We're having a pun contest this Wednesday, October 24, 1-2 pm. Wanna join? Send us a pun on any of these topics - animals, food, politics. (Or, just send us your best)
The winner(s) will receive 'some kind of prize' from our punel of judges. They will choose the best and punt the rest. (Is this even a pun? We'll talk about that.)
Punster Charles Lamb said that a pun is like "a pistol let off at the ear: not a feather to tickle the intellect." Charles Lamb is not sheepish, notes Where We Live producer, Lydia Brown. Okay, okay, we herd you Lydia Brown. I would add that nor does he wean any grassitude from pun lovers.
So, am I on a roll here or just a baguette? (Thanks to intern Penina Beede for that bun) Don't challah at me, says Lydia. (I personally think you have to be baked to enjoy that one.)
- Joe Berkowitz - Writer and staff editor at Fast Company. His latest book is Away with Words: An Irreverent Tour Through the World of Pun Competitions
- Alexandra Petri - Humorist who also writes the Com-Post blog and other columns for the Washington Post. She's the author of A Field Guide To Awkward Silences
- Charlie Hopper - Writer at Young & Laramore Advertising and songwriter who writes a series about trying to sell a song in Nashville for McSweeney's (@CharlieHopper)
Colin McEnroe, Chion Wolf, Lydia Brown contributed to this show.