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KEN WALLER
What?
HARRY CARAY
I know I would. Heck! I'd have seconds and then polish it off with a tall cool Budweiser. - - - I would do it. Would you?
KEN WALLER
I'm confused.
HARRY CARAY
It's a simple question Dr, would you eat the moon if it were made of ribs?
KEN WALLER
I don't know how to answer that.
HARRY CARAY
It's not rocket science, just say yes and we'll move on.
KEN WALLER
Yes.
HARRY CARAY
Hey! How about this mad cow disease?
KEN WALLER
What about it?
HARRY CARAY
Well, it was here for a while and then it went away. Your thoughts.
KEN WALLER
Yes, yes it was in the news for a while and then it disappeared from the news.
HARRY CARAY
Good point. Gee I hope I never get it. Hey! What about this: if you had to choose between being the top scientist in your field or getting mad cow disease, what would it be?
KEN WALLER
Well of course I would choose to be the top scientist in my field.
HARRY CARAY
Oh good. I was worried you'd choose mad cow.
KEN WALLER
Why would you think that?
HARRY CARAY
I guess I'm just a worrier, that's why my friends call me whiskers.
KEN WALLER
I thought you said your friends call you whiskers cause you were curious as a cat.
HARRY CARAY
Well Dr. Waller it has been a pleasure. We've covered a lot of ground, shared a few laughs, thanks for coming on.
KEN WALLER
My pleasure Harry.
HARRY CARAY
He's a good kid. That's all the time we have. Join us next week with our guest Albert Einstein. What? Well apparently Albert Einstein died 42 years ago. You know what, we'll try to get him anyway. See you next time. Cubs win! Cubs win!
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Hey! Would you eat the moon if it were made of ribs?
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NARRATOR
From the outermost ridges of the universe, to the innermost planets of our solar system this is 'Space the Infinite Frontier' with your host Chicago Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray.
HARRY CARAY
Hi everybody, Harry Caray here and welcome to "Space the Infinite Frontier". We've got a great show lined up for you, joining us in the studio today all the way from Caltech is astrophysicist Dr. Ken Waller. Welcome to the show Ken. Now Dr., recently they have discovered that there might be life on one of the moons of Jupiter, now that's got to be exciting for you.
KEN WALLER
Oh yeah Harry, we're thrilled to discover that life can theoretically exist below the surface of planets due to the heat caused by volcanic activity.
HARRY CARAY
That's something else. Hey! Let me ask you, what's your favorite planet?
KEN WALLER
Well, I don't have a favorite I find them all fascinating, they're all part of a [is interrupted]
HARRY CARAY
Mine's the sun. Always has been. I like it cause its like the King of Planets.
KEN WALLER
Well, actually Harry, it's not a planet, it's a star.
HARRY CARAY
Well, planet or star when that thing burns out we're all going to be dead.
KEN WALLER
Well that's true but its not going to burn out for a very long time.
HARRY CARAY
I hope not. Hey! Dr. have you ever seen an eclipse?
KEN WALLER
Yeah. I've seen many.
HARRY CARAY
You know if you star at it head on it'll burn your eyes out.
KEN WALLER
Well its not best to stare at the sun during an eclipse.
HARRY CARAY
But it's hard not to. I once took a pair of binoculars and stared at the sun for over an hour.
KEN WALLER
Why would you do that?
HARRY CARAY
Curiosity I guess. Heck! I'm curious like a cat. I have a couple of friends that call me whiskers.
KEN WALLER
Because you're curious like a cat?
HARRY CARAY
Yes [pause] Hey! Now Ken, we all know that the moon is not made of green cheese.
KEN WALLER
Yes, that's true Harry.
HARRY CARAY
But what if it were made of barbeque spare ribs, would you eat it then?