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Fri February 21, 2014

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat February 22, 2014 11:43 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

OK panel, time for you to answer some more questions from this week's news. Roy, you're familiar with Leonardo da Vinci's drawing of that perfectly proportioned man...

ROY BLOUNT JR.: I posed for that.

SAGAL: Did you really?

(LAUGHTER)

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SAGAL: Well, this week we found that a careful examination of the sketch of that naked man reveals what?

JR.: Oh, my lord.

(LAUGHTER)

FAITH SALIE: Does he have music on his butt?

(LAUGHTER)

JR.: He - well, I mean, is this some kind of a lurid (unintelligible)?

SAGAL: No.

JR.: No, no, no, no.

(LAUGHTER)

JR.: His belly button is in the wrong place like (unintelligible)...

SAGAL: No, no.

JR.: No, no. He doesn't have a belly button.

SAGAL: He does indeed have a belly button.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: (Unintelligible) something else.

JR.: He's missing something else.

SAGAL: He apparently was doing some heavy lifting before...

JR.: He has a rupture?

SAGAL: Yeah, he has a hernia.

JR.: A hernia.

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SAGAL: He has a hernia.

JR.: Wow.

SAGAL: Well, we just spoiled the end of the next Dan Brown novel I guess but...

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SAGAL: ...close study by surgeons at London's Imperial College has revealed that the Vitruvian man, as the drawing is known, had a hernia, meaning the guy who was supposed to represent ideal man, was actually a dork who got to sit out P.E.

JR.: So he has a big sort of swelling on (unintelligible)...

SAGAL: Yeah, he has a little swelling, which people hadn't really examined. But they said, oh, I mean, you know, they believe that da Vinci was drawing to life probably a corpse and that he drew in that little hernia that might even have killed the guy.

SALIE: I just want to point out, you know who probably discovered this?

SAGAL: Who?

SALIE: An art history major.

(LAUGHTER)

(APPLAUSE)

ALONZO BODDEN: OK. So we'll give them one.

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