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9:19 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Tituss Burgess: You're Rocking This Thing

"I auditioned for The Lion King 20 times in 15 years, until they finally told me, 'You are not passing as a straight giraffe.'" - Titus Andromedon, the character Tituss Burgess plays in the new show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Josh Rogosin NPR

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 10:06 am

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9:19 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Palindromes Semordnilap

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 9:37 am

A palindrome is a word or phrase that is the same forwards and backwards, but a semordnilap ("palindromes" backwards) is a word that becomes a different word when read backwards. Get it, smug gums?

Heard in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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9:19 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Homecoming Game

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 9:37 am

In this final round, contestants school each other for the chance to be serenaded by VIP Tituss Burgess.

The chicken is headed for the endzone aaaand...it's good! Touchdown for Perdue! All the answers in this game contain the name of a major U.S. college or university.

Heard in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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9:19 am
Thu March 12, 2015

What Is Jeopardy?

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 9:37 am

Because you've been programmed to give answers in the form of a question, all the answers in this game are famous phrases that begin with the question "what is."

Heard in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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9:19 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Stateside Attractions

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 9:37 am

Everybody knows how to identify state names from the first few letters, but the last ones? What state ends with a "s-i-n"? As added bonus trivia, we'll tell you a too-weird-to-be-true-but-guess-what-it's-real roadside attraction found in each state.

Heard in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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