mirchael Rideau-Lakes.
posted by leading question at 5:42 AM on April 18, 2009


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