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Feb 24, 2013 — Style commentary from people who have none!
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Oct 22, 2012 — Farewell, old blog. "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" is moving over to tumblr, where we promise great videos of people falling down and animals falling down. It's basically a place to put all the things the "Wait, Wait" staff emails to each other when they should be working on the show. Here's some info on how to find us.
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Oct 15, 2012 — Sandwich Monday has moved. We're fattening up other NPR blogs now.
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Oct 1, 2012 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, we eat a pepperoni sandwich that can last forever.
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Sep 24, 2012 — This week, we eat a sandwich that's like a burger, if the burger had exploded. Mmm. Meat pebbles.
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Sep 10, 2012 — This week, Peter remembers a sandwich of his youth: Hebrew National salami on white bread with sweet pickle relish. It tastes strongly of nostalgia. Tell us about the Sandwiches Of Your Youth.
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Aug 27, 2012 — Sandwich Monday is on vacation.
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Aug 20, 2012 — Some members of the Sandwich Monday crew are doing a 5K tonight. To get ready, we made a sandwich comprised entirely of energy bars and gels. It adds up to 1,200 calories, more than twice that of a Big Mac.
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Aug 13, 2012 — A recipe for bacon s'mores has been making its way around the Internet today, prompting many people to wonder how they hadn't thought of it before. It was probably like this when a caveman first figured out the wheel and put something about it on his blog.
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Aug 6, 2012 — This week, our intern shares her family's recipe for Extreme Ice Cream Sandwiches: Make cookies, bake them for only four minutes, freeze them, and then put ice cream in between. It's like cookie dough ice cream, reversed. Genius.
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