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Fri February 21, 2014
Panel Round Two
Originally published on Sat February 22, 2014 11:43 am
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?
SAGAL: Well, this week we found that a careful examination of the sketch of that naked man reveals what?
JR.: Oh, my lord.
FAITH SALIE: Does he have music on his butt?
JR.: He - well, I mean, is this some kind of a lurid (unintelligible)?
JR.: No, no, no, no.
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.
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.
(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)
SAGAL: He has a hernia.
SAGAL: Well, we just spoiled the end of the next Dan Brown novel I guess but...
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?
SALIE: An art history major.
ALONZO BODDEN: OK. So we'll give them one.
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