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Panel Questions

Nov 7, 2020
Originally published on November 7, 2020 11:18 am
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Maz, a man in Florida has invented a wonderful new robot that can do a daily task for you. What is the task?

MAZ JOBRANI: It holds your hand.

SAGAL: No, I wish. That'd be nice. Something that most people do first thing in the morning and last thing at night.

JOBRANI: Brush.

SAGAL: No, not quite.

JOBRANI: You brush...

SAGAL: It's something you put in in the morning and take out at night.

JOBRANI: Oh, contact lenses.

SAGAL: Yes, exactly. It's a robot for putting on your contact lenses.

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HELEN HONG: What?

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JOBRANI: (Laughter).

SAGAL: The idea is you simply bend down, and you put your eye onto this machine, and it...

HONG: What?

SAGAL: ...Raises the contact lens...

DULCE SLOAN: No.

SAGAL: ...And places it gently - and then one day, we presume...

SLOAN: No.

SAGAL: ...Quite forcefully - into your eye.

HONG: (Laughter).

SAGAL: It's a total game-changer for people who both hate to touch their own eyes but don't mind being violently blinded by a machine.

HONG: (Laughter).

JOBRANI: Is it called the Larry, Curly and Moe bot, where it...

SAGAL: Ow. Ow. Ow.

JOBRANI: (Vocalizing).

SAGAL: No, no. The device uses suction cups to insert and remove lenses from the surface...

HONG: What?

SAGAL: ...Of your eyeballs - you know, just like in a nightmare.

HONG: (Laughter).

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AUTOMATED VOICE: Love. I get so lost sometimes.

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